Aims & Objectives
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) was established as a full-fledged Directorate in the year 1986 vide Government Notification No.EDS (HTE) /17/32/86 dated 18-12-86 and is the apex academic body in the State for bringing about qualitative changes in the field of School Education in the State, particularly, in the area of Teacher Education.
The major function of the Department are :
- Framing of the Curriculum and Syllabus for the Elementary Level.
- Development of Textbooks covering all Elementary school subjects including Hindi.
- Â Conduct of Research & Survey.
- In- Service and Pre – Service Teachers training.
- Conduct of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).
The SCERTÂ functions at the State level while at the districts are the Centrally Sponsored District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETS). At present , there are eight functional DIETs. DIETs for the 3 districts of Peren, Longleng and Kiphire had been already sanctioned by the Government of India and these 3 DIETs are expected to be made functional in the near future. In addition to the DIETs, the Government of India had sanctioned 8 Block Institutes of Teacher Education (BITE) to function at the block level. The BITEs are also expected to be made functional in the near future.
Currently, there are 30 Academic cells and two State level Boards, namely, the State Board of Teacher Education (SBTE) and Board of Elementary School Education (BESE) functional in the Council. In addition, the English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI) is a fully functional Institute under the Council. A 2 year diploma course in Pre-School education is also functional. Â The State Institute of Educational Management and Training (SIEMAT) is another institute under the administrative and academic control of the SCERT. The Institute will cater to the training of the headmasters, head teachers, field and supervisory officials of the School Education. It is expected to be made operational in a few months time Â as the construction work for the Institute is almost completed.