Functioning of DIETS

All the DIETs have Major Seven Wings/units

Pre-service teacher Education wing (PSTE)

In-service programme Field interaction and innovation and coordination wing (IFIC)

District Resource unit (DRU)

Planning and Management (P&M)

Educational Technology Cell (ETC)

Work Experience Cell (WE)

Curriculum Material Development and Evaluation wing (CMDE)

The DIETs are manned by Seven HOD’s, 15-16 DIET Lecturers one Principal and other non-teaching staff. HOD of DRU wing is the vice-principal of the DIET as per the guidelines enshrined in NPE 1986 under a document called “Pink Book”. The DIETs in J&K have not been strengthened as per the guidelines issued by MHRD. However main functions performed by the DIETs are as follows

Orientation cum training programmes for the teachers upto Elementary Level

D.E.Ed Classes on regular basis

Organization of District level Science Exhibitions

Organization of Seminars, debates, Quiz competitions, paper reading contests etc

Follow up of Training/ Orientation Programmes

Monitoring of SSA Programmes

Preparation of Instructional Material in the Shape of Module

Sample Survey etc

In-service training of teachers up-to secondary level in all subjects

Organization of short term courses, orientation courses, re-orientation courses, and workshops on different subjects

Orientation of teachers on latest technology of teaching and methodology of teaching

Discussions and solutions on bottlenecks and hard spots of different subjects

Preparation of low-cost & no-cost teaching aids

Workshops on Work experience subjects like Toy making, Candle making, soap making and other local crafts

There is also a one year regular programme of D. E. Ed course for untrained undergraduate teachers. The teachers are deputed on the seniority basis to the DIETs for undergoing this diploma course. Moreover DIETs have occupied a focal position in Monitoring of several components/ interventions under SSA like utilization of recurring grants, Construction component and training. In order to supplement and facilitate the DIETs some sub-district structures like ZRCs at Zonal level and CRCs at cluster level have been established which facilitate our DIETs in flow of information and monitoring and Evaluation. For talent search the DIETs have a yearly programme of Science Exhibition and conduct of frequent Debates, Seminars, and Paper reading Contests. In science exhibition all children including the students of private schools are asked to prepare Models/Modules on the Theme suggested by NCERT. It may not be out of plakhe here to mention that Children from J&K state have got several positions and Prizes. DIETs also prepare modules on instructional material and conducts surveys on Out of school children, Drop out children and conduct research on subjects like causes of low literacy, causes of low achievement and other educational

Spread of Education in the state has made tremendous progress during the past decades of planned development and considerable educational facilities have been/are being made available even in the remote, hilly and backward areas. Besides the Mobile/Seasonal schools have also been provided to the nomadic population of Gujjar and Bakerwals.

In 1950-51 the state of Jammu and Kashmir had only 1115 Primary schools, 139 Middle schools, and 55 High Schools and Higher Secondary schools while as today we have 2876 EGS Centres, 5547 Primary Schools, 2379 Middle schools, 525 High schools and 248 Higher Secondary Schools in Kashmir valley only. This shows how far we have been able to provide Education facilities to the people of the state near their doorsteps.


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