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Indus Training and Research Institute (ITARI) in association with the Birmingham City University, U.K, offers admissions for the one-year Post Graduate Diploma in International Education (PGDIE), conducted from August to April, every year. The PGDIE is India’s first pre-service professional teacher certification programme, which over the past six years has qualified numerous teachers, the majority of whom are employed by the best international and IB schools.

PGDIE is a professional skill enhancement teacher certification programme 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.



The Post Graduate Diploma in International Education is a full-time professional skill enhancement programme offered at ITARI, located on the campus of Indus International School, Bangalore. This intensive programme is customised to meet the requirement of IB and international 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 Government of UK to make the programme relevant and in line with the evolving needs of the international curriculum.

The programme is offered in association with the Birmingham City University, UK, Department. of Education (earlier offered in partnership with Keele University, UK) to further faculty, knowledge and research exchange and to bring global perspectives to the programme. Several post graduate Diploma batches have successfully qualified since 2009 and qualifying teachers are in leading IB schools including Indus International Schools – Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai. We are the pioneers in offering such a professional teaching qualification for international schools in India.



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 the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. The unique feature of the programme is that it covers both theory and practice-teaching comprehensively. It emphasises on thorough hands-on experiential learning of IB curriculum, holistic education, and leadership development. The internship and practicum are organised at Indus International School, Bangalore, adjudged the best International school in India for seven successive years by the Education World-CFore survey, and Indus Community School.



The curriculum of the postgraduate diploma focuses on educational foundation pedagogy, international curriculum, assessment, inclusive practices for the contemporary world and 21st century competencies required for teachers. The curriculum also empathizes the Indus philosophy of preparing teachers- leaders. Microteaching, practicals, and internship are part of the curriculum


01 Internship experience at the Indus Schools, Bangalore

02 Expert faculty (at ITARI) and expert mentors (at School)

03 Visiting faculty from Birmingham City University, UK

04 Well rounded educational curriculum with practice teaching

05 Placement assistance on successful programme completion

06 Opens up employment opportunity at the Indus International Schools in: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai

The contact sessions for these units will take place at ITARI study center, Bangalore
with the University of Bath tutors leading the session.


  • 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


  • Nine months (full-time; Monday to Friday from 8:45 am - 3:15 pm); August - April at ITARI, Bangalore (all vacations as per school calendar)
  • Programme Commencement Date: August 2018
  • Admissions: Open