DISTRICT INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION & TRAINING, KESHAV PURAM, NEW DELHI
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 conduct 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. There are 150 students at DIET, Keshav Puram, Delhi. They get absorbed as primary teachers with Delhi Govt. after this 2-year programme on the basis of the CTET Examination.
This institution came into existence in 1989 as the first institution in Teacher Education at the district level to give impetus to elementary Education in Delhi as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, under the administrative control of State Council of Educational Research and 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 in North district, through conduction of Research, Experiments, Training, Material Development and providing resource support. Since its establishment, DIET KeshavPuram is constantly engaged in achieving its 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 co-operation, innovative ideas, scientific temper and missionary zeal which are the necessary part of studies.
DIET, KeshavPuram 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.
DIET regularly conducts Pre-Service and In-Service Programme for Heads of Schools (HoS) and teachers of all level working in the North West –A District 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..