The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kerala is an autonomous body entrusted with planning, implementation and evaluation of all academic programmes from pre-school to higher secondary levels.SCERT, Kerala, was established in 1994. The State Institute of Education (SIE), which functioned as part of the Department of General Education, was converted to form the SCERT, to give a new thrust and direction to school education in the State. The Hon. Minister for Education is the Chairman, and Secretary General Education department as Vice Chairman of the governing Body of SCERT. Director, SCERT is the Convener of the governing body.SCERT is concerned with the academic aspects of school education including formulation of curriculum, preparation of textbooks, teachers’ handbooks and teacher training. It advises the Government on policy matters relating to school education.The academic activities and programmes of SCERT are carried out by the various departments / units. SCERT plans and co-ordinates all academic projects and programmes in the state.