12 lakhs teachers go for NIOS diploma in elementary education

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In pursuance of Prime Minister’s Digital India campaign, more than 12 lakhs untrained teachers across the country are appearing for the examination for two years diploma course in elementary education conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). There are a total of 3186 NIOS examination centres across the country and 12,62,044 learners enrolled for the Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) programme. The D.El.Ed programme is a specifically designed package for in-service untrained teachers working in primary or upper primary schools of different states of the country.