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The Full Name of branches with abbriviation
is given below.
Branches of DIET:
Pre-service Teacher Education (PSTE)
1. To serve as the nodal branch for
i. Organizing pre-service course for
elementary school teachers and to provide academic
inputs into such course is the subjects represented
in the Branch.
ii. Propagation of learner centered education and education for personality
development through training, extension, preparation of suitable teaching
aids, action researches etc.
iii. All general matters concerning teaching methodology and specific matters
concerning teaching methodology of the school NFE subjects represented in
iv. Provision of Psychological Counseling and guidance services to schools
and NFE/AE centers of the district.
v. All matters relating to learning by children of Disadvantaged Groups.
vi. Education of children with major handicaps and other mild handicaps.
vii. Education of the Gifted.
2. To conduct
such in service programmes whose content relates exclusively
or predominately to the subjects represented in the branch, or to its other
area of nodal responsibility listed at (ii) – (vii) under 1.
3. To provide inputs into programmes/activities of all other branches of the
Institute, to the extent of subjects/areas represented/handled in the Branch.
4. Maintenance of science Lab, Psychology equipment, Resource Room for Education
of Disabled children, Rooms for Art education, and equipments and facilities
for sports and Physical Education.
5. Promotion of and support to co-curricular activities in areas related t
the substantive work of branch, e.g. debates and elocution, literature, Science
Fairs, Visual and Performing Arts, Sports and Physical Education competitions,
Yoga, Hobbies etc.
Work Experience (WE):
1. To identify locally relevant WE areas
and incorporation with concerned nodal branches, to
develop sample curricular units, teaching learning
material, low cost teaching aids and evaluation tools/techniques
in such areas.
2. To help educational authorities and elementary schools/NFE/AE centers in
planned introduction of Work Experience activities in such schools/centres.
3. As backup to (2) above, to conduct appropriate in-service programmes for
teachers in the areas of WE.
4. To provide WE-related inputs into all other programmes and activities of
5. To organize activities for cleanliness, upkeep and development of the Institute
campus and its surroundings and for basic maintenance of institute furniture
and other property.
6. To organize community service activities and study visits to work centers
as part of training programmes, and to promote such activities on extra curricular
7. To maintain Workshop/Farm/Garden for WE activities.
8. To promote work related hobbies among trainees of the institute.
District Resource Unit (DRU):
1. To assist educational authorities
in planning and coordination of training programmes
for AE/NFE personal throughout the district and to
provide necessary support to such programmes organized
outside the DIET.
2. To evaluate and monitor the quality and efficiency of training programmes
for NFE/AE personnel held in and outside the DIET and to strive for their continuous
3. To undertake field interaction work vis-à-vis the AE?NFE projects
and centres in the district and to act as the referral unit or academic problems
thrown up by the field in the areas of AE/NFE.
4. To undertake action research in all areas relevant for making NFE/AE more
effective-in collaboration with other branches, to the extent necessary.
5. To provide AE/NFE related inputs into all programmes of the institute, especially
pre-service and in-service education programmes for teachers.
programmes, Field Interaction and Innovation Co-ordination
1. To assist educational authorities in planning and coordination of in-service
education programmes for elementary teachers throughout the district, and to
plan and coordinate such programmes held in the DIET, Pursuant to this, the
(i) identify training needs of elementary
teachers in the district, and prepare a perspective
plan for meeting such needs,
(ii) Prepare an annual calendar of all programmes to be held outside the
(iii) Help concerned authorities in preparing an annual calendar of in-service
programmes to be held outside the DIET.
2. To evaluate and monitor the quality
and efficiency of in-service programmes held in and
outside the DIET, and to strive for their continuous
3. To maintain data base of all persons, except NFE/AE personnel, who undergo
training at the institute and to organize follow-up activities pursuant to
such training, through correspondence, visits, transmission of printed materials.
4. To serve as a reference and resource centres for teachers who wish to continue
Development and Evaluation (CMDE):
1. To adopt existing items & develop new items of the following kinds so
that elementary education and elementary teacher education programmes.
i. Teaching learning for general as
well as locally developed curricular units- especially
primers for classes I and II in tribal languages
in districts having substantial tribal population.
ii. Techniques and guild lines for continuous and summative learner-evaluation.
iii. Tests, question/item banks, rating scales, observation schedules, guidelines
for diagnostic testing/remedial programmes talent identification procedures
2. To help DRU in development
work as above for Adult and non-formal Education.
3. To undertake testing on sample basis to assess achievement levels among
learners, especially with reference to Min levels prescribed for the primary
and upper stage and for adult learners under NLM.
4. To help educational authorities and elementary school/NFE/AE centres in
implementing a reliable and valid system of learner evaluation.
5. To conduct workshops for the adaptation/development work mentioned in (1)
above, as also in-service programmes relating to CMDE.
1. To develop in collaboration with concerned staff of the DIET and other resource
persons, simple, effective and low-cost teaching aids for various subjects/areas
relevant to elementary education and elementary teacher education –charts,
diagrams, models, photographs, slides, audio tapes, play scripts, songs etc.
2. To help the DRU in developing low cost teaching aids as above, for adult
and non-formal Education.
3. To maintain the following:
i. All A.V. equipments of the Institute
ii. Computer Lab
iii. A display area for good, low cost teaching aids developed in house as
well as elsewhere and,
iv. A library of educational video/audio cassettes and, if the Institute
has a film projector of films.
4. To lend slides, cassettes
and films to institutions having playing/projection
facilities, and to borrow them from others Resource Centres.
5. To liase with nearby Radio station for arranging educational broadcasts
suitable for elementary school children, AE/NFE learners, teachers/instructors
of the district.
6. To conduct appropriate in-service programmes for teachers in the area of
ET, with special emphasis on:
i. Effective utilization
of educational broadcasts, telecasts, cassettes and
ii. Development of simple, low cost teaching aids.
Planning & Management
(P & M):
1. To maintain an appropriate database for the district this may be required
for various planning exercises aimed at the UPE/UEE/NLM goals and for monitoring
progress towards these goals.
2. To provide technical assistance to educational authorities in (i) school
mapping (ii) Micro planning for UPE/AUEE in an area specific and target group
specific manner, (iii) formation and activation of school complexes, schools
etc, and (v)Institutional evaluation.
3. To serve as the nodal branch in relation to all programmes of community
involvement in basic education, and in particular, to conduct orientation programmes
for members of DBE, VECs, community leaders, youth and other voluntary educational
4. To act as the nodal branch for preparing quin-quennial and annual institutional
plans and annual self evaluation reports for the DIET, and for liaising with
5. To provide P & M related inputs into all other programmes / activities
of the institute e.g. pre-service and in-service programmes for teachers, training
programmes for NFE/AE personnel, Field Interaction activities, Action Research