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What this course is about?

A MOOC for science teachers- This is a completely online course, primarily aimed at teachers dealing with Science at the upper primary level (classes 6-8) in schools. The purpose of this course is to help in professional development of a large number of in-service teachers to become reflective and competent practitioners. The course consists of multimedia based interactive learning materials. The course provides in-depth yet flexible learning opportunities to anyone interested in teaching-learning of science at upper primary level. Each module starts from the basics and attempts to develop learner’s understanding up to a significant conceptual depth.

Is there any fee to be paid?

Yes, there is a onetime enrollment fee of Rs. 1000/- for Govt. school teachers and Rs. 3000/- for Private school teachers. There is no other fee involved.

Who can enroll?

Primarily those school teachers teaching science in classes 6-10. However, any interested teacher can enroll by paying the course enrollment fee.

How to enroll in this Course?

You can enroll in this course by paying the enrollment fee of Rs. 1000/- (if you are a Govt. school teacher) or Rs. 3000/- (if you are a private school teacher). The fee can be paid either online or through demand draft drawn in favour of SECRETARY NCERT, Payable at New Delhi. Please send your name, address, school details, your email id, your mobile number in the proforma given below, along with the demand draft to “Head, DESM, NCERT, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016”. Last date for enrollment is 30 April, 2019.

Proforma for details about teachers to be enrolled



S. No.


Teacher Name


School Address


School UDISE Code




Mobile Number


Email (Active)


DD details / SBI e-collect reference number


Amount in Rs (1000/3000)






























How to go through the course?

Teachers will be enrolled in this course and a user id will be generated. The enrolled learner (teacher) can access the course using a laptop/desktop computer with Internet connectivity. It can be accessed from any place, 24x7 during the course run period.

What is the duration of this course?

The course will start from 01 May 2019 and end on 29 Feb 2020. The course consists of 40 modules. On an average, each module can be completed in 8-10 hours. Each module will be opened on every Monday, and it is to be completed in a week. All the modules along with the final exam are to be completed in 10 months.

What is the assessment method?

There is an objective test at the end of each module. Learner can appear on these tests as per their convenient time. There is a final exam at the end of course. Those learners who complete all the modules and appear in all the 40 tests will be allowed to appear for this final exam. It will be a timed exam and the date will be announced in advance.

Who will award Diploma?

On successful completion, NCERT will award a Diploma certificate for “Teaching of Science at Upper Primary Stage”.