The College was established in 1957 as a Christian minority institution to train teachers for secondary schools. It was then affiliated to Kerala University and since 1983 to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. It is recognised by the National Council for Teacher Education and is re-accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation council.
Since 1986, the college is functioning as a co-educational institution. It offers one-year teacher education course leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in five optional subjects, viz., English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physical Science and Social Science. The college was elevated to the status of Post-graduate college offering M.Ed. course in 2005. The Diploma in Teacher Education (D.Ed.) is offered in the St. Joseph’s Teacher Training Institute attached to this college since 2005.
The college has a vast campus spread over 12 acres and 57 cents of land with adequate facilities and resources for various educational programme, administrative functions and extension services. The institution has spacious classrooms, fully equipped science, technology, psychology and computer laboratories, biology museum, guidance and counselings centre, seminar hall, auditoriums, well arranged library, rest rooms, research consultancy centre, work experience and activity room to meet the requirements of M.Ed. B.Ed. and D.Ed.