The Kasturba Gandhi College of Education for Women (B.Ed.,) Kasturba Nilayam is having an historical background of its establishment. The Centre, namely Kasturba Nilayam in Malavanthangal was started in year 1946 with the approval and blessings of Mahatma Gandhi.

      Gandhiji was actively leading the Quit India Movement against the British Government. Not only in this struggle, but in all the efforts of Gandhiji, his wife Kasturba was the rock of support behind him. She too was observing Ahimsa (non-violence) in her routline life and she decided to participate in the Quit India Movement till achieveing the goal or death. She started fasting severe. Her health was started deteriorating inspite of treatment, and she breathed her last on 22nd February 1944 in the Agakhan Palace, Pune, where she was imprisoned.

      Gandhiji determined to establish a Trust in memory of his beloved and precious wife and named it as Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust. The main aim and objective of the same is to work for the welfare of poor, children and upliftment of women in life.This include health, literacy, untouchability, non-violence, prohibition, etc.

       He has become the first Chairman of the Trust. Sardhar Vallabhai Patel, eminent educationist late Mrs. Lakshmi Menon, Gandhiji’s staunch disciple late Dr.Sushila Nayar were some of the successors as Chairman of the Trust. Its having many great personalities like Sri Dhirubhai Mehta of Bajaj Automobiles, Smt.Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, the grand daughter of Mahatma Gandhiji and Late Sri Rajaji, Sri Tata and Birla, and Sri Ramakrishna Bajaj to be its Chairman, Vice Chairman, Trustees and members. The branches of the Trust are spreaded in 33 places which include also the centre at Malavanthangal.

      Both Gandhiji and Kasturba Gandhi were interested on the literacy of women. When the Trust brought a souvenior on its work, Late Dr. Radhakrishnan, the then President of India has greeted the work of the Trust by saying:- The Kasturba Nilayam feels so proud that by starting trainings on nursing and teaching, mainly for the rural girls and women, it fulfils the dreams of Gandhiji to achieve literacy among women, thereby to make them the main bread winners of their families through decent and self respected working oppurtunities.

 

Affiliated to Tamilnadu Teachers Education University,  Chennai.
Established year 2009
Type of Institution Self-Financing
Category Women’s College

Vision :

Our Vision is to Empower Rural Women students by giving Teacher Education. Concentration is the Secret of Success.

Mission :

The College is in pursuit of excellence by promoting human and social values by offering Teacher Education for the rural and unreached women students.