GCTE – Government College of Teacher Education, Dharamshala

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The Government College of Teacher Education, Dharamshala is one of the oldest institutions of teacher’s education in Himachal Pradesh. The institution was established in October 1956. The institution was affiliated with the Punjab University, Chandigarh. Later when the reorganization of the states happened in India, the affiliation changed. The College has been affiliated with Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) Shimla since then. In 1944, the Ministry of Human Resources Development, New Delhi changed the naming convention to “State College of Teacher Education” from the previously given name, “College of Education”.

At the moment of establishment there was a growing need for in service teachers. The GCTE Dharamshala took the initiative to become one of the most effective institutions in Teachers education. The College has become “Centre of Excellence” in teachers training program for “pre-service” as well as “in-service” teachers’ teaching.

Important Notice

The official website for Government College of Teachers Education, Dharmasala (GCTE) is https://www.gctedharamshala.ac.in/ If you have any kind of query regarding GCTE, you can directly visit their official website.

Throughout the decades the GCTE Dharamshala has catered to the training of an unfathomable number of in-service teachers-trainees. And its vision is to follow that tradition & create more groundbreaking examples over the upcoming decades.

GCTE Dharamshala Vision & Mission 

The Government College of Teacher Education, Dharamshala was established with the vision of maintaining & delivering the best quality of Teacher Education in the state & possibly being one of the finest Teaching Education institutes in the country.

Vision:

The vision that the Government College of Teacher Education follows through is “Inclusive & Quality Teacher Education for Excellence”.

Mission:

Since the very beginning (in the year of 1956) the college has eyeballed their mission, which is “विद्ययामृतमश्नुते” (vidyaamrtamashnute), which means “Through gyan and Yog, we attain Immortality”. These are the words from the Isavasyopanishad, which indeed inspired the mission of the institution to level the quality up to the mark & make the college a glorious yet reliable establishment. The core initiatives of the institute are as follows:

  • Quality Education: Achieving skills, values, knowledge and attitudes through learning the teaching process to prepare professional mentors able to change lives.

  • Enabling Learning Environment: Create a learning environment that makes the trainee eager to obtain higher knowledge, important skills & relevant experiences.

  • Holistic Development: Develop the personalities of existing & future teachers through physical, intellectual, emotional, social & spiritual evolution to emphasize curiosity & character building.

GCTE Dharamshala Courses Offered 

The Government College of Teacher Education, Dharamshala offers B.Ed course of two years with the intake of 250 students a year.

The College has been recognised by the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), New Delhi since May, 2015. The institute is permanently affiliated with Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.

GCTE Dharamshala Faculty List

The updated faculty list of the staff is listed below. Check the name of all faculty members, With their subjects and Qualification.

Professor Arti Verma:

Designation: principal 

Subject: Botany

Qualification: M.Sc. Botany, M.Phil Botany (Gold Medalist).

Pay scale: 37,400 – 67,000.


Dr. Charu Sharma:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: English 

Qualification: PhD in English

Pay Scale: 37,400 – 67,000.


Dr. Ramesh K Kaundal:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Economics 

Qualification: M.A. Economics, MBA Finance, M. Phil, PhD Economics.

Pay Scale: 37,400 – 67,000.


Professor Preeti:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: English 

Qualification: M.A. English, SET

Pay Scale: 37,400 – 67,000.


Vivek Sood:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: English 

Qualification: M.A. English, M. Phil. English 

Pay Scale: level 13A


Dr. Beena C Nair:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Physical Education 

Qualification: M.P.E, PhD (physical education)

Pay Scale: level 13A


Professor Yugraj Singh:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Geography 

Qualification: M.Sc. Geography, M.Ed., M.Lib.Sc.

SET Geography

SET Library Sciences

NET Education

Pay Scale: 37,400 – 67,000.


Abhyudita Gautam Singha:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: English 

Qualification: Honors Diploma in Network Computing, M.A. in English, Ph.D. (English)

SLET (English)

Pay Scale: 37,400 – 67,000.


Dr Atul Acharya:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: English 

Qualification: PhD, M. Phil, M.A. in English

Pay Scale: level 11.


Prof. Ankur Mahajan:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Commerce 

Qualification: M.Com., M.Phil, SET in Commerce.

Pay Scale: level 10.


Prof. Babita Kumari:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Mathematics 

Qualification: Masters in Mathematics, B.Ed., M.Phil Mathematics.

Pay Scale: 15,600 – 39,100.


Reeta Devi:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Sociology 

Qualification: M.A. in Sociology, M.Phil, NET, SLET (Sociology)

Pay Scale: level 10.


Prof. Manoj Kumar:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Computer Application 

Qualification: MCA, NET

Pay Scale: 15,600 – 39,100.


Dr. Pooja Chaudhary:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Commerce

Qualification: M.Com. , M.Phil., PhD Commerce, MBA Finance, SET, NET.

Pay Scale: 15,600 – 39,100.

Dr. Atul Thakur:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Education

Qualification: M. Sc. Zoology, M. Ed.

M. Phil. Education, Phd Education

NET Education

NET Zoology

Pay Scale: 15,600 – 39,100.


Dr. Anup Kumar:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Education

Qualification

M. Ed., M.A. Sociology, M. Sc. Mathematics

M. Phil. Education(Gold Medal), Ph.D. Education

NET Education

Pay Scale: 15,600 – 39,100.


Dr. Raj Bhagti:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Hindi

Qualification

M.A Hindi

Ph.D. , NET

Pay Scale: Academic level 10.


Dr. Manoj Kumar:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Sanskrit 

Qualification

Vashita Shastri, M.A. Sanskrit, B. Ed.

Ph.D. Sanskrit

NET Sanskrit, SET Sanskrit

Pay Scale: Academic level 10.


Dr. Priyanka:

Designation: Associate Professor

Subject: Sanskrit 

Qualification

Shastri (B.A. honors), M. A. (Sanskrit), M. A. (Hindi),

B. Ed, NET, SET, PhD (Sanskrit)

Pay Scale: Academic level 10.

Frequently Asked Questions

When the GCTE Dharamshala was established?

The GCTE Dharamshala was established in October 1956.

From which University the GCTE Dharamshala is affiliated?

The GCTE Dharamshala is affiliated with Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) Shimla.

Which courses does the GCTE Dharamshala offer?

The GCTE Dharamshala offers B.Ed courses of two years.