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Institution Born Out of Dedication
Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) deemed University is a constituent of Gandhi Vidya Mandir (GVM), a duly registered public charitable society established in 1950. It is like an Oasis amidst the desert terrain of Thar, near Sardarshahr, District Churu, Rajasthan.
Sardarshahr is well-connected by rail and road – 330 kms west of Delhi, 135 kms east of Bikaner and 260 kms north of Jaipur. The 1,000-acre University
campus is a vast and verdant oasis amidst an ocean of desert sands and barren land. It is dotted with a multitude of impressive buildings, expansive parks, gardens and playfields. The environment is healthy and pollution-free.

GVM was founded by Late Shri Kanhaiyalal Dugar, who, after embracing 'sanyas', came to be known as Swami Shri Ramsharanji. He was a man of vision and dedication, an embodiment of universal humanism. He dedicated his life to the cause of education and upliftment of the downtrodden. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he became an exponent of nonviolence and universal brotherhood. The institution practices no caste, creed or clan divide.

GVM was conceptualised as a rural university 62 years ago. The foundation stone of its University building was laid by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, in 1955. GVM is a conglomerate of various public welfare activities, rural development and educational institutions, including IASE deemed University.

The services of GVM in the field of education were honoured through the conferment of 'PC Sen National Centennial Award' by the then President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma; and 'Firoz Gandhi Saadgi Sammaan' by the First Gentleman of India Shri Devi Singh Patil and Governor, Bhishma Narayan Singh; 'Distinguished Educational Institution Award' by Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Shri Karia Munda.

The nature and scope of GVM’s activities are extensive. There is a cluster of three social welfare programmes, aimed to serve the physically challenged, underprivileged and the aged. Apart from two primary and three senior secondary schools, GVM assisted 53 surrounding villages through – centres of basic literacy for rural boys and girls in the same age group, in the last two decades. It ran 12 primary schools and 45 adult education centres in different villages, benefitting over 10,000 rural children and adults, including girls and women. In short, GVM’s outreach programmes have been innovative and beneficial to the socially, financially and geographically-disadvantaged segments. In fact, GVM is the central organization around which a cluster of schools, rural centres, out-reach programmes, among others have flourished during the last 62 years.

GVM's higher educational programmes started in 1953 through Basic Teachers' Training College, offering the TTC course, as it existed then. In 1954, the course was replaced by Basic STC. The degree courses started in 1956, postgraduate studies in 1960, and research (Ph.D) programmes in 1968.

The 'Institute of Advanced Studies in Education', one of the premier Institutes in the country today, came into being under the Government of India's Scheme of Education in 1993. It was formally declared as 'Deemed to be University' by the Government of India under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide notification F.9-29/2000-U.3 of 25th June 2002, and UGC notification F.6-25/2001 (CPP-I) of 17th July 2002.

Its educational facilities include a multi-faculty college for girls and co-education colleges in education, panchkarma, yoga, ayurveda, paramedical, life sciences, management, engineering and humanities. There are separate hostels for boys and girls, accommodating 1,000 students. AC rooms are also available on demand.

The IASE deemed University, an NS.EN ISO 9001:2000 certified organization, is the core constituent of GVM, entrusted with the higher education portfolio, providing requisite autonomy and support.

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Gandhi Vidya Mandir (GVM),
Sardarshahr, Dist: Churu, Pin- 331401,
Rajasthan, India.
On-campus : +91-1564-222204 / 222248
Distance : +91-1564-220025 / 223642