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Indus Training and Research Institute (ITARI) in association with Birmingham City University U.K. announces admissions for Post Graduate Diploma in International Education (PGDIE), August – April annually. The PGDIE is India’s first pre-service professional teacher certification programme, which over the past six years, has qualified numerous teachers, majority of who are employed by the best International and IB Schools.

PGDIE is a professional teacher certification program awarded by ITARI in association with BCU, UK and graduating teachers have been recruited as faculty both at Indus International Schools, and other IB Schools with excellent salary, perquisites and career growth opportunities.

About the Programme:

The Post Graduate Diploma in International Education, is a full-time professional program offered at ITARI, located on campus Indus International Bangalore. This intensive course is customized to meet the requirement of IB Schools and is a structured pre-service 'international teacher certification' programme. The academic curriculum, course-plan as well assessment standards are high and on par with Universities in the UK; we follow guidelines for teacher competencies laid down by the Govt. of UK o make the program relevant and in line with the evolving needs of International curriculum. The course is offered in association with the Birmingham City University, UK, Dept. of Education (earlier offered in partnership with Keele University, UK) to further faculty, knowledge and research excahnge. Several P.G. Diploma batches have successfully qualified since 2009 and qualifying teachers have been placed in leading IB schools (with 75% recruitment track-record at Indus International Schools). We are the pioneers in offering such a professional teaching qualification for International Schools, in India.


Ten months (full-time; Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 3:15 pm); August - April at ITARI, Bangalore (all vacations as per school calendar)


The P. G. Diploma curriculum focuses on transdisciplinary facets of educational philosophy, education studies, educational psychology, comparative education, research on cognitive neuroscience, classroom management, best pedagogic practices, communication and soft-skills, leadership development, and international baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. The unique feature of the programme is that it covers both theory and practice-teaching comprehensively. Thorough hands on experiential learning of IB curriculum, holistic education and leadership development is emphasized. The internship and practicum is organized at Indus School, Bangalore; adjudged the best International school in India for 5 successive years by EW-CFore survey.


This course qualifies and equips freshers / prospective teachers to embark on a rewarding career as faculty in international baccalaureate and progressive schools. We qualify specialist teachers for K-12, for all three levels, Primary (PYP), Middle (MSP); IGCSE and High School (DP), in various subject areas, depending on the interest and qualification of the candidate. Our graduates have been highly sought after as a potential talent pool by both international and national curriculum Schools.


  • Internship experience at the Indus International School, Bangalore
  • Well rounded educational curriculum with practice teaching
  • Expert faculty (at ITARI) and expert mentors (at School)
  • Visiting faculty from Birmingham City University, UK visiting 3 times a year
  • 100% Placement assistance on successful course completion
  • Opens up employment opportunity at the Indus International Schools in: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai


  • Postgraduate or Graduate degree in any discipline (from a recognized University) with good academic scores
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Leadership potential
  • Effective social skills

Costs and Fees:

  • 2 Lakh INR (with free bus pickup and drop, as well as subsidized breakfast and lunch facility).

Admissions for 2017 batch: OPEN

Application forms available (online and office): Click here for online form. Personal interview essential.

Contact Information:

Ms. Taniya Khurana
Head of Business Development, ITARI

For admissions enquiry, contact:
Office Phone: +91-80-22895982
Mobile: +91-9632304506

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