Ghulam Ahmed College of Education was established in the year 1985 with the mission of providing quality education to trainee teachers through the B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses. The college is named after late Mr.Ghulam Ahmed, who served as the Hon.Secretary of Sultan-Ul-Uloom Education Society for 16 years. Late Mr.Ghulam Ahmed was a famous off spin bowler and he captained India in Test cricket. After his retirement, he served for many years as the secretary of BCCI.
The B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses in the College are affiliated to the Osmania University. The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has accorded its recognition to it. With a view to improve the quality of education, the Teacher Training Courses of the college were accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council for the first time in the year, 2009. The college went in for the first cycle of reaccreditation by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council of India in August, 2017. It was awarded B++ Grade with a score of 2.8.
Along with a sound theoretical knowledge, the students are given a wide exposure to practical work. The B.Ed. students are sent to various schools of the city for their teaching practice programme for 120 days. The M.Ed. students take up research in different areas related to education.
The results of the College are exceptionally good. 6 of the College students (3 of B.Ed. and 3 of M.Ed.) secured the 1st rank in the University in the past years. Every year, in the merit list of the first ten ranks of Osmania University, many are secured by the students of the College.
The pass percentage of the B.Ed., and M.Ed., course students was 100% in the years 2018-20.
To produce quality teachers through holistic teacher education by igniting young minds towards excellence in education and societal commitment.
Prof. Vibha Asthana possesses more than three and a half decades of experience in the field of teacher education. An academic achiever throughout, she acquired her Doctorate in Education from Osmania University, secured 1st Rank in the M.Ed. course and 3rd rank in the B.Ed. Course. Further, she has to her credit two additional degrees, M.A.(Sociology) and LL.B. Her quest for knowledge made her present and publish several papers in International and National educational journals. Prof.Asthana organized many Seminars, Webinars and Workshops in the field of education. She participated in various capacities in Panel discussions & Conferences at the State and National levels. Prof.Asthana also guided several postgraduate students in their research work. As an incumbent member of the Board of Studies of Higher education, Osmania University, Prof.Asthana contributed to bringing about positive changes in the Curriculum of the M.Ed. course.Her goal is to ensure that teachers implement evidence-based pedagogical approaches in schools to strengthen 21st-century skills, including critical thinking and creativity.
1. A Paper published in the ‘Indian Journal of Applied Research’, March-2021, (a Peer-Reviewed, Referred and Indexed International journal) on the topic, ‘Towards building a Sustainable Society: Role of Women’.
2. ‘Emerging Skills and Practices in Education – In Post Pandemic Times’, a paper published in the International Journal of Science, Technology and Management, (A Peer-Reviewed and Referred Journal), April 2021.
3. Presented a Paper on 'Competency-Based System of Teaching and Learning’ in the One-day International E-Conference organized by Institute of Professional Excellence & Management (IPEM), Ghaziabad, on 18-3-2021.
4. Presented a paper at an International Conference on the topic‘Multi-Dimensional approach- the key to Effective Education for Secondary School children’,organized by ‘Multi-Disciplinary Approaches in Humanities, Management and Sciences', held on 30-4-2021 at Sri Ramasamy Naidu Memorial College, Tamil Nadu.
5. 'Effective handling of children's mental health during the pandemic- duties and responsibilities of parents', a chapter written in the book titled- ‘Teacher Education Generation Next- Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges’.
The college has faculty members strictly as per the norms of the NCTE. Without any shadow of a doubt, it is the members of the teaching faculty who are responsible to impart quality education to the students and in turn lead to their progress. The highly qualified and experienced faculty of the college is its greatest asset. They contribute to the overall professional and personal growth of the students. The faculty members are constantly upgrading their qualifications and, in the process, winning laurels for themselves and the college. They publish research articles regularly in National and International journals. They author books, contribute chapters, deliver lectures, present papers in National and International conferences and seminars regularly.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES are essential for building a thriving and healthy community. At GACE, with various activities and partnerships with organizations, we help our students to acknowledge and celebrate the dignity of human life and to truly learn what it means to be human. A few extracurricular activities organized in the college include:
Shri Ajay Mishra, Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad invited as Chief Guest at the Annual Day function, in the year 2013.
Shri.Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha invited as Chief Guest at the Annual Day function, in the year 2014.
Smt.Anita Rajendra, IAS, Home Secretary to Government in Telangana State invited as Chief Guest at the Annual Day function, in the year 2017.
Shri.M.Jagadeeshwar, IAS, Secretary to Govt. Women, Child, Disabled & Senior Citizens Department, Secretariat, Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad was invited as Chief Guest at the Annual Day function in the year, 2019.