BTC (Basic Training Certificate)

This is a type of academic course that helps one in becoming a teacher. Teaching is said to be an art, which can be gained by a series of activities.

Such a course includes some procedures and policies that are designed to train people, who aspire to be teachers, with the required knowledge, teaching skills, as well as attitudes and behaviors, which they need for the successful performance of their basic tasks. This kind of training assists one in effectively playing his or her role as a teacher within the classroom, school or in a much wider community.

Such a training course in the Indian Republic is, commonly, called the "Basic Training Certificate" or B.T.C course. The importance of this training is quite apparent in this country since, the Indian culture gives significant respect to teachers. Thus, this kind of job includes a significant and influential role, which in turn necessitates a proper training.

Among the diverse eligibility criteria, the most important one to get admission in any of the Basic Teacher Training colleges in the nation is the successful completion of higher secondary or Plus Two level of examination. It is preferable to score at least 50 % marks in the 10 + 2 level of study. One, who aspires to build his or her career in the field of teaching, can pursue this course after completing graduation level of education as well. Usually, it is a full time course with the duration of 2 years. Depending on the nature of the course offered by a teacher training institution, the duration can vary from one institute to another as well.