Balurghat Govt. Jr. Basic Training Institute was established in the year 1970 and started functioning from 20th August 1970 vide G.O. No. 659(P) dated 13.08.1970. It is located in Amritakhanda anchal at village Kurmail , PO – Kamarpara on the Chingishpur Road , Dakshin Dinajpur. It is about 11 Kms away from Balurghat Town and surrounded by Bangladesh on the South and East side. It was upgraded to District Institute of Education & Training (DIET) in 2006. The way to the institute from the Balurghat Railway Station about 15 Kms. is filled with lush green paddy fields on both sides of the road during the rainy season and golden yellow harvest in the fall interspersed with cluster of
houses along the way. It is easily accessible from the nearest Bus stand (Balurghat Bus Stand) which is approximately 11 Kms. from the Institute.
DIET Dakshin Dinajpur is the only Govt. Teacher Training Institute in the district. Since its inception it has been carrying on the legacy of producing competent and trained teachers.