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 marginalized, 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 recognized 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. The institution has spacious classrooms, fully equipped science, technology, psychology and computer laboratories, biology museum, guidance and counseling 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 TTI.