“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
William Arthur Ward
The Sponsored Teachers’ Training College (STTC), Purulia is a famous Teachers’ Training College for Secondary School teachers. The college has a long history being the first Teachers’ Training College in the district of Purulia. It was established to impart quality and value based teacher education. Under the auspices of the ‘Women Development Scheme’ during the Third Five Year Plan, the Government of West Bengal established the College vide G.O. No. 2318 Edn(G) dated 6/10.7.1964, as a Govt. Sponsored College with the name “Sponsored Teachers’ Training College for Women”. It started its journey from the academic session 1964-65 with an intake of 40 (forty) women trainee under affiliation from the University of Burdwan. The Government of West Bengal has permitted the College for ‘Co-education’ teaching from the academic session 1969-70 with an increased intake of 200 (Two hundred). The College has been renamed as “Sponsored Teachers’ Training College, Purulia”. The college is presently affiliated to Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, recognised by NCTE and included under 2(f) & 12(B) of UGC Act.
Our institution aims at empowering the student teachers with the professional and social competencies to compete with the challenging world. It always attempts to do things differently by going beyond the prescribed B. Ed syllabus of Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia. In doing so we prepare our teacher trainees to face the challenges by equipping them with appropriate knowledge, experience, guidance, high academic standard, pedagogical skills, ethical and moral values etc. required in teaching – learning process. Over the year the Sponsored Teachers’ Training College, Purulia try to empowering them with latest teaching pedagogies, enabling them to be smart ICT users. We also empathetically stress on value education, gender sensitivity, inclusive education, environmental issues and concerns and over all personality enhancement of the teacher trainees. The synergetic efforts of management, teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students, who have been working as a team with an excellent cooperation and zeal, proved as a great boon for this institution to grow from stature to strength in the pursuit of knowledge and excellence.
Teachers are pivot in shaping destiny of a great nation. Success or failure of any educational institution functions with the quality, commitment and enthusiasm of the teachers.
“Education is all round drawing out of the best in child and man- body, mind and spirit”. It implies the development of cognitive, affective and psychomotor domain of learner. The main function of education is to guard the social and environmental heritage and inculcate the educational values.
‘Success is a Journey and not a destination.’
Sri. Ramesh Chandra Mahato