Regional Institute of English, Sector- 32, Chandigarh
Set amidst sylvan surroundings, the Regional Institute of English (RIE) was established in 1963 under a scheme of the Government of India to address the educational needs of Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Located in the midst of educational institutions, it offers conducive atmosphere for learning. The functioning of the Institute is within the purview of the Chandigarh Administration. The Institute works in collaboration with the English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U), Hyderabad under a Government of India Scheme and also collaborates with state governments, CBSE, Panjab University, NCERT, USIEF, British Council and RELO, American Centre, New Delhi in research projects and training programs.
Having enlarged its scope of activities since its inception, the Institute has now introduced MA English in affiliation with Panjab University, Chandigarh. Since its inception it has been attending to Teacher Education needs from Primary to Undergraduate level by organizing In-service Programs. It is a pioneer in introducing multimedia-based techniques in teaching English having benefited more than 5000 teachers in the last five years. Three more new courses were introduced in 2010-11 at the institute. A 100-hour course in Personal Development for students of UT Administration colleges, CTOSS for UT Administration schools and AUSEP, a four-week teacher education course in ELT, for Afghan undergraduates/graduates in collaboration with Asia Foundation, New Delhi.