College History

Government  College of Education, Jalandhar is a torch bearer of teacher education in  Northern India.

This college, a premier institution, originally set up in  1882  at Lahore, was known as Central Training College. After partition  the college  was shifted to Jalandhar in December 1947.

The  College started with B.T degree with 87 boys and 7 girls  on roll. O.T was  started in 1957 and J.B.T in 1962. Integrated B.Ed  course commenced from 1966  onwards. As a result of increasing demand  M.Ed was started in 1955. In February  1956 extension service department  was attached to this college. This department  made immense  contribution towards in-service teacher education. In keeping with  the  spirit of the times, an Adult Education Squad was formed to spread   literacy. For several years evening classes were also conducted for  M.Ed. With  the start of distance education, the college hosted a number  of personal  contact programs for various universities. It also  remained a study centre for  IGNOU for many years. The college was  upgraded as IASE under the centrally  sponsored scheme in 1987-88.

The  college provides all essential facilities and has a  well-developed  infrastructure. It provides congenial environment for  learning and develops  positive attitude towards research. The college  is proud to have well  qualified, competent and excellent teacher  educators. Students prefer to join  this prestigious institutions not  only due to financial consideration but also  due to its high repute in  the area of teacher education.