Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.)
In Assam, the Right to Education Act (RTE, 2009) came into force on April 1, 2010. It was reported that a substantial section of teachers in Assam in lower primary and upper primary sections are untrained. Moreover, the recently appointed TET qualified teachers also do not have formal teacher training except those having B.Ed. degree. As per direction of MHRD all such untrained teachers are to be trained within 2015. Providing training to such a large number of teachers in face to face mode and within such a short period of time being not possible, the Govt. of Assam decided that the untrained teachers be trained through Distance Mode of Education and Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) was entrusted the responsibility of framing the curriculum etc. Accordingly Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) programme has been designed and developed by the University in the light of NCTE guidelines with the academic support of experts from DEC and IGNOU, besides local experts, and submitted to the NCTE through ASSA Mission. The NCTE has given approval to the programme. The duration of the programme is two years and those who are selected/nominated/deputed by the Government of Assam (i.e. SSA Mission) will only be entitled to undergo this training.