Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE)

Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE)

This 4-month In-Service course is for trained graduate/post-graduate teachers of English, working in secondary and senior secondary schools in the northern region of India. In-service teachers from Chandigarh (U.T), Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir states get training on improving pedagogical and communication skills. The course is bifurcated in two components that are face-to-face mode and online mode. The face-to-face mode is for the duration of three months. The online course is done in one month. Each course has a provision for 30 participants. Training is conducted through lectures and tutorials supplemented by intensive practice in Communication Skills and Methods of Teaching English. The course aims at imparting knowledge of the structure of English through Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology and Contemporary Grammar and Usage of English along with enhancing Computer Skills of the trainees. The course also aims at sensitizing the participants to Research Skills leading to Material Production (print and video) that can be readily used in the classrooms.

 Eligibility for the Course:

For Teacher-trainees:   Regular Teacher/Lecturer serving in Govt. Schools of Punjab/Haryana/HP/J&K/Chandigarh/Laddakh
Open Candidates:  Either MA (English) or B.Ed. (with English as one of the teaching subjects)

The admission in the course is given on first cum first-served basis as the seats are limited. The prospectus is sold in the first week of July for the Open Candidates. For Teacher -trainees, a nomination from the respective State DPI(S)/DEO is required.


For Teacher-trainees:  25
Open Seats: 10

The first batch of the PGCTE Course usually starts in the third week of July and ends in mid-November. The second batch starts in October and ends in February.

The first thirteen weeks of the course are conducted Face to Face i. e, the trainees attend the classes at the Institute premises. The next five weeks are conducted in the Online Mode i.e, the trainees go to their respective states and complete the course through the Online Platform available at After the completion of the course, the trainees are given grades according to their performance in the Online Mode.

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