NCERT launches diploma course in Guidance and Counselling
A diploma course in guidance and counselling is being offered by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The qualified applicants, who include school administrators, teacher educators, in-service teachers, and untrained guidance personnel, are asked to apply online for admission to the course. The online application must be completed by November 3, 2023.
The course is intended to last for a full year. The instruction will be provided through a special combination of in-person and remote learning. The Regional Institutes of Education in Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysuru, and Shillong, as well as DEPFE, NIE, and New Delhi, will host offline instruction.
Those in-service teachers with graduate degrees in education are eligible to apply to the course. Applicants who are "presently not working" may still apply if they have at least two years of teaching experience or a similar degree. The curriculum is also open to postgraduate applicants with degrees in psychology, education, social work, child development, or special education.
Candidates with at least a year of teaching or comparable experience will be given preference. The program is only open to applicants who have at least a 50% chance. Different candidates have different course fees to pay. Government-deputed candidates from centrally financed organizations must pay ₹19,500. Six thousand government employees are deputed from departments in States and Union Territories. The cost for each applicant is ₹30,000.