Only 2.2 Lakh applications received for 2.42 lakh seats for DElEd in UP

After the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) declared BEd-qualified candidates for teaching in elementary schools in June 2018, the enthusiasm for admission to the Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd) course – formerly BTC or Basic Teaching Certificate (BTC ) Course – known. has seen a sharp decline in Uttar Pradesh this year.

By 6 p.m. Wednesday, around 2.20 lakh applicants had applied for 2,42,300 seats in the state. The last application deadline is July 11th. Last year, the course attracted 3.53 lakh applicants, said Anil Bhushan Chaturvedi, secretary of the Examination Board, Prayagraj.

The lower number of applications indicates that the unemployed are not interested in the course. Although the final number of applicants wouldn’t become clear until Thursday evening, officials claim the final number is expected to be the lowest number in the past 7 years, even though the number of seats is five times the number of seats available in 2013.

A total of 3,53,140 candidates applied for the 242,300 DELED seats advertised last year. Of these, if 23,750 seats are left aside by minority institutions, only 1.61 lakh seats could be filled out of 21,8550. In 2016 and 2017, 719,429 candidates ran for those many seats, and officials claim that most of the seats were filled in those two years.

Currently, a total of 3103 colleges in Uttar Pradesh offer the course with a total of 2,31,700 places. In addition, 67 State District Education and Training Institutes (DIETs) and a CTE in Varanasi have 10,600 seats. This means that a total of 2,42,300 places on the course will be offered in the UP this year.

Until 2017, the two-year DElEd course was compulsory for aspirants who wanted to get hold of apprenticeships at state primary and secondary schools that are subordinate to the state’s basic education council.


Annual distribution of applicants and seats for the DElEd course in the federal state:

Applicants for annual places

2013 45,350 6,68,696

2014 54,500 4.99,227

2015 81,750 3,85,433

2016 and 2017 242 300 7.19.429

(Admission of both meetings held together)

2018 2.42.300 3.53.140


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