Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Centenary of college

Thiruvananthapuram: The Government College of Teacher Education, the oldest training college for teachers in Kerala, is getting ready to celebrate 100 years of existence.

The brainchild of Englishman G.F. Clarke and actively promoted by Diwan Sir C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer, the institution started off as a normal school modelled on the lines of the grammar schools of England. In 1911, it was upgraded to the status of a training college.

College Principal M.S. Geetha said here on Tuesday that the centenary celebrations would be inaugurated by Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandanon Wednesday.

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