NCERT Diploma Course in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) 20011-12

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is an integral part of school education. Before entering the formal school, every child needs to develop necessary readiness to schooling. This readiness depends on child’s Early Childhood Care and Education, which includes health care, nutritional support and psychosocial stimulation. Keeping in view the increasing demand for a high quality teacher training in ECCE, NCERT offers Diploma in ECCE that will enable teacher educators to organize state level ECCE training programmes, provide skills in developing resource material for ECCE functionaries, as well as learning and play material for children.

Applications are invited by the NCERT in the prescribed format from in-service teacher educators working in SCERTs/DIETs/ State Project Offices for SSA in States & UTs/ Nursery Teacher Training Institutions/ICDS/NGOs for Diploma in ECCE.

No. of seats : 35 (5 seats reserved for private sector including NGOs working especially for socially disadvantaged sections of society and for children with special needs).

Eligibility : Post Graduate. Persons deputed by State/UT Governments for establishing ECCE resource centre in States/UTs and below 50 years age will be given preference.

Duration of the course : Six months in three phases from 1st September 2011 to 13th March 2012.

First phase (13 weeks) contact programme at NCERT. (From 1st September 2011 to 30th November 2011)

Second phase (10 weeks) working in their respective places of work. (From 1st December 2011 to 28th February 2012)

Third phase (2 weeks) interactive sessions at NCERT. (From 1st March 2012 to 13th March 2012)

Medium of instruction : English/Hindi

Course fee, boarding and lodging : No fee will be charged from personnel deputed by State/UT Governments and they will be paid TA as per NCERT norms. Fee for private candidates is Rs.10, 000/- and they will also be required to pay charges for boarding and lodging and bear travel cost. Hostel facilities are available in PG Hostel, NIE Campus, NCERT.

Application complete in all respects should be sent to Head, Department of Elementary Education, NCERT Campus, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110016 through Registered Post within 20 days from the date of the advertisement. Those in Government service should send their application through proper channel.
Attested copies of marks sheets/degree/certificates in support of qualifications and experience mentioned in the application should be enclosed. Application form can be downloaded from the NCERT website:
They have not provided either last date of sending applicaiton or date of advertisement. You are rquested to contact them at the following phone numbers.

The Head of the Department,
Department of Elementary Education,
NCERT, New Delhi – 110016.
Telephone: 011-26863735
Fax : 011-26863104
E-mail :

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