International Diploma Course in Guidance & Counselling through Dual Mode (Distance cum face to face) (In collaboration with commonwealth of learning (COL), Canada

International Diploma Course in Guidance & Counselling through Dual Mode (Distance cum face to face) (In collaboration with commonwealth of learning (COL), Canada


The main objective of this course is to offer training to teachers, teacher educators and untrained guidance personnel in the theory and applications of guidance and councelling in schools and related settings.

In order to make the course accessible to larger numbers, the course has been designed to be offered in a mixed mode with components of distance, online and face – to – face modes to enable the in services personnel to avail of the opportunity without leaving their places of work and families for a long period of time. This course has been developed in collaboration with commonwealth of learning (COL), Canada

Target Group

The course is open to candidates from India and other countries in the Afro-Asian regions.

Salient Features

As the course is open to international students as well as those from India, it provides opportunities for interaction between candidates from different cultures and helps to promote international understanding, harmony and peace among people from various regions of the world. The course has therefore been designed with a special focus on counseling in a multicultural context, integrating components of eastern wisdom and philosophies with those of other cultures.

(i) Focus on Needs of Developing Countries The course aims at meeting the needs of students, particularly from countries in the South-East, Central Asian and African regions with similar socio-economic and educational problems and needs.

(ii) Opportunity for Multicultural Interaction The course provides opportunities for developing multicultural perspectives through course inputs. It also provides experiences for multicultural interaction among the participants. (iii) Exposure to Alternative Strategies The course places emphasis on health and healing practices derived from various philosophical and cultural traditions, use of spirituality in counseling, human values in cross-cultural perspectives and new approaches to psychological assessment.


(i) In service – Graduates with teaching degree/diploma (any level) (ii) Presently ‘not working’ – Graduates with teaching degree/diploma (any level) and at least two years of teaching or related experience. (iii) Postgraduates in Psychology/Education/Social Work/Child Development/Special Education/Human Resources Development. Preference will be given to those with at least one year of teaching or relevant experience. (iv) Candidates from outside India who are not graduates but have a teaching degree (any level) are required to have three years of work experience in the relevant area. Minimum qualifying marks for admission for all target groups is 50% (5% relaxation for SC/ST candidates).


The course is for a period of one year, spread over three phases as given below –

Phases Trimesters Duration
Phase I Guided Self-learning I II 3 months (Distance/Online) January-March 3 months (Distance/Online) April-June
Phase II Intensive Practicum III 3 months (face-to-face) July-September
Phase III Internship IV 3 months (in Home Town) October-December

Admission Procedure

Candidates desirous of seeking admission into the course are required to fill in the prescribed application form which can be downloaded from the NCERT website ( and submit it electronically (i.e., through e-mail) in addition to submitting the same by postal mail.

Screening of candidates is done according to eligibility and other criteria decided by the screening committee. Eligible candidates will be called at study centres in their regions for a selection test. The selection test includes essay writing and interview. Selected candidates would be required to get their certificates / documents verified against the original documents after the selection procedure is over on the same day. The process of admission is generally closed by the end of December every year.

NERIE began offering this course for the students of NER for the first time in the year 2009-10 with 19 students. In the next batch (2010-11) 13 students were enrolled while 12 students are enrolled for the year 2010-11.

Faculty members involved

  1. Dr. F. G. Dkhar, Associate Professor in Education. 9863233229,
  2. Dr. Prachi Ghildyal, Assistant Professor in Psychology. 9436314260,
  3. Dr. Basancy kharlukhi, Assistant Professor in Education. 9612168017,
  4. Dr. Kh. Bijoy Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor in Sociology. 9856040500

For further details contact: or 9436705476.

List of Students for IDGC Course

Batch - I (2009-2010)

  1. Birendra Kumar Tandon
  2. Ms Caroline Lyngdoh Tron
  3. Fr. Don Bosco
  4. Ms. Indira Saika Buragohain
  5. Ms. Janet Z. Hauhnar
  6. Mr. Khem Chand Bansal
  7. Ms. Leberitha D Shira
  8. Ms. Manju Sarmah
  9. Ms. Lalchharliani
  10. Ms. Manisha Khetrapal
  11. Raj Kumar Jaiswal
  12. Dr. Rudal Dubey
  13. R. Zothanliana
  14. Dr. Soma Bhomick
  15. Soma Bhattacharjee
  16. Zavise
  17. M. Markendeyulu
  18. Mrs. Namita Goswamy Thakur
  19. Premendra Kumar Tripathi

Batch II (2010-2011)

  1. Mr. Ashok Kumar Sharma
  2. Ms. Atokoli H. Assumi
  3. Ms. Careen Ester Grace Marbaniang
  4. Ms. Daphilahun Tariang
  5. Mr. Dipankar Nandi
  6. Ms. Ikali Y. Sema
  7. Ms. Kalyani Mishra\
  8. Ms. Maddhuri Tewari
  9. Ms. Monalima Dutta Deka
  10. Mrs. Mitumoni Kalita Saikia
  11. Ms. Rokoton
  12. Ms. Saru Joshi
  13. Ms. Sengmetira N. Sangma

Batch III (2011-2012)

  1. Ms. Shweta
  2. Ms. Rosa Belle W. Momin
  3. Ms. Deofaventi D. Marak
  4. Ms. R. Medarist Shylla
  5. Mr. Nilay Gupta
  6. Ms. Lianhlupuii Hnamte
  7. Ms. Jyoti Das
  8. Mr. Rupak Choudhury
  9. Ms. Isabella Sohtun
  10. Ms. Batricia K. Sangma
  11. Ms Jasmine Bonny Agitok
  12. Ms. Natasha P. Dkhar