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District Institute of Education and Training

Verka, Amritsar 143 501 PUNJAB

Phone: 0183-2263034

E-mail: diet_asr@yahoo.co.in

Web: http:// dietasr.tripod.com/dietasr.html

           

DIET is the realization of one of the five components of a centrally sponsored scheme namely reconstructing and reorganisation of teacher education, approved in October 1987. DIET is the most significant educational intervention in the country, while the NCERT came up in the 1960,s and the state councils of education research and training came up in 1970,s, the need for a third tier of training and resource support structure, right at the district level was genuinely felt in order to improve the quality of Basic education. As a result DIETís were set up in almost all the districts of all the states in the country. DIETís in Punjab are working under the direct control of SCERT, Punjab Chandigarh under the able guidance and control of the Director Mrs. Harcharan Kaur Brar.

District Institute of Education & Training, Amritsar was established by converting Junior Basic Training School, Verka, Amritsar w.e.f. 28-11-1990 vide memo No. 17/7/1990 T.T. date 6-2-1990 from Director, S.C.E.R.T., Punjab, Chandigarh. The education department has assigned different Training Programmes such as - Pre service Teachers Training, In-Service Teacher Training, to improve the quality of elementary education and create a desirable environment within the district in regard to enroll more and more children of school going age and pave the way for retention of those who are admitted in the school. Apart from this, DIET Amritsar is engaged in training of resource persons for implementing different aspects of Sarav Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in the district.

DIETíS MISSION is to provide academic and resource support at the grass root level for achieving quality and universal elementary education.

DIETíS ROLE Pursuit of excellence shall reflect in all DIETís activities. Besides its own excellence, it shall help the elementary education achieve excellence. Each DIET will be a model educational institution in the district in terms of meticulous, efficient and effective planning and execution of functions, harmonious and creative organizational climate, maintenance of a clean and attractive campus.

DIETíS TRANSACTIONAL APPROACH shall be child centered and activity based, making education a joyful, innovative and satisfying learning activity rather than a system of rote, cheerless and authoritarian instruction.

DIETíS SPECIAL TARGET GROUPS include girls and women/ Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes/ Minorities/ the handicapped/ other educationally disadvantaged groups such as working children, slum dwellers, inhabitants of hilly, desert and other inaccessible areas.

DIETíS THREE MAIN FUNCTIONS

(i) Training (both of induction level as well as continuing varieties)

(ii) Resource support (extension/guidance, development of materials, aids, evaluation tools, etc.) and

(iii) Action research

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE OF DIET

To achieve its objectives effectively DIETs Distribute its work to various branches namely:-

1.      Pre service teacher education (PSTE)

2.      Art & Work Experience (A&WE)

3.      In service programmes, field intervention, and innovation coordination (IFIC)

4.      Curriculum, material development and evaluation (CMDE)

5.     Educational Technology (ET)

6.      Planning and Management (P&M)

7.      District Resource Unit (DRU)

The DRU is not functional at the moment.

 ACADEMIC FACULTY

 The following Academic Staff is working in DIET Amritsar (as on 6-2-06)

 S. No.

Name of Lecturer

Branch

Educational Qualifications

Subject

Subject being taught in DIET

1

Sh. Rajinder Singh

P.S.T.E.

M.Sc. (Maths) M.Ed. M.Phil

Maths

Maths

2

Sh. Bhagwant Singh

P.S.T.E.

M.Sc. M.Ed.

Chemistry

Psychology/ Population Education

3

Sh. Harbhagwant Singh

P.S.T.E.

M.Sc. M.Ed.

Physics

Science

4

Sh. Avtar Singh

P.S.T.E.

M.P.Ed. N.I.E.S

Physical Edu.

Physical Edu.

5

Smt. Madhu Sharma

P.S.T.E.

M.A. (Eng) M.Ed.

English

English

6

Sh. Daljit Singh

P.S.T.E.

M.Sc. M.A.(Pbi) M.Ed., LLB

Biology

Teacher Functions

7

Smt. Simarjit Kaur

P.S.T.E.

M.Sc. (Bio)

Biology

Emerging India

8

Smt. Maninder Sandhu

P.S.T.E.

M.A. (Eng) M.Ed.

English

Art Education

9

Sh. Shiv Kumar

P.S.T.E.

M.Sc. Chemistry B.Ed.

Chemistry

Social Science

10

Sh. Bhupinder Singh

C.M.D.E.

M.Sc. (Eco) B.Ed.

Economics

Social Science

11

Sh. Darshan Singh

Work Experience

M.A. (Eco) B.Ed.

Economics

Work Experience

12

Sh. Surjit Singh

E.T.

M.Sc. (Bio)

Biology

E.T.

13

Smt. Harbinder Kaur

I.F.I.C.

M.Sc. (Bio) M.Ed.

Biology

Emerging India

14

Smt. Sudeep Kaur

Planning & Management

M.Sc. Chemistry, M.Ed.

Chemistry

Hindi

15

Dr. Maninder Singh Sarkaria

 CMDE

M.Com; M. Ed. Ph. D

 Commerce

Teacher Function

16

Sh. Kanwal Pardeep Singh

 IFIC

M.Sc; M.A. M.Phil

 Physics

Science

17

Sh. Kewal Krishan

 PSTC

 M.A. M. Ed

 Punjabi

Punjabi

18

Sh. Naresh Kumar

Planning & Management

 M.Sc. M. Ed

 Physics

Maths

 

ACTION RESEARCH

 Recently a research project entitled, ďPerception of Pupil-Teachers and Teacher-Educators towards Evaluation and Examination System of ETT Course in DIETs of PunjabĒ has been completed by one of our faulty members and a copy of the research report has been submitted to SCERT, Punjab. The research report has been read by all the members of the faculty to improve the evaluation system of ETT course. Despite this, our faculty is engaged in research activities in area of their interest and apply for funds for research project to NCERT, ICSSR etc. They also get their articles published in journals

TRAININGS CONDUCTED AT DIET, AMRITSAR

 The following Table contains number of teachers trained under different programmes

 S. No.

Year

Teachers

HT

CHT

BPEO

EGS

EVS

VEDC

Total

Remarks

1

2002-03

583

 

 

24

 

 

 

607

1.9 ED

2

2003-04

528

39

45

23

 

 

 

635

1.9 ED

 

2003-04

2302

63

4

 

 

 

 

2369

 

3

2004-05

155

 

 

 

 

 

 

155

1.9 ED

 

2004-05

3982

 

 

 

 

 

 

3982

20-Days training to New Appointees

 

2004-05

 

 

 

 

 

 

4640

4640

2-Days Training to VEDC Members

4

2005-06

3517

 

 

 

 

 

 

3517

TLM and MLL

 

2005-06

3329

 

 

 

 

 

 

3329

Module Training

 

2005-06

172

 

 

 

 

 

 

172

Master Training

 

2005-06

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

Module & Master Training

 

2005-06

 

 

 

 

206

 

 

206

EGS Volunteers for 30 days

 

2005-06

 

 

 

 

 

278

 

278

EVS Volunteers for 30 days

 

2005-06

463

100

45

20

 

 

 

628

1.9 ED

 

2005-06

 

 

 

 

 

 

3396

3396

2-Days Training to VEDC Members

 

2005-06

85

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

Resource Persons

 

ACTIVITIES IN DIET, AMRITSAR

        IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING

The Amritsar DIET has undertaken the mammoth task of imparting quality training to teachers and education Guarantee Scheme Volunteers for Sarav Shiksha Abhiyan. Every elementary teacher is being trained for 20 days under various programmes like teaching learning material (T.L.M.) Ė a 5 days programme for inculcating qualities in teachers for developing teaching aids according to local environment and student needs, 10 days programme of Modules developed by Sarav Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) on the current topics, a 5-day training programme on Minimum Level of Learning (M.L.L.). Under this programme teachers are educated about psychological needs of children, population education and methodology. A basic knowledge of information technology is also given to keep them in touch with the latest developing trends in the modern era, a 3-days subject wise workshop is also organised to improve the subject knowledge, attitude and approach of the teachers. In these 20 days programme, teachers are trained in every aspect of education and being equipped with latest teaching aids and materials to increase the interest of both teachers and students and being helped to develop best teacher-learnerrelations.

        COMPUTER TRAINING

12 Days Computer training is provided to 20 Teachers of Govt Secondary Schools in Every Batch. Till 8-2-06, 268 teachers of 169 Schools had been trained.

        TRAINING TO VEDC MEMBERS

All villages in the Amritsar DIET have Education Development Committees. There are seven members of VEDC. SSA has decided to train at least 4 members of VEDC. Two days training is imparted to these VEDC members. A new Mantra-Empowering the Villages-Govt is keen to achieve all round development through the empowerment of village panchayants. Illiteracy and lack of management skills among the rural people is the main road block in its way. A two-days training programme has been undertaken at block level. Presently, DIET is conducting training programmes in 26 blocks of Amritsar district.

        FOLLOW-UP

DIET teams visit the schools, VEDCs, EGS Centres to support and guide the teachers, members to implement the national programmes in true national spirit. The teachers and members are guided to follow the methodology they are told during training programmes and solve their problems regarding education on the spot.

        WORKSHOPS

A 3-Days workshop was organised at DIET, Verka, Amritsar by DEP-SSA (An IGNOU- MHRD, GOI Project), and DEP-SSA, Punjab to build the capacity of teachers and resource persons in the development of self learning materials (Print). In this workshop, a resource person from STRIDE, IGNOU trained 20 participants and self learning materials on hard spots in science and mathematics of Class VIII were developed. The faculty of DIET actively participated in the organisation of this workshop and received the required skills to develop self learning materials along with other participants. Thus, the faculty of DIET may also contribute in future self learning materials workshops at DIET, State or National Levels.

The faculty of DIET, Verka, Amritsar has also been actively involved in the development of Bridge courses for out of school, children of Punjab which arebeing developed by DEP-SSA (An IGNOU- MHRD, GOI Project), and DEP-SSA, Punjab.

DETAILS OF EXPENDITURE INCURRED UNDER SSA

S. No

Year

Head

Expenses (in Rs.)

1

2003-04

Teacher Training

1784137-00

2

2004-05

Teacher Training

25041510-00

3

2005-06

Teacher Training

5810096-00

4

2005-06

VEDC

308247-00

5

2005-06

EVS

298905-00

6

2005-06

EGS

14140-00

 

 

Total

33257035-00