Tiruchirapalli

12,366 candidates to take part in D.T.Ed counselling

District Collector Jayashree Muralidharan hands over admission letter to a topper among physically challenged candidates at the R.C. Girl's Teacher Training Institute in Tiruchi on Monday. P. Kumar, centre, MP, and R. Elangovan, right, DTERT Director, are in the picture. Photo: R. Ashok

District Collector Jayashree Muralidharan hands over admission letter to a topper among physically challenged candidates at the R.C. Girl's Teacher Training Institute in Tiruchi on Monday. P. Kumar, centre, MP, and R. Elangovan, right, DTERT Director, are in the picture. Photo: R. Ashok  

A total of 12,366 candidates – 1,620 boys and 10,746 girls – have applied to take part in the single-window counselling for 19,368 seats for Diploma in Teacher Education (D.T.Ed) made available by 682 recognised teacher training institutions.

Of them, 29 are District Institutes of Education and Training, eight are government teacher training institutions, 43 are government-aided institutions, and the rest are self-financed institutions.

On the first day of counselling for physically challenged candidates at the R.C. Girl's Teacher Training Institute on Monday, the process was supervised by R.Elangovan, Director, Directorate of Teacher Education Research and Training (DTERT).

Call letters were sent to 100 candidates, and 77 responded. All of them were given admission letters. The first and second rank holders in this category, M.Jeevalatha and V.Kaliswari, with cut-offs of 1112 and 1111 respectively, opted to study at the DIET in Tirumoorthy Nagar, Coimbatore district.

The third-ranked candidate B.Dhanalakshmi with a total of 1,067 chose to study at the DIET in Kotagiri in the Nilgiris district.

District Collector Jayashree Muralidharan handed over the admission letters to the candidates in the presence of P.Kumar, MP, Tiruchi Lok Sabha constituency, and Mr.Elangovan.

Official sources said 140 physically challenged candidates and wards of ex-servicemen are expected to take part in the second day of counselling on Tuesday.

On the third day, candidates opting to study in other mediums: English, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, are to be admitted.

For candidates in the general category, the counselling will take place from July 14 to 23 at three centres in the district:

R.C. Girls' Teacher Training Institute (technical), Nagammai Teacher Training Institute (Science), and Oxford Teacher Training Institute (Arts).

Demand for D.T.Ed. programme continues to witness decline year after year. For admission to the 2011-13 session, there are 7002 excess seats. In 2010 and 2009, 19,861 and 21,595 seats were made available respectively, and thousands of seats remained unfilled.

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