DISTRICT INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING, ( DIET ), KARIMGANJ
DIET, Karimganj started in 1995 in the campus of BTC, Kaljganj, Karimganj . Now the DIET is running in its own building at Kaliganj, Karimganj.
“DIET Karimganj” is committed to provide quality training to the future teachers through pre service teacher education and refreshing the knowledge of in-service teachers with the latest innovations in teaching by undertaking action research and developing teachers’ handbook up to elementary level. Different workshops, seminars, extension lectures, excursions etc. are organized to enable them to understand role of a teacher & carry out their responsibilities more effectively. During School Experience Programme (SEP) the trainees are oriented about the various activities relating to SEP i.e. development of lesson plan, development and use of teaching aid, development of different reports i.e. action research, achievement test, neighborhood survey and PTA and different skills of classroom management. In addition to this content quiz of different teaching subjects are conducted to acquaint them with the various content areas in the teaching subjects of different classes for facilitating the trainees to make the teaching more effective. In addition to these, trainees also undertake action research out of which a compendium of action research is developed.
“To provide academic and resource support at the grass-roots level for the success of various strategies and programme being undertaken in the areas of Elementary and Adult Education, with especial reference to the following objectives:
i) Excellence in the Institute’s own work, and,
ii) Helping the elementary and adult education system in the district, in achieving excellence.
The institute has three main functions via:
Training (two year diploma) in Elementary Teacher Education under Pre-service as well as in-service training of elementary school teachers, Headmasters, head of school complexes and officers of education deptt., Teachers of learning centers, instructors and supervisors of adult education, members of DBE and Village Education Committees (VEC), community leaders, CRC /BRC heads and resource persons engaged in conducting above mentioned programmes.
Academic and Resource support to the elementary and adult Education system in the district in other ways e.g. by
- extension activities and interaction with the fields,
- provision of services of a resource and learning centre for teachers and instructors
- development of locally relevant materials teaching aids. Evaluation tools etc, and
- serving as an evaluation centre for Elementary schools and programmes of AE.
3. Action research and experimentation to deal with specific problems of the district in achieving the objectives in the areas of elementary and adult and non formal education.
Academic Branches: Functions
DIET has seven departments and most of the programmes and activities of DIET involve more than one department. For all the programmes faculty of various departments work in an integrated manner. These departments are as follows:
The branch organizes two-year Diploma course in Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) .The course prepares trainees to provide learner-centered education and education for over all development of personality of learners including children of disadvantaged group I.e. first generation learners and children with major handicaps and other mild handicaps also .The branch provides input into programmes and activities of all other branches of the institutes to the extent of subjects and areas represented /handled in the branch.
The focus of this branch is to identify locally relevant WE areas and develop sample curricular units, teaching material ,low cost teaching aids and evaluation tools / techniques in such areas and help educational authorities, schools and learning centers in planned Introduction of WE activities in such schools and centers to conduct appropriate in service training programmes for teachers in the areas of WE ,to provide WE related input into all other programmes and activities of other branches of the institute , to organize the activities of cleanliness and development of the institute campus and its surroundings.
(iii) Curriculum, Material Development and Evaluation (CMDE) Branch
The functions of the branch include development of locally relevant curricular units, methodology and evaluation techniques and testing tools, organization of TLM workshops for in-service and pre-service teachers, training of teachers /NGO volunteers/educational administrators for development of materials and testing tools, monitoring of AE/NFE Centers, action research on educational related problems and to provide CMDE related input to all other programmes /activities of the institute.
(iv) In-Service programmes, Field Interaction & Innovation Coordination (IFIC) Branch
The functions of the branch include assisting educational authorities In planning and coordination of In–service education programmes for elementary teachers throughout the district, and to plan and coordinate such programme held in the DIET, identification of training needs of elementary teachers, preparation of prospective Plans for meeting such needs, preparation of annual calendar of all programmes to serving as nodal branch to organizing orientation programmes for resource persons who would conduct In-service programme for teachers, evaluating and monitoring the quality and efficacy of in-service programme held in and outside DIET and striving for continuous improvement, maintaining database for all trainees, serving as reference and resource centers for teachers who wish to continue their education ,and acting as nodal branch for all action research and field interaction activities of the institute
The functions of this branch include to maintaining appropriate data-base for district which may be required for various planning exercises and also serving as the nodal branch in relation to all programmes of community involvement in basic education, developing the norms, criteria and techniques for evaluation of institution, conducting appropriate programmes for Head Masters, Head of School complex and block level educational functionaries, conducting survey and action research/studies with a view to give policy advice to educational planners/administrators/DBE regarding UEE/NLM and also providing planning and management related inputs to all other Branches
(vi) Educational Technology (ET) Branch
The functions of this branch include development of effective and low-cost teaching aids, maintenance of audio-visuals. Equipments and computer lab., conduction of in-service programmes for teachers in the area of ET and development of ET material conducting action research and providing ET related inputs into all other programmes.
(vii) District Resource Unit(DRU)
The unit focuses on planning, implementation, co-ordination, monitoring, evaluation and training of AE/NFE//NGOs personnel through out the district and provide necessary support to such programmes organised outside the institute. The unit undertake action . research in all areas relevant for making AEINFE more effective in collaboration with other branches of DIETs. The unit coordinates UEE mission activities in the district, monitors & supervises the learning centers and provides academic resource support to the learning centres and conducts training of the teachers of learning centers