Established by The GRD Trust, in the year 2005, the Dr. G.R. DAMODARAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION has emerged as yet another memorial to Prof. G.R. Damodaran (1914 - 1986), one of the great Educational visionaries and Institution builders of our Country. Over a period of four decades, totally dedicated to the cause of Education especially in the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology and Management, Prof. G.R. Damodaran made unparalleled contributions to Educational development both quantitative and qualitative side by side with the nurturing of the PSG group of Institutions as one among the outstanding Centres of Excellence in the Country.
He made pioneering efforts for reorganising and developing Engineering and Management Education at the all India level, as the Chairman of several Committees and Boards constituted by the Government of India and, at the regional level, as Chairman of the Southern Regional Committee of the All India Council for Technical Education. During his Tenure of Membership of the Lok Sabha and the Tamilnadu Legislative Council spanning over two decades and during his Vice-Chancellorship of the Composite University of Madras, Prof. G.R. Damodaran served the cause of Educational Development at all levels with rare dedication, commitment and outstanding creativity.
Established by THE GRD TRUST in June 2005,
The Dr.G.R.DAMODARAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION has emerged as yet another memorial for Prof. G.R.DAMODARAN (1914-1986), one of the greatest educational visionaries and Institution builders of our Country. The Institution caters to the immediate needs of the Society by imparting quality training to the Student Teachers besides inculcating in them, the traits of Commitment, Devotion and a Passion for Teaching.
THE GRD TRUST was founded with the objective of Developing Education and Knowledge – related Services of a High Caliber and Social relevance through Institutions of Higher Education and Research. The Institution also focuses on career Preparation in emerging areas, the promotion of programmes of Extension, Technology Transfer and Outreach, directed towards Community Development.
Dr.G.R.DAMODARAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, like all the other Institutions of the GRD GROUP, shares the legacy of the flagship Institutions of the Trust, Dr.G.R.DAMODARAN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, (Autonomous), Re-accredited at the ‘A’ GRADE level by the NAAC, granted AUTONOMY by the UGC and the Bharathiar University. It has gained reputation and recognition as a Centre of Excellence.
Dr.G.R.DAMODARAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION is located in calm and serene campus at Muthugoundanpudur situated 1.9 kms off the (Six Lane) NH-47, Avinashi Road. Outstanding Laboratories, Library and Computer facilities have been set up and are being continually upgraded. Separate Hostel facilities with all the amenities are available for the Men and the Women. The Hostel Mess runs on the Dividing System. Good discipline and a sense of purpose prevails in the Campus and the Students are afforded adequate opportunities to participate in development Oriented activities.
The B.Ed. Degree Course is led by a highly qualified and experienced Principal along with his team of well trained TNTEU approved (PG., M.Ed., M.Phil., and Ph.D.) Faculty Members who are committed to the all round Development of the students and the Institution.
The Outstanding laboratory facilities and the Faculty expertise of the Dr.G.R.DAMODARAN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, (Autonomous) in its Departments of Bio-Sciences, Computer Science and Visual & Mass Communication are made available to the Dr.G.R.DAMODARAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION to meet any inputs of specialized laboratory and academic needs.
Admission to the Two Year B.Ed. Degree Course is made on the basis of the Marks obtained in their basic degree Course followed by an interview with the Principal. The Student Teachers are expected to read the instructions carefully and apply with Seriousness and Commitment to derive the maximum benefit for themselves as well as for bringing about Excellence.
Candidates who seek admission for the Two Year B.Ed. Degree Course should have passed the Bachelor’s Degree Examination.
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The Student Teachers can write the exams either in English or in Tamil as per the norms of the University. Hence, classes are conducted in a bilingual mode as far as the theory papers are concerned.