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Nurturing ‘Gurus’ of tomorrow | 10-month rigorous teacher training program with a judicious mix of Theory and Practical training across DAV Group of schools | Batch begins in June 2019

Overview

The 10-month program is a finishing school for nurturing high quality teachers. The program has been carefully crafted balancing practical and theoretical training. It will have some of the best teachers, both from within and outside the DAV Group of Schools as the visiting faculty. This promises to be one of its kind initiatives for producing high quality teachers to serve not just DAV but numerous other schools across the country. On successful completion of the program – Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), the teacher trainees will be able to confidently handle atleast two subjects across classes I – X in any school (CBSE & State Board). Also, DAV Guru Shikshanam will endeavor to provide placement opportunities to the teacher trainees who successfully complete the intense program.

ParmilaGauhar

Smt. Parmila Gauhar

Secretary
D.A.V. Group of Schools,
Chennai.

Secretary’s Message

DAV (Dayanand Anglo Vedic) is a movement that was born in the year 1886, with the core objective of inculcating Vedic Values combined with contemporary Education. Since 1971, DAV Chennai has been diligently serving the society in the field of Education. Today, the Group manages ten schools with over 550 teaching staff and 16,000 students.

One of the key reasons behind DAV’s success is its high quality teachers. “AcharyaDevoBhava” has been a key guiding principle for our students. We are now embarking on this new initiative – ‘DAV Guru Shikshanam - Centre for Teaching Excellence’, which we believe will be a landmark step in nurturing the ‘Gurus’ of tomorrow.

As you are probably aware, we have already taken a baby step this academic year (2017-18) with launch of our Nursery Teacher Training Program at Gopalapuram wherein 20 teacher trainees are fine tuning their skills.

Building a better India!

With Best Wishes Smt. Parmila Gauhar

Courses

Course Name:

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Course Duration:

10 Months
June 2019 – April 2020

Medium:

English

Course Fee:

Rs. 80,000 /-

The course will be divided into 3 semesters :

Semester I:

June – Sep 2019

Semester II:

Oct – Dec 2019

Semester III:

Jan – April 2019

Class Timing :

Practical Sessions :

8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m

Theory Sessions :

Session 1 (2.30 p.m. -3.45 p.m.)

Session 2 (4.00 p.m – 5.15 p.m.)

Note : There will be Pooja holidays & Winter holidays for a week in September & December, in sync with regular DAV school

Trainees completing the program will be awarded ‘Post Graduate Certificate in Education’ by ‘DAV Guru Shikshanam’

Theory Classes :

The course will comprise of certain compulsory subjects and 2 electives with approximately 450 hours of classroom learning.

Each candidate will be required to opt for 2 Electives at the start of the program. The five Elective options will be – Advanced English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science & Hindi. The candidate will not be able to change the Electives once chosen during the duration of the program.

Practical Classes:

The trainees will initially observe live classes & then later conduct classes under supervision of experienced teachers. They will also get an opportunity to design question papers, evaluate answer papers, & interact with students and parents

Course Timing:

The trainees will be divided into groups of 8-10. In each semester they will be required to report to one of the six DAV schools for practical training every day between 8:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. They will then have a 2 hours break for self-study and travel to DGS campus as applicable, for the theory classes which will begin at 2.30 p.m. There will be two theory classes every day| 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Admission

Eligibility :

Qualification

Qualification:

Candidate must be a graduate from a recognized college /University

Gender

Gender:

Male / Female

Age

Age Limit:

21-45 years

You could be falling under any one of the following categories :
  • A fresher who has just completed graduation. You do not have any work experience and you are considering teaching as a career option
  • You could be a working professional who is contemplating changing over to a career in teaching
  • You are an existing teacher in a school. However, you believe that you would like to upgrade your skills to be a more impactful teacher in your long career ahead
  • You took a long career break due to family reasons. With relatively reduced family commitments, you would like to build a career in teaching

Placement partners

DAV Guru Shikshanam will be conducting a Campus Placement process in March 2020 wherein following schools may participate, based on vacancies. We will be tying up with additional schools during the course of the year.

  • D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School

    D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram

  • Ramana Vidyalaya

    Ramana Vidyalaya,
    Sholinganallur

  • D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School

    D.A.V. Girls Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram

  • P.N.D. Adarsh Vidyalaya

    P.N.D. Adarsh Vidyalaya,
    Royapettah

  • D.A.V. Matriculation Hr. Secondary School,

    D.A.V. Matriculation Hr. Secondary School, Mogappair

  • M.G.R.  Adarsh Public Mat. Hr. Sec School, Anna Nagar

    M.G.R. Adarsh Public Mat. Hr. Sec School, Anna Nagar

  • D.A.V. Matriculation Hr. Secondary School

    D.A.V. BHEL School,
    Ranipet

  • Gill Adarsh Mat. Hr. Sec School, Royapettah

    Gill Adarsh Mat. Hr. Sec School, Royapettah

  • D.A.V. Girls Sr. Secondary School

    D.A.V. Girls Sr. Secondary School, Mogappair

  • Padma Adarsh Mat. Hr. Sec School, Vaniyanchavadi

    Padma Adarsh Mat. Hr. Sec School, Vaniyanchavadi

  • D.A.V. Matriculation Hr. Secondary School

    D.A.V. Matriculation Hr. Secondary School, Gill Nagar

  • Anna Adarsh Mat. Hr. Sec School, Anna Nagar

    Anna Adarsh Mat. Hr. Sec School, Anna Nagar

  • D.A.V. School, Pudhucherry

    D.A.V. School,
    Pudhucherry

  • Freedom Concept School, Vellore

    Freedom Concept School,
    Vellore

  • D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School

    D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School, Mogappair

Faculty

Faculty members will comprise of
(a) External resource persons; (b) Senior teachers from DAV Group of Schools, Chennai.

External faculty

Honorary faculty

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the objective of the program?
The 10-month program is a finishing school with a judicious mix of theoretical and practical training, nurturing high quality teachers who can confidently handle atleast two subjects across classes I – X in any school.
2. Who is eligible to apply for the program?
All men & women between 21 – 45 years, who have completed their graduation, can apply for the program. You could be falling under any one of the following categories
  • A fresher who has just completed graduation. You do not have any work experience and you are considering teaching as a career option
  • You could be a working professional who is contemplating changing over to a career in teaching
  • You are an existing teacher in a school. However, you believe that you would like to upgrade your skills to be a more impactful teacher in your long career ahead
  • You took a long career break due to family reasons. With relatively reduced family commitments, you would like to build a career in teaching
3. What is the batch size?
One batch of ~60 students
4. What will the timing for the course?
Students will required to be present between 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. on all DAV school working days | Approx. 210 days| Mon –Saturdays (except 2nd& 4th)
5. Where will the course be conducted?

The course will be a judicious mix of theoretical and practical training. The theory classes will be held every evening from 3 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. at ‘DAV Guru Shikshanam’ (DGS) No.25, Conron Smith Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai – 600086.

Practical training will be held at the following DAV Group of Schools, Chennai

  • DAV Boys, Gopalapuram, CBSE
  • DAV Girls, Gopalapuram, CBSE
  • DAV Boys, Mogappair, CBSE
  • DAV Girls, Mogappair, CBSE
  • DAV Matriculation, Mogappair
  • DAV Matriculation, Gill Nagar
6. How will the course be structured?

The course will be divided into 3 semesters


Semester I - June – Sep 2019


Semester II - Oct – Dec 2019


Semester III - Jan – April 2020


There will be Pooja holidays & Winter holidays for a week in September & December, in sync with regular school calendar.


The trainees will be divided into groups of 8-10. In each semester they will be required to report to one of the six DAV schools for practical training every day between 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They will then have a 2 hour break for self-study and travel to DGS campus as applicable, for the theory classes which will begin at 2.30 p.m. There will be two theory classes every day 2.30 p.m. – 3.45p.m.| 4.00 p.m. -5.15 p.m.

7. What will the practical training at DAV schools involve?
The trainees will initially observe classes & then later conduct classes under supervision. They will also get an opportunity to design question papers, evaluate answer papers, & interact with students and parents
8. What are the theory courses that will be offered during the program?

The course will comprise of certain Compulsory subjects and 2 Electives with approximately 450 hours of classroom learning.


Each candidate will be required to opt for 2 Electives at the start of the program. The four Elective options will be – Advanced English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science. The candidate will not be able to change the Electives once chosen during the duration of the program.

9. The Elective subjects will be taught at what level?

Each elective will be taught in each of the three semesters. The concepts will be covered in following manner, directly synced to the CBSE syllabus


Semester I - Basics (Std. I – V)

Semester II - Intermediate (Std. VI – VIII)

Semester III - Advanced (Std. IX – X)

30 hours will be allocated for each elective across each semester. Thus total number of hours for the two electives will be 180 (60+60+60)


The remaining 270 hours will be dedicated for compulsory subjects including including Communication, Child Psychology, Technology in Education, Partnering with Parents, Education Environment, Inclusive Education, Classroom management, Evaluation & Assessment, Leadership Skills etc

10. Who will be conducting the theory classes?
The classes will be taught by the experienced faculties of the DAV group of Schools, Chennai and expert external faculties.
11. What will the course prepare me for professionally?
The course will ensure that you are able to confidently teach two subjects (depending upon the Electives chosen by you) to students across Classes I – X. While the course will be directly mapped to CBSE syllabus, you will also be able to confidently teach in State Board schools.
12. What Certification will I receive at the end of the course?
You will receive a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from ‘DAV Guru Shikshanam’ subject to successfully clearing all exams and fulfilling the required attendance norms.
13. What is the attendance norm for the program?
Minimum of 90% attendance (both for Theory & practical sessions) is compulsory for successfully completing the program.
14. Is the Certification recognized by any statutory body or university?
No. The Certification (PGCE) is currently not recognized by any statutory body or university. However, DAV Group of Schools, Chennai is widely known for providing high quality value based education. Established in 1971, the group has over 16,000 students across its 10 schools in Chennai / Ranipet / Puducherry.
15. Will there be any placement opportunities?
Yes. There will be placement opportunities across DAV Group of Schools, Chennai and other schools that DAV Guru Shikshanam is tying up with. Though placement can never be guaranteed, we believe that schools will be keen to evaluate candidates who have successfully completed the program. We will explore the possibility of organizing a Placement day in March 2020 inviting various schools in the city to participate
16. Will I need a separate B.Ed degree to teach in schools?
Yes. As per regulations, you will need a B.Ed degree as well. In case you have not yet enrolled for B.Ed, you can apply for same through correspondence. We will recommend to you the University through which you can simultaneously pursue your 2-year B.Ed by correspondence.
17. Will I be able to apply to schools with ‘PGCE’ though I would have not yet completed my 2-year B.Ed program by then?
Yes. Most schools hire teachers as long as they have started pursuing their B.Ed program, which they commit to complete soon. Schools are more focussed on ensuring that the prospective teacher has sound subject knowledge, is able to communicate well and has other traits of a ‘Guru’ which DAV Guru Shikshanam will prepare you for.
18. What is the admission procedure?
  • Fill an online application on www.davchennai.org.
  • Submit a copy of the Application along with fee of Rs. 200/- to ‘DAV Guru Shikshanam’, No.25, Conron Smith Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai – 600086.
19. Which topics will be assessed during the written entrance exam to be conducted?
English Knowledge will be assessed during the written entrance examination.
20. What will be the course fee?
The course fee will be Rs. 80,000/-, all inclusive. This will include study materials & handouts. Fee has to be paid by demand draft in favour of ‘DAV Guru Shikhshanam’ payable at Chennai
21. Can the course fee be paid in instalments?
The entire course fee should be paid at the time of admission. Instalment payments will not be permitted
22. Is there a part-time option to complete the course?
This is a full time course, which will require your complete focus. You will not be able to pursue any part-time job or academic course along with this program. If you are working at present, you will necessarily need to resign or take a 10 month sabbatical to attend this program

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ARYA SAMAJ | ‘back to vedas’

Inspiration behind D.A.V. (Dayanand Anglo Vedic) movement

Arya Samaj

Arya Samaj (“Noble society”) is a movement that promotes values and practices based on the infallibility of the Vedas. It is not a separate religion by itself, but rather aims to ensure that all human beings lead a righteous life in accordance with the ‘Vedic’ principles. It was founded by Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati in April 1875 as a secular movement, more to unify like-minded individuals (irrespective of caste, creed, religion, gender) under a common umbrella.

Vedas are universally accepted as the oldest scriptures (known to be present since beginning of mankind) and are in a way a ‘User Manual’ prescribing how human beings should lead their lives.

All ‘religions’ followed across the world today are only a few thousand years old. They emerged relatively recently considering that humans have existed for more than a million years. The word ‘Hindu’ indeed was coined only about 3,000 years ago (referring to people living towards the East of the famous river ‘Indus’).

Arya Samaj thus propagates the message – ‘Back to Vedas’, which is based on core values of Knowledge, Equality & Recognizing One Supreme Force, i.e. God. Arya Samaj also recognizes that there are multiple interpretations of the Vedic texts, some of them directly in conflict with each other.

Swami Dayanand Saraswati therefore outlined certain key aspects which form an integral part of the Vedic philosophy.

  • There is One Supreme Almighty. He is One and can be referred by any name as each denotes one of His qualities. However, His primary name is AUM (as mentioned in Yajur Veda).
  • We can worship Him from anywhere as He is formless. This thought becomes even more relevant in today’s context when the world is deeply divided over different religions.
  • Emphasizes Equality of all human beings. Completely dismisses casteism which is based on birth. Instead promotes merit based opportunity for all.
  • Encourages everyone to study the Vedas, without any caste or gender based discrimination.
  • Advocates simple rituals (also economical), focusing more on the meaning of the mantras.
  • Advocates performance of Yajna, i.e. Agnihotra for purification of the atmosphere, addressing the challenge of pollution.
  • Promotes ‘Ahimsa’, i.e. Non-violence. Condemns all kind of cruelty or exploitation of animals.
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