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D.EL.Ed: Course Details, Admission, Fees, Eligibility

Published on 19/August/2023

Shri Venkateshwara University The D.El.Ed teacher qualification is graduation in any traditional discipline with a minimum of 50% marks. In case of a professional degree with a minimum of 55% marks. 5% relaxation to SC/ST candidates in both the cases.

Age should be between 18 to 35 years. For SC/ST/OBC: 18 to 40 years and for Physically Handicapped: 18 to 50 years.

The D.El.Ed teacher qualification, i.e. The Diploma in Elementary education (D.El.Ed) or BTC is of 2 years comprising 4 semesters.

The recent Supreme Court judgement barring B.ed degree holders from Primary teaching posts has renewed interest in D.El.Ed because it’s mandatory for elementary teaching posts.

These elementary teachers teach primary (I to V) & Upper Primary classes (V to VIII) because they prepare engaging TLM that create interest in studies.

They explain concepts through story telling that comforts the children who enjoy coming to school.

The D El Ed syllabus deals with subjects like Child Development, Educational Technology, Psychological Perspectives of Education, School Leadership and Management, etc.

We can gauge the significance of D.El.Ed teacher qualification from the fact that all schools start from primary classes and go all the way up. It’s the Primary teachers who build a solid base in earlier classes that sets the ground for further studies.

In fact, they are trained for primary classes because their effective teaching skills reduce dropout rates. This consideration has prompted SC to mandate D.El.Ed for primary teaching as it trains them to teach kids from classes (I to VIII).

Primary class students are apprehensive about going to school. Hence, the teacher should empathize and care for their learning needs because all humans are unique. They adopt a motherly approach while teaching, hence D.El.Ed teachers are ideal for primary classes

D.El.Ed Job Salary

Under the 7th pay commission, Government Primary school teachers receive plum salaries. Meanwhile, a fresher gets an average salary of INR 200000 to 500000. The salary depends on various factors like experience, skills and the institution where someone is working

Candidates after completing the D.EL.ED course can appear for the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) and secure a job as a primary teacher in a government schools.

Primary Teacher Primary teachers educate children who are 5 to 12 years of age. They are responsible with the INR 2.37 lakhs
- development of students’ literacy and emotional growth. -
Content Reviewer Content Reviewers review materials submitted by technical writers for grammar, punctuation, and content. INR 5.2 lakhs
Career Counsellor They help in the development of students from a very young age in government schools. INR 2.41 lakhs
Government Primary School Teacher Primary teachers educate children who are 5 to 12 years of age. They are responsible with the INR 9.2 lakhs
Education Developer They are responsible for overall development of education in a particular region. INR 2.5 lakhs
D.El.Ed Course fees in Government College

UFor gaining the D.El.Ed teacher qualification, candidates survey various colleges wherein course fees is an important criterion while short listing colleges.

The course fees in DELED Colleges range between INR 5700 and INR 60,000. For Private Colleges, the course fees range between INR 35,000 - INR 60,000. DELED course fees in Govt Colleges ranges between INR 5700 - INR 25,000.

Most Government institutions shortlist candidates through an entrance test or on merit as there is a mad scramble for Government seats.

Institute Name Total Course Fees in INR
Banaras Hindu University 60,000
CCSU - Chaudhary Charan Singh University 80,000
IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University 55,000
Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences 40,000
Jamia Millia Islamia 30,000
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University 80,000
Tezpur University 78,000
University of Mumbai 50,000
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University 42,000

D.El.Ed Course fees in Private College

Private colleges are a wonderful option for pursuing D.El.Ed because they adopt innovative teaching methods that impart futuristic teaching skills.

In UP, the average D.El.Ed course fees in private colleges is INR 81170, whereas in Delhi NCR its 74650. While in Punjab private colleges charge INR 76800 while in MP they charge 75580 as the average D.El.Ed fees.

Meanwhile, in Haryana, the average D.El.Ed fees charged by private colleges is INR 47130, while in Rajasthan its 1.03 lakhs. Likewise, in HP, the average D.El.Ed course fees is 54690 while in Assam its 53250 only.

The fees charged depend on many factors, like the reputation of the institution & the facilities they offer to budding teachers. Candidates should check the fees with individual colleges where they plan to take admission.

D.El.Ed course syllabus

The programme covers various subjects like childhood development, society and education, fine arts and education, etc.

The D El Ed syllabus comprises core subjects and electives, along with project work and an internship in the last semester. Core subjects are compulsory for all students, whereas every student chooses electives as per their interests and long-term career goals.

The semester-wise syllabus for the two-year diploma in elementary education programme is:

1st Semester UP D.El.Ed Subject Syllabus

SNO UP D.El.Ed subject category Topics included
1 Theory subjects Child development and learning process Theory of Teaching and Learning
2 General subjects Science Mathematics Social Study Hindi
3 Theory/Practical Music Art Physical Education Health Education

2nd Semester UP D.El.Ed Subjects and Syllabus

SNO UP D.El.Ed subject category Topics included
1 Theory subjects Current Indian society and Elementary Education New initiatives for elementary education
2 General subjects Science Maths Social Study Hindi English Socially productive work
3 Theory/Practical Art Music Physical Education Health Education

3rd Semester UP D.El.Ed Subject Syllabus

SNO UP D.El.Ed subject category Topics included
1 Theory subjects Educational assessment Functional research and Innovation
2 General subjects Science Mathematics Social Study Hindi Sanskrit/Urdu Computer Education
3 Theory/Practical Art Music Physical Education Health Education

4th Semester UP D.El.Ed Subject Syllabus

SNO UP D.El.Ed subject category Topics included
1 Theory subjects Development of language reading, writing, and Mathematical ability at the initial level Educational Management and Administration
2 General subjects Science Maths Social Study Hindi English Peace Education and sustainable development
3 Theory/Practical Art Music Physical Education Health Education

D.El.Ed admission 2023

As mentioned earlier, the last date for D.El.Ed admission in UP has been extended till August 24, allowing candidates to apply before time.

As per the CCS university guidelines, elementary education diploma (D.El.Ed) holders after completing B.Ed are eligible to pursue M.Ed. which qualifies them for senior teaching roles in colleges.

To apply for D.El.Ed in UP, candidates should first register themselves at Register and follow the guidelines to apply for the prestigious D.El.Ed course

The recent Supreme Court Judgement has increased the significance of D.El.Ed because only D.El.Ed is now eligible for Primary teacher posts and not B.Ed. This is an ideal opportunity to pursue D.El.Ed because they have extended the last date until Aug 24th.

D.El.Ed Course details

The Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) is a 2 year course that trains for teaching Primary (I to V) and Upper Primary (VI to VIII) classes.

The course deals with child psychology and children's learning patterns so that educators prepare appealing TLMs that make learning easy for the toddlers.

There is a tremendous demand for Primary teachers because they lay a firm foundation for further academic journey. They teach engagingly that arouses interest, leading to reduced dropout rates. In UP there is no entrance exam for D.El.Ed and candidates get shortlisted based on merit.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the duration of the D.El.Ed. program?

The duration of the D.El.Ed. program is 2 years.

Is D.El.Ed. equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Education?

No, D.El.Ed. is a diploma program specifically designed for elementary education. It focuses on teaching methodologies and pedagogical skills that prepare one for managing primary classes..

Can I pursue D.El.Ed. through distance learning or online programs?

Some institutions may offer distance learning or online programs for D.El.Ed., but it is important to check the recognition and accreditation of such programs before enrolling. It’s better to pursue D.El.Ed in regular mode because a regular qualification fares better than a distance one.

What are the career opportunities after completing D.El.Ed.?

Graduates of D.El.Ed. can pursue careers as elementary school teachers in both public and private schools. They can also explore opportunities in educational institutions, NGOs, consultancies, and curriculum development organizations.