Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Pre Primary Teachers Training – SCDL
Post Graduate Diploma in Pre-primary Teachers Training (PGDPTT) Autonomous Program   Download PDF  Apply Online

In recent years, there is an increasing demand for qualified personnel to work with young children in pre-primary schools. Not all pre-primary schools, however, are run by trained teachers who know how to best facilitate learning in young children. This program is designed to reduce the gap between the available and demanded competencies in this field. It equips teachers with the knowledge of various teaching aids and classroom management. The practice teaching session gives them practical exposure.

This program is not only meant for candidates who aspire to teach at the pre-primary level, but also for in-service teachers in this field who want to upgrade their skills and qualifications. Knowledge of various aspects of child education is also perfect for mothers who want to teach their children at home. It gives a direction to those who would like to open a pre-primary school. This program helps an individual to:

  • Understand the needs and cognitive development of children.
  • Understand child psychology especially that of young children in the age group of 3-6 years, who would be stepping out of the familiarity of their homes for the first time.
  • Recognise the healthy physical and mental developmental patterns in a young child
  • Decode a child's learning style, which is essential for ensuring that what is being taught within the classroom is absorbed by the child with minimum exertion.

Career Opportunities:
Pre-Primary Teacher, Teacher for Children with Special Needs, Pre-Primary Counsellor, Administrator in Pre-School and Pre-Primary Supervisor. One can also start one's own Pre-Primary School or Day Care Centre.

  • Bachelor degree holder / Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
  • International / SAARC Graduate from a recognised / accredited University /Institution.
  • Students who have appeared for final year of examination of their bachelor's degree program and are awaiting results can also apply, subject to successfully completing their bachelor's degree program / graduation within the time period specified by SCDL.

  • The duration of the program one year.
  • The registration period is valid for two academic years.

Total Credit Points : 34

Course Title
Child Development I
Early Childhood Curriculum I
Pre-Primary School Administration
Course Title
Child Development II
Early Childhood Curriculum II
Children with Special Needs

* Autonomous Program

    Application Form Fees (Non-refundable):
  • For Indian Residents (General / Defence Personnel / Paramilitary / Police): Rs. 1500/-
  • International : USD 100 OR Rs. 6,900/-
  • SAARC : USD 100 OR Rs. 6,900/-

Program Fees: Students have two options of paying the fees as mentioned below:
A] Option 1 – One Time Payment:- Student has to pay the full course fees in one time payment, within 15 days from the date of admission

  • General: Rs. 25,000/-
  • Active Defence / Paramilitary / Police: Rs. 22,000/-
  • International : USD 1,500 or Rs. 1,03,500/-
  • SAARC : USD 850 or Rs. 58,650/-

B] Option 2 - Two-Installments: Student has to pay the course fees in two installments as follows:

Category 1st Installment - Pay within 15 days
from the date of admission
2nd Installment - Pay within 30 days from the
date of payment of 1st Installment
General Rs. 19,000/- Rs. 10,000/-
Active Defence/ Paramilitary / Police Rs. 16,000/- Rs. 10,000/-
International USD 1200 or Rs. 82,800/- USD 600 or Rs. 41,400/-
SAARC USD 700 or Rs. 48,300/- USD 300 or Rs. 20,700/-

    Note: Participants are required to pay additional exam fees per exam per attempt.

    Fee Payment Mode: Fees can be paid Online or by Demand Draft.
  • Payment via Online: this can be done through payment gateway.
  • Payment via DD: this can be submitted at SCDL Pune campus. The Demand Draft needs to be in favor of "The Director, SCDL, Pune" payable at Pune only.

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