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Evolution & History of The College

St.Joseph's College for Teacher Education, the premier institute and the pride of Mandya was established with the great objective of empowering women and encouraging self-dependence. It was founded on a solid background of a great inheritance. The history of its development and achievements over the years are a pointer to this. Right from its inception, the institute has been doing commendable and remarkable service to the womenfolk coming from the poor and lower income groups of the society.
St.Joseph's College for Teacher Education is managed by the Religious sisters of C.S.S.T. It was the cherished vision realized today which was dreamt a few centuries ago by the revered Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima-the foundress.

In the third five year plan, the Government of India, with a view to promote and encourage Primary education laid great emphasis on setting up Teacher's Training Institutes. As a result, four training institutes were established and St.Joseph's is one among them.

On the 15th of July in 1960 the institute saw the light of day. As per the accord reached between the Government and the Management, the institute was permitted to admit 100 candidates of which 25% was set aside for the in-service teachers and remaining for the minorities and backward classes. Sister Stella Maris, the founder of the institute functioned as the first superintendent.

Later, the government brought down the intake from 100 to 60 candidates. The institute, as a part of its Curriculum trains them in value based education. In order to build a balanced, informed and harmonious society the institute has been striving hard and consequently the output has been an invaluable gift to the society. It is an achievement par excellence!

Golden Jubilee

St.Joseph's Teacher Training Institute for women celebrated its golden year in 2010. This meaningful celebration of the event gave us an opportunity to look back in gratitude, to the almighty to evaluate our services, and to plan the future of the institution, its development and upgrading. The institute is all set to begin its B.Ed course in 2016-17.