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National Council of Educational Research and Training, NCERT, New Delhi

National Council of Educational Research and Training, NCERT, New Delhi
Sri Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi-110016
Phone-No: 011-26562188 26592360
Fax: +91-11-26868419
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About College:

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organisation set up in 1961 by the Government of India to assist and advise the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education. The major objectives of NCERT and its constituent units are to: undertake, promote and coordinate research in areas related to school education; prepare and publish model textbooks, supplementary material, newsletters, journals and develops educational kits, multimedia digital materials, etc. organise pre-service and in-service training of teachers; develop and disseminate innovative educational techniques and practices;collaborate and network with state educational departments, universities, NGOs and other educational institutions; act as a clearing house for ideas and information in matters related to school education; and act as a nodal agency for achieving the goals of Universalisation of Elementary Education. In addition to research, development, training, extension, publication and dissemination activities, NCERT is an implementation agency for bilateral cultural exchange programmes with other countries in the field of school education. The NCERT also interacts and works in collaboration with the international organisations, visiting foreign delegations and offers various training facilities to educational personnel from developing countries. The major constituent units of NCERT which are located in different regions of the country are:

·         National Institute of Education (NIE), New Delhi

·         Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), New Delhi

·         Pandit Sundarlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), Bhopal

·         Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer

·         Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Bhopal

·         Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Bhubaneswar

·         Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Mysore

·         North-East Regional Institute of Education (NERIE), Shillong

Course Name:

Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling (DCGC) Combining Distance and face-to-face modes- 2020

Duration: 1 Year


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.

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

No. of seats: Maximum 50 per study centre. Reservations apply as per the Government of India norms.

Medium of instruction: The medium of instruction for the course is English and Hindi.

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.

How to Apply:

Application Process

·         Candidates desirous of seeking admission to the course are required to fill-in the prescribed application form which can be downloaded from NCERT website 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.

Candidates should send their applications through proper channel so as to reach by 15thNovember, 2019 to the respective study centres. However, an advance copy must be sent. Self-attested copies of marks/grade sheets/degrees/certificates in support of qualifications and work experience mentioned in the application form should be enclosed.

Closing Date:

Last date for submission of application form is: 15th November, 2019


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