Shikshak banne ka raasta – Ek Maaya Jaal
This article revolves around teacher education as a discipline in India. The article is titled ‘Maya Jaal’ because the field is not as simple and easy as one may perceive it to be, rather a “Maya,” an illusion with many dots, some of which connect whereas some don’t, making it a “Jaal,” a web. There is a perception that all needed to become a teacher is a teacher education qualification. However, that is hardly the case. In this paper, I have attempted to write how complicated the area has become. For instance, it’s comparatively difficult to get into a Teacher Eduction (TE) Programme; recruitment remains a concern if a candidate gets into the program. The aricle discusses admissions into a teacher education program, the occupation’s commercialization, and teachers’ recruitment.