The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has been given the responsibility of training the untrained in-service elementary teachers. In so far, the admission of 13,78, 979 untrained in-service teachers is confirmed at the NIOS portal.

The Diploma in Elementary Education (DELED) programme is being conducted by NIOS through Open Distance Learning (ODL) and the SWAYAM platform. Further, it is also expected that the quality of the teacher education programme is likely to improve by the conceptualization of the four years B.Ed integrated course.


The essential aspects such as ICT, yoga, gender, inclusive education, sanitation, global citizenship education (GCED) and health has been included to prepare the model curriculum for this course. The teaching specialization is essentially aimed at primary and secondary levels. 

Additional, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has developed a digital infrastructure  University & Colleges(DIKSHA) platform for knowledge sharing to upgrade the skills of teachers and to provide the learning material for the students. The ministry and states/union territories are uploading the e-learning materials for students and teachers on the portal.

Satya Pal Singh, minister of state (HRD) stated in response to a Lok Sabha question, the aim of the programme is to upgrade the basic knowledge of the students and the technical skills of the teachers at no additional cost. The purpose of teacher training is not limited to the improvement of the skills but also to make a change in the understanding of teaching and learning practices as specified by the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education  (RTE) Act, 2009, and National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005.

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is an entrusted institution to conduct the training of the untrained in-service elementary teachers across India. The untrained in-service teachers are being trained by offering Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) through ODL mode. The programme was launched in October 03, 2017. D.El.Ed programme consists of 10 papers, five papers in two semesters of 9 months.

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