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About us


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 will be started fron the academic year 2020, awaiting affiliation from the pondicherry university.

True to its vision, the college focuses on both academic excellence and holistic personal formation. The trainees are put through a rigorous regiment of classroom teaching, supervised practice of teaching, continuous assessment, intra and inter College curricular and extra - curricular competitions and spiritual exercises.

The Placement Cell of the College is very active and highly successful. It has several tie-ups with leading schools and reputed companies. Campus Recruitment drives, usually held in Jan - March every year, are a hit with the students, As our trainers excel in academics, exhibit traits of inspiring teachers, exude confidence in handling ICT tools and possess excellent classroom management skills.


The teacher education programmes which we provide seek to develop in the trainees, knowledge without frontiers , understanding without prejudice and professional competencies without lacuna. They promote value-oriented education contributing to the unity and integrity of people.


The quintessence of our teacher education programmes is "quality". Such a sublime mission, we believe, will widen the mental horizon, develop generosity, inculcate values, perfect professional and life skills, elevate the soul, and benefit the nation. We undertake several steps to improve the quality of teacher education.


The motto of the college is "Let Your Light Shine", It quietly directs the trainees to enlighten students and the community.



The Archdiocese has been rendering yeoman service to people, for over two centuries, in the fields of education, health and social work. It is known for its exceptional service in fields of education without discrimination of caste, creed or social status.

Governing Body Members

The Most Rev.Dr.Francis Kalist, ( Chairperson )

  • Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore,
  • Archbishop's House, Mission Street,
  • Pondicherry - 605 001.

Very Rev.Msgr.A.Arulanandam, ( Member )

  • Vicar General,
  • Archbishop's House, Mission Street,
  • Pondicherry - 605 001.

Very Rev.Fr.A.Louis, E.V for Clergy and Religious, ( Member )

  • -
  • Archbishop's House, Mission Street,
  • Pondicherry - 605 001.

Rev. Fr. J. M. Gregory Louis Joseph, ( Member )

  • Procurator
  • Archbishop's House, Mission Street,
  • Pondicherry - 605 001.

Rev. Fr. R. Joseph Raj ( Member )

  • Secretary, Archdiocesan Board of Education
  • Archbishop's House, Mission Street,
  • Pondicherry - 605 001.

Rev.Fr.Dr.M.Swaminathan, ( Secretary )

  • Pope John Paul II College of Education,
  • Reddiarplayam,
  • Pondicherry-605 010.

Rev. Fr. P.Arockianathan, ( Member )

  • Parish Priest,
  • St. Andrew's Church, Reddiarpalayam
  • Pondicherry - 605 010.

Rev.Fr. A.J. Philomindoss ( Member )

  • Senate Secretary,
  • St. Francis Xavier's Church,
  • Upalam, Pondicherry - 605 001 .

Rev.Fr.A.Arputharaj ( Member )

  • Secretary SC/ST Commission
  • St.Xavier Pastoral Centre,
  • Netaji Nagar-1,Uppalam, Pondicherry - 605 001 .

Rev.Fr.C.Don Bosco ( Member )

  • R.C. Mission,
  • Anna Nagar, Pagandai Cross Road,Ariyulur(Post),
  • Sankarapuram (TK), Villupuram Dt. - 605 801

Dr.R. John Louis Manoharan, ( Member )

  • Principal
  • Pope John Paul II College of Education,
  • Reddiarplayam, Pondicherry-605 010.

Mr. John Claude Pompei Mariadassou, ( Member )

  • Law Secretary to Government (Retired),
  • 82-A, Kandappa Mudaliar Street,
  • Pondicherry - 605 001.


“I am glad to welcome you to our prestigious portal of Pope John Paul II College, Reddiyarpalayam, Pondicherry, India. I appreciate our team of experts, who keep you all updated through this portal. The motto of our college: ‘Let your Light Shine’ drives everyone in this campus with right motivation. Equipped with eminent and experienced Faculty Members, our college strives to offer, the best teachers and citizens to the society, through the extensive training and formation ensured at various levels. Furnished with the required infrastructures, features and conducive environment for teaching and learning, as recommended by the NCTE, we place our students on the right track, which leads them to greater heights. I hope and wish that this portal is edifying and beneficial. Wish you God’s Blessings and Good Luck!”


“Heartly Welcome to the Web Portal of Pope John Paul II College of Education!! The small team which has been designated to operate this portal strives to keep it updated and relevant to the teachers, students, alumni and public. This premier institution, true to its name and vision, and aware of the present day challenges of Teacher Education stands up to the standards set by the new norms of the NCTE and also the Draft National Education Policy (NEP) in terms of infrastructure, faculty profile, use of education technology and teaching - learning environment. It is hoped that the portal is found useful and informative.”
-- Dr. D. Alexander M.Com., M.A(His)., M.Ed., M.Phil(Com)., M.Phil(Edn)., Ph.D(Edn).,

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