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District Resource Unit (DRU)

This branch assists educational authorities in planning and co-ordination of training programmes for Adult and Non-formal Education personnel throughout the district and to provide necessary support in organizing such programmes. The instructional and training materials relating to adult and non-formal education are developed by this branch. One of the main function of this branch is to develop the necessary evaluation technique and tools will also be prepared for judging the effectiveness of the different programme organized by these institutions. Following are the function of this branch:


  1. To assist educational authorities in planning and coordination of training programmes for AE/NFE personal throughout the district and to provide necessary support to such programmes organized outside the DIET.

  2. To serve as the nodal branch for organizing:

    • Programmes of induction training and continuing education for instructors and supervisors of NFE/AE to be organized in the DIET.

    • Orientation programmes for resource persons who conduct programmes outside the DIET.

  3. To provide instructional inputs into: (i) core areas of the programmes e.g. need philosophy, objectives, methodology, evaluation, problems, etc. in NFE/AE,

  4. and (ii) Teaching of such individual subjects/areas as the staff may have necessary background in, especially teaching of language, arithmetic and functional skills.

  5. To evaluate and monitor the quality and efficacy of training programmes for NFE/AE personnel held in and outside the DIET, and to strive for their continuous improvement.

  6. To maintain a database on all NFE/AE personnel who undergo training at the Institute, and to organize follow up activities pursuant to such training.

  7. To undertake with the help of other concerned branches, the following activities vis-à-vis curriculum, basic and post literacy teaching learning material, low cost teaching and evaluation tools for AE/NFE:

    • Adaptation of existing curricular units, teaching learning materials etc. to suit local requirements.

    • Development of new locally relevant items including in widely spoken dialects of the district.

  8. To undertake field interaction (including extension) work vis-à-vis the AE/NFE projects and centres in the districts, and to act as the referral unit for academic problems thrown up by the field in the areas of NFE/AE.

  9. To help the DBE and AE/NFE authorities in organizing media support for the AE/NFE programmes (including by harnessing traditional media).

  10. To undertake action research in all areas relevant for making AE/NFE more effective-in collaboration with other branches, to the extent necessary.

  11. To provide AE/NFE related inputs into all programmes of the institute not listed above, especially pre-service and in-service programmes.

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