Gandhi Shikshan Bhavan's Smt. Surajba College of Education
Conducted by INDIAN COUNCIL OF EDUCATION
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow; Learn as if you were to live forever " - M. K. Gandhi

Inception

In 1937 Mahatma Gandhi announced certain proposals for radical reorientation of educational policy in India. Out of the Public debate they generated, there has grown a body of educational theory and practice that goes by the name of Basic Education. A group of teachers In Mumbai and elsewhere in the country interested in the theory and practice of Basic Education formed an association in 1963 called INDIAN COUNCIL OF BASIC EDUCATION and got it registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950. Its purpose have been -


  • To examine, interpret to propogate the ideology and methods of basic education in both rural and urban ares

  • To organize a discussion, study and research in Basic Education

  • To organize and promote activities and programmes of rural development through education

  • To produce relevant literature

  • To establish, conduct and aid schools and colleges of Basic Education in Mumbai and/or any other part of the country and

  • To work in co-operation with similar institutions
  • The council established an institute of education under the name of GANDHI SHIKSHAN BHAVAN and inaugurated it on 2nd October, 1969, the birth centenary of Gandhiji

“Those who join Gandhi Shikshan Bhavan either as Teachers, Students or Field Workers have an opportunity to learn new ideas about Life and Education. GSB attempts to stimulate them to think rather than accept Fixed Practices. Students and Teachers are exposed to Ideas, Approaches and Experiences that enable them to grow as Individual Personalities.”

In 1937 Mahatma Gandhi announced certain proposals for radical reorientation of education policy in India. Out of the public debate they generated there has grown a body of education theory and practice that goes by the name of Basic Education. A group of teachers in Mumbai and elsewhere in the country interested in the theory and practice of Basic Education formed and association in 1963 INDIAN COUNCIL OF BASIC EDUCAITON and got it registered under the Bombay Public Charities Trust Act of 1950. Its purposes have been.

a. To examine, Interpret and propagate the ideology and methods of Basic Education in both rural and urban areas.
b. To organise discussion, study and research in Basic Education.
c. To produce relevant literature.
d. To establish, conduct and aid schools and college of Basic Education in Mumbai and / or any other part of the country.
e. To work in cooperation with similar institutions.

The council established an institute of education under the name of Gandhi Shikshan Bhavan and inaugurated it on 2nd October, 1969 the birth centenary of Gandhiji. It is now called GSB’s Smt. Surajba College of Education. Besides training student-teachers for B.Ed., M.Ed. and Ph.D., girls are also educated to be Teachers at Pre-primary level (Diploma in E.C.Ed.) College of Education

A Few unique Features ………


a. Integration of teacher education with community education.
b. Teacher education covers all the aspects of teacher’s personal, social and professional development.
c. Study of theory organized through seminars, tutorials and discussions.
d. Practice-teaching based on improvement of school education and innovativeness in content, methodology and evaluation procedure.
e. Personal rapport between the Faculty and the Students.

Development of well-integrate personality is possible if :
a. Educational experiences and work experiences interweave, intersect and reinforce each other.
b. Students and teachers participate actively in the community services such as adult education, promotion of better health, hygiene and sanitation etc.
c. Curriculum provides for self – directed learning.
d. Education concerns itself with the development of the whole man.