DIET Pitam Pura
District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET)s were set up as institutes at the district level after the National Policy of Education,1986 in approx. 500 districts of India for Universalisation of Elementary Education and to improve quality of elementary education. Pre-service teacher education and In-service teacher training are the major responsibilities of all DIETs.
DIETs in Delhi are run by the Govt. of Delhi which conducts a two-year Diploma Course in Elementary Teacher Education where most students are senior secondary pass outs at entry level, from all streams of +2 education, heterogeneous in terms of culture, language and intellectual level. District Institute Of Education & Training (DIET) Pitampura, Delhi came into existence on July, 1997 as centrally sponsored scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource & Development under the administrative control of State Council of Educational Research &Training (SCERT), Delhi as an apex body at state level. It has been established as a pace setting institution with the objective to bring qualitative and quantitative enrichment in elementary, adult and non-formal education, through conduction of research, experiments, training, material development and providing resource support. Since its establishment, DIET Pitampura is constantly engaged in achieving these objectives.
This is an institute that captures the multi-faceted personality of the elementary education visionaries. The institute performs a wide range of academic activities with the idea of development of a complete personality, self-discipline, spirit of cooperation, innovative ideas, scientific temper and missionary zeal which are the necessary part of studies. Pitampura is responsible for the Best Practices by designing a yearly calendar for ensuring planned work in the area of planning, training, research and material development and also conducting the programmes as planned and approved by the Advisory Committee of the DIET. DIET also provides academic resources input for the District authorities and State Departments.