GOVERNMENT OF MIZORAM
DIRECTORATE OF STATE COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH & TRAINING
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) was established on 20th January, 1980 under the Directorate of Education. It became a full-fledged Directorate on the 22nd May, 2008. The SCERT is housed in its own buildings in Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram.
The SCERT, the Academic Authority of the Elementary Education is the state counterpart of the National Council of Educational Research and Training(NCERT) New Delhi, dealing with academic aspects of School Education and Teacher Education. Its main purview lies with Curriculum and Textbook Development, Science and Mathematics Education, Promotion of English, Vocational Education, Educational and Vocational Guidance and Counselling Services, Integrated Education for Disabled Children, Environmental Education, Computer Aided Education, Distance Education, Educational Research and In-Formal Education for the general public on specific issues.
These are realized through two chief domains -Training and Research. Educational training provides for extension and In-service training programmes to teachers, teacher educators, educational supervisors and educational administrators. Research work has so far been restricted to action research, case studies and survey projects funded by the Government of India.
Since its inception, the SCERT has grown in size and stature. A new building constructed under the scheme of Restructuring and Reorganisation of Teacher Education to house Educational Technology Studio and Science laboratory has been named the ‘Silver Jubilee Building’ to commemorate the SCERT’s completion of 25 years of its existence in 2005. This building now proudly houses Teaching End Studio with EDUSAT facilities set up by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource Development. This is to provide educational programmes and video conferencing between Teaching End Studio and 50 Satellite Interactive Terminals located in different parts of Mizoram.
- To provide academic leadership in school education in the state.
- To achieve qualitative improvement in school education through training of teachers on innovative educational practices
- To undertake academic reforms in the light of policy changes in the state.
- To coordinate with NCERT, NUEPA, UNICEF, UNFPA, RIE, EFLU, NERIE, SSA, NGOs etc. for implementation of schemes
- To act as a nodal agency for all kinds of educational programmes and schemes.
- To develop Curricula, Instructional materials, Textbooks, Teacher’s Handbooks, Supplementary reading materials etc. for use
in educational institutions of all stages.
- To act as a Resource Centre for Teachers and Teacher Educators.
- To give technical guidance and academic support to the District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs) and District
Resource Centres (DRCs)
- To conduct research studies and investigation on various educational problems and collect educational statistics.
- To provide for continuing education for teachers and teacher educators.
- Organising trainings in different subjects for all levels of teachers.
- Developing evaluation procedures and materials helpful for teachers.
- Preparing curricula, syllabus, instructional materials for different levels of school education and alternative system of
- Bridging gaps between the methods and techniques followed in training and actual classroom practices.
- Dissemination of knowledge related to improvised methods followed by educational institutions.
- Coordinating with national and international organizations in academic programmes.
Beyond the Classroom :
SCERT organises Science Seminars and Exhibitions annually at District and State Levels pursuant to the guidelines of the NCERT to develop innovative ideas, research and scientific temper among students and teachers. Winners of the state level competition participate at the national level. Books on selected projects/experiments are published both at the district and state level science exhibitions.
SCERT collaborates with Mizoram Mathematics Teachers Association and STAM in organising Mathematics and Science Exhibition/Competition every year. Encouragement is given to schools for setting up of Science Clubs, Environment Clubs and Reading Clubs.
SCERT conducts State Level National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) every year wherein Mizoram has a quote of 25 seats in NTS and 103 Scholarship in NMMS. The 25 NTS candidates are given training and coaching class in collaboration with the Mizoram Coaching Academy.
SCERT is the nodal agency to implement INSPIRE Awards Scheme launched by Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India since 2010-2011 session. Under the scheme, cash awards have been distributed to 2407 meritorious students @ Rs. 5,000/- per student.
Exhibition on Environment Education and visits to the zoo are organised at regular intervals to inculcate the importance of preserving our natural resources and to create awareness on issues related to the Government.
Red Ribbon Clubs are set up in order to inculcate habit formation in the utilization of leisure time for the pursuit of academic excellence and for social and community service like awareness on HIV/AIDS, Life Skills, Education, Blood Donation etc. Besides, career Exhibitions are also organised from time to time
Constituent Units and Collaborative Institutions :
The SCERT has constituent units spread over the entire state and works in collaboration with National and International Institutions such as -
i) National Institute of Orthopedically Handicapped for North East Region (NIOH)
ii) Mizoram State AIDS Control Society (MSACS)
iii) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)
iv) National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and North Eastern Regional Institute of
v) National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA)
vi) National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE)
vii) Regional Institute of Education (RIE)
viii) English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU)
ix) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
x) United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)
xi) National Council of Science Museum (NCSM)
xii) Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt.of India (S & T)
DEPARTMENTS UNDER THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS OF SCERT :
There are seven major academic departments within the SCERT. They are :
- Department of Teacher Education and Extension Services :
i) Teacher Education
ii) Extension Services - National University of Educational Planning an Administration (NUEPA), National Council of Educational
Research and Training (NCERT), North Eastern Regional Institute of Education (NERIE),etc.
iii) District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) at Aizawl & Lunglei
iv) District Resource Centres (DRCs) – Kolasib, Mamit, Serchhip, Champhai, Lawngtlai and Saiha.
v) State Institute of Educational Management and Training (SIEMAT).
vi) Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).
vii) National Talent Search (NTS) and National Means cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS).
ix) Development and Evaluation of Curriculum & Text,
x) Minimum Level of Learning (MIL),
xi) Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).
2. Department of Social Sciences and Humanities :
i) English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI)
ii) District Centre for English(DCE)
iii) Mizoram Institute of Spoken English(MISE)
iv) Population Education
v) Adolescence Education Programme
vi) Environmental Orientation to School Education (EOSE)
vii) Child Rights Protection Cell (CRPC)
3. Department of Vocational Education :
i) Vocationalisation of Secondary Education (VOSE)
ii) Educational Guidance and Counselling
4. Department of Special Education :
i) Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage (IEDSS)
ii) Early Interaction Centre
iii) Study Centre
iv) National Institute of Orthopedically Handicapped for North Eastern Region (NIOH)
5. Department of Information and Communication Technology :
i) Educational Technology (ET)
ii) Computer Literacy at School (CLASS)
iii) Development of Low-Cost Teaching Aids
iv) Development of Instructional Materials
6. Department of Science and Mathematics (Science Promotion Wing):
i) Science Education
ii) Computer Education Cell
iii) Science Gallery
iv) Mathematics Education
7. Department of Library and Documentation :
PROGRAMMES & ACTIVITIES UNDER SCERT :
- DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND EXTENSION SERVICES :
- Teacher Education Wing :
Department of Teacher Education & Extension Services works for the qualitative improvement of the School system through various capacity building programmes of teachers and teacher educators. It is the department that is responsible for implementing new educational policies and programmes. It is also gives guidance and coordinates activities under the District Institutes of Educational Training (DIETS) at Aizawl and Lunglei and 6 (six) District Resource Centres (DRCs) at the District Capital. The Wing had organized Massive Orientation to School Teachers and also Special Orientation of Primary Schools in the past. Capacity building programmes recently organized are :
- Training of Headmasters for Primary Schools and Middle Schools on recent trends in education.
- Training of Master Trainers on CCE.
- Training of DEO, SDEO, Subject Specific Resource Persons, HPO, BRCC and CRCC on CCE.
- Training of Headmasters and Teachers on CCE for Elementary Schools.
- Training of Principals and Headmasters of Private English Medium Schools on CCE.
- Review Meeting on implementation of CCE with Principals of DIETs & DRCs, DEOs, SDEOs, HPOs and CEOs.
- Conducting and preparation of NTS & NMMS Examination.
- Awareness Campaign of NTS & NMMS.
1.2 Curriculum Development and Evaluation Cell :
- Translation and printing of National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 in Mizo language.
- Development of Curriculum and Syllabus from Class I to XII in line with NCF 2005.
- Development and Preparation of Text Book for Special Course for Class I-VIII.
- Preparation of Training Module for Special Course.
- Preparation of Source Book on CCE and revision of Report Card.
- Preparation of Sessional Work Plan in line with CCE for Primary School and Middle School (Mizo Medium & English Medium).
- Preparation of CCE Calendar for Elementary Schools.
Research and Development Cell :
The following studies have been conducted by the Cell :
- Role of Anganwadi in School Readiness A Critical Study
- Identification of Hard Spots in Learning Mathematics at the Secondary Level.
- Study of Time Tables.
- A Study on Behaviour Control Techniques.
- Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
- Preparation of Pre School Curriculum
- Preparation of Pre-School Acitivity Books.
- Training of Pre School Teachers under SSA
- Training of Pre-School Teachers of Mission Schools.
Books Published by Department of Teacher Education :
- National Curriculum Framework 2005 (Mizo Version)
- Source Book on continous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)
- Sessional Work Plan for Primary Schools
- Sessional Work Plan for Middle School
- Sessional Work Plan for English Medium Schools (Primary & Middle)
- Pre-School Curriculm
- Activity Book for Pre-Schools.
2. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES :
2.1. English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI) :
About the Scheme : The ELTI was established at the SCERT in the year 2001 under the centrally sponsored scheme through the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. It is a nodal agency to offer quality in-service teacher training in the state.
2.2. District Centre for English (DCE) :
The District Centre for English, Aizawl was established at the SCERT in the year 1985 under the centrally sponsored scheme and was later on taken over by the state government. Since then, three districts - Lunglei, Serchhip and Kolasib districts have been covered under the scheme and at present it is implemented at Champhai and Mamit districts. The scheme aims to bring about qualitative improvement in the teaching and learning of English in the state. The duration of the scheme is for a period of five years.
2.3. Mizoram Institute of Spoken English(MISE) :
The Mizoram Institute of Spoken English (MISE) was established in the year 1987 at the SCERT with a primary aim to strengthening the District Centre for English. It is an additional resource for the District Centre team taking active step towards improvement of English in the State. The Institute has successfully conducted special course in English for Special Purposed (ESP) for sportspersons during the year.
2.4. Population Education :
2.4.1. Adolescence Education Programme :
A key intervention for the prevention of HIV infections among young people and reducing social vulnerability to the infection is the Adolescence Education Programme. The strategies adopted under AEP are National Population Education Project (NPEP) and Adolescence Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH).
2.5. Environmental Orientation to School Education (EOSE) :
Environmental Orientation to School Education (EOSE) has its roots in the National Policy on Education 1986 which states that - ‘protection of the environment is a value which along with certain other values must form an integral part of curriculum at all stages of education’. Thus, Environmental Education is a global subject and environmental awareness is now a very urgent issue everyone is confronted with. The world is exerting itself to tackle the problems posed by the misuse of the environment. As a result, the EOSE was launched in Mizoram during 1988-89.
Objectives of the scheme are -
1) Preparation of text books and instructional materials (print and non-print) to be used at the school level.
2) Preparation and review of curriculum to make it local-specific.
3) Preparation of slides, audio-tapes, video-tapes, film on environment conservation.
4) Preparation of general informative booklets, brochures and posters etc. on environment history and culture.
5) Creating environmental awareness among the community.
6) Sensitizing teachers on environmental issues for their personal development
2.6. Child Rights Protection Cell :
Child Rights Protection Cell was established under State Plan by the State Government of Mizoram on 19th November, 2009.
The cell first activity was Development of Trainer’s Guide on Child Rights Protection.
3. DEPARTMENT OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION :
3.1. Vocationalisation of Secondary Education (VOSE) :
Vocationalisation of Secondary Education Scheme was launch in the year 1989 at the SCERT in Mizoram. It aims at providing diversified educational opportunities to enhance individual employability and give alternatives for those pursuing higher education.
3.1.1. No. of Vocational Trades Introduced :
Vocational Survey was conducted to assess the needs and requirement of the trade to be introduced in schools. The following trades were therefore introduced.
2. Commercial Garment Design & Making
3. Automobile Engineering Technology
4. Medical Laboratory Technician
5. Computer Software Application
6. Computer Technique
8. Office Secretaryship
3.1.2 Name of schools where Vocational courses are implemented
Sl.No. Name of School Trade implemented
1. Govt.Mizo HSS, Aizawl 1. Computer Technique
2. Govt.K.M.HSS, Aizawl. 1. Computer Technique
3. Helen Lowry HSS, Aizawl. 1. Medical Lab.Technology
2. Computer Technique
4. Govt.HSS, Zemabawk 1. Garment Designing
5. Modern English HSS 1. Computer Software Application
6. Govt.Mamawii HSS 1. Computer Technique
2. Commercial Garment
3. Designing & Making
7. Govt.Central HSS 1. Office Secretaryship
8. St.John HSS, Kolasib 1. Computer Software
9. Govt.HSS, Serchhip 1. Horticulture
10. Govt.HSS, Saitual 1. Sericulture
11. Govt.Republic HSS, Aizawl 1. Computer Software Application
12. Khawzawl HSS 1. Computer Technique
13. Baptist HSS, Lunglei 1. Medical Lab.Technology
14. Govt.HSS, Saiha 1. Horticulture
15. Govt.G.M.HSS, Champhai 1. Computer Technique
16. Greenland HSS, Aizawl. 1. Computer Software Application.
3.2. Educational Guidance and Counselling :
The Educational and Vocational Guidance and Councelling Wing, SCERT was established in the year 1981. The primary objective of this cell is to help students in identifying and developing the students abilities and thereby helping them to plan for their better and brighter future. State level Advisory Committee on Educational and Vocational Guidance and Counselling was constituted to implement Guidance Service in Secondary Schools under the Chairmanship of Director School Education.
School Visit Programme :
School visit in connection with organization of Career Awareness Programme has been the main activity of this cell .
4. DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION :
4.1. Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage (IEDSS)
IEDSS is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme implemented in the SCERT since 2009. This Scheme covers Children With Special Needs (CWSN) at Secondary School Level.
Facilities given to the CWSN are :
1. Uniform Allowances : Rs. 600/- per child per year
2. Text Books : Rs. 1000/- -do-
3. Escort Allowances : Rs. 1100/- -do-
4. Transport Allowances : Rs. 500/- -do-
5. Girls Stipend : Rs. 1100/- -do-
6. Readers Allowances : Rs. 1100/- -do-
7. Boarding and lodging allowances : Rs. 2750/- -do-
Removal of Architectural Barrier :
All Schools should be barrier free so as to make it accessible for children with special needs. There is a provision for construction of ramps, railings and special toilet in the school.
Appointment of Special Teachers :
Special teachers, to cater to the special needs of the children with disability are appointed to be placed in schools. The ratio specified under the scheme is 5:1. Salary of the special teachers is borne by Govt.of India. So far, engagement of 45 special teachers has been approved.
Orientation/Training of teachers in special education is in progress. Two districts have been covered.
5. DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (SCIENCE PROMOTION WING:
The Department of Science and Mathematics is one of the oldest wings of the SCERT. It has been implementing various schemes/programmes for Science and Mathematics Education since its inception in 1973. The department is presently headed by Deputy Director, Science Promotion Wing, who is assisted by three Science Consultants, one Science Supervisor, one Programmer, One Programming Assistant, one Computer Operator and other Ministerial Staff.
5.1. State Level Science Drama Competition :
State level Science Drama Competition has become an annual feature since 2010. The programme has been organized to encourage students, teachers and other science communicators to explore and experiment with the dramatic form as a means of communication. The winning School represents Mizoram in the Eastern Zonal Science Drama Competition held at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata .
5.2. Supply of Science-Kits and Equipment :
In order to make the teaching of science effective and interesting, the wing supplies Science-Kits and Equipment to all needy schools. A number of 15 Govt. Higher Secondary School and 100 Govt. High Schools are being equipped with adequate laboratory facilities. Besides, schools participating in the training programme were also supplied with Science and mathematics-Kit.
5.3. Cash Award :
Education Department has a provision of Cash Award for Proficiency in Science & Mathematics, as incentive to meritorious students of Higher Secondary School, High School, Middle School and Primary Schools. This is awarded on the basis of HSSLC, HSLC, MSLC & PSLC and Promotion examination of Class VIII, IX and XI. The scheme was started in the year 1978.
5.4. Science Exhibition :
The Department of Science & Mathematics has been organizing Science Exhibition every year since 1979 in collaboration with NCERT, New Delhi and Science & Technology Council, Mizoram.
5.5. Eastern India Science Fair :
Eastern India Science Fair is organised every year by Birla Industrial & Technological Museum in collaboration with the Government of Eastern Regions with an objective to develop scientific temper among students.
5.6. Holding of Students Science Seminar :
The Students Science Seminar is an interesting and lively forum from the students of High Schools to express their view points on the Subject of topical and academic interest.
5.7. Inspire Awards :
Innovation in Science Persuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a flagship programme of the Ministry/Department of Science & Technology, Government of India which has five components covering entire range of education and research from class 6th to post graduate stage of a student. The first component of this programme is the ‘INSPIRE Award’ which recognizes the talent among students at a very early stage. The Scheme envisages selection of 1 million (10 lakh) student during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Under the scheme, a one-time award of Rs. 5000/- is given to the students, who would utilize about 50% of the amount for making a science project/model and the balance 50% towards cost of bringing project/model at District Level Exhibition Centre for display.
This programme is one of the important achievements of, SCERT, Mizoram. An amount of ‘79,45,000 (Rupees Seventy Nine lakhs Forty-Five Thousand) is sanctioned for 1589 students of Mizoram. With a view to cover the entire schools of Mizoram during this 11th Five Year Plan, the Department of Science & Mathemetics is looking forward to the next phase.
5.8. Training :
Teachers play the most important role in quantitative and qualitative improvement of Science and Mathematics education. In order to make them aware of methodology as well as content, the wing regularly conducts short term/orientation training programmes for Science and Mathematics teachers of Higher Secondary School, High School, Middle School and Primary Schools.
5.9. COMPUTER EDUCATION CELL :
With a view to create an awareness on Computer among students, Computer Education Cell was established in 1992 under Department of Science & Mathematics, SCERT.
The Cell has constructed Department’s Website and published all the necessary documents which can be access easily and documents transaction can be done faster , safe and easier within the Department also. The Cell is doing updating, hosting, networking within the Office.
6. DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) :
The Department of ICT, SCERT is effectively involved in the capacity building programmes of in-service teachers as well as teacher-educators under ICT Scheme. Training in Basic Computer Education Course have been organized from time to time for effective utilization of hardware and software equipment for distance education & learning besides being concerned with procurement and dissemination of computers with accessories for the concerned Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of Mizoram.
Capacity building of teachers is an accepted key to the widespread infusion of ICT practices in the school system. Capacity building for computer illiterate teachers will be taken up in a phase manner through Induction Training as well as Refresher Courses as presently imparted in the SCERT.
7. LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION CELL :
The SCERT Mizoram has a well established Library. The Library has acquired various books on education published in India and abroad, since its inception in 1980. It also procured Educational Journals, Periodicals etc. for storing latest information in the field of education.
It is estimated that 75% of the library books available are on education and related to education and the remaining 25% are on other subjects. Books published by SCERT and NCERT are also available in the library.
The library has also Volumes of SCERT Annual Report starting from its year of inception i.e. 1980 are also kept in the library.
Library Collection :
i) Books - 20318
ii) Journals - 13
iii) Newspapers - 8
Library Users :
1. Director, Officers and Staff of SCERT.
2. Trainees who attend training programmes avail the library facilities. PH.D, M.Phil(Edn) and M.Ed and B.Ed students use
this library occasionally.
3. Educational Researchers and Trainees of Diploma in Teacher Education in DIET Aizawl also make use of SCERT library.
4. Interested Primary and Secondary School Teachers.
5. It also provides reference to prepare various educational reference books. Dictionaries available in the library are also helpful for Translation work.
6. Government Educational news which are published in the local papers are cut and filed for ready reference.
INFORMATION & GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL MACHANISM :
In the interest of public services the following officers under SCERT are designated as State Public Information Officer (SPIO) and State Assistant Public Information Officer (SAPIO) to provide information to persons requesting for information and to receive application for information or appeals as the case may be.
State Public Information Officer - Pi Laldawngliani Chawngthu, Director
State Assistant Public Information Officers :
1) Pu M.C.Lalthankima, Deputy Director, SCERT
2) Zoramthangi Ralte, Tutor, SCERT
3) Pu Rosiamliana Ralte, Vice Principal, DIET, Aizawl.
4) Pu H.Lalzarliana, Sr. Lecturer, DIET, Lunglei
5) Pu R.L.Thianghlima, Principal, DIET, Champhai
6) Pu Lalrammawia, Principal, DIET, Serchhip
7) Pu H.Lalfakzuala, Principal, DIET, Saiha
8) Pu C.Vanlalmawia, Principal, DIET, Kolasib.
9) Pi Vanlalrohlui, Lecturer, DIET, Mamit.
Official Website of SCERT : scert.mizoram.gov.in
List of Officers and Staff of SCERT :
|Name of Officers||Designation|
|2||Dorothy Ramdinthangi||Joint Director|
|4||M.C. Lalthankima||Dy. Director|
|6||Sangzuali Vanchawng||Dy. Director|
|7||Vanlaldiki Sailo||Dy. Director|
|8||Ch. Lalnunkima||Dy. Director (Adm)|
|9||C. Roenga||Finance & Accounts Officer|
|15||Caroline Zoramthangi||Vocational Guidance Officer|
|18||Lalngaizuali Ralte||Computer Programmer|
|20||Florence Lalrinpuii Miller||Lecturer, ELTI|
|23||F. Lalliansanga||Science Consultant|
|24||P.C. Lalrintluanga||Science Consultant|
|25||H. Zirkungi||Project Officer|
|26||Cicilya K. Lalremruati||Lecturer (TE)|
|27||Ruth Rosangpuii||Lecturer (TE)|
|30||Lianhlupuii Hnamte||Lecturer (attached)|
|33||Lalthanfela||Asst. Project Coordinator|
|36||Zokungpuii||Special Education Officer|
|37||H. Thanzuala||Asst. Project Coordinator|
|41||Lalsangzuala Ralte||Graphic Artist|
|46||C. Lalchhanhimi||Steno-II (attached)|
|47||Lalfakawmi Ralte||Technician (attached)|
Drivers & IV Grade
|85||Esther Lalnunpuii||Tutor (DCE)|
|86||Julie Zothanpuii Hangjo||Lecturer (IEDSS)|
|89||Helen Lalrinliani||Lecturer (IEDSS)|
|90||Dr. C. Lalrozami||Co-ordinator (EDUSAT)|
|91||Samuel Lalmalsawma Sailo||Technical Officer (EDUSAT)|
|93||Albert K.Lalchhanhima||Technician (EDUSAT)|
|94||Jonathan Lalpekliana||Lab. Assistant|