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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 pre-service and 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 upto a significant conceptual depth.

Is there any fee to be paid?

Yes, there is a onetime enrollment fee of Rs. 2000. There is no other fee involved. The mode of payment is ONLINE ONLY.

Who can enroll?

  • In-service teachers teaching science for classes 6-8 across the country.
  • Pre-service teachers pursuing their diploma or degree in education can also enroll in this course.
  • Any other individual directly involved in science education/school education.

How to enroll in this Course?

Go to PAY FEE ONLINE page and make a payment of Rs. 2000 using the link provided. Within 3-4 days after making payment, you will receive an ‘Invitation’ email from NCERTX. Follow the instructions given in the email to complete the enrollment process. The last date for enrollment is 9 August, 2020.

Kindly, use same email ID everywhere throughout the course enrollment process.

You also need to email your details in typed format as .docx file (in CAPITAL letters) to us at in the form of given proforma.

Proforma for details about applicants to be enrolled

Applicant Name - ______________________________________________________________________

School/ Institution Name - _____________________________________________________________

School/ Institution Address - ___________________________________________________________

School UDISE Code/ Institution Code (for in-service teachers) - _________________________

College/ University Enrollment No. (for pre-service teachers) - _________________________

State/UT - _____________________________________________________________________________

Mobile No. - ___________________________________________________________________________

Email Id (Active) - ______________________________________________________________________

SBI Collect Ref. No - ____________________________________________________________________

How to go through the course?

Online 24x7- Using a laptop/desktop computer with internet connectivity, the enrolled participant can sign in (using his/her registered email ID and password) to his/her account on platform and access the course. It can be accessed from any place, 24x7 during the course run period.

What is the duration of this course?

40 Weeks- The course will start from 10 August, 2020 and end on 11 June, 2021. The course consists of 40 modules. On an average, each module can be completed in 8-10 hours. Every Monday, a new module will be opened 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. It will be opened with its respective module for 15 days. Learners can appear for these tests as per their convenience within 15 days. 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”.