“To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”
-APJ Abdul Kalam
Welcome to GIAST!
As a Director of this college, I’m extremely proud of the rich tradition of providing practical, experience-based education that our college has upheld since its founding. Our educational programs prepare our students to become educationalist with the moral depth and intellectual intensity necessary to meet the challenges of a time of critical transition in society.
No - one can doubt that we are at a turning point in our history. A new era has come upon us. We cannot stand still. We cannot return to the old ways. Only by rising to the height of our enlarged vision of social duty can we do justice to the spirit generated in our people. Since it is so easy to revert to familiar ways of doing things, and positive change almost always needs determined action. If we want to make things better for the common good, we have to seize the opportunities the pandemic has presented.
I expressed faith in our ability to adapt as an institution. I am still amazed by, and enormously grateful for, the hard work of all our academics and staff, and for the professionalism and speed with which we set ourselves up for virtual teaching and working from home.
Higher education is a privilege and an honour and a special time in your life and I encourage all of our students to take every opportunity available here at GIAST.. It is our aim to provide you with the best in residential education and support you in your academic work. We will work together to maintain health and safety standards, while sustaining the academic excellence and personalized attention As much of College life resumes, we will be looking to see how we can use the experiences of the pandemic to create a better future. Our earnest attempt will be towards upholding academic integrity, accountability, sustaining open and transparent systems, and being sensitive to social responsibilities. This could be possible only through a collaborative, shared, and consultative work culture. Building on the strong foundation of the college, let us all strive for cautious, consistent, and catalytic improvement in the overall development, paving way for innovative ideas and thinking.