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Affiliated to MG University
Recognised by NCTE
Accredited by NAAC (A Grade)

Our History

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 marginalised, 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 recognised 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 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.

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1957 The College was established in 1957 as a training college for men which was affiliated to the University of Kerala.
1957 St. Joseph’s Training College Hostel was established with the objective of making the B.Ed. programme residential.
1967 Extension service centre of NCERT started to function in the college
1973 College started to function in the regular stream.
1983 College affiliated to M.G. University, Kottayam
1983 Silver Jubilee Celebration and Library block extension.
1986 Co-education started
1987 St. Joseph’s Computer Centre started to function in the college.
1999 Constructed William Memorial Seminar Hall
2001 NAAC first visit for the assessment and accreditation of the college
2005 M.Ed. Department and D.Ed. Department started which is affiliated to M.G. University, Kottayam
2007 Golden Jubilee Celebration, Constructed Jubilee Auditorium.
2008 NAAC second visit for the Re-accreditation of the college
2010 William Memorial Network Centre started to function.
2010 UGC Jubilee grant building foundation stone laid
2011 M.Ed. intake increased from 25 to 35.
2013 UGC Jubilee grant building Inaugurated
2014 NAAC 3rd visit and reacrediated the college with A Grade
2015 Started Two year B.Ed. Programme
2019 Inaugurated UGC Grant Indoor Stadium
2019 Sanctioned grant of 2 crores from RUSA