St.Joseph College of Teacher Education for women Ernakulam is established and managed by the Carmelite Nuns (Congregation of Mother of Carmel,CMC) consider the upliftment of women and children as their ĎDivine Callí.The institution is an important organ of the congregation fulfilling this command at any cost.The college established in 1957 located in the heart of Kochi city, is a minority institution, affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University,Kottayam.It is owned and run by Vimala Province of the congregation of mother of Carmel (CMC).This edifice of learning and holistic enrichment nestles on 2 acres 31.5 cents calm and serene ground and is a unique blend of the old and new architectural styles.
In an attempt to bring to fruition the dreams of itís founder visionaries,the institution began with an initial intake capacity of 100 students with 4 optionals and ever since,the college has been scaling new heights.At present, the intake capacity has increased to 200 in the B.Ed stream with 6 optional.In 2005 the college moved to a new trajectory of growth with the inclusion of the P.G and elementary Teacher Education Courses.This college,the first college of teacher education in kochi the queen of the Arabian Sea has established in itís chequered history of over 5 decades a good will and reputation as a worthy center of Teacher Education.
It is universally acknowledged that education is an effective means for social reconstruction and to a great extent; it offers solution to the problems a society is faced with.Realizing the significance of techer education, Vimala Province entered into this realm through the establishment of the St:Joseph Training College for women in 1957.As women, we consider it as our special call to promote the status of women everywhere especially in our country. With this specific objective we started this college exclusively for women.CMC has invested money,manpower and materials mainly in the apostolate of education.Ever Since it's inception the successive provincial superiors of the province have been pillars of this institution acting as the Educational Agency.
June,College came into being Smt.Lilly Kurian,Principal Strength: 100 students Four Optionals:English,Mathematics,History,Geography
Optional Malayalam Introduced
Physical Science and Natural Science Introduced
Strength increased to 120
Sr.Lweina appointed as Principal
Silver Jubilee Celebrations
Blessing of the foundation stone of the new college building by The late His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Parecattil
Sr.Maria Philip Neri appointed as Principal
Strength increased to 150.General class shifted to the new building.
All the classes including college office and library started functioning in the new building.
New Auditorium inaugurated by His Eminence Cardinal Antony Padiyara. Prof.K.M Kochuthresia appointed as Principal.
Strength increased to 200
Sr.Sergius appointed as Principal.
Sr.Dr.Sophiamma Issac appointed as Principal
Accredited by NAAC with B++ Level
Elementary Teacher Training (TTI)Courses introduced
M.Ed course introduced Sr.Dr.Rosamma Lukose appointed as Principal.
Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Renovation of the old college building
Inaguration of Golden Jubilee Memorial Library and Research Block.