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Pope John Paul II College of Education was founded by His Grace, Dr.V.S.Selvanathar, Former Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, on 23rd 1986 to commermorate the historic visit of Saintly Pope John Paul II to India. It is a Christian minority Institution established and managed by the Archdiocese of Pondicherry - Cuddalore.
Over the years, guided by the illustrious former Archbishop Dr.Michael Augustine and the present Archbishop Dr.msgr.Francis Kalist, the College has evolved into a premier institution of teacher training, ushering transformational changes in administration, providing optimum infrastructural facilities, diversifying courses, adopting innovative digital teaching learning strategies and maintaining a positive learning environment.
It has been recognized by NCTE, AICTE and is affiliated to the Pondicherry university. Presently it is the only College of Education in the UT of Puducherry, which has been reaccredited
( 2nd Cycle ) with an "A" grade (in 4 - point scale ) by NAAC in 2016.
It Offers three distinct teacher education programmes viz. two year B.Ed., four - year Integrated programmes of B.A., B.Ed.,( English ) and B.Sc., B.Ed with Mathamatics, Physics & Chemistry as main subjects. M.C.A course is aslo run as a stand alone technical programme by the college. B.C.A Degree course has been started from the academic year 2020, with the required affiliation from the Pondicherry University.Read More
B.Ed. stands for an undergraduate academic course known as Bachelor of Education. It is a course offered for those who are interested in pursuing career in teaching and related fields.
The B.Ed. degree course is mandatory for teaching in upper primary schools and high schools. National Council for Teacher Education is statutory body which regulates courses in teaching in India.
The Department of Mathematics has been functioning right from the inception of the UG.Ed courses with the initiative of Rev.Fr. Lawrence and is celebrating its Silver Jubilee along with the College.
The department has well established laboratories having modern equipments and licensed software's to enable the students to learn with the fast growing technologies.
The MCA syllabus emphasizes the fundamental principles of Computer Science and is updated regularly according to the needs of the industry, in order to enhance the immediate employability of the students.