Institution at a Glance
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The Concept of DIET: Background
The Radhakrishnan Commission 1949, Mudaliar Commission in 1952, Kothari commission1964-66and the National Education Policy 1986;to achieve the goal of universalization of primary education the‘District Teachers Training Institutes’ (DIETs) were conceptualized at district level. In order to implement theProgram of action 1992; DIETs were established throughout the country in a phased manner.
District Education and Training Institutions (DIETs) are stated as ' Light House' in the field of education by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Which means teaching-learning resources, interactive research-based learning methodology, need-based programs, to facilitate theteachers to use new innovative methods in teaching, inclusion of educational technology in teaching, modern methods evaluation and to build the frugal teaching aids for training system as well display all materials prepared by teachers, publication and dissemination has been the responsibility of the district Education and Training Institute (DIET).
The uniformity in the operation of Dietas well as autonomy could bepersist so the MHRD, Government of India in November, 1989 published a Pink book which has been recognized as a guidebook.On the basis of‘Pink- Book’ the pre-service and in-service teacher trainings areorganizing and planning framework is determined in India.
The Aims of DIET:
• To serve as an educational reference organization for the district.
• To organize and conduct in-service teachers and pre-service teacher training programs ensuring good quality at district level.
• To extend monitoring for universalization of qualitative elementary education by providing the necessary academic and reference services.
• To coordinate all the agencies related to primary education at district level.
• Bearing in mind the social and geographical diversity required at District level, ensuring active participation in the education system.
• To conduct various action research as per field interaction to solve educational problems in the educational sector.
• To plan and organize the programs regarding guidance - content development, evaluation, feedback, follow up etc.at the primary level.
• To promote Child-centered teaching, activity-based learning, joyful learning, creative learning and cooperative learning at primary and upper primary level.
• In order to ensure effective teaching; developing frugal(cost- effective) teaching aids and audio- visual contents as well as providing training how to make effective use of this material.
The DIET have been set to meet the above objectives as follows:
PRE-SERVICE TRAINING: to prepare teachers for the school system.
IN-SERVICE TRAINING:to improve capacity of existing school teachers.
The provisions for teaching staff for the two structures (pre-service and in-service teachers)has been assignedas per norms by the ‘Ministry of Human Resource Development’,(MHRD) The Government of India and the ‘National Council for Teacher Education’ (NCTE). In accordance, the provisions for teaching staff are prescribed which includes principal, vice-principal, senior lecturers and lecturers as well as the non-teaching staff in the DIET’s at present functioning in the state.