The vision for the DIET’s that was articulated in the NPE-1986 was far a strong district institution that would support Pre-service and In-service work with teachers at elementary education level- “Within a multi-level framework of educational development, Central State, District and local agencies will participate in planning, Co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation”. To support the universalization of quality education and achieve quality in adult and lifelong education, DIET’s were visualized as a way to infuse the system with the following essential inputs
- Provision of Pre-service and In-service teacher Education Programmes.
- Organizing District level and state Level Education Researches on issues pertaining to enrollment, retention, achievement, gender parity, proficiency and drop outs
- Facilities collaborative action Researches to enable practicing teachers to addresses class room issues.
- Scouting innovative practices of primary/upper primary teachers and disseminating them among their colleagues by organizing periodical district level seminars and releasing News bulletins which carry information on innovative class room process.
- Providing Resource support to a Non-formal Education sector by extending DIET expertise in developing curriculum and supplementary learning materials to adult learners
- Designing and developing trainer manuals for Anganwadi workers and for addressing social concerns such as Crisis and disaster management Gender Sensitivity, Leadership Manual for School Heads etc.