G. C. M. College of Education, New Barrackpore, Kolkata was established in 1967 by the ‘New Barrackpore Siksha Samaj’ with the prime objective of preparing efficient and committed teachers for our country, with special emphasis on their moral growth and development. The motto of the institution is 'LIGHT TO ENLIGHTEN'. The students are expected to become lights of the society to illumine the world. The quest for excellence is highlighted in the vision and mission of the institution. Being affiliated to the West Bengal University of Teachers' Training, Education, Planning & Administration and the College follows the scholastic and co-scholastic activities as prescribed by the University. The College is recognized by the UGC under section 2(F) and 12(B) of the Act and by NCTE and also NAAC Accredited College.