Admission to Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling 2019 By NCERT
Below given is the details of Admission Announcement, Admission Brief, Information Brochure, Application Form for Admission to Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling 2019 By NCERT
NCERT announces a one-year Diploma course for training of professionals in guidance and counselling, combining distance and face-to-face modes. The course aims at enhancing the skills and competencies of teachers to promote holistic development of pupils and handle their academic, socio-emotional, and ethical problems. The course is open to teachers, teacher educators, school administrators and untrained guidance personnel from India. The course will be transacted in three phases, i.e. distance (six months; January – June, 2019), face-to-face contact programme at respective study centres (three months; July – September, 2019), and internship in home town (three months; October – December, 2019). Admission to eligible candidates will be offered at DEPFE, NCERT, New Delhi and Regional Institutes of Education at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong. Maximum no. of seats at each centre will be 50. Government deputed candidates will be preferred. Advance copy will be considered for screening of applications. NCERT’s decision will be final in matters of admission. For Application Form and other details about the course, please refer to www.ncert.nic.in Last date for submission of application form is 20th November, 2018.
NCERT: THE PREMIER BODY IN SCHOOL EDUCATION
- The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was established for providing academic support in improving the quality of school education in India. The focus of the Council is reflected in its emblem. The three intertwined swans symbolise the integration of three aspects of the work of the NCERT, namely, Research and Development, Training, and Extension. All these functions are tuned to achieve the main objective of improving the quality of school education. The activities taken up by the NCERT include development of curriculum, textbooks and instructional materials, training of the key functionaries and research in various dimensions of school education. The NCERT functions through its eight constituent units, viz.
- National Institute of Education (NIE), (b) Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET) – both located at New Delhi, (c) Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), Bhopal and five Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs) at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong. This National Institution draws on the expertise of as many as 600 members of the faculty located in the network of its constituent units.
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.
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.
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 and professionals.
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.
Self-learning material in modular form is the mainstay of this course. The material covers the theory topics and provides a foundation for acquiring knowledge, attitudes and skills during practical training.
DURATION AND PHASING
The course is for a period of one year, spread over three phases* as given below:
|Phase I||Guided Self-learning||Duration|
|6 months (Distance)|
|Phase II||Intensive Practicum**||3 months (Face-to-Face)|
|Phase III||Internship||3 months (in Home Town)|
- During distance learning phase, tutorials (once a month of two days duration/every two months of five days duration) will be organised at all study centres and learners in small groups will be attached to mentors for seeking clarifications and any other help. Audio-video programmes related to practical work, which are being developed by the department, will also be provided to learners during the distance learning phase.
- Contact programme consists of intensive practical training and supervised field experience in schools. Duration of contact programme would be three months. It will be followed by a period of three months of internship in actual job setting, i.e. schools, guidance agencies etc.
- In-service candidates must ensure that they will attend the full-time three months’ contact programme with due permission from their employers before they take admission. Selected candidates will not be allowed to pursue any other course from any University/Institution, if they join the contact programme.
TRANSACTION OF THE COURSE
- Distance Learning Phase: The distance learning phase begins from January 2019 and will continue up to a period of six months. Faculty attachment and provision of tutorials during this phase would facilitate learners in seeking clarifications and solving difficulties.
- Face-to-Face Contact Programme: The contact programme will be organised at all study centres for a period of three months to give intensive training in practical work related to theory components. Keeping in view the convenience of the learners, extra time of fifteen days will be provided to them to complete their reports related to various practica.
- Internship: Candidates will be attached to a school, agency or any other guidance institution for internship for a period of three months in their home town/country under the supervision of an expert.
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 written examination.
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 course.
The course faculty comprises professionals and experts in the field of guidance and counselling and psychology, having rich experience of teaching in the field. In addition, faculty from universities and distinguished practitioners are invited to participate in the course as guest faculty.
NETWORK OF STUDY CENTRES
Candidates from different regions of the country will be enrolled on regional basis at DEPFE, NCERT, New Delhi and Regional Institutes of Education at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong.
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.
Minimum % of marks for all target groups is 50% (5% relaxation for SC/ST).
The total number of seats at each of the six centres DEPFE, NCERT, New Delhi and five RIEs at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong is maximum 50. Reservation of seats will apply as per the Government of India norms.
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
The medium of instruction for the course is English and Hindi.