Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) is a pivotal institution atthe state level for the enhancement of qualitative education at primary and secondaryschools.It was "State Institute of Education" before 1988. It was later upgraded as a SCERT in1988, under the resolution of State Education Department. The upgraded SCERT, nownamed as Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) is a fullystructured State level academic institution and is controlled and guided by a Governing body as well as an Executive Committee.GCERT was shifted from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar, the State Capital in 1997. StateEducation Department has allotted separate land for the GCERT for building in sector-12. Hence the GCERT has been functioning in the newly constructed building“VIDYABHAVAN” in sector-12 with modern infrastructure and latest equipment since21st August, 2004 in view of the widening horizon. Under the umbrella of GCERT, there are now 26 DIETs (District Institute of Educationand Training) functional in 25 Districts. These DIETs impart pre-service and in-servicetraining to the primary teachers of the State. There are seven branches namely Pre-serviceTeacher 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. These DIETs are well equipped withqualified and experienced academic and administrative staff.The GCERT works as a prominent institution for implementing the policies, programmesand researches in the State. It provides resource support and guidance to all the teacher education institutions and works in collaboration with the NGOs, Subject experts,Educationalists and pioneers in bringing about reforms in the remote and underservedareas of the State. It disseminates latest information with regard to modern trends andapproaches in primary education, pre-service and in-service education, pedagogicaladvances in the country, wide use of distance education as a mode of training, organizingcommunity awareness programmes and updation of curriculum of primary education inview of new and emerging concerns. Even the State Ministry of Education banks upon itsexpertise. The Council is committed to bringing about qualitative improvement in schooleducation particularly Elementary Education, development of curriculum syllabi,instructional material and evaluation strategies to explore suitable solutions toeducational challenges with the changing time. The GCERT has scaled a unique journeywith experimentation from chalk to satellite, scaling an arduous terrain in the field of educational reforms.