What is Special Education?

Special education (also known as special needs education, aided education, exceptional education or Special Ed) is the practice of educating students with special educational needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, and accessible settings. These interventions are designed to help individuals with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and in their community, that may not be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education.

What is diploma in special education?

The D.Ed.Spl.Ed. course aims to develop professionals for special education within a broad framework of education in the current millennium. The course will enable learners to acquire knowledge, develop competencies and practice skills to impart education to children with special needs.

Duration of the Course?

The duration of the course will be two years (four semesters).

What is the eligibility?

Students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent with 50% of marks in any stream are eligible for
the course.

Placement Opportunities:

  • Special Educator
  •  Inclusive Education Teacher in Integrated \ Inclusive Schools
  •  CBR Services
  • Clinical Services
  • Vocational Training Centers
  • Teacher Training Centers recognized by RCI
  • Primary teacher in KV & NV and other Government schools
  • Service provider to empower Children with disability
  • Early intervention Programmes
  • Special Schools – Day Care/Residential School
  • Home Based Programmes
  • Community Based Rehabilitation Programmes
  • Pre-vocational Programmes


As per NCTE notification New Delhi 23rd august, 2010 minimum qualifications for a
person to be eligible for appointment as a Primary Level teacher in class I to V in a school
referred to in clauses (n) of section 2 of the Right to children to Free and Compulsory
Education Act -2009.

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2 year Diploma in
Education (Special Education)

Memorandum of Understanding between NCTE and RCI

NCTE website MOU Link

RCI website MOU Link