In the Year 2007, Tapi District was formed out of some talukas separated from erstwhile- Surat District. Vyara was made head quarter of Tapi District, which comprised seven talukas; Vyara, Songadh, Uchchhal, Nizar, Valod, Kukarmunda and Dolvan.
On 27th September 2007, as a result of bifurcation of Surat district, two new districts came into existanence, Surat and Tapi. Vyara was made headquarter of newly formed Tapi district, whereas Surat remained headquarter of Surat district. Tapi district is located in South Gujarat region, sharing its border with Nandurbar district of Maharashtra. Vyara, Songadh, Uchchhal, Nizar, Valod, Kukarmunda and Dolvan have been listed as the seven talukas of the district. The Princely State of Baroda called Gaekwads ruled the Vyara town (headquarter of Tapi district, at present)
The Ex-Chief Minister of Gujarat, Amarsinh Chaudhari and legendary Gujarati writer Suresh Joshi are among the notable personalities of the district. The district has dense forest and plenty of natural resources. Certain places including Fort Songadh, Hindustan Bridge, Dosvada Dam, Tapi river, Ukai Dam, Gaumukh Shiva temple and many more are worth visiting.
The DIETs were envisioned in the national policy of Education 1986 and were created by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development in the Early 1990s with a view to strengthen Elementary Education and support the decentralization of education to the district level under the centrally sponsored on teacher education