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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 will enable candidates to teach at the pre-primary level and help in-service teachers 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.

  • Bachelor's 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 is one year.
  • The registration period is valid for two academic years.

Credit Points : 34

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

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

Application Form Fee
The application form fee for applicants applying under:
  • General & Defence Category is: ₹1200
  • International & SAARC Category is: US$100
Note: Application fee is non-refundable.
Program Fee Payment
Students have two options to pay the program fees as per below specified timelines.
Option 1: One Time Payment: Pay full fee in one instalment immediately after grant of admission & avail timely benefits of the program.
Option 2: Two-Instalments: Pay full program fee in two-instalments:
Pay first instalment immediately after grant of admission.
Pay second instalment within 45 days of payment of first instalment payment or
  on or before the last date to pay full fee, whichever is earlier, as per policy.
Note: Both instalment payments made at the earliest, will make all benefits of the program immediately available. Installment option closes 15 days before the last specified date of admission.
Category One time full payment 1st installment 2nd installment
General ₹ 40,000/- ₹ 25,000/- ₹ 20,000/-
Defence ₹ 32,000/- ₹ 21,000/- ₹ 16,000/-
International $1151 $825 $495
SAARC $850 $700 $300
Note: Exam fees and project fee is not included in program fee. Pay Exam fees and project fee separately. Pay exam fee per paper per attempt. Exam fees or project fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. SCDL does not accept any type of fee in cash.
Mode of Payments
Online: Students can pay application form fee, program fee and all exam fees online. OR
Demand Draft: Students can pay program and all exam fees via Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of 
“The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune.
  • Each course comprises of an assignment (30 marks) and computer-based examination (70 marks). Students should appear for the assessments on a timely basis and complete the program in the validity period.
  • The examinations include a combination of objective and subjective element.
  • Students are required to submit Submissions (30 marks each) in soft copy for all subjects at the end of the semester.
  • Diploma will be awarded only after student passes in all elements of assessments i.e. each computer based examination, each assignment and project subject to completion of program duration and fulfilment of all other criteria laid down by SCDL, including payment of all fees/dues.

1 Year

  • Administrator in Pre-School and Pre-Primary Supervisor

    Administrator in Pre-School and Pre-Primary Supervisor

  • Pre-Primary Teacher or Counsellor

    Pre-Primary Teacher or Counsellor

I have successfully completed DELT and PGDPTT from SCDL. I live in Singapore so these courses helped me to start my teaching career. Symbiosis programs are accepted overseas as well. Now after successfully completing the program from SCDL, I am working at Little Gryphons Montessori as a Lead Teacher and heading the school.

- Anita Josinho Demelo, PGDPTT