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Diploma Course in Guidance & Counselling through Dual Mode (Distance cum face to face)

Admission to DCGC course 2019

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 teachers, teacher educators and untrained guidance personnel of North Eastern Region


(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.


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

Medium of Instruction:

The medium of instruction is English. Therefore, proficiency in spoken and written English will be required.

Admission Procedure

(i) 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.

(ii) 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.

For further details write to: idgc(dot)ncertshill(at)gmail(dot)com

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