The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has decided not to grant recognition to new teacher training institutes or programmes for the academic session 2019-20.
It will also freeze intake in the existing institutions for 2019-20.
The NCTE had frozen recognition and introduction of new courses for the academic year 2018-19 also, through a notification last year.
The Council has cited various problems and issues, including the rollout of five-year integrated B Ed courses on the direction of the central government, for the freeze.
"The NCTE has decided not to invite/accept any applications for the academic session 2019-20 for recognition of new teacher training institutions/programmes, including additional courses/increase of intake in the existing institutions/programmes in order to regulate the growth of teacher education," Council's Member Secretary Sanjay Awasthi said, issuing a notification.
This is also intended to give "time for a proper rollout" of BA-BEd, BSc-BEd integrated programnmes, he added.
The Council has undertaken a mega exercise to overhaul teacher education and training sector in the country.
Based on the feedback and suggestions from the State governments and the Union Territory administrations, it is formulating a revised regulatory framework for teacher education and training institutes.
It has also mapped the requirement of teacher education institutes in each of the States in consultation with the respective governments.