APSCERT is a State Council of Education Research and Training. The 1986 national policy on education, recommended the creation of state council of educational research and training (SCERT) in each state as a measure of decentralization of functions of training, SCERT was set up as an autonomous body under the societies registration ACT.
District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) have been set up for each district and these operate under the overall administrative control of SECRET.
Funding for DIETs comes from MHRD under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Teacher Education and Re-organisation. SCERT is also the affiliating body for Elementary Teacher Education(ETE) Course and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Course.
SCERT is responsible for preparing the curriculum, prescribing syllabi, course of study, academic calendar for these Courses. SCERT also conducts the Entrance Examination for its affiliate institutes and admits NTT.
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Andhra Pradesh, was established on 27-07-1967, amalgamating the following institutions.
- The State Institute of Education.
- The State Bureau of Educational and Vocational Guidance
- The State Science Education Unit.
- The State Evaluation Unit.
APSCERT Official website is http://apscert.gov.in/index.html
APSCERT New website: https://scert.ap.gov.in/SCERT/