St. Joseph’s Training College, a premier teacher-education institution, is a nurturing ground for the professional development of the teacher-trainees through an earnest academic pursuit for excellence. Being inspired by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, who championed the cause of the poor and the marginalized, the Josephine community strives to transform and develop the society to the liberative values which Jesus, the Guru, stood for.
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 recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education and is re-accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation council. 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.
Since 1986 the college is functioning as a co-educational institution. It offers three 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 Teacher Training Institute attached to this college since 2005
The institution has spacious classrooms, fully equipped science, technology, psychology and computer laboratories, biology museum, guidance and counseling 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.