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Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) – Curriculum Revised from 2015-16 onwards

School Education Department – Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) –
Curriculum Revised from 2015-16 onwards - Orders Issued.

G.O.MS.No. 1 Dated: 01-01-2016

Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms.No. 35, School Education, dated 09-07-1999.
2. G.O.Ms.No. 30, School Education, dated 11-02-2009.
3. Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE-2009),
Act. No. 35 of 2009, dated 26-08-2009.
4. AP RTE Rules-2010 issued in G.O.Ms.No. 20 School Education
(PE-Prog.I) Dept.. dated 03-03-2011
5. NCFTE-2009 on Teacher Education.
6. NCTE, New Delhi New regulations Notification No. 51-1/2014-
NCTE (N&S), dated 28-11-2014 published in Government of India
Gazette extraordinary No. 346, dated 01-12-2014.
7. From the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad
Letter Rc. No. 695/C&T/SCERT/2015, dated 17.12.2015.

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Government of India have enacted Right of Children to Free and
Compulsory Education, vide Act No. 35 of 2009, dated 26-08-2009 and basing
on this Act, Government of Andhra Pradesh have issued A.P. Right of Children to
Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2010 in the G.O. 4th read above. The
sub section (2) of section 29 of RTE- Act, 2009 reads :
The academic authority, while laying down the curriculum and the
evaluation procedure under sub-section (1) , shall take into consideration
the following, namely:—
(a) conformity with the values enshrined in the Constitution;
(b) all round development of the child;
(c) building up child's knowledge, potentiality and talent;
(d) development of physical and mental abilities to the fullest
(e) learning through activities, discovery and exploration in a child
friendly and child-centered manner;
(f) medium of instructions shall, as far as practicable, be in child's
mother tongue;
(g) making the child free of fear, trauma and anxiety and helping
the child to express views freely,
(h) comprehensive and continuous evaluation of child's
understanding of knowledge and his or her ability to apply the

2. Further under sub-section (1), (2) & (3) of section 24 of the Act “Duties of
Teachers” envisages that :
(a) maintain regularity and punctuality in attending school:
(b) conduct and complete the curriculum in accordance with the
provisions of sub-section (2) of section 29;
(c) complete entire curriculum within the specified time;
(d) assess the learning ability of each child and accordingly
supplement additional instructions, if any, as required;
(e) hold regular meetings with parents and guardians and apprise
them about the regularity in attendance, ability to learn,
progress made in learning and any other relevant information
about the child; and
(f) perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

 (2) A teacher committing default in performance of duties specified in
sub-section (1) , shall be liable to disciplinary action under the
service rules applicable to him or her:
Provided that before taking such disciplinary action, reasonable
opportunity of being heard shall be afforded to such teacher.

(3) The grievances, if any, of the teacher shall be redressed in such
manner as may be prescribed.

3. In order to implement the Act in true spirit in terms of imparting quality
education to the child between the age group of 6-14, there has been strong
need to revise Teacher Education curriculum of 2 year Diploma in Elementary
Education (D.El.Ed.) which is at preparing teachers for the elementary stage of
education that is for classes I to VIII. Further, one of the goals of teacher
education programme is to prepare reflective practitioners who can judiciously
question some of the inappropriate current promises, on schooling and
education, which lack relevance, flexibility, socio cultural context and quality.
Hence, Government sees, there is a need to develop these abilities in
prospective teachers through curricular interventions, in order to transact
elementary school curriculum to the child effectively keeping in view NCTE draft
curriculum of D.El.Ed. June 2015.

4. Government also taking into cognizance of the vision for the National
Curriculum Framework on Teacher Education, 2009 (ref. 5 cited above) viz.,
Teacher Education Curriculum be integrative (inter-disciplinary) and eclectic.

Teacher Education shall be for building a learning society making
people to unlearn what does not work and relearn what works for all
categories of children (Inclusive Education especially CwSN).
India being multicultural and multilingual society, modern pedagogy
need to be based on sociological and anthropological contexts,
teaching for diverse children in contemporary times with love, care
and skill.
Acknowledging existence of diverse learning spaces / curriculum
sites (apart from classroom) viz., farm, workplace, home, community
and media.
Building knowledge base treating the child as constructor of
knowledge (instead passive listener) through dialogical
communication (instead of didactic communication) making learning
a joyful, participatory and meaningful activity; so that knowledge
becomes dynamic instead of “given”.
Organizing learner centered, activity based, participatory learning
experiences – play, projects, discussion, dialogue, observation, visits
and learn to reflect on their own teaching practice.
Integrating academic learning with social, personal qualities of
learners responding diversities in the classroom.
Promotes constitutional vision – values of peace, democratic way of
life, equality, liberty, fraternity, secularism, zeal for social

5. The purpose of all these, is to make teacher fully engaged in children’s
holistic learning and development, for which she / he (teacher) should have
thorough understanding of the child and her / his social cultural contexts. In
addition, the teacher must have competence in different areas of school
curriculum (based on NCF-2005 for the present) revised from time to time to use
appropriate pedagogies. The tools for pedagogy shall include ICT, Arts and
Crafts, including folk arts, community resources. This implies that the inclusion of
all these pedagogical tools in the curriculum of teacher education programme will
enhance the effectiveness and quality of teacher preparation.

6. In letter 7th read above, the Commissioner of School Education, Andhra
Pradesh, Hyderabad has proposed to revise the D.El.Ed. curriculum in
supersession of the existing curriculum issued in the G.Os 1st and 2nd read above
and the new syllabus is proposed in order to operationalise the above National
vision of teacher education.

7. After careful examination of the proposal of the Commissioner of School
Education, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, Government hereby accept the
proposal of the Commissioner of School Education, for revision of the D.El.Ed.
curriculum in supersession of the existing curriculum issued in the G.Os 1st and
2nd read above and the new syllabus will be adopted from the academic year
2015-16 which envisages following in order to operationalise the National vision
of teacher education.

1. Revised curriculum to be centered around the four areas viz.,

i) Child studies including Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
and Elementary Education.
ii) Education and Contemporary Studies
iii) Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies
iv) In addition, Value added courses for holistic development (including
pedagogy across curriculum and ICT integration, Art Culture
Education; Yoga, Physical and Health Education; Work and
Education; Value Education and Life Skills.)

2. Theory courses: There shall be 12 theory papers (1st year 6, 2nd year 6)
in this curriculum including pedagogy upto elementary level (I to VIII

3. Practicum: Every theory paper will have practicum as well. Practicum
also includes weightages for value added courses discussed in one
above Self Development Courses.
4. Records to be maintained by student teachers: Each student have to
prepare 13 records (1st year 6, 2nd year 7) in all, in areas like CCE
records, Action Research Records, Classroom observation and
Reflective journals, School Experience Programmes Records etc.

5. School Internship: Ample opportunities are provided to student
teachers for outside learning in various categories of schools like ECCE /
Anganwadi, Govt. and Private Primary Schools and Upper Primary
Schools, KGBVs, Residential Schools (General, Social Welfares,
Gurukulas and Special schools (if any).

6. Programme Implementation: The DEOs concerned should take steps
to see that the students teachers are permitted for their internship of
schools as per the plan of Action / Calendar of Activities and Schedule
prepared by the Principal DIET concerned.

7. Assessment: Student Teachers are to be constantly assessed in turns
Entire practicum course
Internal Assessment of 30% weightage in general shall include
individual / group assignments, projects, action research, observation
and reflective journal.
External Assessment of 70% weightage for examinations conducted
by the examining body.

8. Systemic Reforms: For the systemic reforms, the following areas shall
be implemented for the effective implementation of 2 year D.El.Ed.,
course :

I. Duration of the Programme
II. Working days and Holidays
III. Time table for a working day in DIET
IV. Government DIET shall be rationalized to have 7 subject
departments for purpose of appointments and postings.
V. Subject wise admissions for D.El.Ed., course (1st year admissions)
VI. Annual Teacher Education schedule (including TRT). The details of
these areas are covered in the annexure A & B as appended viz..
(A) Curriculum and Syllabus (B) Systemic Reforms.

8. The Commissioner of School Education, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad
shall take further action accordingly.


APPENDIX – B of G.O. Ms. No.1, School Education (Prog.II) Department,
dated 01.01.2016.

I. Duration of the Programme:

The D.El.Ed. programme shall be of a duration of two academic year.
However, the students shall be permitted to complete the programme within a
maximum period of three years from the date of admission to the programme.

II. Working days and Holidays for a DIET

i. Number of working days for a DEIT                = 220
a) Number of working days for curriculum
transaction for D.El.Ed. Course                           = 200
b) Days for assessment                                             = 20
TOTAL 220 per annum

A student who admits in D.El.Ed. Course shall have at least 80% of
attendance for each paper in teaching / instructional periods and 90% for
school internship. A student who does not have adequate attendance will
not be considered for attending the final examination.

ii. First instruction Day
a) D.El.Ed. Course 1st year – Last week of June/1st week of July
b) D.El.Ed. Course 2nd year – synchronized with school Academic

The Almanac of D.El.Ed. Course with date for every academic year will be
communicated by Director, SCERT before 1st week of June of the
Academic Year.

iii. Summer vacation for DIET staff: 1st week of May to 1st week of June
with not less than 30 days (exact dates will be communicated by
Director, SCERT)

III. Time table for a working day in DIET
9.45 A.M.                   - First Bell
9.50 A.M.                   - Second Bell (Assembly commences)
9.50 to 10.00 A.M.   - Assembly
10.00 to 11.00 A.M  - 1st Hour
11.00 to 12.00 A.M  - 2nd Hour
12.00 to 12.15 Noom - 1st Interval
12.15 to 1.15 PM        - 3rd Hour
1.15 to 2.00 PM        - Lunch
2.00 to 3.00 PM       - 4th Hour
3.00 to 4.00 PM       - 5th Hour
4.00 to 4.15 PM        - 2nd Interval
4.15 to 5.15 PM         - 6th Hour

IV. Seven (7) Subject Departments:
In order to enhance subject quality in Govt. DIETs, it is decided to
rationalize faculty (subject wise) into seven subject departments.



No. of Sr. Lecturers
specialization in PG

No. of Lecturers
specialization in P.G.
Dept. of
Teacher Education
Philosophy     /
Psychology     / Sociology
Psychology - 1
Philosophy / Sociology  - 2
Dept. of
Telugu and Co-scholastic activities
Telugu 2
Physical    Education
Fine Arts – 2
Dept. of English
English 2
Dept. of
Mathematics 2
Dept. of EVS
Science /
Social Science
Biological / Physical
Sciences 1 Social Sciences
(History / Economics
/ Political Science / Public Administration ) 1
Dept. of
Botany /
Zoology / Physics / Chemistry
Botany / Zoology 1
Physics  / Chemistry - 1
Dept. of
Humanities and Social Sciences
History /
Geography / Economics / Political Sciences / Public Administration
History / Geography
/ Economics / Political Sciences / Public Administration - 1

Note: 1. Hereafter appointments and postings will be made to subject
departments only in order to ensure quality in a Govt. DIET.

2. In DIETs where there are 16 lecturers as against 17 in some other
DIETs 1 lecturer post in Sociology out of 2 will be dropped in the
above subject pattern. Five additional lecturer posts are available
for Urdu medium. viz., Urdu language -1, Psychology / Philosophy /
Sociology – 1, Mathematics-1, Sciences -1, Social Studies - 1.

3. Functions indicated for DIET by MHRD will be performed by subject
departments as follows:


Subject Departments
Dept. of Teacher Education
Dept. of Social Studies
Dept. of Telugu and Co-Scholastic activities
Dept. of Environmental Studies
P & M
Dept. of Mathematics
Dept. of English
Dept. of Sciences

4 The Principal can utilize services of all faculty (both Sr. Lecturers
and lecturers) for teaching to pre-service 1st / 2nd year students as
per time table and the subjects of their study.

V. Subject wise Admissions for D.El.Ed. Course:

Reforms in D.El.Ed. admissions shall be implemented from the academic
year 2016-17 in view of new D.El.Ed. curriculum. The admissions in this course
shall be henceforth be subject wise, keeping in view this revised curriculum.
Ex: If NCTE has sanctioned two basic units of 50 intake for 1st year then
admissions shall be as follows:

Mathematics - 25
Physical Science - 25
Biological Science - 25
Social Studies - 25
TOTAL - 100

Note: In order to appear at CET for admission in that subject the candidate
would have studied that subject has optional subject in Intermediate.
Secondly, if a candidate is eligible for two or more subjects he/she should
specify the subject opts i.e only one subject for admission at his choice at
the time of applying for CET itself for allowing him for that subject test.
Thirdly for Social Subject the candidate would have studied at least two
subjects of the five subjects viz., History, Geography, Civics, Economics,
Commerce and +2 level. Fourthly the DEECET Convener shall take steps
to modify pattern of test papers accordingly. He / She will notify the
subject test wise syllabus at the time of admission notification for
VI. Annual Teacher Education Schedule



Target Group
Theory Examinations by DGE
1st        and      2nd
15th April to 5th May
1st year
admission test
2nd week of May
Results  of  2n year  D.El.Ed.  and distribution of pass certificate
2nd year ending
Last week of May
a)  Results
b)  State Counseling for admissions
1st year
admission test
2nd week of June

3rd /4th week
1st Instructional day
D.El.Ed. 1st
Last week of June
/ first week of July
1st Instructional day
D.El.Ed. 2nd
12th / 13th   June
(Should synchronize with school Academic Calendar)
DSC appearing
Last week of May



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