background of SCERT
The National policy on Education
(1986) recommended the creation of State Council of Educational
Research and Training in each State as a measure of decentralization
pf functions of quality education, research and training. The
national policy on education (1986) laid emphasis on the improvement
of quality in education and suggested to adopt some programmes such
i) Improvement of curriculum
ii) Teacher enrichment programme
iii) Continuous and comprehensive evaluation
iv) Availability of quality text books
v) Improvisation and utilization of teaching aids etc.
Alternative strategies for education, particularly informal
education and scheme for vocationalisation of education at +2 stage
have also been highlighted in consideration of today and tomorrow.
It was contemplated that SCERT, at the State Level, will carry out
all this activities as counterpart of NCERT for the qualitative
improvement of education in the states.
Since 1986 the Govt. of India has repeatedly issued instructions to
establish State Council of Educational Research and Training in the
State Level. Acting upon such instruction the State Govt. of Tripura
established SCERT at agartala in 1996 by amalgamating the following
four organizations –
a) State Institute of Education (SIE)
b) Tribal Language Cell
c) Bureau of Educational and vocational guidance
d) Educational Publication Unit
objectives of the SCERT, Tripura
At the time of formation of the SCERT,
the following broad outline of the SCERT was drawn:
i) To act as an agent of change in school education and non-formal
education in general and teacher education
ii) To arrange for in-service training and orientation of
supervisory /Inspecting Officers, Teacher-educators dealing
pre-school, elementary and Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
in the State.
iii) To organize programmes, including correspondence-cum-contact
Course for the overall professional development
teacher-educators and supervisory /Inspecting Officers.
iv) To provide extension services to teacher training institutions
at all the levels in the State.
v) To co-ordinate the extension service centers of the teacher
training institutions in the State.
vi) To produce curricula, instructional materials, textbooks and
other materials for the use of educational institution
of pre-school, elementary, secondary and higher secondary stages in
vii) To arrange for and co-ordinate the work of framing curricula
and prescribing textbooks for the school and
training institutions at the pre-school and primary stages.
viii) To undertake specific projects at all levels of school
education as may be entrusted by the Government from time
ix) To act as an efficient academic functionary capable of planning,
organizing and executing programmes of
activities envisaged in the National Policy on Education (1986).
x) To conduct various examinations including conduct of final Basic
Training Examination for under-graduate course as
well as madhyamik
plucked Kok-Borok Teacher Training, as well as competition etc. at
xi) To Prepare, produce and
distribute nationalized textbook.
xii) To conduct training and orientation of teachers, Headmasters,
supervisors in guidance and counseling.
xiii) To prepare and produce textbooks and other instructional
materials in tribal and other languages.
xiv) To undertaken action research for qualitative improvement in
curriculum, teacher-education, guidance and
counseling, textbooks, evaluation, educational technology, planning
and administration etc.
xv) To conduct orientation training for teachers, Headmasters,
supervisors, Teacher-educators etc. in Science
xvi) To organize workshops etc. for innovation and improvisation of
teaching aids for science, mathematics and
subject areas and soft-wares for educational technology programmes.
xvii) To work for the
development of the minority and tribal languages and to take
necessary initiative to prepare books
on those languages for primary and secondary level.
xviii) SCERT has been allocated a major job to use modern techniques
like EDUSAT Network to Education for
teacher training as well as class room teaching purpose.
xix) Responsibility of implementing Computer training and computer
aided learning (ICT @ School project) in the
secondary level of high and higher secondary schools.