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October 21, 2009

NCERT International Diploma Course in Guidance and Counseling through Distance/Online Mode

National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) - International Diploma Course in Guidance and Counseling through Distance/Online Mode

International Diploma Course in Guidance and Counseling through Distance/Online Mode in Collaboration with Commonwealth of Learning (COL). – One Year

Admission is open to candidates from India, other SAARC and Afro-Asian countries. Candidates from different regions of India will be admitted on regional basis at DEPFE, NIE, New Delhi and Regional Institutes of Education at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong.


• In-service teachers – graduates with teaching degree (at any level).

• 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/human resource development. 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 (30% seats at each centre are kept for candidates from outside India). Reservation apply as perGovernment of India norms.

Duration and phasing: One year, from 4.1.2010 to 3.1.2011

Guided Self-Learning: Six Months - (Distance/ Online)

Intensive Practicum*: Three Months - (Face-to-Face)

Internship: Three Months - (in Home Town)

Medium of instruction: English. Good command over written and spoken English is required due to international participation.

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 traveling to the study centre to attend the selection process.

Course fee

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

Indian Candidates

Government deputed: Rs. 3000/-

(One time TA to attend the face-to-face contact programme for non-local Government deputed will be admissible as per Council’s norms).

Private candidates Rs. 10,000/-

Candidates from outside India $ 500

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 from India should send their applications through proper channel so as to reach by 20th November, 2009 to the respective study centres. 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. Application form can be downloaded from the NCERT website ( ). Application form can also be obtained in person from the respective study centres.

Last date for submission of form: 20th November, 2009

National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT)

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