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HPU Shimla Distance Education B.Ed MA Admission 2017

ICDEOL Himachal Pradesh University Distance Education B.Ed. MA Admission 2017

International Centre for Distance Education & Open Learning (ICDEOL), Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla has invited applications for admission to B.Ed. and M.A. (Education) Programme to distance education courses commencing in 2017-18.


Himachal Pradesh University was one of the first Universities in India to understand the importance of distance learning.
It is a premier institution to impart teacher education programme of B.Ed. and M.A. (Education). Since its inception, our programmes have been extremely popular


HPU Shimla Distance Education Courses Offered:

i) Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

ii) Master of Arts (M.A)


Course Details


HPU Distance Education B.Ed. Programme 2017


Duration of the B.Ed. Program: 2 years (annual system)


Number of Seats for B.Ed. Program: 450 Seats

Distribution of Seats: (i) Medical Stream - 25 Seats, (ii) Non-Medical Stream - 25 Seats, (iii) Commerce Stream - 25 Seats, (iv) Arts Stream - 375 Seats.


Eligibility Conditions

Qualifications for admission to (B.Ed. Programme): The candidates with at least 50% marks both in the Bachelor’s Degree (Medical/Non-Medical/Commerce/Arts) and in the Master’s Degree in the Sciences/Social/Science/Humanities/Commerce

Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialisation in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent there to, and 45% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC Physically Handicapped categories in the aforesaid Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree and 50% marks for Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology from a recognised University established by Law in India are eligible

Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction for examination is both English and Hindi except in the subject of Hindi, English and Sanskrit. However, the study material will be made available only in English


HPU Distance Education M.A. (Education) Programme 2017
The Master of Arts in Education Programme (M.A. in Education) through ICDEOL shall be an academic programme with duration of 2 years spread across four semesters

A candidates can avail a maximum of 10 semesters - 5 years (in one stretch) - to complete this programme (including blank semesters), if any in which candidates does not appear in ESE


Number of Seats: 200 Seats

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree in any discipline /stream from a recognised Indian/Foreign University (Recognised as Equivalent by H.P. University, Shimla) with at least 50% marks
In addition, 10% weightage (on the marks obtained in B.Ed. examination) will be given to the candidates possessing B.Ed. Degree from a recognised Indian/Foreign University.

Application Procedure

Submission of Forms Along with Documents Required for Admission to B.Ed. and M.A (Education): The application for admission to the 1st year of the B.Ed./ M.A. (Education) Courses shall be made on the prescribed admission form (DE-9) dully filled in by the candidates legible in his/her own hand writing and will comprise of the documents listed here under


Photostat copies of the certificate must be attested clearly indicating name and designation of the competent attesting authority


The complete set of application form (DE-9) must consist of the following copies of certificates (duly attested) along with Forms DE-10 to DE-14, DE-9 duly filled in and complete in all respects. Appointment letter and joining report (Both Compulsory)


Application Form and Fee

The application form duly filled-in and accompanied by Bank Draft of Rs.1000/- drawn in favour of the "Director, ICDEOL, H.P., University, Shimla along with self-attested certificate, testimonials, counselling card (with postage stamps of Rs.6/- affixed on the space provided) must reach the "Director, ICDEOL, H.P. University Summer Hill, Shimla (HP) 171005 by the last date fixed for the purpose

Demand Draft (DD) of Rs.1000/- drawn in favour of Director, ICDEOL, H.P University, Shimla-05 as application processing fee (non refundable)

All the applicants are advised to read the Prospectus of the B.Ed. and M.A. (Education) 2017 carefully before filling up the Form, which is available on www.hpuniv.in and www.icdeolhpu.org pdf format, and ensure that he/she is eligible in terms of the conditions/provisions mentioned in the Prospectus

Important Dates

Last date for the Submission of Application Form on 31st August 2017 (Thursday)

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) Shimla

International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL), Summer Hill, Shimla-171005 (India), ICDEOL Website www.icdeolhpu.org or www.hpuniv.nic.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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