Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.)

D.El.Ed is a 2-year full-time diploma course which is divided into 4 semesters. Candidates who have qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible to apply.

Admission process for the course comprises an entrance exam followed by a round of personal interview. D.El.Ed. Syllabus for the same varies from one college to another. All candidates who qualify the entrance exam are called for an interview. Based on the candidate’s performance in the entrance exam, personal interview and marks obtained, he/she will be provided admission into the course.D.El.Ed. course plays a significant role in laying the foundation for further learning through a series of supervised experiences. It is important that teachers acquire proper training in order to handle children at the elementary level. The study includes all major aspects of education field. Along with the theoretical part, they also go through practical training.

The curriculum of D.El.Ed. course is divided into two parts: General course and subject disciplines. Syllabus disciplines are further divided into subject content courses and method courses.  They prepare teachers with broad knowledge of the subject areas and the latter includes principles for child development, education practice, study of school pedagogy and the role of teacher in the grooming of students.

These professionals have high demand in careers opportunities. They may work in job roles like school psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, speech therapists, some school administrators and other teachers. The average salary for these professionals per annum ranges between INR 2 to 20 lacs as per their experience and expertise in the field.

D.El.Ed.: Course Highlights Table

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course

Course Level Diploma
Duration 2 Years
Examination Type Semester system
Eligibility 10+2 from a recognized board
Admission Process Based on entrance exam followed by a round of Personal Interview
Top recruiting organizations St. Xavier’s primary school, Don Bosco high school, Inventure Academy, OBEROI international schools
Top recruiting areas Coaching areas, education departments, private tuitions
Top job profiles Primary teacher, content reviewer, career counselor and others such
Course Fee INR 1,000 to 2 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 2 to 10 Lacs

D.El.Ed.: What is it About?

D.El.Ed. course covers teaching skills, historical patterns, some philosophical theories and current classroom trends. Studying the history and evolution of education, many prospective teachers can identify the practices have been the most effective and in what context. It also pinpoints the reason behind prior state and federal legislative policies along with establishing a purpose for the credentials that are required to become a teacher today.This course is also designed to further develop every student’s personal motivation, philosophy, and dedication to a career in elementary education. The subjects incorporated in D.El.Ed. Syllabus are simple and easy to understand. One of the most important things to be considered while opting for the course are the desire and passion to teach.

D.El.Ed.: Eligibility

Interested aspirants for this course are required to fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

  • Completed 10+2 from a recognized board
  • Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at 10+2 are preferred
  • Above 50% marks or equivalent at 10+2 level

Candidates who completed their certification program in the stream of science must have 60% or above marks

D.El.Ed.: Admission Process

Admission process for this course in most of the colleges is based on entrance exam which is different for respective institutions. Candidates who cleared this entrance exam are further called for a round of personal interview. Questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects of 10+2 level are asked in the entrance exam.

Questions are asked in 3 sections in this exam. Separate cut off list for each section is issued. Those who cleared the cut off are selected for the course in various colleges.


National School of Open Learning is an “open school” that caters to needs of students by providing education to interested learners by making available courses/programmes through open and distance learning (ODL) mode. NIOS provides D.El.Ed. course for a span of two years.

D.El.Ed. NIOS: Course Fee

Tuition Fee for D.El.Ed course is nearly INR 4500 to 6000 per annum.

D.El.Ed. NIOS: Eligibility

Students need to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to D.El.Ed. (ODL). For untrained in-service teachers, the minimum qualification required is 50% marks (5% relaxable for reserved category) in 10+2 or any equivalent degree.

D.El.Ed. NIOS: Application Process

The application process for D.El.Ed. course will start tentatively in the month of August 2018 and it lasts for one month, that is September 2018. In some cases, The conducting body decides to extend the registration process for nearly 10 to 15 days in order to allow teachers to register if they haven’t.

D.El.Ed. NIOS: Admit Card

Admit Card for D.El.Ed. aspirants is available on official website nearly a month before the exam. The Exam is scheduled for April 2018, thus NIOS have released the NIOS D.El.Ed. Admit Card. Students can go to the official website and enter their credentials for downloading the admit card.

D.El.Ed. NIOS: Result

The conducting body releases the notification on the official website and students can follow the updates and notifications released by NIOS for D.El.Ed. Result.

How to download D.EL.Ed. NIOS Result

  1. Go to official website
  2. Navigate to tab “Results”
  3. Click on Public Examination
  4. Navigate to result of D.El.Ed. Exam
  5. Enter the required credentials
  6. Click Submit and save your result

D.El.Ed.: Syllabus and Course Description

A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given below

Childhood and the development of children Cognition, sociocultural context
Contemporary society Teacher identity and school culture
Education, society Leadership and change
Towards understanding the self Pedagogy of environmental studies
Pedagogy of English language
Mathematics education for the primary Diversity and education
Proficiency in English School health and education
Work and education Fine arts and education
Internship Internship

D.El.Ed.: Career Prospects

After completing D.EI.Ed course, professionals may work in roles such as that of the teacher, assistant teacher, tutor, student counselor etc. They may find work in various institutes like:

  • Private schools
  • Government schools
  • Nursery
  • Daycare centers
  • Private tuition classes

These graduates can also start their own daycare centers or nursery. Apart from this, tuition centers and private coaching centers are other forms of self-employment available for them. Some of the other related roles for such graduates include:

  • Education counselor
  • Junior teacher
  • Article writer
  • Record keeper
  • Education developer
  • Librarian

Listed below are the top professional positions that can be taken as career by the graduates:

Job Position Job Description Average Annual Salary in INR
Primary teacher Primary teachers educate children who are 5 to 12 years of age. Under a prescribed curriculum, they develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills and foster social, physical and emotional growth. Subject areas within their curriculum include Mathematics, English, Science, Technology, Humanities and Social Science, Arts, Health and Physical Education.  2,37,000
Content reviewer Content Reviewers review materials submitted by technical writers for clarity, grammar, punctuation, and content. They may also write materials, design graphics and layout, maintain websites, create training manuals, and develop web content. They often work closely with researchers and developers to ensure the accuracy of the documentation they publish.  7,20,000
Content writer Web content writers compose content specifically for online consumption. Digital media field is growing as new technologies drive users to the Web, these types of content writers can face stiff competition for available positions. Some are usually freelancers and may work for several clients. Most of them hold bachelor’s degrees in journalism, English or communication.  2,43,000
Career counselor Career counselors may seek out potential clients by giving presentations on their services. They also examine client records and conduct interviews and administer aptitude and achievement tests to gather information that assists them in helping clients choose careers. They also collect information about schools, programs, and tuition, cost of books and schedules for clients interested in pursuing schooling 2,41,000

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