NCERT Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling 2021: Admission, Fee, Eligibility

NCERT Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling 2021:National Council of Education Research and Training invites applications for a Diploma course in Guidance and Counselling. Candidates should fill-up the form around the end of the second week of November every year.

The students can apply on the official website of NCERT (link – A candidate can get these application forms from the centers of NCERT. NCERT designed the diploma course for teaching educators, teachers, and school administrators. 

NCERT Diploma in Guidance and Counselling 2021

The main of the course is to enhance teaching competencies and skills. Furthermore, the educators have designed the course to promote a holistic approach for solving socio-emotional and academic problems in an educational institute.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants should fall in any of the three categories mentioned here. These are
  • Candidates should be a teacher at present after passing with a teaching degree
  • Graduate candidate with a teaching degree and two years of relevant experience
  • Applicants should have a post-graduate degree in any of the following.
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Child Development
  • Special Education

NCERT will give preference to the candidate who has a minimum one year of experience.

Candidates should have 50% marks to get admission in the diploma course in guidance and counseling. SC/ST candidates should have 45% marks in this case.

NCERT Diploma Courses Fee Structure:

There are three types of course fees for the students of the NCERT Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling. These fee structures are as follows.

  • Any student of Indian State/UT Departments of India require to pay Rs. 6000.
  • A centrally organization Funded student needs to pay Rs. 19500.
  • Any Indian private candidate needs to pay Rs. 30000.
  • Candidates need to pay Rs. 9500/- as Hostel Fee.

NCERT Diploma in Guidance and Counselling Application Process: 

  • Candidates should open the application tab in
  • Then they can print out the application form.
  • Applicants should fill in the required information. They need to fill in some details like name, educational details, employment details, experience, nationality, etc.
  • They can submit the form to any of the nearest study centers mentioned below.

NCERT Diploma Course Study Centre:

The study centers for this diploma course are as follows.

  • NCERT, DEPEE, New Delhi [There are a total of six centers under this educational organization]
  • Total five RIEs i.e. RIEs of Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore, Shillong, and Ajmer. There are around 50 seats for every institute.

NCERT Diploma Course Duration:

The total duration of the diploma course is twelve months. The course duration can be divided into three more categories. These are.

  • Distance or Guided self-learning for 6 months
  • The second phase is face-to-face coaching. The second phase lasts for three months. This phase is also known as an intensive practicum.
  • In the last phase, there will be an internship for three months in an educational institute in Home town.

Course Content:

As mentioned before, the course content of the diploma course can be divided into three parts. The details are as follows.

  • Theoretical study process: This process is the core component of this counseling course. Theories on Human adjustment, psychological assessment, career development, etc. are the parts of the theory course. 
  • Practical work: This part consists of intensive training in practical work. The practical work is integrated with the theoretical elements of the first part. 
  • Internship: The trained teachers will get on job experience by internship. The trainer will try to make further refinement and improvement needed in the internship phase.   

Selection Process For Diploma in Guidance and Counselling:

After application, the NCERT study center will invite selected candidates. These selected candidates need to attend a test at the study center. They need to answer the question paper including writing an essay. Then NCERT will take an interview also.

A student of NCERT diploma course in Guidance and Counselling can study in English or Hindi. Any applicant can choose the medium language of the course.

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