NCERT announces Admission to Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling 2020

NCERT Diploma in Guidance and Counselling Course 2020 – NCERT announces a one-year Diploma course for training of professionals in guidance and counselling, combining distance and 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 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 is for a period of one year, spread over three phases* as given below:
  • Phase I – Guided Self-learning – 6 months (Distance)
  • Phase II – Intensive Practicum** – 3 months (Face-to-Face)
  • Phase III – Internship – 3 months (in Home Town)


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Eligibility Criteria for NCERT Diploma in Guidance and Counselling Course 2020

  • 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)

Intake Capacity

  • 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.

Course Fee

  • Course fee to be paid by different categories of candidates before commencement of the course is:

Category Course Fee

  • Government Deputed Candidates from Centrally Funded Organisations (Indian) Rs.19,500/- 
  • Government Deputed Candidates from State/UT Departments (Indian) Rs. 6,000/-
  • Private Candidates (Indian) Rs.30,000/-


  • PG Hostel Rs.9,500/- (approx.)


NCERT Diploma in Guidance and Counselling Course 2020  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.


 NCERT Diploma in Guidance and Counselling Course 2020 Important Date

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