Admission Open for NCERT Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling (2024)

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The last date for submission of online application form is 3rd November 2023.

NCERT is launching a one-year Diploma Program (Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling 2024) to train professionals in Guidance and Counseling, using both online and in-person methods.

This NCERT Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling intends to boost the abilities of teachers, educational trainers, school administrators, and counseling staff in India. This NCERT Diploma focuses on aiding student development and equipping these professionals with techniques to assist students academically, emotionally, and ethically.

NCERT Guidance and counselling DCGC Diploma Course Introduction 

NCERT’s Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations of Education (DEPFE) has trained in-service school teachers, teacher educators, school administrators, and untrained guidance personnel via its diploma courses for several years.

To reach more individuals, they have revamped this DCGC course to include both distance and face-to-face components. DEPFE at NIE, New Delhi, and the Regional Institutes of Education of NCERT in Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysuru, and Shillong have developed and now offer this course.

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Objective of NCERT DCGC Cource

The Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling 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.

COURSE CONTENT for NCERT Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling (2024)

Diploma Course Theory: The NCERT DCGC 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.

The NCERT DCGC Teaching Course touches upon psychological assessment and appraisal, and the 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.

Diploma Course 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 within the NCERT Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling (2024) to provide candidates with the first-hand experience of the workings of guidance institutions and professionals.

Internship: Internship or ‘on-the-job experience’ is an important component of this NCERT DCGC Teaching 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 teaching course. The material covers the theory topics and provides a foundation for acquiring knowledge, attitudes and skills during practical training.

DCGC NCERT Course Timeline 

The course is for a period of one year, spread over three phases* as given below:

Phase I Phase II Phase III
Guided Self-learning Intensive Practicum Internship
6 months (Distance) 3 months (Face-to-Face) 3 months (in Home Town)


Evaluation of candidates in the DCGC 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.


NCERT 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.


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, Mysuru 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 for admission in DCGC course 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).


There are total number of seats at each of the six centres DEPFE,NCERT, New Delhi and five RIEs at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysuru and Shillong is maximum 50.

Reservation of seats will apply as per the Government of India norms.


The medium of instruction for the National Council of Educational Research and Training course is English and Hindi.


Candidates desirous of seeking admission into the course are required to fill-in the prescribed application form which can be downloaded from NCERT website (

Shortlisted candidates for Training based on the eligibility and other criteria will take an online selection test which includes essay writing and interview. In-service candidates can appear in the online selection test, if found eligible, with prior permission from their employers if deputation orders take time.


NCERT 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/-

Expenditure for board, lodging and medical aid (if required) during contact programme will be borne by the candidates. Board and lodging facilities are available on request in the PG Hostel, NIE, NCERT Campus, New Delhi for non-local candidates at the following rates (for DEPFE, NCERT, New Delhi centre only). Candidates will have to pay the entire amount in advance on their arrival in the hostel.

Charges for three months (subject to revision)

Accommodation Meals
PG Hostel Rs.18,000/- (approx.) Rs.17,500/- (approx.)

NCERT List of Study Centres

Applications complete in all respects should be submitted online mentioning clearly any one of the following NCERT study centres based on the regional basis :

NCERT Study Centres
NCERT Study Centres

Candidates should submit their online DCGC applications by 3rd November, 2023. Self-attested copies of marks/grade sheets/degrees/certificates in support of qualifications and work experience mentioned in the application form should be attached.

Module Caption which is provided
Module- I Introduction to Guidance
Module-II Counselling Process and Strategies
Module-III Guidance for Human Development and Adjustment
Module-IV Career Development-I
Module –V Career Information in Guidance and Counselling-I
Module –VI Assessment and Appraisal in Guidance and Counselling-I
Module –VII Basic Statistics in Guidance and Counselling-I
Module –VIII Guidance in Action
Module –IX Special Concerns in Counselling
Module –X Developing Mental Health and Coping Skills
Module-XI Career Development-II
Module –XII Career Information in Guidance and Counselling-II
Module –XIII Assessment and Appraisal in Guidance and Counselling-II
Module –XIV Basic Statistics in Guidance and Counselling-II

All applications should be submitted only online and no applications will be received in the department or on E-mail. The applications will be sorted and duly sent to regional study centres as per the rules of the Diploma.

Click here to fill out the application form for NCERT Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling for teachers.

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