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 in July 1997 as the centrally sponsored scheme of the 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 the 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 the 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 elementary education visionaries. The institute performs a wide range of academic activities with the idea of developing a complete personality, self-discipline, the 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 resource input for the District authorities and State Departments.
DIET regularly conducts Pre-Service and In-Service Programme for Heads of Schools (HoS) and teachers working in the North West-B District of Delhi. The whole process of in-service training is carried out in a very scientific manner with the close cooperation of the DIET faculty and the Department of Education – MCD and the Directorate of Education, GNCT of Delhi.