The Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs) located at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and Mysuru cater to the educational needs (pre-service and inservice education) of teachers/teacher educators in the States and UTs under their jurisdiction. Pre-service professional training programmes are offered to prepare school teachers for teaching of different school subjects. These are Regional Resource Institutions for school and teacher education and they extend assistance in implementing the policies of the States/UTs and help in monitoring and evaluation of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
RIE, Ajmer looks after teacher education and other educational requirements for the states of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the UT of Chandigarh. RIE Bhopal caters to educational needs of the states of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and UTs of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. RIE, Mysuru extends technical and academic support to the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and UTs of Lakshadweep and Puducherry. RIE, Bhubaneswar caters to the educational needs of the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal and the UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The North-East Regional Institute of Education (NERIE), Shillong caters to the inservice educational needs of North-Eastern States i.e., Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. However, the pre-service teacher preparation programmes for the North-East Region are still being taken care by RIE, Bhubaneswar.
A Demonstration Multipurpose School (DMS) is attached to each RIE at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and Mysuru as a laboratory for trying out innovative practices in school education and teacher education. These are also used for practical training for the teacher-trainees of the institutes.