Norms and Standards for Elementary Teacher Education
Programme Leading to Diploma in Education (D.Ed)


  • Free and compulsory elementary education (6-14 Years) is the fundamental right of every child in our country. The aim of elementary education is to fulfill the basic learning needs of all children in an inclusive school environment bridging social and gender gaps with the active participation of the community.
  • The objectives elementary education are to enable the child to develop skills of literacy, numeracy, communication and problem solving and acquire knowledge and understanding of the physical and social world around and attitudes and skills related to enhancing productivity and quality of life.
  • The elementary stage of education marks the beginning of formal introduction of the child to the 3R’s gradually moving on to the study of the disciplines. It should provide for a learning environment for children that promote joyful, activity based and participatory teaching and learning.
  • The elementary teacher education programme carries different nomenclatures like BTC, Diploma in Education, TTC and so on. Both the duration of the training and entry qualifications differ across states. The course is offered in elementary teacher education institutions and DIETs. The programme is aimed at preparing teacher for 1st to 8th level education.

Duration and working days


  • The elementary teacher education programme shall be of duration of two academic years.

Working Days

  • (A) There shall be at least 180 working days each year exclusive of the period of examination and admission, out of which at least 40 days shall be for practice teaching / skill development in nearby elementary schools.
  • (B) A working day shall be of a minimum of 6 hours in a six day week, during which physical presence in the institution of all the teachers is necessary to ensure their availability for individual advice, guidance, dialogues and consultation as and when needed.

Intake, Eligibility and Admission Procedure


    • There shall be a basic unit of 50 students, for each year, however, the District Institute of Education & Technology (DIET’s)/ District Resource Centers (DRCs) Sanctioned under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Teaching Education could be sanctioned a maximum intake of 200 subject to fulfillment of other requirement.


    • (A) Candidates with at least 50% marks in the senior secondary examination (+2) or its equivalent are eligible for admission
    • (B) The reservation for SC/ST/OBC and other categories shall be as per the rules of Central Government / State Government, Whichever is applicable. There shall be relaxation of 5% marks in favour of SC/ST/OBC and other categories of candidates

     Admission Procedure

    • Admission shall be made on merit on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination and or in the entrance examination or any other selection process as per the policy of the State Government / UT Administration.