Kerala University College of Teacher Education
Medical College.P.O, Kumarapuram
Thiruvananthapuram – 695011
The University of Kerala decided to start B.Ed. Centres under its direct control in the year 1990; and the Government agreed to the proposal for starting B.Ed. Centres at four places, viz Alappuzha, Adoor, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram. The Kerala University College of Teacher Education, primarily known as Kerala University Centre of Teacher Education at Thiruvananthapuram was started in the campus of Govt. Girl’s High School, Barton-Hill on 9th October 1990. This new temple of knowledge was inaugurated by Sri. K. Chandrasekharan, Hon’ble Minister of Education.
At the beginning, the strength of the centre was 307. There were nine lecturers including the Director Dr.R.Sukumaran Nair. Under the powerful control and worth while guidance of the eminent educator, the institution flourished. He was succeeded by Dr.K.Sukumaran (2-11-92 to 30-09-94) and then by Dr.J.Gourikutty Amma (18-11.94 to 31-10-97), Prof.C.K.Lily (05-11-97 to 02-12-2003) served as Director of the institution and then on 03-12-2003 to 29-04-2011) as Principal, Smt.Beena.O (Lecturer in Malayalam) served as Principal-in-charge on (30-04-2011 to 31-05-2012), Prof.K.Jacob Mathew served as Principal on 01-06-2012 to 15-10-2013 and then Dr.M.Vijayakumari Amma took charge as Principal on 15-10-2013 and is continuing..
The Centre functioned successfully for nine academic years at Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram. In December 2000, the Centre was shifted to Govt. Medical College, Higher Secondary School Campus, Kumarapuram, due to the Government decision to establish an Engineering College in the premises of the Govt. Girl’s High School, Barton Hill. The Director Prof.C.K.Lily, succeed in getting financial and from MP’sLAD fund of Sri.J.Chitharanjan (Member Rajya Sabha), and using the allotted amount of Rs.10 lakhs, the ground floor of the Administrative Block was constructed. And the first floor of this building was constructed using the financial aid from MP’sLAD fund of the late Sri.P.K.Vasudevan Nair.
Smart Class Room
Natural Science Lab
Physical Science Lab
Vision & Mission:
We believe that the central task of education is to implant a will for learning; and it should produce not learned people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grand parents and children are students together. The purpose of education is to teach a student how to live a life by developing his mind and equipping him to deal with reality. He has to be taught the essentials of the knowledge discovered in the past and he has to be equipped to acquire further knowledge by his own effort.
Because quality is never an evident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere efforts, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.