Untrained Teachers Get 2 Years To Qualify; Know What Is NIOS D.El.Ed

Untrained teachers are given 2 years to qualify;  Know what NIOS D.El.Ed is

Untrained teachers are given 2 years to qualify; Know what NIOS D.El.Ed is

New Delhi:
According to the Union’s Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD), those teachers who have not completed the teacher training course but teach students in grades 1 to 8 will be given two years to complete the course and become eligible. This will be one last opportunity for those candidates who have not graduated from teacher training courses. Eleven lakh teachers, who were appointed under the Right to Education Act (RTE) by March 2015, will now have until 2019 to acquire the minimum qualifications required to consolidate their appointment, as Parliament recently passed a related bill. These unskilled teachers must be B.El.Ed (Bachelor of Elementary Education) or D.El.Ed. (Diploma in Elementary Education) for teaching.

The 2017 Law on Children’s Right to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) was passed by the Rajya Sabha by vote.

“Teachers who have not taken a D.El.Ed course but teach grades 1 to 8 under ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ have the last opportunity to qualify in two years,” HRD minister told last Friday Reporters at News Delhi.

It did so by amending the Right to Education Act of 2009 as a last chance for such teachers not to lose their jobs.

The 2017 Compulsory Education Act (Amendment) must now be approved in the Rajya Sabha – and thereafter presidential approval – to become law.

The Lok Sabha had adopted it on July 22nd. According to the current law, which came into force on April 1, 2010, these teachers should acquire a minimum qualification within five years by March 31, 2015.

According to the Amendment Act, every teacher appointed or in function by March 2015 must acquire the minimum qualification by 2019.

NIOS-D.El.Ed – Training for the unskilled part-time teachers

The Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) program is a specially designed package for part-time, untrained teachers working in elementary and primary schools in various states across the country. The program was developed by the academic department of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) on the initiative of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) of the Government of India, taking into account the NCF 2005, RTE 2009 and NCFTE 2010.

The program aims to empower the target audience to develop skills, competencies, attitudes and understanding in order to make teaching and learning more effective.


For admission to the D.El.Ed. (ODL) for untrained part-time teachers amounts to a total of 50% of the number of points in the Sr. secondary level (12th grade) (or equivalent). A relaxation of 5% is allowed for SC / ST / OBC / PH candidates

Improvement of the percentage in class XII

If a teacher in Sr. Secondary School (Grade 12th) (General Category) does not achieve 50% overall and in Sr. Secondary School (Grade 12th) combined 45% (for SC / ST / OBC / PH candidates), then NIOS offers an opportunity for improvement
To improve, please register with the NIOS Senior Secondary Course under Stream 1 or Stream 4 (On Demand Examination) as partial admission in 1 subject or in 2 subjects or in 3 subjects or in 4 subjects, ie a maximum of only 4 subjects.

If you pass, only the marking declaration will be issued

D.El.Ed. The certificate is issued if you secure more than 50% marks.

(With entries from PTI)

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(This story was first published on August 21, 2017)

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