P.E.T(R) Trust Established in 1962
People’s education society was founded by Nithya Sachiva Sri. K.V. Shankaragowda, Our former Education Minister of Karnataka. His vision was to provide to the people of Mandya a prestigious educational institution-which would focus on quality education. Students of Mandya district in particular and students of neighbouring districts in general have been benifited by the institution. The demise of Sri K.V.Shankara gowda made way to Sahakara Rathna Sri Dr.H.D Chowdaiah as chairman of the Society After his retirement the mantle of chairmanship has been passed on to the young and energetic Sri K.S.Vijay Anand.
Late Sri K V Shankara Gowda
Founder of P.E.T(R), Mandya & former Education Minister of Karnataka
Dr. H.D. Chowdaiah
Former President, P.E.T(R), Mandya & Ex-MLA
Sri K S Vijay Anand
Honorable President, P.E.T.(R), Mandya
Shankara Gowda College of Education
ShankaraGowda College of Education is the academic offshoot of People’s Education Society and was established in 1974. It is located in the P.E.S. College of Engineering Campus., a place renowned as a Centre of Educational Institutions where academic facilities are given right from Secondary School up to research studies in various branches of Humanities, Science and Technology. It is a campus of beauty, of lush green gardens, nestled in an atmosphere of cool, hygienic breeze. The college is situated(near Bannur Road) at Mandya, popularly known as “Sakkare Nagara”(Sugar City), in between Bangalore and Mysore at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore and 45 km from Mysore. It is one of the Pioneer teacher education institutions in Karnataka
The college was established in 1974 to commemorate the 60th birth day of Sri K.V.Shankara Gowda, who was known as ‘PURUSHA SARASWATHI’ of Mandya District and called ‘NITHYA SACHIVA’ by Poet Laureate KUVEMPU, for his work as Minister of Education in the Government of Karnataka during the early eighties. It is a College of Education established and run by the People’s Education Trust(R), which at present is headed by a great visionary and a strict disciplinarian Dr.H.D.Chowdaiah.
The College has witnessed a noticeable changes and tremendous progress during last two decades. It has Computerised Library, Well equipped Computer Laboratory, Language Laboratory, Science Laboratories for Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics, Educational Technology Room and Sport Room.
The College has obtained permanent affiliation and is affiliated to the University of Mysore, Mysore. The college offers B.Ed., degree course in methodology of English, Kannada, Physics, Mathematics, History, Biology and Chemistry , commerce. P.E.S. High School is an experimental and is housed in the same building. It is a place, where a number of Action Research, Projects, Dissertations, and Student Counseling Centre that are carried out by the teacher education and student teachers.
To make the future Teachers-the building blocks of India to acquire modern technological skills to keep pace with the developments in the sphere of Teacher Education.
To produce competency base and commitment oriented Teacher’s at the secondary level on par with their counterparts elsewhere in the Country.
Demonstrate commitment to Indian values such as patriotism, loyalty, service, love, quality and excellence.
To provide justice, Social equality in teacher Education to promote optimum use of Human resources for sustainable development of the Country.
To create an awareness among student Teachers about community, National and global issues.
To direct the student Teacher’s to fulfil their role as nation builders-Human Engineers.