The Diploma in Education Programme, generally known as D.El.Ed, is a two year professional programme of teacher education. It aims to prepare teachers for the elementary stage of education, i.e. classes Ito VIII. The aim of elementary education is to fulfill the basic learning needs of all children in an inclusive school environment bridging social and gender gaps with the active participation of the community.

Duration  of D.El.Ed Course and Working Days


The D.El.Ed. programme shall be of a duration of two academic years. However, the students shall be permitted to complete the programme within a maximum period of three years from the date of admission to the programme.

Working Days:

(a) There shall be at least two hundred working days each year exclusive of the period of examination and admission.

(b) The institution shall work for a minimum of thirty six hours in a week (five or six days), during which physical presence in the institution of all the teachers and student teachers is necessary to ensure their availability for advice, guidance, dialogue and consultation as and when needed.

(c) The minimum attendance of student-teachers shall be 80% for all course work including practicum, and 90% for school internship.

Intake, Eligibility, Admission Procedure and Fees for D.El.Ed Coursse


The basic unit shall be of 50 students. Two basic units are permissible initially. However, Government Institutions shall be sanctioned a maximum take of four units subject to fulfillment of other requirements.


(a) Candidates with at least 50% marks in the higher secondary (+2) or its equivalent examination are eligible for admission.

(b) The reservation and relaxation in marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWD and other categories shall be as per the rules of the Central Government / State Government, whichever is applicable.

Admission Procedure:

Admission shall be made on merit on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination and/or in the entrance examination or any other selection process as per the policy of the State Government /UT Administration.


The institution shall charge only such fee as prescribed by the affiliating body/state government concerned in accordance with provisions of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) (Guidelines for regulations of tuition fees and other fees chargeable by unaided teacher education institutions) Regulations, 2002, as amended from time to time and shall not charge donations, capitation fee etc from the students.