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Course Name : Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education

Eligibility : Graduation equivalent in relevant stream

Program Duration : 1 Year

Programme fees : 84000 /-

Child Care 

Introduction of the Sector

Child care is a broad area that covers a wide spectrum of professionals, institutions, contexts, activities, social, and cultural conventions. The sector covers two components early child development and child protection.

Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education

Programme Introduction

There is an acute shortage of professionally trained personnel to provide comprehensive services to children in difficult circumstances. There are a large number of personnel working in existing institutions, whether run by government or by non-governmental organizations, who need to be provided with adequate skills and hands on experiences for dealing with children in an effective manner and providing them quality services. The cadre prepared through this course will contribute to the Ministry of women and child Development's plans to hostility examine methos of rationalizing programmes and approaches for creating a strong protective environment for children, diversify and provide essential services for children, mobilize inter-sectoral response for strenghening child protection and set standards for care and services.

The importance of early care and education for children's lifelong learning has been widely established and aknowlwdged. The early childhood period, spanning from pre-natal to 8 years, is the most critical and sensitive period  in the life span of an individual as it coincides with phenomenal brain development. Children's exposure to quality experience in the early years of life is critical to their development and learning outcomes.

Eligibility for Admission

The candidate should be a graduate in any discipline.

Employability/Skill enhancement

Unergoing the PG Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education will give the students an upper hand in comparison to others as they will receive additional specialized training as follows :

  • Awareness of government programmes / schemes for young children's holistic development.
  • Adaptability to Early Childhood Care education and development settings.
  • Special training in execution of programs and government schemes for young children’s holistic development effectively.
  • Ability to function effectively as teachers of Anganwadi centre, private pre- schools and play schools as well as voluntary sectors.
  • Understanding of preschool as well as other ECCE programs/centers catering to young children and their development.
  • Ability to develop professional approach regarding their roles and responsibilities, ethics and rights of the children.
  • Ability to administer plans and practices related to children's development, behavior and learning needs.
  • Training for Reflective practice and becoming a reflective practitioner.
  • Ability to learn practical application of knowledge related to children’s’ development.
  • Awareness regarding various techniques of professional development programs exist for teachers of Anganwadi centre, private and voluntary sectors.

Career Prospects/Job Role

The job options for a student with Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood and Development is specialised because it is a coveted course which only focuses on early childhood education. Due to this, job options are restricted to teaching areas like Schools, Anganwadis, Pre-Schools, Tuitions, Day Care Centres etc. The job profiles also range from being an elementary teacher, curriculum designer and academic coordinator.

Semester-wise Listing of Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits   Course Code Course Name Credits
ECDE1.1 Child Development 3   ECDE6.1 Introduction to Children with Special Needs 3
ECDE2.1 Teaching Learning Strategies 3   ECDE7.1 Assessment of ECCE Programmes 3
ECDE 3.1 Activities and experiences for Children 2   ECDE 8.1 Partnering with Parents and Community 3
ECDE4.1 Curriculum Planning and Implementation 3   ECDE 9.1 Personal and Professional Development 2
ECDE4.2 Health, Hygiene and Safety 2   ECDE 11.1 Organization, Management and Leadership 2
ECDE4.3 Rights of Children: Implications for ECCE Practice 3   ECDE 12.1 Guiding Children in Contemporary Context 3
ECDE P1 Project 4   ECDE P2 Project 4

*The skill training component is 50% to 60% ranging from 600 hours to 720 hours per year depending upon the industry requirement.                            

Programme fees: Rs. 84,000/-per annum
Examination fees: Rs.2,500/- per semester and Rs. 5000 per annum
Caution Deposit (Refundable): Rs.5000


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