The Guidelines given by the Government of India regarding the programmes and activities of a DIET are as follows:-
(i) Pre-service Teacher Education Programme.
(ii) In-service Programmes of Elementary Teachers, Headmasters. Heads of School Complexes, and officers of Education Department up to block level.
(iii) Field Interaction (including Extension work),
(iv) Training programmes for personnel of adult and non-formal education.
(v) Workshops for development of curricula, teaching learning material, testing and evaluation tools and techniques, low cost leaching aids, etc.
(vi) Orientation programmes for members of DBE, VECs, Community leaders, youth and other educational activities.
(vii) Field studies, action research and experimentation.