SIET, Hyderabad was established in 1985 with cent percent financial assistance from Govt. of India, New Delhi as a Production Centre of Educational Television and Radio Programmes in regional language (Telugu) for school children in the age group of 5 to 14 years. The main objectives of the Institute is to (i) to assist the Department of School Education in Implementation of Educational Policies and Programmes both in Formal and Non-formal sectors and (ii) to undertake all activities which may seem appropriate for furtherance of above objective.It is a unitary organization and does not have any offices in any part of the State. Department of School Education in Government of Telangana are providing budget for salaries of the staff, whereas, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India is providing budget for programme production activities.
Production of Interactive Multimedia Learning Objects (IMLOs) for Classes IX, X and Primary Classes in Telugu and English
Production of educational media material for both TV and Radio and continuing the telecast through DD Yadagiri, Mana TV Hyderabad, Telangana and broadcast through Gyan Vani FM, Hyderabad, Telangana and Visakhapatnam, A.P., Vishnu FM, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District, A.P., GMR FM, Rajam, Srikakulam District, A.P., Bol FM, University of Hyderabad
Conducting Workshops and Training programmes for persons involved in the use of media material;
Undertaking Evaluation and Research Work on material produced by the Institute;
Regular monitoring of ETV and ER transmission;
Production of programmes for Sarva Shiksha Abiyaan (SSA), MDM-DSE, SCERT and other departments as per their need
Extending support in the organization of Workshops /Seminars /Lectures to Sarva Shiksha Abiyaan (SSA), RMSA, C & DSE, SCERT and other Educational Agencies.