State Institute of Education Technology (SIET)

The present day Bihar is one of the major states of the Republic of India. This is the land of glorious traditions and antiquity and the name Bihar is derived from the ancient word 'Vihara' which means a monastery. it is indeed a land of monasteries. Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Muslims and Sikh shrines abound in this ancient land where several mighty empires rose and fell.

It has been a seat of learning -- where the ruins of the world's ancient universities slumber in the void of time, while the giant steel complexes spew fire all the year round. Forty percent of India's mineral wealth lies buried in its bosom. Its fertile plains are enriched by the passage of the Ganges, flowing wide and deep before distributing itself in Bengal's delta-zone. Bihar, the land of innocent tribes has a splendid tradition of melodious folk tunes and highly rhythmical tribal dances. Indeed, Bihar has an impressive past which one can be proud of.

Objective


State Institute of Education Technology, Patna was established on 10.9.1985 to promote quality in primary education through INSAT-1B. The institute is fully funded by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and functions under the administrative control of the Education Department of the Govt. of Bihar. The institute is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1861 and became an autonomous institute on 14.1.1994. It is located in the campus of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) along the banks of river Ganges in Patna.

Management

The institute has a full-time Director who acts under the guidance of the Executive Committee with the Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Dept. of HRD, Govt. of Bihar as the chairperson of the Institute.

Programmes

The telecast of educational programmes titled 'Indradhanush' in the magazine format produced by SIET, Bihar started on 07.09.1998 by DDK, Patna, five days a week from 5.50 p.m. to 6 p.m. . After a brief lull of two and a half months (15.12.1999 to 29.02.2000), the transmission of SIET programme from DDK, Patna has been restored (with effect from 01.03.2000),. The new timings of the transmission are from 5 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. The telecast of educational programmes titled 'Indradhanush' in the magazine format produced by SIET, Bihar started on 07.09.1998 by DDK, Patna, five days a week from 5.50 p.m. to 6 p.m. . After a brief lull of two and a half months (15.12.1999 to 29.02.2000), the transmission of SIET programme from DDK, Patna has been restored (with effect from 01.03.2000),. The new timings of the transmission are from 5 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. More than 450 programmes (capsules) in the magazine format have so far been telecast by DDK, Patna which include programmes on syllabus based contents, enrichment and entertainment.

Some of the titles of our enrichment and entertainment programmes are : MERA BACHPAN (When I was a child), KAR KE SEEKHEN (Learning by doing), YOGASAN (Yoga), APKA PATRA MILA (Answer to viewer's letters) etc. We are also planning to produce Audio/Radio educational programmes for future broadcast by AIR, Patna

Target viewers

Our prime target viewers are children of age group 6 to 14 throughout Bihar. We are also producing some programmes for pre- school children. It is very satisfying to note that our programmes are viewed also by guardians of these children who interact with us personally and through letters. We have produced a few programmes for teachers also. We wish to make more programmes for teachers, teacher's training, teaching-learning materials etc.

Contact address:

Dr. N.N.Pandey
Director,
State Institute of Education Technology,
SCERT Campus,
Mahendru,
Patna-800016
Bihar.

Tele. 91-612-667635 / 671155
Fax 91-612-668100



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