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District Institute of Education and Training

(DIET - Bommuru)

Rajahmundry, East Godavari District
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Our DIET comprises the following 7 academic branches

1. Pre service teacher education branch (PSTE) – consisting of faculty members in the “foundations”
    area as well as in various school subjects (excluding work experience).
2. Work Experience (W.E) branch
3. District Resource Unit (DRU) for Adult Education
4. In-service programs, Field interaction and innovation coordination (IFIC) branch
5. Curriculum, Material development and Evaluation (CMDE) branch
6. Educational Technology (ET) branch
7. Planning and Management branch (P&M)
ACADEMIC BRANCHES – Functions and structure
Branch Functions Staffing pattern
(1).Pre-service Teacher Education (PSTE) Branch To serve as the nodal branch for the following
(i) Organizing pre service course for elementary school teachers (including admissions, instruction and evaluation) and to provide academic inputs into such course in the subjects represented in the branch (as given in col.3)
Sr. Lecturer-1 (will have a specialization in child Psychology)Lecturers - 8 (No. is subject to the remark against Languages below).
(ii) Propagation of (a) learner centred education and (b) education for personality development (including value and culture education), through training, extension, preparation of suitable teaching aids, action research etc. Subject wise break up of lecturers would be as follows languages - 2. (the No. may be 3 or 4 depending on the circumstances of the State/Distt.)
Foundations of Education – 1
Maths - 1
Science – 1
Social Science/Studies-1
Art Education – 1
Phy.Edn – 1
Lab.Assts. – 1
(iii) All general matters concerning teaching methodology (e.g. multi grade teaching, peer group tutoring etc) and specific matters concerning teaching methodology of the school NFE subjects represented in the branch.
4. Maintenance of Science lab, Psychology equipment, Resource room for Education for disabled children, Rooms for Art Education, and of equipment and facilities for sports and Physical Education
5. Promotion of and support to co-curricular activities in areas related to the substantive work of the branch, eg. debates and elocution, literature, science fairs, visual and performing arts, sports and physical education competitions, yoga, hobbies etc.
(2). Work Experience (WE) branch 1. To identify locally relevant WE areas, and in cooperation with concerned nodal branches, to develop sample curricular units, teaching learning material, low cost teaching aids and evaluation tools/techniques in such areas (examples locally relevant areas would be spinning/weaving/dyeing, bamboo work, bee keeping, chatai making etc.) Sr.Lec. – 1
Lec. – 1
WE teacher
Craft Instructor 1 (for a specialized Craft/trade/horticulture etc.)
Service of crafts men, gardener etc may be engaged on part time basis.
2. to help educational authorities and elementary schools/NFE/AE centres in planned introduction of work experience programs activities in such schools/centres.
3. As back up to (2) above, to conduct appropriate in-service programs for teachers in the areas of WE
4. To organize activities for cleanliness, upkeep and development of the institute campus, roads, playgrounds, lawns, gardens, etc. and its surroundings, and for basic maintenance of institute furniture and other properties.
5. To organize community service activities and study visits to work centres as part of training programs, and to promote such activities on extra curricular basis.
6. To maintain Workshop/farm/garden for WE activities.
7. To promote work related hobbies among trainees of the institute
(3). Dist.Resource Unit (DRU) for AE/NFE 1. To assist educational authorities in planning and coordination of training programs for AE/NFE personal throughout the district and to provide necessary support in such programs organized outside the DIET Vice-principal or senior lecturer
Lecturer NFE - 2
Lecturer AE - 2
Clerks - 2
2. To serve as the nodal branch for organizing.
i) programs of induction training and continuing education for instructors and supervisors/preraks of NEE/AE to be organized in the DIET (programs for preraks of AE will be done in conjunction with the SRC)
ii) Orientation programs for resource persons of the following kinds :
            a) Those who would conduct programs mentioned in (i) at other centres in the district (e.g. outside the DIET) e.g. personnel from NYK, NFE/AE projects, NGOs etc and
            b) Resource persons for the successful implementation of AE/NEF programs as a whole e.g., extension functionaries of development departments, community leaders, retired teachers, ex-service men, NSS volunteers, ICDS functionaries, other involved in mass program of functional literacy (MPFL), etc..
If DRU has 2 clerks, one of them will be a steno-typist attached to the vice-principal.The DRU will draw liberally on the support of functionaries ;of development deptts., educational activists etc., as resource persons, for conducting its programs.
3. To provide instructional inputs into (i) core areas of the above programs e.g. need philosophy, objectives, methodology, evaluation, problems, etc. in NFE/AE, and (ii) teaching of such individual subjects/areas as the staff may have necessary background in, especially teaching of language, arithmetic and functional skills.
4. To maintain a data base on all NFE/AE personnel who undergo training at the Institute, and to organize follow up activities pursuant to such training.
5. To under take with the help of other concerned branches the following activities vis-à-vis curriculum, basic and post literacy teaching learning material, low cost teaching and evaluation tools for AE/NFE.
(i) Adaptation of existing curricular units, teaching learning materials etc., to suit local requirements.
(ii) Development of new locally relevant items including in widely spoken dialects of the distt.
6. To undertake field interaction (including extension) work vis-à-vis the AE/NFE projects and centers in the district, and to act as the referral unit for academic problems thrown up by the field in the areas of AE/NFE.
7. To undertake action research in all areas relevant for making NFE/AE more effective – in collaboration with other branches, to the extent necessary.
8. To provide AE/NFE related inputs into all programs of the Institute not listed above, especially pre- service and in-service education programs for teachers.
(4).In- service programmes, Field Interaction and Innovation Coordination(IFIC) Branch 1. To assist educational authorities in planning and co-ordination of in-service education programs for elementary teachers throughout the district, and to plan and coordinate such programs held in the DIET, pursuant to this, the Branch would :
           (i). identify training needs of elementary teachers in the district, and prepare a perspective plan for meeting such needs,
           (ii). Prepare an annual calendar of all programs to be held in the DIET, and
           (iii). Help concerned authorities in preparing an annual calendar of in-service programs to be held outside the DIET.
Sr. Lecturer - 1
Lecturer - 1
Clerk - 1
(2). To serve as the nodal Branch for organizing
           (i). All those in-service education programs for teachers and Head masters, at the Institute, whose content does not relate exclusively or pre-dominantly to any one Branch i.e. programs of a relatively general/omnibus nature
           (ii). Orientation programs for resource persons who would conduct in-service programs for teachers at other centres in the district (i.e. outside the DIET)
           (iii). In-service education programs for teachers in the distance/distance- com-contact- modes (A part from programmer that the DIET may organize in these modes, on its own, it may also serve as a district level study center for such programs which may be organized, say at the state level. IFIC Branch will serve as the nodal Branch for this purpose as well).
3. To evaluate and monitor the quality and efficacy of in-service programs held in and outside the DIET, and to strive for their continuous improvement.
4. To serve as a reference and resource centres for teachers who wish to continue their education.
5. To act as nodal branch for all action research, and field interaction ( including extension ) activities of the institute which would include, inter alia :
           (i) Coordination of in-house action research activities and dissemination of its results.
           (ii) Acting as a clearing house for information on results of all studies, research, innovation, etc. in the area of elementary education- wherever undertaken.
           (iii) Publication of a periodic newsletter and an institute journal to be sent to every elementary school/NFE/AE centre in the district.
(5).Curriculum,material development and evaluation (CMDE) Branch. 1. To adopt existing items and develop new items of the following kinds so that they suit local circumstances, and can be used in elementary education and elementary teacher education programs:
           (i) curricular units-New, locally relevant units could be developed for the distt. In various subjects to supplement the generally prescribed curricular. Such units may pertain to topics like local geography, folklore, legend, customs, forests, flora and fauna, fairs and festivals, demography, geology, minerals, agriculture, industry, service occupations, folk art, handicrafts, communities and tribes, institutions etc.I and II in tribal languages in districts having substantial tribal population.
           (ii) Techniques and guidelines for continuous and summative learner-evaluation.
           (iii) Tests, question/item banks, rating scales, observation schedules, guidelines for diagnostic testing/remedial programs talent identification procedures etc.
Most of the adaptation/development work as above would be done through workshops involving other concerned faculty, institutions, experts, teachers and instructors.
Sr.Lecturer - 1
Lecturer - 1
Of the two staff members one should have background in science/ mathematics and the other in social science/ humanities.
2.To undertake testing on sample basis to assess achievement levels among learners, especially with reference to Min. levels prescribed for the primary and upper stage and for adult learners under NLM.
3. To conduct workshops for the adaptation/development work mentioned in (1) above, as also in-service programs relating to CMDE
(6).Educational technology(ET) branch. 1.To develop in collaboration with concerned staff of the – DIET and other resource persons, simple, effective and low-cost teaching aids for various subjects/ areas relevant to elementary education and elementary teacher education-charts diagrams, models, photo graphs, slides, audio tapes, play scripts, songs etc. Sr.Lecturer -1
Lecturer - 1
Technician - 1
2.To help the DRU in developing low cost teaching aids as above, for adult and non-formal education.
3.To maintain the following
           i.All A.V. equipment of the institute.
           ii. Computer lab.,
           iii.A display area for good, low cost teaching aids developed in house as well as elsewhere, and
            iv.A library of educational video/ audio cassettes and, if the institute as a film projector of films.
4.To lend slides, cassettes and films to institutions having playing/projection facilities, and to borrow them from other resource centres.
5.To conduct appropriate in- service programs for teachers in the area of ET, with special emphasis on
           I. Effective utilization of educational broad casts tele cast, cassettes and aids and
           ii. development of simple, low cot teaching aids
6.To conduct workshops for the development work mentioned in (1) above
(7).Planning and Management (P& M) branch 1.To maintain an appropriate data- base for the district which may be required for various planning exercises aimed at the UPE/UEE/NLM goals and for monitoring progress towards these goals. Sr.Lecturer - 1
Lecturer - 1
Statistician - 1
2.To conduct studies with a view to giving policy advise to educational planners/ administrators/ DBE regarding UEE/ NLM. some of the important areas for search studies would be
           i. Enrollement, retention and regularity of attendance of children and adult learners(especially females,SC/ST, ,minorities, handicapped, slum-dwellers and others disadvantaged groups) – various factors effecting these.
           ii. effect of various interventions(including incentives) on the above.
           iii..Development of norms, criteria and techniques for evaluation of institutions (schools and AE/NFE centers) of the district.
3.To provide assistance to educations authorities in
           i. school mapping ,
           ii. Micro- Planning for UPE/AUEE in an area specific and target group specific manner.
           iii. Formation and activation of school complexes
           iv. Institutional planning for school complexes, schools etc, and
           v. Institutional Evaluation
4.To serve as the nodal branch in relation to all programs of community involvement in basic education, and in particular to conduct orientation programs for members of DBE,VECs, community leaders youth and other voluntary educational workers
5.To conduct appropriate programs for headmasters, heads of the school complexes and block level educational functionaries in P&M, covering areas like leadership, motivation, involving the community, educational administration, finance and accounting, office procedure planning for UPE/UEE, institutional planning etc
6.To appraise the efficacy of various pragrams of educational development implemented in the district especially vis-à-vis the objectives of UPE/UEE and NLM
7.To act as the nodal branch for preparing quin-quenial and annual institutional plans and annual self evaluation reports for the DIET , and for liaising with the DBE
8.To provide P&M related inputs into all others programs/ activities of the institute eg: pre-service and in-service programs for teachers, training programs for NFE/AE personnel, field interaction (including extension) activities, action research etc,. with special reference to the areas lists under (3) above.

  DEPARTMENT ATTACHED TO THE DIET: English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC)

Library, Administration section, Hostel:
The library staff will comprise Librarian – 1, Clerk – 1. The Administration section which will provide administrative support to the entire institute will comprise Office Superintendent – 1, Accountant – 1, Clerks – 5 (including one for the hostel) Class – IV staff – 6.The Principal may appoint separate Warden for Men’s and Women’s hostels.The wardens will be responsible for the smooth functioning of the hostels.
The Principal may appoint separate Warden for Men’s and Women’s hostels. The wardens will be responsible for the smooth functioning of the hostels.
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