Diploma in Education [D.Ed] - Course Overview




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    Diploma in Education (D.Ed.) Course, Admission, Distance Education, Top colleges and Salary

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    D.Ed is a 2 year certificate-level course in education that enables an aspirant to become nursery school teacher. D.Ed course aims to provide government schools with the knowledge of teaching in primary schools. The course duration varies from 1-3 years that depends upon the the institute you have applied in.

    To pursue your career with a D.Ed course, you should possess a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 from a recognized board or university. Though, the eligibility criteria may differ from college to college you are applying for admissions. D.Ed covers both theory and practical subjects that includes cognitive and behavioural skills, criticism lessons and alike.

    One can also opt for D.Ed from distance learning. Some of the colleges like IGNOU, Acharya College and others offer distance learning option to aspirants for pursuing D.Ed course. 

    Top D.Ed Colleges

    Some of the top colleges offering D.Ed on the basis of their popularity are listed below:

    Name of the CollegeLocationAverage Fees
    Bhabha College of EducationBhopalIRN 15,000
    Bharat college of EducationHaryanaINR 25,800
    Geeta Adarsh College of EducationKurukshetraINR 44,000
    Mirza Ghalib Teacher’s Training CollegePatnaINR 45,000
    Lord Krishna College of EducationAmbalaINR 26,000

    Read More:Other Top D.Ed colleges 

    Average fee charged for D.Ed course ranges from INR 15,000 to INR 1 Lakh per annum. Fee of the course varies from institute to institute. After the course completion, you can expect an average package of INR 2-3 Lakhs per annum.

    Table of Contents
    D.Ed Admission Process
    D.Ed Distance Education
    D.Ed: What is it About?
    Why D.Ed?
    D.Ed: Top Institutes
    D.Ed Syllabus
    D.Ed: Job Profiles

    D.Ed: Admission Process

    There are a number of colleges offering D.Ed. The application process for the same is discussed below:

    1. Visit either the official website of the Institute or the Admission office of the Institute to avail the application forms for admission in D.Ed course.
    2. Fill the application form as directed and then upload the asked documents.
    3. Either you have to appear for the Entrance exams or you have to wait for the merit list to be released by the college or the organization.
    4. Once the results of the entrance exams will be announced or the merit list will be released, selected candidates have to appear for the further documentation process.

    Depending upon the cutoff, admissions will be provided to the aspirants.

    D.Ed Distance Education

    Few colleges do offer D.Ed degree from distance learning. It is preferably good for those who either are not able to attend regular classes due to some problems or are working. List of few of those distance learning D.Ed courses are mentioned below:

    Institute NameLocationAverage Fee
    Indira Gandhi National Open UniversityNew DelhiINR 15,000
    Acharya College of EducationBangaloreINR 28,000
    Asian College of TeachersBangaloreINR 32,000
    Prabhat Jyotirmoyee College of EducationWest BengalINR 20,000
    Seema D.Ed CollegeKarnatakaINR 25,000

    D.Ed: Eligibility

    Qualification required to get eligible for a D.Ed course is to possess an aggregate of 50% in your 10+2 from a recognised board or university. There’s a 5% relaxation for SC/ST and physically disabled categories.

    D.Ed: Entrance Exams

    There are no specific joint entrance tests for D.Ed admissions. Most of the colleges offer admissions on the basis of merit but few of the states conduct entrance tests for the same. Few of them are listed below:

    EntranceTestImportant Dates
    Arunachal Pradesh D.Ed. Entrance ExamMay, 2020
    Assam SCERT D.Ed Entrance Exam1st Week of May, 2020
    SCERT CG D.Ed Entrance ExamJuly, 2020
    Meghalaya D.Ed. Entrance ExamMay, 2020
    Manipur D.Ed Entrance Exam4th Week of July, 2020
    Haryana D.Ed Entrance Exam1st Week of November, 2020
    Odisha D.Ed Entrance Exam2nd Week of August, 2020
    Uttarakhand D.Ed. Common Entrance TestMarch 30, 2020

    entrance tests

    Other exams for which you can appear for D.Ed admissions are listed below:

    1. Jharkhand D.Ed Entrance Exam
    2. MP D.Ed Entrance Exam
    3. SCERT Punjab D.Ed Entrance Exam
    4. Kerala D.Ed Entrance Exam and others

    How to prepare for D.Ed Entrance Examination?

    D.Ed entrance examinations mainly covers the given below 4 sections:

    1. General Knowledge and Mental ABility
    2. English Aptitude
    3. Teaching Aptitude
    4. Quantitative Aptitude

    Points to keep in mind for preparing well for D.Ed entrance exam:

    1. Go through the entrance exam syllabus thoroughly.
    2. Practice previous year question papers or model test papers to keep a check on exam pattern.
    3. Prepare well for the teaching aptitude part.
    4. Don’t stress out much, as exam question patterns are very easy to solve.

    D.Ed: What is it about?

    D.Ed or Diploma in Education is a course that trains you to get eligible for nursery teaching. This course is basically a job oriented course and it usually caters the elementary level education in India. The course curriculum is generally divided into 2 semesters including both practical and theory papers.

    D.Ed course can be pursued both full time and part time. It totally depends on you with which mode of learning you are comfortable with. After the successful completion of this course, it opens you to a wide range of lucrative job opportunities.

    D.Ed: Course Highlights

    Course LevelCertificate- Level Course
    Full-FormDiploma in Education
    Duration2 years
    Eligibility50% marks in 10+2 from recognised board or university
    Admission ProcessEither by Entrance Test or by Merit List
    Course FeeUp to INR 2 Lakh per annum
    Average SalaryUp to INR 5 Lakhs per annum
    Career ProspectsCounsellor, Teacher, Education Consultant, Research Scholar, Article writer, Assistant Professor and others

    Why D.Ed?

    D.Ed course provides you with the number of perks after its completion. Few of them are listed below:

    1. Offers you Job security.
    2. Comprehends your psychological principles in terms of growth and development
    3. Involves you in the noble cause of teaching.
    4. Enhance your communication skills well.

    D.Ed graduates demands are rising and blooming at its peak. This course offers the graduate with lucrative job opportunities.

    Course Comparison

    D.Ed Vs D.El.Ed

    D.Ed and D.El.Ed are almost similar courses in terms of duration and eligibility. D.El.Ed course enables an aspirant to pursue a career in teaching at the primary level. Below given is a course comparison between these two courses to get an idea, that in what terms these courses differ:

    Full FormDiploma in EducationDiploma in Elementary Education
    OverviewD.Ed makes you eligible for nursery teaching.D.El.Ed makes you eligible for elementary level teaching.
    Duration2 Years2 Years
    EligibilityQualified 10+2 class from a recognised boardQualified 10+2 class from a recognised board
    Average Annual FeeUp to INR 1.5 Lakhs per annumUp to INR 2 Lakhs per annum
    Average Salary OfferedUp to INR 3 Lakhs per annumUp to INR 5 Lakhs per annum

    D.Ed: Top Institutes

    Some of the top colleges for D.Ed are mentioned below:

    Name of the CollegeLocationAverage Fees
    Bhabha College of EducationBhopalIRN 15,000
    Bharat college of EducationHaryanaINR 25,800
    Geeta Adarsh College of EducationKurukshetraINR 44,000
    Mirza Ghalib Teacher’s Training CollegePatnaINR 45,000
    Lord Krishna College of EducationAmbalaINR 26,000
    ICFAI UniversityWest TripuraINR 1,10,000
    Amar Bhartiya MahavidyalayaGwaliorINR 32,000
    Budhha College of EducationKarnalINR 35,000
    RKDF UniversityBhopalINR 50,000
    Shivalik College of EducationAmbalaINR 25,600

    College Comparison

    ParameterBhabha College of Education, BhopalBharat College of Education, Haryana
    OverviewIt was established in year 2008 and managed under the Ayushmati Education and Socal Society administration committtee. The college is also approved by the NCTE.Bharat College of Education is affiliated by NCTE. It was estalished in year 2004 and it comes under the state public university.
    SpecialisedThe college is Specailised in Tecaher Education courses.The college is specialised in Teacher’s Education training courses. 
    Courses OfferedBA, BCA, M.Com, B.Ed and D.Ed and M.EdB.Ed and D.Ed
    Average FeesUp to INR 15,000Up to INR 25,800

    D.Ed: Syllabus

    D.Ed course curriculum is having both practical and theory subjects that helps the D.Ed aspirant to possess both on-field and off-field work experience. Most of these subjects are related to psychology and teaching behaviour.

    Semester 1 (Theory)Semester 2 (Practical)
    Education in Emerging Indian SocietyMicroteaching- 7 skills (3 Lessons per skill)
    Educational PsychologyTeaching of Subject - I (20 Lessons)
    Secondary Education: Issues and ProblemsTeaching of Subject - II (20 Lessons)
    Information and Communication TechnologyCriticism Lessons
    Methods of Training - IMethods of Teaching (Major Subject)
    Methods of Training - IIWork Experience
    Subject SpecializationWorking with community and Social service
    -5 Psychology experiments

    D.Ed: Career Prospects

    D.Ed graduates are open to various fields for setting up their career in the jobs arena where numbers of perks are attached to it. They can go for positions like teachers, researcher scholars, counsellors are others. Few of those job positions are mentioned below with their roles and responsibilities and average salary of that profession.

    Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary (in INR)
    TeacherRole of a teacher is to prepare lessons for the students and then educate them at all levels. They help the students in enhancing their knowledge and skills.Up to INR 3 Lakhs
    CounsellorTheir role is to listen to the problems of their clients and provide them with the most practical and possible solution.Up to INR 3 Lakhs
    Article WriterTheir aim is to prepare content for the website or the organization they are working for. They help the consumers to better understand the products and services of the organization by explaining them in words.Up to INR 2.8 -3 Lakhs
    Research ScholarTheir role is to research on the project they are allotted with and then getting paid in the form of stipend.Up to INR 3.6 Lakhs
    Record KeeperTheir role is to keep a check on the records of the company or the organization.They are the sole responsible person for the records of the company. Up to INR 2.7 Lakhs
    LibrarianA Librarian's job is to keep a check on the books of the library and organising the library material in such a way that one can easily avail it.Up to INR 2.4 Lakhs

    Job prospects

    D.Ed: Future Scope

    After the completion of D.Ed course, either an aspirant can apply for jobs or they can go for further education course like B.Ed (Bachelor in Education). Bachelors degree in Education opens you to more in-depth knowldege of the subject, more job opportunities and further post graduation and diploma education courses like M.Ed (Master of Education), PhD in Education and alike.

    D.Ed: FAQs

    Ques: Is D.Ed a 3 year degree?

    Ans: D.Ed is a 2 Year certificate level course. It’s duartion depends upon the institute you are applying in. Generally it ranges from 1-3 years.

    Ques: What is the eligibility for D.ED?

    Ans: To possess D.Ed degree you should have a minimum qualification of 50% score in 10+2 standard.

    Ques: Can we pursue D.Ed from Distance Education mode?

    Ans: Yes, you can opt D.Ed from distance education mode or open learning.

    Ques: What are the possible job aspects other than teaching after D.Ed successful completion?

    Ans: One can go for Career counselling, article writing, research scholars, teachers, librarian and other positions after the successgul completion of the course.

    Ques: Is D.Ed and D.El.Ed different from each other?

    Ans: Yes, D.Ed and D.El.Ed are different from each other as D.Ed is a normal diploma course in education whereas D.El.Ed is a diploma course in elementary education.

    Diploma in Education [D.Ed] Fee Structure in India

    7.1 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES1.4 L (Maximum Fee)
    69.65 K (Average Fee)
    6.38 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES2.4 L (Maximum Fee)
    46.98 K (Average Fee)

    Diploma in Education [D.Ed] Fee Structure by State


    68.48 K
    50.48 K

    Delhi NCR

    72.7 K
    52.89 K

    Madhya Pradesh

    1.25 L
    46.73 K


    14.55 K
    22.03 K

    Tamil Nadu

    33.5 K
    26.67 K

    West Bengal

    1.1 L
    1.29 L


    16 K
    49.79 K



    Altaf Shaikh

    which college provides d ed correspondent course

    19 Feb, 2020 15:30

    Forum kab nikalta he

    16 Dec, 2019 06:10
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Anju, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying as academic calendar varies from one college to other.

    16 Dec, 2019 11:13
    Jaseena Yoosufali

    I want to do ded plzz suggest me which college is best in Andheri mumbai

    02 Nov, 2019 20:22
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Jaseena, you may refer to some of the best Education Colleges in Mumbai from here.

    06 Nov, 2019 12:36
    Mubashira Dalvi

    I want do Ded by correspondence kindly let me know the university and the fee for the course

    16 Jul, 2019 17:02
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mubashira, you can check various Colleges Offering D.Ed from here. However, fee structure will vary from college to college.

    16 Jul, 2019 17:24
    Sunil King

    Sir I am sunil and I have completed my 2 this year I have grip in hindi language I want to become a hindi teacher in andra Pradesh please help me sir

    01 Apr, 2019 14:43
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sunil, visit the official website of the college of your interest as the admission procedure varies for each college.

    01 Apr, 2019 15:16
    A sreevani

    I want to complete B ed by correspondence let me know which university is offering by what amount.

    01 Feb, 2019 18:22
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sreevani, kindly go through the mentioned link to check out the colleges offering B.Ed.

    01 Feb, 2019 18:33

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