HISTORY

Dominus Mea Illuminatio                                                                                                                                  College Anthem

Le porteur de la torche: 2020                                                                                                                           Gurudeepam

Mar Theophilus Training College, one of the premier Teaching Training Institutes in Kerala is situated in the lush and scenic Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar and owes its inception to the prayerful insight of the divine visionary, the late Archbishop Mar Ivanios. The foundation of this great centre of learning was laid by the charismatic self of Benedict Mar Gregorios, the late Archbishop of Trivandrum. Under the unfailing and vital guidance of our patron, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, Major Archbishop Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, the college is now attempting newer heights of unparalleled excellence. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Samuel Mar lranius, Aux. Bishop of Trivandrum is the Co-patron of the college. The College is one among the prodigious line of impressive educational institutions managed by the Syro-Malankara Major Archi-Eparchy of Trivandrum, in accordance with the rights of the minority community guaranteed by the Constitution.

The College derives its name from the Late Bishop Jacob Mar Theophilus of Thiruvalla. It started functioning in 1956 under the affiliation of the University of Kerala (Travancore University at that time) in the premises of Mar Ivanios College campus. Later the institution was shifted to a new campus (present Sarvodaya Vidyalaya Campus) and functioned there for a few decades. In 2001, to fully comply with NCTE norms, an independent educational complex was set up with futuristic infrastructural facilities. The new college building was blessed and opened by Late Major Archbishop Cyril Baselios Catholicos. The NCTE expert team white visiting the institution recorded their appreciation regarding the infrastructural and academic excellence of the college.

Prof. J. Y. Thampy Haris. a renowned scholar, served as the first principal of the college. Eminent and distinguished personalities like Rev. Fr. Jose Mathew, Rev. Fr. George Mootheril, Rev. Sr. Stanislaus SIC, Prof. Susan Joseph, Prof. Mary Mathews, Rev. Sr. Dr. Sbeeha SIC, Rev. Dr. Jose Konnath. Rev. Sr. Dr. Mercykutty A. SIC and Dr. Esther Gladiz have adorned the post of the Principal of the college. Dr. K. Y. Benedict presently heads the college, steering it steadily through changing times. Rev. Fr. Thomas Kayyalakal, the bursar, caters to the physical and spiritual well-being of the institution. In the last six decades of its existence, the college has set great benchmarks in the field of teacher education in terms of excellence in infrastructure, state-of-the-art smart classrooms, resourceful faculty and overall student experience. The college offers Bachelors Degree in Education (B.Ed.) in six optional subjects namely English, Malayalam, Mathematics, Physical Science, Natural Science and Social Science. The course had been offered to one hundred and fifty students with eleven faculty members. The college commenced its first M.Ed (Masters Degree in Education) batch in 2005. The Self-financing M. Ed. Department functions under the expert tutelage of a Professor who acts as the course coordinator and four Assistant Professors, who operate the mode of instruction. It is a testimony to the institution's outstanding holistic vision that it was re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an 'A' grade in 2014.

The implacable standard maintained by the college in the field of research has finally attained fruition with its elevation to a Research Centre under the University of Kerala. The pending M. Phil course which is currently under the process of attaining sanction is expected to bring the college closer to its academic and structural fullness. The College currently offers the two-year B. Ed. programme to a selected fifty students. The College stands for 'academic excellence, development of professional skills and character formation based on the vertical and horizontal dimensions of love so as to produce cognitively enriched, effectively trained, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired teachers of India. The college which is celebrating its 60'h Anniversary from 2015- '16 is committed to mould teachers who are intellectually honest, academically effluent, technologically equipped, and emotionally mature in their words and deeds. Today, the college marches forward with enhanced vigour and vitality, holding high the motto 'Dominus Mea Illuminatio, meaning "God is my Light".

 

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IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE 

  1. Establishment of the College                                 :1956 July 3    

  2. Setting up of St. John's Model High School           : 1957

  3. Establishment of Social Service League               : 1958

  4. Establishment of Athletics Club                             : 1958

  5. Establishment of MTTC Hostel                              : 1964

  6. Shifting to New Premises                                      :1966

  7. Visit of NCERT Evaluation Committee                  : 1966 Sept. 19

  8. Silver Jubilee Celebration                                      : 1980

  9. Short Term Course on Non-formal Education       : 1985

  10. Formation of Population Education Club               : 1988

  11. Collaboration with Total Literacy Campaign of Kerala         : 1990

  12. Formation of Old Students Association (THEOSA)             : 1991 April 12

  13. Visit of delegates from Nepal                                               : 1994 July 22

  14. Akshaya Jyothis                                                      : 1995

  15. Ever Rolling Trophy for best Association                : 1995-96

  16. 'THEOSA Voice'                                                      : 1996 

  17. Training Programme on Puppetry                           : 1997 Sept

  18. NCTE visit                                                               : 1999 Jan. 27

  19. Foundation stone laid for the Oresent bullding       : 1998 June 30

  20. Essay Competition Initiated by THEOSA                : 1998

  21. Visit of delegates from Japan (Hiroshlma Victims) : 1999

  22. Rev.Dr Jose Konnath elected to K. U. Senate        : 1999

  23. Visit of NCERT and SCERT Experts                      : 2000 Jan. 20

  24. Seminar by Gandhian Sludy Centre                       : 2000 Jan. 21

  25. Inter-Training Callege Magazine Competition        : 2000

  26. Inter-Training College Quiz Competition                : 2000

  27. Shifting to the present campus as per NCTE norms : 200I March

  28. Starting B.Ed in Malayalam                                       : 2001

  29. Formation of Planning Forum                                    : 2001  

  30. Releasing of college Anthem                                     : 2001 

  31. Young Scientist Award to Dr.K.Y.Banedict (Faculty Member)                        : 2002 

  32. NCTE south zone seminar on Information and Communication Technology: 2002 

  33. Beginning of Add on courses                                 : 2003

  34. Beginning of NAAC Accreditation process             : 2003

  35. Publication of College News letter                         : 2003

  36. Beginning of Yoga class                                         : 2003

  37. National Seminar or Council for Teacher Educators   : 2002 March 8-9

  38. World Peace Seminar by IAEWP                                : 2002-2003

  39. Inauguration of IOAC                                                  : 2003

  40. Students initiated Computerisation of  Physical Science  Optional Classes  : 2003

  41. Formation of ICT club                                             : 2003

  42. Formation of Literary club                                      : 2004

  43. Twinning Programmes with CACEE and MSSS    : 2004

  44. Adoption of a village                                              : 2004

  45. Adoption of a school                                              : 2004

  46. Formation of Publication Wing                              : 2004

  47. Starting of Journal Publication                              : 2004 

  48. Publication of Research Journal 'Teacher Learner and Society    : 2004

  49. Visit of NAAC peer team                                        : 2004

  50. Jubilee Celebrations Started                                  : 2005

  51. Formation of Media club                                         : 2005

  52. Releasing of Jubilee Song                                      : 2005

  53. introduction of Bar-coding system In Library          : 2005

  54. ViSit of NCERT Experts . Inspection for M.Ed  T.T.C : 2005

  55. Accreditation by NAAC with Grade 'A'                  : 2005

  56. National Colloquium on 'Issues in Education'       : 2005

  57. Jubilee Memorial Gate                                          : 2005

  58. Initiation of Consultation Meet                              : 2006

  59. Inauguration of lQSC                                            : 2006

  60. inauguration of Research Wing                            : 2006

  61. Golden Jubilee Celebration Inaugurated by Governor      : 2006

  62. Beginning of M Ed Course (Unaided) by Chief Minister   : 2006

  63. Launching of websites by optional classes            : 2006

  64. international Seminar (UGC sponsored) on 'Holistic Education in a Technology Driven Era' : 2006

  65. Guruvandanam organised by 'Theosa’                   : 2006

  66. Computerization of English Optional Class            : 2007

  67. Golden Jubilee Fest Week                                     : 2007

  68. Valediction of Golden Jubilee Celebration             :  2007

  69. Inauguration of URI                                                : 2007

  70. College Website upgraded                                    : 2007

  71. Inauguration of Tourism Club                                : 2007

  72. Initiation of mservice course cum consultation for University teachers                : 2007 

  73. Book for communicative Engish (Effective Communication Builder released      : 2007

  74. Introducrion of 'Ezhuthachan Memorial Trophy' by Malayalam optional students : 2008

  75. Introduction of Electronic attendance management system                                  : 2008

  76. Bio-metric Punching System                                   : 2009

  77. Golden Jubilee Souvenir release                            :2009 

  78. Golden Jubilae Endowment for Poor student established : 2009 

  79. Launcrnng of Math lab USA  A Training Centre                 : 2011

  80. THEO RADIO                                                          : 2011

  81. Smart Classroom                                                    : 2011

  82. Introducing Guardian Angel Programme                : 2011

  83. Awarding of ISBN No. Series to College publication wing             : 2011

  84. Awarding of ISSN No. to College Research Journal w.e.f. 2004    : 2011

  85. Automated Power supply unit under UGC Additional Assistance   :2011

  86. International Seminar on Education for Global Excellence            : 2011

  87. Digital Library with Web OPAC, Gateway Entry                                        : 2012 

  88. Energy Management Programme through Bio-Gas Plant installation       :2012

  89. Received Dr. N.D. Joshy Memorial Institutional Excellence award to the College:  2012 

  90. Dr. N.P. Pillai Memorial Public Award to Dr. K. Y. Benedict         : 2012

  91. Institution of Order of MTTC                                                         : 2012

  92. Started Continuing- Education Unit of Kerala University started  :2013

  93. Enhancement of M.Ed  Intake to 25 seats                                     : 2013

  94. Dr. Mathew Memorial Award for Sahithya Prathibha                     : 201 3

  95. Visit of NAAC Pear Team for first Re.accreditation of NAAC        : 2013 

  96. SPARKZ Award for the Best Talented Creative Prospective Teacher in honour of Dr. Sr. A. Mercykutty : 2013

  97. Publication of 'Perspectives in Education'                         : 2013

  98. Publication of the book 'English Language Teaching'       : 2013 

  99. Sr. Mercykutty Everrolling Trophy for the best club by Malayalam Optional : 2013 

  100. Inter Collegiate Shuttle Badminton Competition in honour of Dr. Esther Gladiz by College Union : 2014 

  101. The Best Science Teacher Award In honour of Dr. Esther Gladiz by 1991 batch : 2014

  102. Re_Accreditation by NAAC with Grade A                          : 2014         

    Introduction of Uniform Coal during Practice Teaching    : 2014

  103. Research Wing.Unlversity level sanction                          : 2014

  104. Title to Prospective Student Teacher                                 :2014

  105. Dr. Esther Gladiz Inter Collegiate Award for Best Practices in Training College :2014

  106. Research wing Declaration                                                : 2014

  107. His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemls UGC Spondored National Seminar on Women Empowerment: 2014 Dec

  108. Diamond Jubilee Celebration Began                                 : 2015

  109. Educational Media Production Wing                                 : 2015

  110. UGC . E-Content Development Workshop                        : 2015

  111. Restructured B.Ed and M.Ed Courses for two year          : 2015

  112. Academic Collaboration in the Elon University USA         : 2015

  113. 2 Year B.Ed  M.Ed Started '                                               : 2015

  114. Theosa Jubilee Celebration                                               : 2016

  115. Open Web 2.0 Lab                                                             : 2016

  116. Popular Science Centre Robortics                                     : 2016

  117. Cultural Forum and Cademic Forum started                      : 2016 

  118. Developmental Dramatfcs By Markus Schmid (Switzerland) at Mtte On 8m February : 2016

  119. Diamond Jubilee Song Release : 2017

  120. Workshop on Communication and Softskill Development : 2017

  121. Workshop on Exposltory WrIting : 2017

  122. Children Short film Festival Drisyam : 2017

  123. Diamond Jubilee Collage Competition by THEOSA      : 2017

  124. Diamond Jubilee Researchers Workshop             : 2017

  125. Diamond Jubilee Parenting Workshop                  : 2017

  126. The International Sernirrar and  Media Conclave           : 2017

  127. Diamond Jubilee Visit to Pondichery : 2017

  128. Diamond JUbilee Theosa Sangamam                 : 2017

  129. Diamond Jubilee Charity Shop : 2017

  130. Diamond Jubilee Blood Donation : 2017 

  131. Diamond Jubilee Extension Programme on Examination Anxiety in 4 Schools :2017

  132. Diamond Jubilee Cultural Show and MusIcal Fast        : 2017

  133. Course in Robotics : 2017 

  134. International Robotic Competition ROBOFEST byl Lawrence Tech University at MTTC  : 2017 

  135. Diamond Jubilee Stamp and Cover Release                : 2017

  136. Diamond Jubilee Closing Honouring 60 Theophilltes   :2017

  137. Diamond Jubilee Memorial Desikothama TeacherAward by THEOSA   : 20l8

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