History and Overview
Established in the year 1964, the College of Education, till the year 2010 known as Graduates’ Basic Training College GBTC or Basic B. Ed. in other words—is a training college for potential secondary school teachers. A co-ed college since its inception, the Basic B.Ed. curriculum has made its transition to a regular B.Ed. Course with due recognition from the National Council for Teacher Education. Established in the immediate years after India’s independence, the teaching -learning is strongly inspired by Gandhian principles of Basic Education and remains so even today. Efforts are made not only to equip students to be efficient and willing public workers but also to possess the will and enthusiasm to render useful community service.
This is a one-year course consisting of four general papers and five methods. Gujarati, Hindi, Social studies, Maths and Science are taught as subjects. Information technology (computer literacy) is also a compulsory aspect of the curriculum.
A co-education college, it admits both boys and girls. With the presence of other teacher training colleges on the campus like the P.T.C, the Art Teachers’ Diploma and the Vyayam Vidyabhavan, students have an enriching and wholesome learning experience at this College. Cultural and co-curricular activities are given due importance; students are encouraged to participate in various university-level competitions.
Students who have cleared graduate examinations with at least 50 per cent marks are eligible for admission. The College is affiliated to Gujarat University; admissions are centrally handled by the University. The present intake is of 40 students. The College is also recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education.