DURATION: One Year from the date of enrollment
ADMISSION: Any time of the year

FORM:PG Diploma in Career Counselling Application Form

MODE OF EDUCATION: Through Distance Education


Eligibility: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University -Indian/Foreign

Fee: The fee for the course is Rs.20,500/- (all inclusive) and for Foreign students Rs. 25,000/-

Importance of Career Counselling:

The focus in career counselling is generally on issues such as career exploration, career change, personal career development and other career related issues. Career counseling helps the client to select a course of study that may help him/her to get into job or make them employable. A career counselor helps candidates to get into a career that is suited to their aptitude, personality, interest, skills, resources and temperament. Career Counseling is helpful for people of all ages and in different stages of life. It is helpful for school students, graduates and those wishing to make a mid-career change.

A career counselor can put a persons qualification, experience, strengths and weakness in a broad perspective taking into consideration schooling, desired salary, personal hobbies and interests, location and job market to help them make a decision. It will help greatly to find the current position as well as the future direction.

Career counselling involves

  • Administering a standardized aptitude/personality test to the client/student to determine suitable career clusters.
  • The counsellor explores the clients aptitude, preferences and skills for a given career. This is done keeping the academic or other performance attained so far.
  • The various courses of study most suitable are examined, keeping the career options in mind.
  • The different institutes and colleges that offer the particular course of study are identified and the process of getting admitted examined.
  • Counselling in terms of adjustment to the job professionally and the skills involved are also suggested.
  • For mid career change, career counselling involves using the experience gained by the client in a given job as leverage for something bigger and better in the future.


– The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University -Indian/Foreign (proof of degree is essential)
– The course is open to candidates from India and abroad.
– Those who are graduating in the current year can also apply.
However, the award of the diploma in counselling is subject to the candidate submitting his/her degree certificate.


How to enroll ?

Download and take a printout of the application form from this site. Fill in the application form and enclose the following documents:
– Photocopy of degree certificate
– Photocopy of proof of age (SSC certificate, etc.)
– Affix one photo in the application form and send one extra
– DD for Rs.20, 500/- (as applicable to you) drawn in favor of `Indian Institute of Counselling, payable at New Delhi.
Net banking is also available. The details would be provided if required. Once we receive these documents, send us a mail and we will proceed with sending you the study material and assignments.


Paper I: Fundamentals of Human Behavior
Paper II: Research Methodology and Statistics
Paper III: Psychological Testing Theory
Paper IV: Counselling Psychology
Paper V: Introduction to Career Counselling & Theories of Career Counselling Development
Paper VI: Career Profiling and Assessment
Paper VII: Career Counselling Interventions for Different Groups
Paper VIII: Career Independent Research Project / Internship

Note- The assignments answers have to be submitted in the type written form. (Hand written answers not acceptable). They have to be sent as a hard copy by post. The answers should be submitted paper-wise. There are 7 papers. You have 10 months in which to complete the written assignments. The next months could be devoted to doing an internship or an independent research project. This should be undertaken in consultation with the faculty of the institute, in New Delhi.

The PROJECT WORK has to be carried out in consultation with the Course Director’s approval and supervision.
– A thesis would have to be submitted at the end of the work. The thesis should be based on fieldwork/case studies etc.
– The thesis should be about 100 to 150 typed pages (double space).
– A counselling intervention is to be included.
– In lieu of the project work, the student can attach himself/ herself to an organization where counselling work is carried out and complete an Internship programme of a minimum of 2 months. A certificate of having completed the internship has to be submitted along with the thesis. The internship could be used to collect the data along with counselling intervention.
-The dissertation can be submitted for evaluation at the end of the internship period.