Carved out of the erstwhile District of Cuttack, Kendrapara District is situated in Central Coastal plain zone of Odisha. The District is bounded by Bhadrak District at its North, Jajpur at its North West,Jagatsinghpur District at its South, Cuttack District at its West and Bay of Bengal at its East. Kendrapad District lies in 20 degree 20’ N to 20 degree 37’ N Latitude and 86 degree 14’ E to 87 degree 01’ E Longitude. The Coastline of Kendrapara District covers 48 Km stretching from DhamraMuhan to Batighar. Headquarters of Kendrapara District is well known as the TulasiKhetra.
DIET, Kendrapara is an old Teacher Education Institute in the district. Since its inception in the year1971 as a Secondary Training School,it has been functioning as an oldest and premier institute of the district in the field of the Teacher Education.It was started as a Basic Training (B.T) School on 28th February 1903 & upgraded to Elementary Training (E.T)School later on. Since December 16, 1971, it has been working as Secondary Training school till its upgradation to DIET in 2005. Since then, DIET has been serving as an apex institute in the field of Elementary Teacher Education in the district. It strives its excellence to impart quality education at par with the best in states to the elementary teachers through upgradation and enrichment of their content knowledge, updating of skill and capacity building. The Institution cherishes a rich &prosperous academic heritage in the district.
In the year 2005, the STS was upgraded to District Institute of Education and Training. Since then, the institute has been working as a leading teacher education institute in the district. With the collaboration of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and SamagraSiksha, the institute has been working for the qualitative improvement in the field of school education. Preparation of training module, training of the teachers as master trainer and district resource group, preparation of activity bank, question bank, collaborative research taking CRCCs and DRG have been the focus of the institute.The institute has its own building in its own land having one MP Hall, 3 classrooms, Administrative Block, Library, ICT Lab.