The sixties of the last century, when the rector of the SPI was S. T. Kozhabayev, who headed the University in 1962-69, is a new stage in strengthening the educational and material base of the Institute, the scientific growth of the teaching corps, the expansion of specialties and the opening of new faculties, offices and departments.
In 1963, by the decision of the district party committee, the Institute was given the building of a boarding school, where the faculty of history and Philology and the University administration moved. At the same time, a lot of work was carried out on the design and construction of a standard academic building, two student dormitories, a student canteen, a sports complex, i. e., the complex of buildings that the University has today.
In the 60s, one dormitory was built for 575 places (No 1), where the educational building No 2 is now located. In this regard, the barracks-dormitories were demolished in 1964. In 1967, construction of the school building began.
In connection with the expansion of the list of specialties, the faculty of pedagogy and methods of primary education was opened in the 1962-63 academic year, and then it was closed for some time and re-established in the 1976-77 academic year. In the 1966-67 academic year at the faculty of physics and mathematics, the Department of biology was reorganized into an independent faculty of biology and chemistry.
If in the 50s the University trained teachers, mainly in two specialties, in the 60s-14. The growth of the Institute also required an increase in the number of departments, which by 1970 had become 15. Based on the Department of Marxism-Leninism, two were created: the history of the CPSU and political economy, philosophy and scientific communism. On the basis, Russian language and literature Department, which has been working since 1950, was established in 1961 as a separate Department of Russian language, Russian and foreign literature. A year earlier, in 1960, the section of Kazakh language and literature, which worked at the Department of Russian language and literature, acquired an independent status of the Department of Kazakh language and literature. In 1962, the foreign languages section of the Russian Department was transformed into an independent Department. In 1965, three departments - botany, Zoology, and chemistry-were created based on the Department of biology and agricultural fundamentals, which had been operating since 1964. The departments of pedagogy and psychology, physical education, physics, and mathematics continued to work.
To provide scientific and methodological assistance to the Institute, major scientists of the Republic are invited, which is a new form of training of scientific personnel from the working teachers of the University. In the 60s, among the invited scientists who worked at the Institute were corresponding members of the Kazakh SSR Academy of Sciences Klytev L. I., Berzhanov M., doctors of science, professors Balakayev M., Kenzhebayev B., Yeleuov T., Abishev G., candidates of science, associate professors (many of whom later became doctors of science, professors) Adilgereev Kh. M., Zherebyatev, Kabdulov 3., Tvardovskaya T. A., Shelyakhovskaya L. A., Azhigaliyev I. L., Baktilov and others.
In the 60s, the systematic direction of teachers to graduate study began. Among them - Bigiev N. K., Karpekov K. (1960), Dayrov G. D. (1961), Abilkhasimov B. A., Bakiev Zh. B., Kozhakhmetov U. (1962), Movkebayev A. (1963), Tikhova L. V. (1964), etc. Almost all of them finished the graduate study with the protection of scientific degrees of candidate of science, and later many became doctors of science, professors. Not only teachers but also the best graduates who finished from the Institute with honors, for example, A. Aytaliev in 1964, began to go to graduate study.
Since 1962 was used, and this form of qualification as institutions of improvement teachers of social Sciences, in which the first training course for the improvement of social scientists Bayandiev D. B., Izbasov E. I., Marchenko N. D., Utegenov Sh. I., Dzhusupov Zh., Aparov N. A. Imankulov E. I. Utegenov, N. I.
When the two-year advanced training courses for teachers of foreign languages were opened, R. Utegenova directed the first to them.
In addition, the Institute of trainee researchers at research centers and universities of the country has been used. GPI sent the first Zhumanova T. Zh. and A. Zh. Zhalgasova, who later became candidates of Sciences and assistant professors.
Since 1962, scientific conferences of University teachers have been held annually, and the creation of the student scientific society (SSS) has allowed for monthly scientific conferences.
In order to assist teachers who have joined the scientific work, visiting commissions of the Ministry of education of the Kazakh SSR were invited to the Institute to take exams in the volume of the candidate's minimum in philosophy, pedagogy, Kazakh and Russian languages, as well as Kazakh literature. In the 60s, a total of more than forty people passed the candidate's exams.
By 1970, the staff of GPI teachers had grown to 119 people, 17 of them had academic degrees and titles, and about 30 had postgraduate training. The number of students was 2,693, of which 1,198 were full-time and 1,495 were part-time. Thus, the number of students has increased more than tenfold compared to 1950.
Much attention was also paid to completing the library's book collection, which grew to 130,000 volumes. There were 235 newspaper and magazine titles written out each year. In order to ensure the learning process was a cinema room equipped with two roll-film cameras, the radio station apparatus for studies of foreign languages and school experiment, study of the history and political economy, philosophy and psychology, civil defence, mathematics, electronics, botany, Zoology, four study foreign languages, Russian language and literature, Kazakh language and literature, history, and the laboratory school experiment, mechanics and heat, electricity and optics, chemistry, spectral analysis and atomic physics. In the 60s, along with the strengthening of the educational and material base, construction, replenishment of equipment, activation of scientific growth and improvement of the educational process, much attention was paid to the activities of student organizations, student self-government, labor education, and Amateur performances. The first student construction team in 1963 was entered by the Central Committee of the Komsomol in the chronicle of labor Affairs of the Komsomol in seven-year-olds. Detachment commander, teacher K. Gabdullin and the Commissioner, a student of Zh. Kushenov was awarded the badges of the Komsomol "For selfless labour", and of the soldiers of the squad, five received diplomas of the Komsomol, 15 - diplomas of the Central Committee of the youth of Kazakhstan and more than 40 certificates of the regional Committee of Leninist Young Communist League and the Regional Executive Committee. Since that time, the work of construction teams has become traditional for many years.
A third of all students of the Institute were involved in Amateur performance. A choir, brass and pop orchestra, orchestras of Russian and Kazakh folk instruments, dance and vocal circles were created. Based on the club of music lovers, the faculty of aesthetics was opened. Artistic Amateur activity of the University became the basis for the creation of the ensemble "Zhaiyk kyzy", which later received the honorary title of national.
All the work in the 60s was directed and carried out by the heads of the University, faculties, and public organizations: Rector S. T. Kozhabayev, Vice-rectors L. I. Belyi, A. K. Daribayev, G. D. Abdrakhmanov, Deans N. I. Utegenov, Z. A. Aidomoganov, and N. E. Bakharev, I. Ya. Sunkovsky, G. D. Dayrov, P. M. Ivanov, secretaries of the party Bureau of the Institute F. M. Dzhanakhmetova, M. N. Nakonechnyi, N. P. Marchenko.