Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling at NCERT

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National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has invited applications for the one-year Diploma course for training of professionals in guidance and counselling, combining distance and face-to-face modes.

The course aims to train in-service teachers, teacher educators, school administrators and untrained guidance personnel as counsellors/teacher counsellors to guide and counsel students in school and other related settings. It 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 will be a combination of theory, Practical work and Internships.

The course will be transacted in three phases consisting of Guided Self learning in the distance of six months duration from January to June, 2021, Intensive Practicum, with face-to-face contact programme at respective study centres and of duration of three months; from July -September, 2021 and internship of three months duration in home town during October – December, 2021.

Eligibility: In-service teachers who should be Graduates with teaching degree or those presently not working but are Graduates with teaching degree and at least two years of teaching or related experience or Postgraduates in Psychology/Education/Social work/Child development/Special education can apply. Preference will be given to those with at least one year of teaching or related experience. Minimum % of marks for all target groups is 50% (5% relaxation for SC/ST). Government deputed candidates will be preferred.

Admission to eligible candidates will be offered at DEPFE, NCERT, New Delhi and Regional Institutes of Education at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysuru and Shillong with an intake of 50 at each centre.

Advance copy will be considered for screening of applications.

Application can be submitted online at https://ncert.nic.in/dcgc.php latest by 30th November, 2020.

Applicant should mention any one of the identified study centres based on the regional basis as per the details provided in the information Brochure. at https://ncert.nic.in/dcgc.php

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