Diphu, Aug 28: Admission to 2-Year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) course for the session 2017-19 in going on in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao and the last date of enrolment is fixed on August 30, told Kakrai Teronpi, Principal of DIET, Diphu today.
According to her, the course is compulsory for all teachers who teaches in Government, Venture and Private schools. This notification came after the government’s decision that every teacher should receive basic training on teaching so that they will be able to perform their work more efficiently. However, she also declared that teachers whose schools are not include in DISE survey will not be allowed to enroll in the D.El. Ed course.
“D.El.Ed. is now a distance learning course under SCERT and enrolled teachers should attend contact classes at their respective centers which will be allotted to them shortly. After completing 2 years long academic programme, D. El. Ed. professional become eligible to work at elementary level schools and similar educational institutes imparting elementary education. The applicant must passed 10+2 for Lower Primary or Elementary course and Graduation for Upper Primary. The enrolment fee is Rs.6, 750 for Government teachers and Rs.12, 500 for venture and private schools. The applicants can also pay their fees in two installments,” said Teronpi.
It has come to light that the state government has issued notification about the said admission in month of June, 2017, but the district authority did not issue any notification until the month of August. She further stated that due to delayed in issuing of notification, many teachers in far flung areas could not turn up until now.
“We were forced to give admission at two centers, one at DIET and another at Basic Training Centre (BTC) due to increasing number of admission seekers. We also allotted 4 study centers in the district each in Diphu, Bokajan, Bakalia and Donkamukam. According to notification, only a total number of 100 teachers can be admitted in one centre, however the number has exceeded and until today 1000 teachers were enrolled at DIET and more than 500 at Basic Training Centre. So, the number is likely to be increased and very much above the notification intake, but we can’t help it,” the principal said.
The classes will start from the first week of September and classes will be held basically on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays. She further added that DIET has been allotted to introduce B.Ed. course under NCERT from 2018 onwards and forms will be issued from the month of June next year. She also said that the course is only for teachers in Government schools. Mentioning about their grievances, the principal stated that they have not received their salaries for the past 16 months.
“In its initial stage of introduction the institute was empty handed since we did not receive any financial help from the authority. Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) CEM Tuliram Ronghang came to our rescue and he had spent a huge sum to provide infrastructure for the institute and we are still making use of it,” the principal concluded.