Introduction

Introduction

The Department of State Educational Research and Training, popularly known as DSERT is the academic wing of the Department of Public Instruction. It aims at providing academic leadership in school education as well as improving the quality of education provided in primary and secondary schools in the state. The DSERT was formed as a small academic unit of the Department of Public Instruction. It was then known as the State Institute of Education (SIE), and it originally started functioning from the northern district town of Dharwad in 1964. This unit was later shifted to Bangalore and the other academic units of the department of public instruction – State Institute of Science (SIS), State Educational Evaluation Unit (SEEU) and Educational Vocational Guidance Bureau (EVG), were merged in 1975 to form a single monolithic Department of State Educational Research and Training.

I. Structure of DSERT :

The DSERT is headed by a departmental officer of the rank of a Director of Public Instruction. The Director is assisted by Joint Director in all his academic and administrative duties. Apart from Joint Director, 2 Deputy Directors and 14 Senior Assistant Directors along with their staff function from various sections of DSERT. CTEs, Govt. TTIs, Aided D.Ed Colleges and DIETs, -- District Institutes of Education & Training, functioning under DSERT are situated across the state carry forward the objectives and activities of DSERT to massive teacher community. DSERT is under the administrative control of Commissioner of Public Instructions and Secretariat of Primary and Secondary Education Department. www.dsert.kar.nic.in is the official web site of this department.

II Objectives & Activities of DSERT :

  1. Enhancing the quality of education in primary and secondary schools in the state.
  2. Management of teacher education in the state (both pre service and in service education) both at the elementary education and secondary education levels
  3. Management of Government Colleges of teacher education, District Institutes of Education and Training and other Government teacher training institutions.
  4. Promoting Science Education in the state.
  5. Designing and implementing in service teacher training courses in content, pedagogy, innovative methods like theatre in education, use of low cost and no cost teaching learning materials in schools, etc.
  6. Making Satellite based training programmes.
  7. Encouraging the talent of the students through scholarships
  8. Having found the teaching needs of High School teachers, enhancing the teaching skills of teachers
  9. Accelerating the learning abilities of the students studying in Govt. Schools.
  10. Bringing about a better change in educational quality of Teacher Training Institutes.
  11. Through Art Research Center of DSERT, organizing the exhibitions / seminars to student – teacher community of High Schools on Applications of Art, New Explorations of Art and Action Research.
  12. Usage of technology in education.

III.Organization structure of the department:

The DSERT is headed by a departmental officer of the rank of a Director of Public Instruction. The Director is assisted by Joint Director in all his academic and administrative duties. Apart from Joint Director, 2 Deputy Directors and 14 Senior Assistant Directors along with their staff function from various sections of DSERT. CTEs, Govt. TTIs, Aided D.Ed Colleges and DIETs, -- District Institutes of Education & Training, functioning under DSERT are situated across the state carry forward the objectives and activities of DSERT to massive teacher community. DSERT is under the administrative control of Commissioner of Public Instructions and Secretariat of Primary and Secondary Education Department. www.dsert.kar.nic.in is the official web site of this department.

D.S.E.R.T. officer and staff details as follows:

Sl.noGroupSanctioned post Number of sanctioned postsNo of posts filled As per column 6 posts filledTotal Vacant posts
MaleFemaleTotal No. of SCsNo. of STs
123 4567 89
1Group ADirector1 101000
2Group AJoint Director1 011000
3Group ADeputy Director2 202000
4Group ASADPI14 7613101
5Group AAccounts officer1 000001
6Group BAssistant Director2 112000
7Group BStatistical officer1 000001
8Group CSuperintendent53 25110
9Group CAsst.Statistical officer40 11103
10Group CTechnical Assistant5 415000
11Group CLibrarian5 011004
12Group CTechnician2 202000
13Group CArtist1 101000
14Group CLibrary Officer1 000001
15Group CAssistant Librarian1 101000
16Group CStenographer4 044000
17Group CFDA22 13922100
18Group CCarpenter1 000001
19Group CSDA9 279000
20Group CTypist6 000006
21Group CTesting Assistant1 000001
22Group CField Man1 000001
23Group CCCT3 123000
24Group CDriver5 404001
25Group CDriver cum mechanic1 000001
26Group DAttendar11 213008
27Group DPeon 22 65110111
28Group DWatchman1 000001
Total13350 41914242

IV. Sections of DSERT

  1. Education Technology Cell
    1. Technology Assisted learning Programme (TALP)
      1. IT@SCHOOLS IN KARNATAKA
      2. Tele Education Programme
      3. Edusat
    2. State Institute of Science (SIS)
  2. State Educational Evaluation Unit (SEEU)
  3. National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)
  4. National Means Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS)
  5. National Population Education Programme (NPEP)
  6. Rashtreeya madhyamika Skikshana Abhiyaan (RMSA)
  7. Teacher Education (TE)
  8. Review of D.Ed Cirriculam
  9. Sarva Shikshana Abhiyaan (SSA)

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