History of College
Government college of Education, Burdwan is one of the premier institutions in teacher training
education of West- Bengal. Established on 1st September,1964 our college has a long and rich tradition
and history. It is in the centre of the town and yet detached from it. A calm atmosphere prevails all
around. The college building is also grand and imposing.
Staring its journey half a century ago in a building called ‘Dil-Aaram’ at Rajbati — the administrative office
of the Burdwan University. The college got its own house in the very next year 1965 amidst bowery nature at
Tarabag. The new college building comprised of huge space, class rooms, library, four laboratories, office ,
staff quarter, boys’ and girls’ hostel etc. and above all 200 students. Actually the college was beheld in a
building comprised. Unfortunately owing to some constructional defects the building became dilapidated and was
declared condemned in 1971. For the next 10 years the college had to live a nomadic life in various places of
Golapbag until it was shifted to a small rented house near Burdwan station. Again the Government made an utmost
endeavour for a new building which came into being on 18th March 1997. In the old college precinct. And on the
eve of golden jubilee celebration another huge two storied building was inaugurated as an annexure.
The object of education is not simply the accumulation of knowledge but an all round personality development in
which the physical, cultural, intellectual, aesthetic and spiritual growth is harmonized into an integral process.
Our college is directed to that mission. Gandhiji said “ I do not value literary education if it is not able to build
an all round character.” Building better human beings is our ultimate purpose. For the last fifty years this Government
institution is the beacon to other colleges, under Burdwan University who hope to emulate our achievements.