Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training
Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) is the nodal academic institution at the state level responsible for the improvement of education in primary and secondary schools. The GCERT implements educational policies, programmes and research in the State. There are 26 DIETs (District Institute of Education and Training) functional in 33 districts. These DIETs impart pre-service and in-service training to the primary teachers of the State. There are seven branches namely Pre-service Teacher Education (PSTE), Work Experience (WE), District Resource Unit (DRU), Curriculum Material Development & Evaluation (CMDE), Educational Technology (ET), In-service Field interaction Innovation & Co-ordination (IFIC) and Planning & Management PM functioning in these DIETs.
State Innovation Research Foundation, Solapur, Maharashtra
The State Innovation & Research Foundation, Solapur (SIRF) is a voluntary network of 400 government primary school teachers established in 2006 as a platform for innovative teachers. Today strength of network is more than 3000 teachers.
SRISTI & Honey Bee Network, Ahmedabad
SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions), which means creation in Sanskrit, was born in 1993 as a result of the felt need for an institutional support to the activities of the Honey Bee Network. Based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, SRISTI is a registered charitable organization under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. The organization is also registered under Sec. 80 of Income Tax Act, 1961 and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976.