The two primary institutes responsible for monitoring
teacher's education- State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT)
and District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs), are set to witness
some upgradation as decided by the Delhi Government.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also the
Education Minister took this decision in a meeting that was also chaired by
primacy of building strong academic and institutional foundation for the series
of reform initiatives in education being introduced by the AAP government, we
have decided to restructure and strengthen the SCERT and DIETs," Sisodia
said after the meeting.
Delhi government has taken the decision to upgrade and restructure
SCERT and DIETs by raising the number of academic faculty positions from 240 to
600. In addition to this, the government has also decided to bring the
pay-scales of the faculty at par with that of UGC so as to attract more
"In addition, we have also decided to open two new
DIETs in Delhi. We will also offer diploma in Pre-School Education courses at
all DIETs, and B Ed degree courses at three DIETs," stated Sisodia.
An expert committee will be setup by SCERT which will guide
the entire restructuring exercise, along with the guidelines of the Ministry of
Human Resource Development's centrally sponsored scheme on teacher education.
About SCERT and
SCERT and DIET are the two apex institutes which were formed
in the late 1980s and have been monitoring the teacher's education ever since.
These two institutes undertake several programmes for
supporting school education in Delhi such as pre-service and in-service education
of teachers, developing a proper curriculum and material for teachers and
students, and carrying out research studies on the problems associated with the
school education system in Delhi.