Principal's Message




Principal's Message

This premier and historic institution had started its working as Teacher Training School established in 1937, promoted to the present status in 1948, and renamed as College of Education. It has been rendering the services of training and educating the pupil teachers- B.Ed. and M.Ed. (In-service and pre-service), who come from far flung areas- Tangdar, Karnah, Kupwara, Gurez, Leh, Kargil, Rajouri, Poonch, Banihal, Anantnag, Bandipora, Uri, Baramulla, Budgam, Srinagar & Jammu. The achievement of excellence and working for teacher effectiveness and efficiency is the mission and goal of the institution. The total system of education can be overhauled and streamlined only when the teachers are well trained (professionally and personally). Along with preparing of the board base of the teachers, the training in teaching methodology, skills and educational administration through intensive practice of teaching, micro-teaching and internship are rigorously imparted, in which the practicing schools are also engaged. The faculty of the institute (teaching/non-teaching) put forth their efforts for the progress of the institution.

Furthermore, the institute also offers extension service to the community through UGC Sponsored Women’s Studies Centre (2006), in the form of research, teaching, training, extension services, networking and publications. The extension services are also offered by providing contact classes, face to face teaching to the B.Ed. Students University of Kashmir. The faculty of the institute delivers extension lectures to various institutions like IMPA, Human Resource Development Centre, University of Kashmir and other GO’s and NGO’s.

In 2011, NAAC peer team visited the College for re-accreditation (2nd cycle) and ranked it with as Grade “A”(CGPA 3.52) and put on record the potential of the institution to become the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education(IASE) in future. The MHRD team visited the institute in April, 2013 and recommended the up-gradation of College to Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) in the Joint Review Mission Report. The Higher Education Department, Govt. of J&K issued orders for up-gradation of the college in August 2016 vide Govt. Order No: HE/UP-grad/COES/CSS2013/78 dated:04/03/2016. It is not out of place to mention that the institution is working as “School of Education” in Cluster University under RUSA. It is presently imparting Orientation, Induction Training, TOT courses not only for School Teachers but to the Assistant Professors of Higher Education Department, Govt. of J&K. The capacity building programme for educational administrators, ZRPs, CRPs, Teacher Educators of School Education of the State are organized under Centrally Sponsored Teacher Education Scheme of MHRD. The linkage is established with the SIEs and DIETs and focus is laid on training of trainers in learning through in Art, Drama and Music.

The institution is alive to the fast changing global scenario particularly in ICT & communication skill in English and also in Urdu. With the help of this website the institution would be within the easy reach of thousands of students and other stake holders within and outside the State.

I wish great success to the institution in all endeavors. - Dr. Seema Naz