The Department of Education, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith was first established in 1983 with the starting of B.Ed. & Diploma courses in adult education and other allied area of education. Subsequently it started course in M.Ed. for pre-service & in-service teachers as terminal and preparatory to Ph.D. in education .The Department of Education has distinguished itself by designing need based interdisciplinary course with value orientation. Initially the special stress has been laid on the development of basic competencies and skills of teaching and communication essential for effective organization, management and monitoring of teaching learning system at the school level (10+ 2 level education). the department was the first department in the country to have launched a full-fledged course in action research as also in environmental education at the B.Ed. level. Needless to mention that these courses have now been accepted by the NCTE thousand student teachers have received formal training.