(Admission) NCERT : Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling- 2014

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Admission: Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling (Distance and Face-to-Face ) 2014

NCERT announces a one-year Diploma course for training of professionals in guidance and counselling, combining distance and face-to-face modes. The course aims at  enhancing the skills and competencies of teachers to promote holistic development of pupils and handle their academic, socio-emotional, and ethical problems. The course is open to teachers, teacher educators, school administrators and untrained guidance personnel from India, other SAARC, and Afro-Asian countries. The course will be transacted in three phases, i.e. distance (seven months; January – July, 2014), face-to-face contact programme at respective study centres (two months; August – September, 2014), and internship in home town (three months; October – December, 2014). Admission to eligible candidates will be offered at NIE, NCERT (DEPFE), New Delhi and Regional Institutes of Education at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong. Maximum no. of seats at each centre will be 50. Deputed candidates will be preferred. Advance copy will be considered for screening of applications. NCERT's decision will be final in matters of admission.


  • In-service teachers – graduates with teaching degree.

  • Candidates ‘presently not working’ – graduation with teaching degree and at least two years of teaching or related experience.

  • Postgraduates in psychology /education /social work / child development/special education. Preference will be given to those with at least one year of teaching or related experience.

  • Candidates from outside India who are not graduates but have teaching degree are required to have three years of work experience in the relevant area.

  • Minimum % of marks for all target groups is 50% (5% relaxation for SC/ST).

No. of Seats: Maximum 50 Per Study Centre.

Admission procedure

  • Screening of candidates will be done by a committee following a selection criteria. Shortlisted candidates will be called at the study centre in their region for selection test which includes essay writing and interview. No TA/DA will be given for travelling to the study centre to attend the selection process.

  • In-service candidates can appear in the selection test, if found eligible, with prior permission from their employers if deputation orders take time.

Course Fee:

Course fee to be paid by different categories of candidates is:

Indian Candidates

  • Government deputed : Rs.6000/-

  • Private candidates: Rs.18,000/-

Candidates from outside India : $ 600

The expenditure for board and lodging during contact programme will have to be borne by the candidates. However, facilities for the same will be available.

How To Apply:

Candidates should send their applications through proper channel so as to reach by 28th November, 2013 to the respective study centres. Candidates from outside India will apply to the study centre at NIE, NCERT (DPEFE), New Delhi. They will appear for online test and telephonic interview during the third week of December, 2013. However, an advance copy must be sent. Attested copies of marks/grade sheets/degrees/certificates in support of qualifications and work experience mentioned in the application form should be enclosed.

Last Date for submission of application form : 28th November, 2013

Courtesy : NCERT