Govt College of Teacher Education, Trivandrum

Govt College of Teacher Education, Trivandrum
City Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India
Established 1911
Affiliated to University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
Phone 0471 - 2323964
Fax 0471-5533324
Email [email protected], [email protected]
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Govt College of Teacher Education, Trivandrum was established in the year 1911, Govt College of Teacher Education, Trivandrum is affiliated to University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

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    Government College of Teacher Education, Thiruvananthapuram has a remarkable history starting from the early years of 20th Century. This Mother Teacher Education Institution in Kerala, the second in the field of Teacher Education in Madras Province, next to Training College at Saidapet, was established in 1895 as a Normal School on the implementation of the recommendations of Hunter Commission Report of 1882 for improving the quality of education through improving Teacher Effectiveness. The Normal School was elevated to the status of a Training College in 1911 as His Highness The Maharajas Training College and was affiliated to Madras University. The college imparted training for both Graduate and Under Graduate Teachers of erstwhile Travancore. Those who completed the teacher training course successfully were honoured with a Licentiate of Teaching (LT) degree. The training college in Trivandrum was established at par with international standards with adequate academic and administrative facilities. The original building was constructed in the shape of English letter ‘T' with the college classes in the front row and the experimental school at the tail end. Each and every room in the building was designed keeping in view the requirements of different subjects.

    The Government College for Teacher Education, Trivandrum is the oldest
    college among the training colleges in Kerala state, having a glorious history. Started as a Normal School in 1896 on the basis of Hunter Commission Report, the institution was upgraded as a Training College named His Maharaja’s Training college in 1911,as the second training college in Madras Province affiliated to Madras University. Later the affiliation was transferred to Travancore University in 1937 and after independence, to the University of Kerala in 1957. The training college has been upgraded as Govt. College of Teacher Education in 1994 and was entrusted with the responsibilities of CTE as envisaged in the NPE 1986.This is the one and only Govt Training College in Kerala offering 11 subjects as optionals including Geography,Tamil and Commerce. Government
    of Kerala has sanctioned M.Ed course in 1998. The college was elevated to the status of a Research Centre in Education in University of Kerala in 2006. The college secured NAAC accreditation in 2008 with ‘B’ grade. The GCTE Journal of Research and Extension in Education is published biannually by the college since 2006 which has already been approved by Kerala and Kannur, Kozhikode Universities. The college is situated in the heart of Trivandrum city in an educational complex with a land area of 8.06 acres, having Model Secondary and Higher Secondary schools as its laboratory schools. 2010-2011 is the centenary year for the college and the Staff, Students, Alumni and PTA of the college decided to celebrate it in a befitting way.

    The institution originally affiliated to Madras University was later transferred to Travancore University in 1937, when it was constituted by the promulgamation of Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balaramavarma. Subsequently there was a change in the name of the degree from L T to B T (Bachelor of Training). Later, following the All India pattern, the nomenclature was changed to B. Ed (Bachelor of Education). The Silver Jubilee of the College was celebrated in 1937 and a Souvenir was published in this connection. When the Kerala University Act, Act 14 of 1957 was brought into force, University of Travancore was renamed as University of Kerala. In 1956-57 the government sanctioned the M Ed Course in the college, which was later transformed to Department of Education under Kerala University. The college celebrated its Platinum Jubilee in 1986. In 1994, the college was upgraded to the status of College of Teacher Education as per G O (Rt) No. 1788/94/H Edn dt. 29-11-1994 and Government of India approved the action of the state government vide their letter No. F-49-9/93 TE Dated. 21-9-1994. This act was in continuation of the efforts of NPE 1986, and the college was entrusted with the dual responsibility of providing academic resource support to Secondary Education in the region, and acting as a Model College of Teacher Education. During the period 1994-2002, the college organized in-service courses for High School Teachers in the region. Staff Quarters, Hostels for men and women, a new block for class rooms were also constructed during 2000-01, as a part of the new scheme , helping the college to acquire the status of a Residential Campus.

    Government of Kerala sanctioned the M Ed course during 1998-99 with an annual intake of 6 students, on a condition that the existing faculty and resources only will be utilized for the course without causing any financial commitment to the government. Since 1998-99 the M Ed course is being run smoothly.At present the college is having a sanctioned strength of 200 seats for B Ed in 10 optionals and 6 seats for M Ed. The college was elevated to the status of Research Centre in Education by University of Kerala in December 2006 as per Order No. AC. E/A2-39613/03 dated 11/01/2006. Five research scholars for Doctoral Research and one for Postdoctoral research have joined the institution. Nine more scholars have applied for Ph D registration in the centre. The college is easily accessible as it is situated in the heart of the capital city very near (1 Km) the Railway Station and Central Bus Station. The college is situated in an educational complex, surrounded by Government Arts College, Government Model LPS, Department of Education University of Kerala, Kerala Institute for Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS), Government Model Boys High and Higher Secondary Schools.

    Admissions to various courses are made on the basis of Academic Merit and Performance in Entrance Examination. Rules, regulations and reservation policies are strictly followed in admissions. Current Academic year is regulated from November 2007 to October 2008.The college maintains a good academic atmosphere with good results in the University Examinations. The college bagged the Second Rank in 2004-05 and First Rank during 2006-07 for B Ed. & First Rank in 2005-06 and Second and Third ranks during 2006-07 for M Ed. in the University Examinations. There were many Distinctions also. The Principal and Faculty Members extend their resource support to Extension as well as Consultancy services. The Principal and Faculty are members in many Governing and Academic Bodies of Universities in Kerala, SCERT, DIET, VHSE and Professional Organizations. Elevating to the status of ‘Centre of Excellence in Education’ is the vision of the college. The institution has an infrastructure consisting of 37857 sq ft accommodation in an educational complex in a land area 6.87 acres. Separate and sufficient accommodation is provided for students, teachers, research scholars and administrative staff. Also the institution maintains well equipped laboratories and library. The academic faculty include Principal and fifteen Faculty Members in different subjects, of them three are Research Guides. The college has undertaken a number of academic programmes during the past academic years for the benefit of student community, faculty and the society. They include Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Publication, Social work, Community and Extension Activities. Academic Calendar for each year is prepared and approved by IQAC. Programmes are monitored, reviewed and corrective measures undertaken under the dynamic leadership of the Principal and the sincere cooperation of the Faculty Members.

    Govt. College of Teacher Education
    Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014

    Phone: 0471- 2323964

    Fax: 0471-5533324

    email : [email protected], [email protected]

    Govt College of Teacher Education, Trivandrum offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

    Bachelors Degree Courses

    Bachelor of Education (BEd)

    Govt. College of Teacher Education, Trivandrum offers 1 Year Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Education (B Ed)

    View Details Duration: 2 Year    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Bachelors Degree

    Masters Degree Courses

    Master of Education (MEd)

    Govt. College of Teacher Education, Trivandrum offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in Master of Education (M.Ed)

    View Details Duration: 1 Year    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Masters Degree
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        Generations of past students, both male and female, are proud to be known and enjoy maintaining their connection with the college and each other. Please write to [email protected] with link of existing almuni group, or request for creation of group.