The Gracious college of Education is run by Manav Mitra Society, one of the leading and reputed educational societies. The college was established in 2009 for providing higher education to the students especially for rural area learners who were socially and economically deprived. The college is affiliated to Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur Chhattisgarh. Gracious college of Education has been completing 12 years of services to the cause of higher education for rural students.
The Motto of the institution is ‘Education for all‘. Accordingly, the college continues to impart higher education to the poor village students who live in remote area of Abhanpur. Majority of the students are economically and socially deprived. Along with facilitating the participation of village students in higher education, its efforts are directed at providing holistic education that encourages critical and independent thinking.
The college is a multi-faculty college with Education, commerce, computer and science faculty. At present, the college offers BEd, MEd, PGDCA, DCA, BCom, BCom with computer, BSc ( Bio) and BSc (maths). The college has adequate infrastructural facilities – class rooms, library, computer laboratory, playground etc. Apart from the regular teaching learning activities, the college strives for the overall development of the village students by conducting various extra- curricular activities for them. The college has conducted a good number of extension activities to strengthen college neighborhood network. The NSS unit is an asset to the college which allows 100 volunteers. This unit conducts various extension activities to help our students become aware of their social responsibilities. The college has been working sincerely for the betterment of the students. Apart from various government scholarships, the college is attempting to implement Earn & Learn scheme for the poor and needy students.
The college has a well maintained library. During last four years, around 6224 books have been added with latest magazines and journals. The library has been computerized with latest software i.e. LibGuru and college also subscribed N-List for digitalization of library. The college has Students Grievance Redressal Cell, Anti Ragging Committee, Students Council, Students Council, Alumni Association, Competitive Exam Committee, and Placement Committee. The teaching staff of the college is well qualified and devoted. Five staff members possess Ph. D. and many of them are pursuing Ph. D. The staff is consistently busy in several research activities. The college received The Progress Global award for the Best Social and community services, under Sri Aurobindo Yoga & Knowledge Foundation during an academic session 2021-22. The college has collaborated with other Educational Institute to provide academic and Career guidance with training program to the students.
At present the total student strength of the college is 450 students. The college is sincerely trying to upgrade its academic standards with the help of well qualified and devoted staff members. The college has purchased educational equipments and conducted remedial and tutorial classes for Slow and Advanced learners. It is necessary to mention here that 85% students in this college are mostly from the village and backward communities with above 70 % girl students.