Programmes undergoing

  • Selection of candidates to teacher education courses (D.El.Ed., B.Ed., M.Ed., B.H.Ed., B.P.Ed., M.Phil) is being done through Entrance Test from 2014, as per the recommendations of Justice Verma Commission and NCTE’s direction.
  • Online Computer Based Entrance Test for selection of candidates has been introduced from the year, 2018-2019 and nearly 2.50 lakhs candidates have appeared the Online Test. The placement of candidates in different institutions has been done through Online Counseling.
  • After NAS 2017, regional workshops have been conducted to orient all the DIET faculties, DPCs, DEOs on Learning Outcomes, State Report card, District Report Cards and preparation of Pedagogical Planning for the districts.
  • Learning Outcome document has been translated to Odia and have been made available to all the teachers / DIET faculties of the State.
  • All the CRCCs / ABEOs have been trained by DIETs on use of District Report Cards and cluster specific plans have been developed by CRCCs in collaboration with respective DIETs.
  • District Report Cards and State Report Cards have been made available to all the CRCCs / ABEOs / DEOs and DPCs for their use.
  • District level Seminars are being conducted at DIET level for better reflection of the District  Report Card and its use.
  • Teacher Educators of DIETs have been trained on DIKSHA portal and its usefulness for the teachers and Teacher Educators.
  • Taxonomy in all subjects (elementary level) have been developed.
  • 76 textbooks from Class I to VIII have been converted to Energized Textbooks by imposition of QR codes.
  • The B.Ed. and M.Ed. Syllabus were revised as per NCTE 2015 guidelines and implemented w.e.f 2016-17.
  • Common syllabus for B.Ed and M.Ed is used across all the Universities of the State to bring uniformity.
  • All the faculty of IASEs / CTEs were trained on the new Teacher Education Curriculum.
  • In order to bring uniformity in academic Curricular  activities, Unified Academic Calendar has been developed.
  • The D.El.Ed. Curriculum have already been developed by SCERT and submitted to BSE, Odisha and to be implemented from 2019-20 session.
  • The Directorate of TE and SCERT has developed Common Unified Academic Calendar (UAC) for all Secondary and Elementary Teacher Education Institutions to maintain uniformity in the approaches of dealing with different components of syllabus.
  • Detailed action plans for carrying out the semester-wise completion of the syllabus with the major ideas which are needed to be covered by all the institutions to provide a common structure across different Universities have been indicated in the said academic calendar.
  • The Unified Academic Calendar helps in monitoring of curricular activities among all the institutions by the Directorate.
  • The Unified Training Calendar gives a complete picture of different training which are designed for the elementary, secondary teachers, Teacher Educators and the training component approved for the TE and SCERT under Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
  • The visit of National and State Level Think Tank members have already been completed to adopt 10 DIETs which are identified by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under the inspirational districts
  • The detailed components as has been indicated in the Guideline of inspirational district have been studied minutely by the Think Tank members and the suggestions for improvement and monitoring as a follow up action has been initiated.
  • Capacity Building of all  faculties of Teacher Education Institutions have been made functional on self-awareness, understanding of self and others, self-motivation, self-mentoring and training of trainers in a continuous basis with the support of UNICEF.
  • ‘ICT in Teacher Education programme’ was introduced in selected DIETs / IASEs / CTEs and BITEs with technical support of SNDT Women University, Mumbai and CIET, New Delhi.
  • ICT tools have been used by those TEIs in Teaching-Learning Processes and Assessment.
  • ICT components have already been integrated in the PSTE Curriculum  for B.Ed and D.El.Ed. (as a special paper as well as integration in Core / Pedagogy  papers)
  • Online Professional Learning Community (PLCs) are functioning at DIET, Khurda and DIET, Nayagarh.
  • All the Teacher Educators and official staffs are being trained on the Basic computer literacy skills as per the suggestions given in the PAB by Ministry of Human Resource Development (2017)
  • Directorate of TE and SCERT has taken initiative for establishing a Cell at DIET level for education of children with special needs and empowerment of DIET faculty on Inclusive classroom practices.
  • Faculties from DIETs and Resource Person (CWSN) from SSA  have been trained by SCERT on development of appropriate TLM for inclusive classes.
  • Techniques of preparation of appropriate TLM for Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Cerebral Palsy  and Mental Retardation are the major inclusive components on which TLMs have been developed in the workshops with an intention to distribute it to the required classrooms having the CWSN children.
  • Collaboration of NIVH, NIHH and Institute of  Intellectual Disability with TE and SCERT have been made for this purpose.
  • All the 30 DIETs have been monitored by SCERT through a tablet based App.
  • Attendance of the student-teachers, PSTE Activities, In-service Training activities, Extension activities and Research and Innovation activities on daily basis have been monitored by SCERT through reports.
  • Feedbacks are provided to the Heads of the TEIs to improve their performance on the basis of the Online monitoring.
  • NCERT sponsored research activities on Population Education / Adolescence Education Issues is going on.
  • District Level Research Committees are constituted in all DIETs / CTEs / IASEs to take up institutional research studies.
  • Small scale research studies (based on District Specific Issues) have been undertaken and going on by all the DIETs / IASEs / CTEs under academic support of SCERT.
  • NTS Examination conducted on 1st November
  • Poor performance of Class X students of Government High Schools
  • Class VIII students having parental income less than 1.5 Lakhs appears National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Examination.
  • ST quota of the state not exhausted
  • Income Certificate and Caste Certificate of the qualifying students needs to be submitted within one month of result publication for its onward transmission to MHRD
  • Bank Account Number of students selected for NMMS be submitted online by the end of March for its onward transmission of MHRD for release of scholarship in time.
  • Different activities like Science, Seminar, Drama, Quiz, District Level Science Exhibition conducted but only Utilization Certificate from DEO, Kandhamal is received. UC be submitted by 31st June.
  • Activity-wise report along with photographs be submitted for documentation
  • Scope be given to other teachers in these activities
  • JSMO and Quiz Competitions have not been organized in Puri district in spite of funds placed for the purpose and DSS of Puri has not gone to BITM in spite of Government order No. 26/SME dated 01.01.2015.
  • New ideas / innovations for conducting Science related activities be shared in DSS Conference scheduled to be held in July.
  • Distance Education Programme to train untrained elementary school teachers of the state
  • First Phase : 2003-2004 to 2005-2006
  • Second phase : 2007-2008 to 2009-2010 training of 20,000 untrained teachers
  • Third phase : NCTE accorded permission for 30067 untrained teachers before 31st March, 2015

Status :

  • 2012-2013 : 13888 teachers of Government, Government Aided elementary school teachers,
  • 2013-2014 : 5538 teachers
  • 2014-2015 : NCTE has been requested to give permission to run Distance Education Programme up to 2018-2019.

The National Population Education Project is implemented by 30 States / Union Territories through Population Education Cells located in SCERT / SIE / DTERT / SIERT and Department of Education. The Project is one of the components of quality improvement in school education.

Integration of adolescence education focusing on life skills development in the content and process of school education and teacher education are the focused area of the NPEP.

It also emphasizes gender equity and equality and empowerment of women, faculty, its roles and responsibilities, population distribution, urbanization and migration in integration of new population and development concerns.

It also gives more attention to sustainable life skill development. Different activities were organized for strengthening the process of integration in syllabi, textbooks, teaching process, evaluation process, pre-service teacher education, population related issues like adolescence reproductive and sexual health concern. NPEP is trying to help the adolescent students to know their responsibilities, duties towards society.

  • NPEP Cell, TE and SCERT, Odisha conducted a research on “Assessing the Needs of Adolescents on Adolescence Education Concerns of the State” for which it organized two workshops. The first workshop was held on 30.07.2018 to find out the objectives of the study and the second one on 17.09.2018 to finalize the objectives, synopsis and the areas of the study along with the district with type of schools where the study is to be conducted as a result of which the research.

The NPEP Cell, TE and SCERT, Odisha conducted an advocacy programme on 27.10.2018 for District Education Officers and District Science Supervisors of 30 districts of the state. The objectives were :

  • To understand the objectives of conducting and organizing District Level Role Play and Folk Dance Competitions.
  • To find out theme-based scripts
  • To understand the outlines of the situations in order to get a better product
  • To utilize the funds provided to them in proper manner
  • To understand the opportunities for interactive participation for experimental learning for life-skill development among the adolescent students.

The State Level Role Play Competition was organized on 17.11.2018 in the Conference Hall of Government ETEI, Bhubaneswar. Keeping in view, the students understand and appreciated the implication of inter-personal relationships with the peer group, parents and the opposite sex. They will be aware of the consequences of the risky situations and behaviour. To provide the students with the opportunities for interactive participation, experiential learning for development of life skills dealing with issues related to adolescent reproductive and sexual health concerns.

The themes were :

  • Healthy Relationship among Adolescents
  • Charms and Challenges of Adolescents
  • HIV and AIDS : Stigmatization
  • Causes and Impact of Drug Abuse

The students of Class IX of 30 districts of the state participated having selected in their own district level Role Play Competition convened on the 1st week of November, 2018 with the outlines of the situations provided to them. The winning schools are First : Government Girls’ High School, Koraput, Second : Balasore Zilla School, Balasore and Third : S.B. High School, Bhingarpur, Khurda.

The participants of winning teams were selected and participated in the National Level Role Play Competition held at New Delhi under the guidance of Shri Deepak Das, Assistant Project Coordinator, NPEP Cell, Odisha.

Indian Folk Dance are simple dances and are performed to express joy and convey messages in diverse cultures and traditions of each region of the country. Folk dances are performed on every possible occasion such as arrival of new season, birth of a child, wedding and to observe every festival even if at the arrival of a guest to home and village. Specific costumes are used for the dance and both men and women participate.

The State Level Folk Dance Competition as well as National Level Competitions are organized to convey various issues related to population education and adolescence reproductive and sexual health by using own folks as medium effectively and to provide opportunities for experiential learning of life skills.

The State Level Folk Dance Competition was conducted on 18.11.2018 in the Conference Hall of Government ETEI, Bhubaneswar on the following themes.

  • Equal opportunity for boys and girls : Reward of female foeticide
  • Respect and care for elders
  • Protection of environment
  • Prevention of drug substance abuse
  • Charms and challenges of adolescence

This year students of Class IX out of 20 districts have joined and performed The whole competition was witnessed by Dr. Bijay Kumar Mallick, Associate Project Coordinator, NPEP Cell, NCERT, New Delhi. The event was judged by Dr. Nibedita Guru, Reader in Education, RNIASE, Cuttack, Shri Prasanta Kumar Rath, Senior Teacher Educator, DIET, Dolipur and Ms. Minakshi Baker, Performing Dancer, Odisha. The winning Schools are : First : Government High School, Baliguda, Kandhamal, Second : Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya, Anandapur, Keonjhar and Third : Rana Pratap Uchha Vidyalaya, Baragarh.

World AIDS Day was observed in 15 DIETs of the State. Rallies, Talks, Seminar and Poster Competitions were organized. Similarly in different secondary schools also the very day was observed.

A Slogan Competition was conducted at Zilla High School of Sambalpur district as there is a mandate for integration of Population Education (Adolescent elements) in the State Level Science Exhibition. Students from 30 districts participated. Dr. Narendra Kumar Rana, Reader Education, Dr. PMIASE, Sambalpur, Dr. Iswar Chandra Patel, Reader in Education, Dr. PMIASE, Sambalpur and Dr. Gitanjali Bhoi, Senior Teacher Educator, DIET, Sambalpur were the judges for the competition. The winning schools are First : Krushna Chandra Nayak, Panchayatraj Uchha Vidyalaya, Kanpur, Dhenkanal, Second : Brahma Swarup Mishra, Panchayat High School, Balasore and Third : Silarani Nayak, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya, Badapur, Ganjam.

  • Class III and V
  • Districts : 30, Blocks : 158, Urban Areas : 56
  • Students : 92502 (Class III : 40577 and Class V : 51925)
  • Subjects : Class III : Language and Mathematics, Class V : Language, Mathematics and EVS