The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) is an autonomous body of the Department of General Education, Government of Kerala. It is established on the lines of NCERT at the national level and is a resource body in the academic matters of school education, policy, curriculum development, research, vocationalisation of education and teacher education programmes in the state. The Honourable Minister for Education is the Chairman of the General Body and the Governing Body of SCERT. Headed by a Director, SCERT plans, coordinates and evaluates all academic programmes from pre-school level to higher secondary level. Since its inception in 1994, SCERT has been functioning as an apex body at the state level, playing a crucial role in improving the quality of school education in the state of Kerala.

SCERT is committed to quality education by implementing modern curriculum, preparing resource materials and developing an evaluation system that ensures quality education in the schools of Kerala. The State Institute of Education (SIE), which earlier functioned as part of the Department of General Education, was upscaled as SCERT, to enable a new vision to school education in the State

The institution focuses on the activities such as:

  • Developing curriculum developing textbook, teacher text and other related materials
  • Developing evaluation strategies
  • Developing materials for pre-primary and pre-service teacher education
  • Developing models of educational technology
  • Developing and releasing various publications
  • Documentation and dissemination of activities
  • Conducting researches
  • Promoting non-formal education, special education and population education
  • Promoting art education, health education and vocational education
  • Managing public relations