Welcome to Government College of Education For Women

         The Government College of Education for Women is one of the best Government Institutions in Tamilnadu. This is situated at the heart of the city of Coimbatore. It has been rendering invaluable service to teacher education. For more than half a century this institution has been the hub of academic activity training young teachers and conducting in-service programmes for serving teachers. Students of this college are serving in schools throughout the state. Immediately after independence the need for compulsory education arose and, as a result, separate schools for girls and separate colleges for women teachers were established. This college was started in 1956 to cater to the need for young teachers in emerging schools in the state. This college was inaugurated on 08.08.1956 by the then Central Minister for Industry and Commerce Mr.T.T.Krishnamachari at a function presided over by Mr.C.Subramaniam, the then State Minister for Education. The college was started with a modest strength of 75 students and 7 teachers. Mrs.N.Shanmugasundaram was the first Principal of this college.
        From 1997 onwards the college has been under the purview of NCTE. The college fulfils the requirements of NCTE and functions with its recognition. M.Ed. Degree (evening college) course was started in 1973 for the benefit of serving teachers. From 1993 the college has been offering M.Phil. and Ph.D.(Part-time) research programmes. This college stopped offering M.Ed. course in the year 2000 following the orders of the NCTE as the relevant rules and regulations had not been framed for conducting evening college courses. However, M.Ed. (regular Programme) was started in 2009-10 with the recognition of NCTE. In the last 56 years 20 Principals or Principals-in-charge have headed the institution.

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        “To transform graduates into competent, dedicated and sincere teachers who will serve the student community with love and truthfulness”.
        The above stated vision is targeted to produce student-teachers who are academically sound, well -trained, dedicated and determined to serve the community and nation at large. Thus, with our mission we act with the spirit of dedication and commitment to build a value - based, productive and patriotic society.


  • To create an awareness among the students about the challenges in global educational scenario, psychology of students and teaching methodologies.
  • To equip the students with knowledge of education technology, evaluation methods and innovative teaching-learning procedures.
  • To make the future teachers acquire the competencies necessary to meet the global standards.
  • To inculcate right value systems among the future teachers so that they become, responsive to the changing needs of the society and the environment.

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