The National Policy on Education (1986) clearly shifted the priority
to elementary education emphasizing two aspects : (i) Universal
Enrolment / universal retention of children up to 14 years of age
and (ii) a substantial improvement in the quality of education.
The improvement of quality of elementary education will to a large
extent depend on the quality of teacher education; for this purpose
the policy document envisages establishment of DIETs to organize
Pre-service and In-service courses for elementary school teachers.
As DIETs get established, sub-standard teacher education institutions
will either be upgraded or phased out. DIET-RAJPIPLA is one of
the DIETs of Gujarat state, out of 19 Diets, which was established
in the year 1992.