Prof. (Dr.) Kirtima Upadhyay Dean

The Faculty of Education, Shri Guru Ram Rai (PG) College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand was established in the year of 2006 by Shri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission, Dehradun with a well defined motive of serving the society by making their humble contribution to Education especially through Teacher Education. The Faculty, situated in calm and beautiful natural surroundings at Pathribagh, Dehradun with the main campus of Shri Guru Ram Rai (PG) College, just behind the Railway Station of Dehradun. The Faculty offers B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses in Teacher Education, approved by NCTE and affiliated to HNB Garhwal (Central) University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

Presently, It is a Constituent College of Shri Guru Ram Rai University, Dehradun by nature, it is a Co-education College. At present, it has intake capacity of 50 students for B.Ed. programme, 50 students for M.Ed.,20 students for M.A. programme and running Ph.D.Programme with 18 students enrolled. The Shri Guru Ram Rai College of Education follows all the norms and regulations of regulatory bodies viz. NCTE, Jaipur, for the required physical infrastructure, recruitment of the faculty, admission procedure, fee structure and curriculum to enact.

The institution has its prime ambition to get acknowledge as a premier institution with a difference. The difference is being created by providing conducive environment to teaching, learning, research and innovation, liberty to teachers and pupil teachers for their maximum potential actualization with novel, ICT and value imbibed academic practices. Therefore, the focus of the department is at creating and sustaining the environment, where prospective teacher will develop an aptitude for teaching, scientific and humanistic aptitude, sprit of services to the society and all the essentials of teaching learning skills.

A good number of our students qualify NET, SLET, every year. Since then the Centre has organized workshops and training programs. The teacher educators themselves use and encourage the student teachers to use ICT in their classroom teaching to meet the emerging needs and problems of the school education in global context. The value oriented practices in teacher education enables the student teachers and faculty members to make harmony among different sections of the society. The department is swiftly gearing up for changes occurring in teacher education in India and abroad.

Thus, the Faculty of education stands out as a unique center for teacher education for its distinct emphasis on imparting the sound theoretical knowledge of curricular subjects; teaching and training methods, including practical exposure to actual classroom teaching with a humanistic touch to groom the pupil teachers to become both effective teacher and a good citizen.

I am highly thankful to the managing committee of Shri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission and Shri Guru Ram Rai University for their invaluable support and guidance for further development of our college.