The new colleges will start functioning from the year 2012-13. The Govt has already given permission to 66 new D.Ed colleges about a week back. With the latest permissions, the total number of new seats available will reach to 300.
D.Ed is a teacher training course to be offered after Intermediate. There is an increasing demand for D.Ed course after the Supreme Court's direction to fill Secondary Grade Teachers (SGT) posts with D.Ed qualified candidates only.