National Council of Educational Research and Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110016
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
First phase (13 weeks) contact programme at NCERT.
(From 1st September 2011 to 30
Second phase (10 weeks) working in their respective
places of work.
December 2011 to 28
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: