The Department of Education, Gandhigram Rural Institute is a Teacher Education Department with reputation as a leading centre for Teaching, Training, Educational Research and Extension.
The Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI) is granted with recognition by the NCTE to offer the B.Ed Integrated Course under the Choice Based Credit System form the year 2003-2004, onwards.
The GRI is granted with recognition by the NCTE to offer the M.Ed degree course under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) 2008-2009 onwards. The students are admitted to the M.Ed Programme through an all India entrance examination conducted at Gandhigram Rural Institute.
The Department of Education so far produced 12 batches of B.Ed Teacher Trainees and 8 batches of M.Ed scholars. Twelve Ph.D scholars are at present pursuing research in the department in the major thrust areas of Educational Research. The vision of the Department is to develop and sustain quality in teacher education programmes by integrating the current knowledge and pedagogical principles with the basic education programme propounded by Mahatma Gandhiji.