NCERT Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling (2015)
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.
DIPLOMA COURSE IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING (DCGC)
NCERT, through the Department of Educational Psychology and
Foundations of Education (DEPFE), has been training the in-service school
teachers, teacher educators, school administrators as well as untrained guidance
personnel through its diploma courses for many years. In order to make the
course accessible to larger numbers, this course has now been redesigned with
components of both distance as well as face-to-face modes. The course is
developed and offered by DEPFE, NIE, New Delhi and Regional Institutes of
Education of NCERT at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong.
Theory: The course consists of core components in
guidance and counselling processes and procedures, major theories of human
adjustment and career development, and their application in counselling,
psychological assessment and appraisal, and use of career information in
guidance and counselling practices. The content also includes counselling for
special groups of students, crisis situations and other issues arising from
multicultural forces, globalisation, industrialisation etc. that have
implications for guidance and counselling practices.
Practical Work: The course includes intensive training
in practical work integrated with the theory components which is later conducted
and supervised in schools. Enrichment lectures, seminars, workshops,
demonstrations, self-study and reflective sessions are also important features
of the practical training. Field visits and tours are also arranged to provide
candidates with the first-hand experience of working of guidance institutions
Internship: Internship or ‘on-the-job experience’ is
an important component of this course. Trainees undergo internship in actual
work setting to try out and further refine the understanding and skills acquired
from theory and practice.
- In-service teachers - Graduates with teaching degree.
- Presently not working - Graduates 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. However, admission committee set up for the course will see the
academic equivalence of qualifications of these candidates.
Minimum % of marks for all target groups is 50% (5% relaxation for SC/ST).
DURATION AND PHASING
The course is for a period of one year, spread over three phases* as given
- Phase I Guided Self-learning 6 months (Distance)
- Phase II Intensive Practicum** 3 months (Face-to-Face)
- Phase III Internship 3 months (in Home Town)
SCHEME OF EVALUATION
Evaluation of candidates in the course is based upon a system
of continuous and comprehensive evaluation which includes assessment of
assignments, practical work, portfolio preparation, internship project and
AWARD OF DIPLOMA
Diploma will be awarded on fulfilling requirements for successful completion
of each phase and attaining a certain level of proficiency in each aspect of the
The course would be open to candidates from India, other SAARC and Afro-Asian
NETWORK OF STUDY CENTRES
Candidates from different regions of the country will be enrolled on regional
basis at NIE, NCERT (DEPFE), New Delhi and Regional Institutes of Education at
Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong
Candidates desirous of seeking admission into the course are
required to fill-in the prescribed application form which can be downloaded from
NCERT website (www.ncert.nic.in) or can be obtained in person from any of the
six centres. Shortlisted candidates based on the eligibility and other criteria
will be called at the study centre in their regions for selection test which
includes essay writing and interview.
COURSE FEE AND OTHER EXPENSES
Course fee to be paid by different categories of candidates before
commencement of the course is:
- Government Deputed Candidates from Centrally Funded Organisations
- Government Deputed Candidates from State/UT Departments (Indian) Rs.
- Private Candidates (Indian) Rs.30,000/-
- Candidates from Outside India $ 600 (USD)
Expenditure for board, lodging and medical aid (if required)
during contact programme will be borne by the candidates. Board and lodging
facilities are available on request in the PG Hostel, NIE, NCERT Campus, New
Delhi for non-local candidates at the following rates (for NCERT (DEPFE), New
Delhi centre only). Candidates should indicate their requirement in the
application form and pay the entire amount in advance on their arrival in the
|Charges for three months (subject to revision)
|PG Hostel Rs.7,000/- (approx.)
Note: The candidates can, however, make their own arrangement for board
Candidates can apply for scholarships from international agencies like
UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), British Council
etc. NCERT has no provision for any scholarship and financial assistance
How to Apply:
Candidates should send their applications through proper
channel so as to reach by 20th December, 2014 to the respective study centres.
Candidates from outside India will apply to the study centre at NIE, NCERT (DEPFE),
New Delhi. They will appear for online test and telephonic interview during the
fourth week of December, 2014. 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.
Candidates should send their applications through proper
channel so as to reach by 20th December, 2014