Certificate in HIV and Family Education

Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 1,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


A person who has successfully completed 10+2 (higher secondary) is eligible for enrolment in the Certificate Programme in HIV and Family Education as well as for the Diploma in HIV and Family Education

Medium of Instructions: English and Hindi

Programme Guide

The Certificate in HIV and Family Education provides comprehensive knowledge about what, why and how of HIV/AIDS, family life education, facts of life and substance abuse. The programme contents are designed to impart an integrated understanding to the learners about the issues involved in HIV/AIDS and behaviour modification.

The crucial dimensions of the problems and issues associated with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse (i.e. abuse of alcohol and drugs) and human behaviour are also discussed. The programme also introduces the learner to the fundamental aspects of family life education including sexual health education.

To successfully complete the CAFÉ programme, one has to complete the two compulsory courses, namely BFE: 101 and BFE: 102 and any of the two electives, from the four electives, namely BFEE: 101, BFEE: 102, BFEE: 103 and BFEE: 104.

This programme imparts knowledge and skills needed for healthy human relationship, effective communication and responsible decision-making behaviour that will protect the society to the great extent from HIV/STD. The programme consists of two compulsory and two optional courses of 4 credits each.