Institution at a Glance
District Institute of Education and Training, Kota
The process of education, in India, has witnessed constant development since Freedom. Kota has also kept pace with this development. In this regard, a teacher training centre for in-service teachers was set up in Nanta Mahal, the palace of Diwan Jhala Jalim Singh in the year 1956.
Situated six kilometres away from Kota city, Nanta Mahal, the palace of Maharao Bhim Singh’s clever, brave and far-sighted Diwan Jhala Jalim Singh, is surrounded by natural beauty which is enhanced by Abheda pond in the vicinity. This palace, with its beautiful sculpture and paintings, is a fine example of the heritage of Kota. Located in an environment conducive to education, the training centre stood like a torch bearer in the field of education till August, 1996.
In the ongoing process of continuous development, this college was expanded to include training course for pre-service teachers (STC) in 1971.
This centre played a vital role in shaping the teachers from Hadoti region, especially from Kota and Baran districts. With a passage of time, Nanta Mahal and STC training centre became synonymous.
Following the recommendations of national education policies, the structure and scope of training centres was expanded and in order to bring about a qualitative change in education, the establishment of DIET (District Institute of Education and Training) was conceptualized. Consequently, DIETs were set up in Rajasthan in phased manner. DIET, Kota was established in the third phase, in 1990.
Growing requirements necessitated the shifting of DIET into bigger premises. The then education minister allotted 15 acres of land for the construction of new building in New Kota. An amount of one crore was also sanctioned for the construction. As a result, in 1995, a grand building of DIET was erected in which all the programmes and activities of DIET are conducted at present.
DIET was shifted from Nanta Mahal to its new building in August, 1996. Since then both in-service and pre-service training programmes are being conducted here. It was fortunate that DIET, Kota was established in the third phase as the state government posted a Deputy Director level officer as Principal at all DIETs that came into existence in this phase whereas an officer of DEO (District Education Officer) rank had been posted as Principal at DIETs established in the first and second phase. Shri Nathulal Parmar, who was appointed on 20th of August 1996, was the first Principal of DIET, Kota.
Since inception, all the training programmes are being conducted on regular basis. A special emphasis is being put on the qualitative improvement. The institute is determined to provide trainings that are meaning and useful for the teachers. In line with the objectives of various departments – run at DIET – a variety of training programmes are being conducted here.
DIET: An Introduction
Area 12436 sq.km.
Population 1950491 (1023153 Male & 927338 Female)
Female Ratio 906/thousand males
Population Density 374 people/sq.km.
Literacy Rate 77.48%
Location of DIET Rawatbhata Road, Near VMOU, Kota
DIET premises 15 acres
Following the recommendations made in the National Education Policy 1986, DIETs were established at district level by Rajasthan government with following objectives in mind:
1. To give training to pre-service and in-service teachers.
2. To make an arrangement for the continuous training of instructors and supervisors associated with formal and continuous education.
3. To provide training and orientation to the heads of the institution regarding institutional planning management and micro-level planning.
4. To conduct VIII Board Examinations at district level.
5. To provide orientation to voluntary social organisations and other functionaries who influence teaching at elementary level.
6. To conduct action research and practical work. To play the role of evaluation centre for primary and upper primary formal and continuous education.
7. To act as a resource centre and provide learning material and required facilities to the teachers and instructors.
8. To advise and assist district education units.