GIAST provides ample opportunities to expand one’s horizon of knowledge. The institute has an adequate number of spacious and well-ventilated lecture halls with comfortable seating arrangements equipped with traditional & modern teaching aids like black boards, LCD and Overhead projectors for conducting classroom teaching, seminars, discussions, meetings etc. As we prepare professionals with pedagogical skills and we are supposed to be the best female institution in the field, we have a highly interactive teaching-learning process. We discourage the one way lecture method of teaching. Our teaching-learning process is based on discussions, brainstorming-sessions, projects, seminars etc. We believe that the Smart Classrooms are our tools for effective and efficient teaching. Our goal is to standardize all multimedia equipment in every lecture hall, facilitating faculty to have the same technical control and capabilities, no matter where they are teaching on campus.
The Pedagogy rooms have been ergonomically designed for the comfort of the students. At the same time, these have the facilities of organising curriculum transactions based on different methods and strategies of teaching. These are also fitted with the necessary support materials. These have been designed to create the right ambiance, befitting the study of specific Pedagogy.
It has rightly been said that the institute-library is the reflection of its academic standard. Keeping this in mind, the management of GIAST has established a very rich library The Institute has a spacious, well ventilated and well equipped library in the campus. The library is very rich with a collection of the latest reference books, journals, periodicals, newspapers, magazines and e-journals. It has nearly 2500+ Titles with 12500+ Books in various areas of teacher education and related fields. The library also has more than 200 educational CD’s and about 200 sets of Encyclopaedias with access to computers with high speed internet connectivity having DELNET. The institute library offers learning material for both student-teachers and educators. A well designated reading area with a stimulating ambience encourages students to pursue knowledge and widen their horizon. An independent section for computer consoles allows access to online reserve of e-learning support material for indepth research.
A substantial number of books and journals are added regularly to the college library. The library committee examines the new books and other sources of learning brought to its notice and immediately proceeds to add the same to the existing wealth of the library. Now it has attained the status of a full-fledged computerised library. It can be said with pride that the institute-library is one of the best in all the affiliated colleges of GGSIPU.
A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand. Sports encompass more than just the benefit of physical activity. It increases the self-esteem and mental alertness of every participant to lead an active and healthy life in this fast moving world. The provision of meaningful, high-quality health and physical education is one of the best strategies that GIAST cares about. Such facilities motivate and facilitate the route to healthy competitions at the state, national and international levels.
To provide the best indoor sports facility to the students, the institute has a indoor sports hall catering to many games, like Table Tennis, Carrom Board, and Chess, Yoga, Aerobics, Badminton etc. For outdoor games, Institute have a big playground with sports facilities like Basketball, Cricket, Lawn Tennis, Football, Kho-Kho etc. Playing such games, under the supervision of trained coaches and teachers, sharpens skills and invigorates the mind. The resource center also provides stimulating ambience which encourages students to pursue knowledge and widen their horizons.
Importance of drama, dance and other performing arts, in education, is significant for students to approach situations in an array of different manner which helps to develop creative thinking and physical fitness. Performing arts center is an essential and important part of any institution as it helps to:
The arena is equipped with an L.C.D projector and sound system to promote Performing Arts Education.
The college has a specious Multi-Purpose Hall with comfortable seating arrangement equipped with PA system having capacity of more than 300. The hall is used as a venue for the organization of various College functions. It is well ventilated and caters to the needs of the College from time to time as it is designed for lectures, workshops and talks, music, dance performances, festival celebrations and seminars etc.
The conference hall in GIAST is a place where the faculty and the student-teachers get together and discuss various issues and opine on the functioning of various policies as well as directives taken in collaboration with everyone. The hall has comfortable furnishing and LED Screen with CCTV and other basic tools and gadgets. It is spacious as well as a well-lit room.
The auditorium serves as a space for encouraging creativity and fostering communication. All important events such as seminars, conferences, inter-college competitions are held here. GIAST has an auditorium equipped with modern ICT resources to enable the audience to hear and watch presentations and performances. The auditorium is fully air-conditioned and designed to accommodate a large audience at one time. The design layout is quite progressive and impressive, providing a unique experience for both the student-teachers and teacher-educators.
Theory without practice is incomplete and practice without theory is meaningless. Theory and practice should go hand in hand. The main purpose of laboratory work is to provide students with conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge. It helps them to learn scientific concepts through appropriate methods to understand the basic nature of the subjects. These labs are well equipped with the required stocks, equipment, etc.
Laboratory plays a critical role in providing opportunities to observe and infer, and not merely mug up concepts. To provide the educators and student-teachers with an opportunity to learn through hands- on experience, Institute has established a highly equipped psychology lab which provides interactive resources which include a rich collection of tests, inventories and checklists. The use of Psychology Lab goes to enrich the teacher-trainees and helps them in arriving at an objective and standardized description of behavior quantified by numerical scores, thereby making the teaching-learning process more realistic, educative and effective.
The institute has a computer lab with 25 desktops working with WINDOWS 10 original software. Each computer has been provided with an internet facility. The lab is being developed into a resource centre for optimal use of own and outsourced resources. It is equipped with Printers, Scanners, Photocopier and various Original Softwares.
The ICT lab has been designed to suit the requirements of the student-teachers and is equipped with advanced computer multimedia aids with latest software and tools.
The Curriculum Laboratory serves as a centre for instructional materials in teacher-education. It is designed for the students and teachers in the professional core courses in Education and the required activities related to the teaching-learning processes. The institute has one curriculum lab in the building which is timely updated as per requirements. The diverse material found here, supports instruction in professional development and teacher education of undergraduate and graduate students of education. These are in both print and non-print format. The Education Faculty uses the Laboratory which also houses the facility for teaching and demonstrations on electronic pedagogy to student-teachers. Both basic and supplementary educational material to support curriculum planning is incorporated in the Lab. These are equipped with reference works such as children's and General Encyclopaedias, general indexes and dictionaries; sample textbooks, used in schools. These also include the children’s literature collections; fiction and non-fiction for all grades:- Pre Primary to 12 as well as ethnic diverse literature and award winning titles. Curriculum software packages such as games, puppet theatre, diversity and multi-disciplinary instructional materials, children's periodicals and Indexes to Children's Literature.
The interest of art and life brings about vivid and unexpected expressions. The Art Room is designed to be the platform - the space that engenders and enables free expression. This Room is a collaborative space for students to explore, discover and enjoy multiple facets of creativity. The student-teachers, not only use it as part of their regular period, they visit it during their free time and prepare teaching aids to be used during their school experiences. Many student teachers just use the colours and brushes to fill the urge of making their creative and imaginative pieces of art.
The institute has a spacious, fully equipped and up-to-date Science and Mathematics Lab. It provides the teacher-trainees with first-hand experience of laboratory experimentation, demonstration and practical skill development to handle with dexterity, the use of various tools, equipment and apparatus. The Science Lab caters to experimental needs in the areas of physical and life sciences. Adequate sets of all the required mathematical and geometrical instruments are available in the lab.
The main purpose of laboratory work is to provide students the opportunities where they apply their theoretical knowledge attained in the classrooms. It helps them to gain knowledge by laying hands on experience.
For enhancement of the mental and physical fitness amongst the students, there is a big playground in the institute to provide ample opportunities for students to indulge in outdoor physical activities like: cricket, volleyball, basketball, KHO-KHO, Yoga and other outdoor games. Many student-teachers engage themselves, practicing different games. They also participate in intra and inter-institute matches in different field games.
It is a space for students of the institute to hold meetings, study, or simply relax. . This room is always bustling with students' chats. You’ll see the whole spectrum of activities here where some students work on their assignments, play indoor games or share a meal with their friends. The Common Room is a warm and welcoming place, a perfect blend of fun and frolic. Student-teachers find a real solace here after attending the classes for long hours.
Canteen is not just the place where you go to eat. Especially in colleges and institutes of Education, this place is an open arena for debate, argumentative sessions on different issues, cracking gossip, kidding and having loads of fun with cutlets, burgers, tea, coffee and coke in between as gap fillers. It is the force of double 'f' that drives you to come to a canteen as often as you can. Food and friends- both initiated with 'f' and canteen is the union zone for the two. College canteens are built up in an ambience of rendezvous where you would love to spend all day with pals keeping away all hassles of mundane living.
The Institute has its own cafeteria which has been nicely designed and located on the premises. It is a well maintained self service cafeteria. The cafeteria offers a range of food items like quick, crisp anytime snacks, delicious ice-creams, hot and cold beverages and nutritious meals. All these are available at reasonable rates. It is a popular spot for social interaction and intellectual debate for both students and teachers.
The faculty room is well spacious, air conditioned, fully ventilated. It provides a peaceful atmosphere with all the facilities available like individual PC with internet to all the staff members. The ambient is aesthetically designed to provide ample opportunity for developing critical thinking skills for the growth of student-teachers. It widens prospects to self-enrichment as well as higher-order thinking.