The District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) is a government body functioning under the aegis of the Department of Elementary Education of the Government of Rajasthan. DIET is concerned with the academic aspects of school education including formulation of curriculum, preparation of textbooks, teachers' handbooks and teacher training. It advises the Government on policy matters relating to school education. For all academic purposes DIET functions on behalf of department of Elementary Education. It is headed by the Director under whose guidance and advice the programmes are carried out by the academic staff. All programmes of DIET are carried out with the approval of the Governing Body. DIET works in tandem with the Instruction from Directorate of Elementary Education to operate the policies of the state government in the sector of school education. Every year DIET conducts teacher training programmes focusing on specialized areas or for particular subjects. The training programmes are mandatory for teachers/KRPs as they are usually linked to curriculum and textbook revision process. The teacher training programmes are conducted during the vacation time immediately before new curriculum and textbooks are introduced. The District Institutes of Education and Training take over the programmes and conduct the grass roots level training.