DECSE ID - Diploma In Early Childhood
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Registration & Prospectus: Rs. 500 /-
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Submission of Application Forms:
As per guidelines of RCI
Last Date with late fees of Rs. 500/- for submission of Application
Forms: As per guidelines of RCI.
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: 10+2 or above. Preference given to existing professionals & teachers.
Rehabilitation Council of India's (RCI) Course.
Centre Code: 9071
The training programmes in India, currently focuses on
persons with Mental Retardation at school going age and vocational
age. The importance of early detection and suitable training and
management is well known. Early childhood education has emerged as
an important area of interest. Children with developmental delay
(DD) or at risk for Mental Retardation certainly need supportive
education in early years of life. Currently, there is a worldwide
trend towards enhancing support through early childhood special
education. This being the critical period, appropriate intervention
at the right time arrests further damage and helps parents mould
their attitude positively towards management of the child with
Objectives of the Course
- Human resource development
- Research and development
- Development models of care and rehabilitation
- Consultancy services to voluntary organisations
- Documentation and dissemination
- Extension and Outreach programmes
NATURE OF THE COURSE
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) focuses on children
below 6 years of age and has various modes and approaches in
imparting training based on the ability of the target group. This
could be home based training, centre based training, placement in
regular pre-schools, Anganwadis or Balawadis. This demands training
of human resources suitable to reaching out to the families by being
a home visitor or itinerant teacher, to manage children with
disabilities in regular or special pre-schools. The early childhood
special educator is also expected to work as a member in a
multi-disciplinary team for designing and managing the curriculum,
to enhance inclusion of the disabled children alongside the
mainstream population. To provide all of these competencies, a
programme leading to Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education is
being offered at INPA, Chandigarh.
To provide competencies among trainees in areas
of early detection of disabilities, assessment, programming and
To train them to work as a member in a
To provide teaching strategies in ECSE, in
various pre-school settings.
To be an effective link between home and the
To prepare the children for primary school
Scope & Placement Opportunities
Placement opportunities to work as Early Childhood special
- In regular preschools.
- In Special schools in classes for pre school children.
- In research projects on ECSE/ECE.
- Coordination of Anganwadi Centres and any Govt or Private
pre - school centres including children with special educational
- To be a home based instructor and/or itinerant teacher for
pre school children with developmental delays.
- Any school programme special / regular schools working
towards inclusion of special children in regular pre-schools
Minimum educational qualification for admission to the course
will be, successful completion of ten plus two or equivalent
examination with 50% marks for candidates belonging to general
category and 40% for reserved category as prescribed by Govt. of
Educational Qualification: 10+2 : 60 marks
Preferential weightage for candidates for Science/Engineering stream
: 10 marks
Weightage for experienced / sponsored candidates : 05 marks
Parents / siblings of persons with mental retardation : 05 marks
Interview : 20 marks
TOTAL : 100 MARKS