V. T. Choksi Sarvajanik College of Education


Our History

‘Sarvajanik’ means ‘For All People’. The Trust named ‘Sarvajanik Education Society’ (SES) was established with a mission of making education facility available at low or affordable price so it can reach even a boy/girl from the weaker section of the society. V. T. Choksi Sarvajanik College of Education (VTCSCE), Surat was established in the year 1960 to make available a training college for teachers to the South Gujarat region. Earlier it was affiliated to the Gujarat University, Ahmedabad before the establishment of South Gujarat University (SGU) at Surat. It’s a matter of pride that VTCSCE’s first Principal Dr. C. C. Shah was appointed as the First Vice-Chancellor of SGU, Surat in 1966-67. Then came many milestones in the road to Achievement and Progress of VTCSCE like ‘Best College of Education’ Award by the Government of Gujarat and Up gradation as College of Teacher Education (CTE) by Ministry of Human Resources & Development (MHRD), New Delhi besides some other recognitions. VTCSCE has a rich history of recognizable contribution in the field of Teaching-Learning, Research, and Social Work. Even today it plays its role of an efficient, effective, innovative and creative agent of character building and personality development of the teacher, the student and the society member as a whole for a better cause of building a nation and a better human-being.


Distinctive Characteristics of the Institute:


  • For ‘Sarva Jana’ (For All) gives wider perspective- (Not for our Trainees, Not for Trainees only- to other sectors, too.) So, VTCSCE is ‘Imparting Knowledge & Training and Distributing

          Material Produced’ to not only our or other colleges’ Trainees but to the     students of other faculties or to other sectors of the society like deprived    children, senior citizens or social workers,too. It co-operates Government      and Private Institutes that work for social cause like NBT or P4P.

  • Distributive Nature- Free Distribution of Materials produced in VTCSCE.
  • Learning Center- Not only for Trainees but In-service School & College Teachers, Social Workers, artists etc.
  • Research Center- Institutional Projects, CTE Research Scheme for Lecturers, GCERT Research Group, Guidance to the DIET Lecturers, etc, M.Phil.- Ph.D. Guides.
  • Productive- Books, Supporting Materials, Research Papers, Magazine, Newsletter, CDs
  • Arts, Culture & Education Relation- Working for Learning through Arts, Linkages with Nation’s Esteemed Academic, Art & Culture Institutes like CCRT, NSD, Relation with Govt. Dept. of YSCA
  • Well Planned Schedule- Calendar, Action Plan, Seminar/Workshops, Curricular-Co curricular activities, Awareness Programmes, Committees & Work Distribution
  • Involvement of the Trainees- Involving Trainees in academic as well as co-curricular Activities and Managing the B.Ed. Programme and the Institute
  • Support Groups Activity- Support Groups of Trainees of Current Year and Alumni.
  • More than Syllabus activity- Rich Experiences- Club & Project Mode, Govt. Projects.
  • Active Institute- Round the year activities, Not only ABL teaching but Training, Research & Social Work Activities.
  • Innovative Institute- ModCom Approach for ELT- Development of T-L Plan, Process of Learning (ABL, Experiential Learning, Learning through Different Modes & Techniques), Projects by Government, Institutional Research Projects like TiE & CL.
  • Creative Institute- Creation of Materials, TLMs, T-L Process, T-L Techniques etc.