Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University is an exclusive University for Teachers Education established by the Government of Tamil Nadu to promote excellence in Teacher Education. / The Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University is a unique University of this kind, for it is the first and only one University in India, which is solely established for promoting excellence in Teachers Education.
Tamil Nadu is the seat of Higher Education in India, which offers a number of general as well as professional courses. It also pays attention to the spreading of elementary, secondary and higher education and training of the teachers involved in these programs. There is naturally a demand for teacher educators in this state who can hold the reign of the teacher training institutes located across the region.
The Government of Tamil Nadu enacted Act No. 33 of 2008 to provide for the establishment and incorporation of Teachers Education University in the State of Tamil Nadu for promoting excellence in teachers? education. Further the Act came into effect from 1.7.2008 by a Gazette Notification issued in G.O.M.S.256, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 25.6.2008.
The University is an affiliating one with the jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu. There are 668 colleges of education is affiliated to the University including Government colleges of education, Aided colleges of education and Self-financing colleges of education. Among them government and government aided colleges have autonomous status.
There is only one UG programme i.e. B.Ed., and 2 PG programmes (M.Ed., and M.Phil.,) are conducted in the affiliated colleges and the total strength of the students studying in the affiliated colleges is 75,000.