About Goa Vidyaprasarak Mandal
Goa Vidyaprasarak Mandal, popularly known as GVM was founded by visionaries like Dr. Dada Vaidya, Shri Sitaram Kerkar and Shri Vinayak Sarjyotishi on October 2, 1911 (Vijay Dashami day). The intention of the founders was not merely to impart formal education for white collared jobs but to provide for the future generation, Goans who would be proud of our rich and varied cultural heritage and who would, with confidence, shoulder responsibilities in the task of nation-building.
The first institution to be established was the A. J. de Almeida High School at Ponda. Subsequently in 1960, four more high schools were established, R.P.R.S High School at Bandora, K.R.S.S. High School at Savoi Verem, Pragati Vidyalaya at Borim and M.I.B.K. High School at Khandepar. The S.N.J.A. Higher Secondary School and K.G. and Primary School were started in 1975. GVM’s Adarsh Higher Secondary School, Ponda was established in 2015. GVM’s Utkarsh Vidyalaya, Ponda was established in 2017. GVM set up two colleges, GGPR College of Commerce & Economics and Dr. Dada Vaidya College of Education both at Ponda. In all GVM has over 9000 students and 500 teaching and non teaching staff on its rolls.
About G.V.M’s Dr. Dada Vaidya College of Education
The College of Education was established in 1993 in response to the growing demand for teacher education. The college is affiliated to Goa University and recognised by NCTE. Recently it has been accredited by NAAC with a B+ grade (2nd Cycle)
Goa Vidyaprasark Mandal’s Dr. Dada Vaidya College of Education is committed to the professional development of teachers, both pre-service and in-service, for reflective, constructive and value-based teaching-learning employing both insight and technology within the ambit of the native socio-cultural perspective.
The mission of the College is to achieve excellence in the professional development of teachers through
1. Developing committed, technology savvy, value-based and research oriented teaching professionals
2. Initiating them to lifelong learning and to innovative, interactive, activity-oriented and child-centered classroom teaching
3. Training them to create an environment in educational and social milieus that would promote communication, cultural diversity and national integration
4. Orienting them to the service of the community for its educational and socio- cultural resurgence.
- M. Ed.
This is a two-year (4 Semesters) programme affiliated to the Goa University and recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education. This four semester course helps to crack UGC-NET exam and present papers at a national and international level.
More exposure is given to research, doing projects for society building in tandem with community engagement. Our staff is internationally recognized and dedicated to revamping the current education system.
Our novice department hosted –
- Two National, One International and One World Conference on Education.
- Five National level webinars were conducted.
- Eleven students cracked UGC- NET exam in the first attempt,
- Twenty six students presented papers in National conferences and seminars.
- Twenty four paper publication till now.
- Twelve students attended and presented papers in International conferences.
- Training in virtual labs, MOOCs and other online teaching pedagogies is also imparted.
- Research Center
The Research Centre of the College has been recognized and affiliated to the Goa University and provides an opportunity for those desirous of doing a Ph. D in Education both in regular and part time mode. Admissions are done by the Goa University, having 3 Guides of which 2 are guiding 6 research scholars each.
The goal of our Research Center is to enable interaction between faculty, scholars, and students to enhance research opportunities, academic excellence, real-world problem solving, knowledge creation and dissemination. Colloquiums that are conducted provide an atmosphere for healthy exchange of ideas, which results in a fertile research environment.
The doctoral students and visiting scholars, work with faculty members to drive the research output at the Center. The Center also enjoys the support of a distinguished set of faculty members. It is well-accepted that the Academic Research Center has contributed enormously to find solutions to many problems in the field of education. The research findings provide basic inputs that can be used for planning and policy decision-making.
- B. Ed.
This programme is based on the curriculum prescribed by the Goa University to which this college is affiliated with an intake of 100 students (2 units of 50 students).
- M. A. Education
This is a Two year programme run by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) through distance mode. Admissions are done by IGNOU through its Regional Centre at Panaji. The Study Centre 0806P attached to the College comes under the Panaji Region.
- Diploma in Pre-Primary Teacher Training
The College conducts a One year Diploma programme in Pre-primary teacher training affiliated to the Goa University. The programme deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching children in the age group of 3-6 years.
Department of Extension Services
GVM’s Dr. Dada Vaidya College of Education established the Department of Extension Services in 1995, the second dimension of the College for the in-service training of teachers. The department is equipped with a wide range of library books and seminar halls with good sitting and presentation modes. The department collaborates with SCERT, Directorate of Education, DIET, Super School Complex, teacher organizations, and National level organizations such as NCERT, IGNOU and NCTE for conducting various training programmes.