Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education (Hearing Impairment) - DECSE (HI) is a diploma programme introduced by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) from 2001.
The programme aims at generating quality teachers who could meet the challenges of the millennium for sustained development in children with hearing impairment in the age range from birth to six years.
Examination for the programme is conducted by Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH), Mumbai. RCI will provide the certificate of registration.
Duration of the programme is 1 year (July - May). The curriculum consists of theory and practical classes in the field of education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Those who apply for the programme should have obtained a minimum of 50% of the aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST candidates) in the plus two examination or its equivalent examination from a recognized Central/State Board of Education.
Preference will be given to parents, siblings and family members of deaf and hard of hearing children who satisfy the prescribed qualification.
Admission to the course will be made on the basis of the results of All India Online Aptitude Test by RCI.