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NIOS to Train All Untrained Teachers by 2019

By 1st March 2018April 5th, 2018One Comment4 min read


National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)  is conducting online Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) Programme  through the SWAYAM Portal  and training 1.5 million in-service untrained teachers throughout India.

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A broad strategy regarding the training of all such teachers by 31st March 2019 was devised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

The orientation of Regional Directors and State Nodal Officers in NIOS Headquarters, NOIDA, India.

The Parliament of India has given one-time relaxation to the mandatory condition of two years of teaching experience to pursue D.El.Ed. through distance mode as per the amendment to the Section 23(2) of the RTE Act.

The D.El.Ed Course of NIOS is approved by National Council of Teacher Education.

D.El.Ed Programme is aimed at developing skills, competencies, attitudes, and understanding to make teaching and learning more effective. NIOS has designed and developed Diploma in Elementary Education in ODL mode for untrained in-service teachers at the elementary level.

The course started from 3rd October 2017 and will be completed by 31st March 2019. The registrations for the program began on 15th August 2017 and was open until 30th September 2017.

The process flow of D.El.Ed.


During the month of August 2017 all States and UT’s issued advertisements in newspapers and conducted wide outreach programmes informing all teachers about the opportunity of acquiring minimum qualification to be provided through NIOS failing which their services will be terminated w.e.f.1st April 2019.

D.El.Ed. Advertisement August 2017

15 lakh untrained teachers register for diploma course


There have been a series of workshops by NIOS to orient States and UTs. States and UTs submitted complete database of all in-service untrained teachers in Government and private schools to NIOS. See the following link

A series of workshops by NIOS to orient States and UTs


On 2nd October 2017, the first batch of material was uploaded by NIOS on SWAYAM portal. See the following link believes in reaching its learners through different digital platforms, including its MOOC platform, television broadcast and mobile app.

NIOS D.EL.Ed. app


Click on the links below to explore each resource:

  1. SWAYAM MOOC Platform


2. SWAYAM PTABHA DTH VAGDA Channel no 32 –


3. D.El.Ed. Mobile App (Google Play)


4. Mukta Vidya Vani


5. NIOS dled Web Portal


The Programme Guide of D.El.Ed and its Study material is available in nine regional languages of India besides Hindi and English-Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannad, Marathi, Odia. Teachers can log in to NIOS dled Web Portal and download the course material for study purpose.

The States identified Study Centres and Examination Centres for the successful implementation of the programme. The Personal Contact Programme (PCP) was conducted in the months of December-January in the different States of India.

Personal Contact Programme (PCP)


Presently the teachers are filling up the online Examination form. The link is active now. NIOS updates its website from time to time and provides all information to its learners from time to time. To know more about the diploma course visit our website


I work for the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in India. My vision is to expand the access of my open school and to deliver high quality cost effective services. I want to share experiences and best practices with other Commonwealth countries through this platform to constantly improve our practices.

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