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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) established the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET) as a nodal body to promote the use of mass media technology for expanding and enhancing education at the school level. The Ministry of Education, Government of India, provides funding for the institution. Raj Rewal Associates constructed the structure, which is devoted to Children of India, in 1986.


The National Council of Educational Research and Training, part of the Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Government of India, created the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET) in 1984. The institute is situated on the NIE Campus of NCERT in India’s capital city of New Delhi.

To make new media technologies accessible at the school level, two NCERT departments—the Center for Educational Technology and the Department of Teaching Aids—merged to form the institute. Radio, television, film, satellite communications, and internet media are the main focus of the Institute’s work.

The State Institutes of Education Technology (SIET) are one of the subsidiaries of CIET, which also provides consulting services and media support to other NCERT members. CIET is also involved in the design, development, and dissemination of alternative learning systems, the promotion of educational technology, the training of staff in educational technology, and the coordination of the activities of its subsidiaries.

The institute is built in a large structure with a theatre, two television studios, two sound studios, technical control rooms, a workshop, seminar rooms, rehearsal areas, projection equipment, a library, a canteen, office space, and studios for artists.

The institute also offers doctorate, master’s, and undergraduate courses in education.

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