Orientation programme is conducted as the Bridge Course Programme in order to bridge the gap between their exposure of knowledge as a student of arts or sceince and as student - Teacher in Teacher Education.Life Skill Courses such as Stress Coping Management , Transactional Analysis, Communicational Skills Development, Self Awareness and Self Motivation, Positive Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Time Management and Empowerment are imparted to the Student Teachers during this session. Apart from this, special lectures are given on Teacher Education, Educational Technology etc.

The four elements of communication skills in English language have to form a part of teachers’ proficiency. Hence the bridge course is organized to maximize the teachers’ competency in these skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking ). A regular program is being conducted ever year. Further Bridge Course is given for Students on aspecps like Statutory Bodies, Roll of Teachers etc.


Our students undergo intensive teaching practice in two phases, systematically. In the first phase, they are instructed to observe the real classroom activities provided with schools for their practice to be conducted in the next phases, and it takes strictly for 10 days. This enables them to orient themselves towards the high ideals set forth by the highly dedicated and committed teachers of those schools.

In the second phase, they undergo a regular macro – teaching practice for 30 working days. Our students are put in 40 schools in and around Perambalur which include our school as well.

Description with reference to Practicum components :

1. Observation of relevant subject’s Senior Teachers Classroom teaching (minimum of 5 curriculum transaction periods/sessions for each optional course) before the commencement of internship/teaching practice.

2. Demonstration by Subject Expert/Teacher Educator (Minimum of one class).

3. Teaching Skills development-Micro Teaching practice for 5 teaching skills.

4. School based internship/teaching practice

a) The practice teaching will have to be undergone in any one of the recognized schools approved by State/CBSE/Matriculation/ICSE/or Anglo-Indian Boards or any other recognized Board for a continuous period of 40 working days inclusive of teaching of both the optional. Medium of internship/teaching practice made decided by the Principals of Colleges of Education in consultation with the respective teacher educators based on the communication abilities of student-teachers in either English or Tamil.

b) All graduates who obtained admission based on their UG mark should undergo Internship/Teaching Practice at upper elementary level classes i.e from VI to VIII for all subjects and at secondary level classes i.e Std. IX and X for the relevant subject studied at the UG level. All Post Graduates in any one of the higher secondary level school subjects should undergo the Internship/Teaching practice at upper elementary, secondary and higher secondary levels.

c) However, post graduates in Economics, Commerce and Accountancy, Home Science, Political Sciences, Sociology ,Psychology, Logic, Philosophy and Indian Culture should undergo the Internship/teaching practice only at the higher secondary level for their master subject, at upper elementary level for all subjects and the secondary level only if they had opted for English or Tamil or Urdu or Computer Science as their second optional.

Teaching of Optional Course I

i) Preparation of lesson plans (20 lesson plans)

ii) Preparation and use of Educational Software materials based on their teaching lessons(minimum 2 teaching aids for each lesson plan)

iii) Preparation of Self-learning packages (Based on the principles of Linear Programming-minimum of 25 frames)

iv) Downloading Web resources related to the optional course and evaluating the same.

Teaching of Optional Course II

i) Preparation of lesson plans (20 lesson plans)

ii) Preparation and use of Educational Software materials based on their teaching lessons(minimum 2 teaching aids for each lesson plan)

iii) Preparation of Self-learning packages (Based on the principles of Linear Programming-minimum of 15 frames)

iv) Downloading Web resources related to the optional course and evaluating the same.

5. Preparation of Instructional Material File, Preparation and use of AV aids based on Edger Dale’s Cone of Experience.

6. Construction and Administration of Teacher made Achievement test, analysis and interpretation of test scores.

7 to 12. All these activities have to be carried out as above for optional II

13. Integrating Emerging Educational Technologies (Development of Multimedia Package in their Parent discipline)

14. Case Study (individual)

15. Action Research

16. Conducting Psychological Experiments (Any six out of the following). Each student-teacher has to perform any 4 psychology experiments from Group A and 2 psychology experiments from Group B.

Group A Group B
(Related to Adolescence) (Related to Childhood)
Transfer of Training
Concept Formation
Level of Aspiration
Personality Types
Achievement Motivation
Distraction of Attention
Division of Attention
Piaget’s task
Non-Verbal Intelligence Test
Measure of Anger
Emotional Stability
Moral Values
Span of Attention
Motor Skills

17. Camp : A 5 days Citizenship Training Camp either inside or outside the campus including night stays which are different from Scout camp/Guides camp/Nss Camp should be organized. All activities conducted in the five days Citizenship Training Camp should help the student-teachers to develop civic sense and social skills.

18. Physical Education related activities

SUPW : Each Student-teacher should acquire experience in the preparation of any five socially useful products which are tangible.

Textbook review: Each Student-teacher should review a school text book relevant to the subject of Optional I and prepare a report.


Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will conduct both written and practical examination after complying 180 curriculum transaction days. The written examinations will be held for three Core Courses, one Elective Course and two Optional Courses. The pattern of question paper is given below.

Each theory course question paper will be designed for 3 Hours duration which consists of Section A, Section B and Section C with the number of questions and allotments of markds as described below:

Section Type of Questions Marks Total Marks Maximum word limit for each answer
A Very Short Answer Type Questions with open choice(Any Ten Questions) 10x2 20 50 words for each question
B Short Answer Type Questions with open choice (Any six Questions out of Eight Questions) 6x5 30 200 words for each question
C Essay Type Question with Internal Choice (Two Internal Choice (Two Essay Questions) 12x5 30 600 words for each question
  Total Marks   80  

Passing Minimum for written Examination

Each candidate should apply for the written examination in the first attempt. A candidate shall be declared to have passed the Written Examination only if he or she secures not less than 50% in each of the six courses, with a minimum of 45% in the external examination in each paper. All other candidates shall be deemed to have failed in the Written Examination. A candidate who fails in one or more courses in the Written Examination shall be permitted to appear again only for those courses in which he/she failed.

Reappearance for Written Examination

Each unsuccessful candidate shall be permitted to reappear for the written examinations within the next three consecutive academic years.


The special schools are visited by our students:

   Blind Govt. Hr. Sec., School, Trichy.
   Vidivelli Mentally Retarded, Trichy.
   Hellan Keller Deaf and Dumb school, Near Jeyangondam.
   Gowdhama Budha Trust for Deaf and Dumb, Perambalur.
   Father Hans Roever Blind School, Perambalur.


Local visits to place of interest such as sugar factory, Ranjankudi fort, Sithannvasal, Trichy Handicraft, Anna farm, Kudumian Malai etc., is an enriching activity that helps our students to understand the cultural richness of our city and nation.


This Educational tour is a visit to most of the tourist destinations and other academic centers of learning in order to realize the real value of Life and different cultures. This enables them to understand the value of teachers and their activities towards the effective teaching by associating their direct experiences.


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