St.Thomas College of Teacher Education - STCTE Kottayam - STCTE
St. Thomas College of Teacher Education, Pala was established in 1957 as one of the pioneer institutions in the field of teacher education. The Institution was accredited with 4 star level by NAAC in 2000. It is the first teacher education institution to be reaccredited with A+ grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council 2007) with an institutinal score of 92 in the state of Kerala. The Institution was conferred minority status by National Commission for minority Educational Institution 2010 Our college is quite uncompromising in providing the students with the best amenities. Our growth towards academic excellence is due to the commitment and concrete enterprise of our teachers and administrative staff. Many of our teachers are frequently invited for giving lectures and have served as resource persons for many academic and community oriented programmes. The college was started to meet a precise need, ie, to train teachers for the secondary & Higher Secondary schools in our country. This idea was conceived and was made into reality by the then Bishop of the diocese of Palai, His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Vayalil, the founder & first patron of our institution. From 1981 to 2004 His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr.Joseph Pallickaparampil was our patron. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kallarangattu is our present patron. His Excellency Mar Jocob Muricken is the Present manager of the college. The college offers B.Ed., M.Ed. and Elementary Teacher Training courses. This institution is owned and run by the Catholic Diocese of Palai, and is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
St.Thomas College of Teacher Education provides placement assistance to all its students. The dedicated placement cell regularly conducts grooming sessions of the students in areas like soft skills, interview facing skills, behavioral skills hereby making them industry-fit. In the recent years the college has witnessed some well known recruitment companies walking-in and being invited for campus placements.