State Council of Educational Research & Training Uttar
The SCERT of UP was established at Lucknow in
1981 as an apex government organization at the state level. It is not an
autonomous body. Its roles and functions are primarily concerned with ensuring
quality in respect of planning, management, research. evaluation and training at
the school level. with a view to effecting suitable changes in policy
formulation and policy implementing strategies, the SCERT has been identified as
a lead institution. The principal areas of its preoccupations center on the
overall improvement of the policies and programmes of school education in
general and the elementary education in particular.As such the commitment to
objective of achieving universalization of
elementary education and congruent with it the various action programmes become
a significant and critical domain of the projects and activities of the SCERT.
This goal is accomplished through its various organizational units.
The State Council of Educational Research & Training,
U.P., is providing academic support to the District Primary Education Programme
intended primarily to accelerate the processes of pedagogical renewal in the
state. The thrust areas include
(a) development of curriculum, review and revision of text
(b) preparation of teachers support material e.g. teacher
edition of textbooks, teacher guides,
(c) capacity building at different levels, development of
training packages for teachers, Para-teachers and ECCE functionaries and their
training programme, and
(d) assessment of learning levels of
students for bench marking purpose.
It will be pertinent to observe at the very outset that SCERT UP has to
orchestrate its main functions through 10 departments and 70 functional DIET's
under its control by enlisting support and collaborations with, State Resource
Group, experts and national level apex institutions. These departments are as
- State Institute of Education, Allahabad –
Department of Elementary Education.
- State Institute of Science Education,
Allahabad- Department of Mathematics and Science.
- Bureau of Psychology, Allahabad- Department
of Psychology and guidance.
- English Language Teaching Institute,
Allahabad-Department of English and foreign Languages.
- Rajya Hindi Sansthan, Varanasi- Department
of Hindi and Indian Languages.
- Institute of Advance Studies in Education,
- College of Teachers Education (Lucknow,
Allahabad & Varanasi)
- Govt. College of Womens’ Physical Education,
- Govt. College of Physical Education, Rampur.
- District Institute of Education and