NIPCCD- Diploma In Child Guidance And Counseling
Sanya Sirohi, Vineet Sekhon
NIPCCD- Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling
Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling at NIPCCD
The NIPCCD or National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development offers an Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling (since 2005). The institute is committed to advancing the development of children, adolescents, and women. It operates under the Societies Registration Act (1860). It runs under the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Let's get into the details of this program.
About the Diploma
The course addresses the need to work in the area of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. It is designed to overcome the gap of trained experts' availability for undertaking counseling and guidance of children in various settings. It also empowers the learner with an updated understanding of Developmental, Ecological, and Rights.
Objectives of the Diploma
- To create professional opportunities for those who are working with children in different settings.
- To equip individuals with theoretical understanding in counseling with socio-cultural perspectives.
- To develop skills to plan and monitor counseling interventions for children.
Following 9 papers are covered during the whole course:
An individual must fulfill any ONE of the following criteria to be eligible for this course.
- Master’s Degree from any recognized University (in Social work / Psychology / Child Development / Community Resource Management / Development Communication Extension / Nursing / Special Education);
- Graduation from any recognized University (in Social work / Psychology / Child Development / Community Resource Management / Development Communication Extension / Nursing / Special Education) with a minimum of 5 years of work experience with children;
- B.Ed. + 4 years' work experience with children.
- Admission is based on an Entrance Test (CET).
- Total seats are 30.
- The Annual Fee is Rs 68,000 approximately.
- The Applications start from May- June.
- The candidates then have to appear for the Written Test.
- Topics to prepare for the test are- General Awareness, Social Awareness, and General English, including Linguistic Expression.
- The Medium for the examination is English.
- The Minimum Requirement to qualify for the entrance test is 50% marks.
- The Exam holds 75% weightage in the overall selection process. A Group Discussion is the next step with a weightage of 10 % followed by a Personal Interview carrying a weightage of 15%.
The program has a lot to offer to people wishing to work in children and adolescents' mental health. And, the prestige of NIPCCD is the icing on the cake for them!