Institute of Education for Womens Hastings House

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Institute of Education for Womens Hastings House

Institute of Education for Womens Hastings House

Brief History

Long after the period of Lord Warren Hastings, his favourite country residence was converted into a public school. Thereafter it was the official residence of the Resident of the Eastern States of India. After Independence, it housed the Post-Graduate Basic Training College in 1948. Subsequently in 1951 the building came to be used as the Women’s section of David Hare Training College, the renowned teacher training institution. As the number of women trainees increased, a separate Institution was established in 1954, when the decision to create a separate teacher education college exclusively for women was taken to serve the needs of women teachers.


The college therefore dedicates itself towards preparation of competent women professionals for schools and teacher education colleges to teach to high national standards and to a value-based education to inculcate a sense of social responsibility and citizenship skills. It endeavours to provide trainees with interdisciplinary knowledge, problem solving skills and confidence required to excel in their profession and develop a consciousness of our cultural and national heritage as well as an understanding of international perspectives.


Institute of Education for Women. Hastings House will build on its tradition of inclusiveness and excellence. The college envisions a just society in which women play an equal role, and live a life of freedom and empowerment. To meet the changing needs of society, it strives to work towards a community that is sensitive towards the problems of the backward and the disadvantaged. IEW shall provide leadership in the field of teacher education through integration of teaching and learning, scholarship, research, and outreach.


  1. To strive for academic excellence in the field of teacher education.
  2. To empower women so that they may become agents of social change.
  3. To prepare technically competent and dedicated women professionals.
  4. To promote education that is a harmonious blend of knowledge and skills so that students can function as facilitators of knowledge and educational counselors.
  5. To develop organizational leadership abilities.
  6. To develop effective communication skills
  7. To develop a democratic spirit and enriched human values.
  8. To inculcate an environmental awareness and a desire to conserve it.
  9. To develop a national and international understanding.
  10. To provide training in critical and reflective thinking skills.
  11. To develop a background of valuable and systematic research.
  12. To maintain a supportive and diverse environment to enable students, faculty and staff achieve the best and contribute to society according to their capabilities.

CTE Activities

Sl.No. Date of Programmes Name of Programmes Target Group Name of Coordinator
1. 22-05-06 & 23-05-06 Improvement of Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School using Mathematics Laboratory Mathematics Teachers of Secondary Schools Dr. Mili Das Reader, Mathematics
2. 24-05-06 &25-05-06 The new Techniques of Teaching Sanskrit Language Sanskrit Teachers of Secondary Schools Sm. Geeta Mukherjee Assistant Professor, Sanskrit
3. 26-05-06 & 27-05-06 Using the English Language Textbook to develop specific Language Skills English Teachers of Secondary Schools Sm. Aparna Chakraborty Assistant Professor, English
4. 20-09-06 National Curriculum Framework-2005 Teacher educators of B.Ed College Dr. Alpana Munshi, Reader, Music

Dr.Smritikana Majumder, Reader, Economics

Sm.Rajyasri Roy, Lecturer, Psychology

5. 15-12-06 & 16-12-06 Social Awareness and Learning of Poetry through Bengali Textbooks Bengali Teachers of Secondary Schools Dr. Sujata Raha, Reader , Bengali
6. 18-12-06 & 19-12-06 Life Style Education Life Science Teachers of Secondary Schools Sm. Aparna Roy, Assistant Professor, Botany
7. 20-12-06 & 21-12-06 Environmental Awareness through Teaching and Learning of Geography Geography Teachers of Secondary Schools Sm. Shelly Dutta Assistant Professor (Retd.), Geography.
8. 4.10.07 & 5.10.07 Constructivist Learning Environment in Physical Science Physical Science teachers of secondary schools Sm. Aparna Banerjee ( Physics )
9. 24.09.08 & 25.09.08 Teacher Education for Enhancement of quality education in schools – Emerging perspectives Teachers of Education in higher secondary schools. Sm. Minati Saha ( Assistant Professor, Lecturer Education )
Sm. Sarbari Baksi ( Assistant Professor )


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