Mother Teresa College of Teacher Education, a CMI Institution is owned and managed by Rural Educational and Social Trust Perambra. Rural Educational and Social Trust is a voluntary organization registered as 500/94 before the District Registrar [general], Kozhikode under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.
The main objectives of the organization is to provide best quality education to the poor residing in rural areas, and there by develop them to accept and adopt to the latest technologies for earning a better living.
The organization intends to provide its service to the general public as a charitable one benefiting the rural poor, without any distinction with regards to religion, race, cast, community, sex, colour or nativity and work for the upliftment of the people by giving them a holistic training approach i.e., spiritual, mental and physical development in their life style.
The National Council for Teacher Education granted recognition as per the order no. F.KL/SEC/N/259/SRO/NCTE/2005-2006/3921, dated : 09-11-2005 and the University of Calicut in their order no.GA/D3/3987/2006,dated:06-06-2006 has accorded affiliation to the one year B. Ed. degree course of this institution.
Mathew Kalarikkal CMI
Mother Teresa College
The college is primarily meant to cater the Educational needs of the Catholic minority community. It is open, however, to the people at large without distinction of caste or creed. It upholds the motto "PRO DEO ET PATRIA" (for God and Country) with the aim of promoting righteousness and good of our country.
- To build up a community of staff and students committed to the common pursuit of truth and moral excellence.
- To help students to be self- disciplined, to cultivate good habit, to be productive and useful to the society.
- To train students in clarity of thought and accuracy of expression and to develop leadership quality in them.
- To promote a healthy modern outlook among the students while drawing inspiration from ancient cultural heritage and tradition.
- To become an instrument of social change and force for integration among linguistic, religious and caste groups and inspire the young men and women to work for the eradication of social evils.
- To inculcate in the students a sense of responsibility to the nation and to encourage creative involvement in the task of building up a new INDIA, a country free from exploitation, injustice, ignorance, poverty and misery.
The emblem of the college is a vivid and graphic portrayal of its holistic vision that corresponds with the educational policy of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, the first indigenous religious congregation whose pioneering efforts and sustained support this institution owes its genesis and progress.
- The "flame" at the vertex is quintessential insignia of spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, healing, truth seeking, activity, creativity, unity, health, passion, love, fertility, strength, courage and will power.
- The "globe" below the flame and above the open text is symbolic of the didactic mission entrusted on every teacher.
- The open text can imply any book as a source of information. It also symbolizes the Bible- word of God. If a teacher dedicates himself to listen to the word of God he will shine like a flame. The radiance of his knowledge will liberate the body and soul of all men and women.
- The image of a pen in the center is the embodiment of literacy and education. The society can only be enriched and prosperous if persons are educated and literate. A pen also symbolizes inspiration. It gives the driving force.
- The motto "PRO DEO ET PATRIA"- FOR GOD AND COUNTRY, inscribed at the bottom of the Emblem, is a concise Latin rendering of this institution's commitment to the Creator and the Fatherland.