The Government College of Teacher Education (GCTE), Kozhikode, formerly known as Government Training College was established to impart teacher education at secondary level. GCTE is one of the oldest institutions in the government sector of the state and has an excellent history of more than six decades. In the starting, GCTE functioned in the premises of Govt. Victoria College Palghat, with its affiliation to the University of Madras for the reorganized BT course, until June 1957. From the year 1959 onwards, the degree offered became B. Ed instead of B.T.

GCTE was affiliated to the University of Calicut since 1968. The college is now under the governmental control of the Director of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala and direct educational control of affiliating university. The college has started  offering  M. Ed programme from 2010 onwards.

Facts and figures of Government College of Teacher Education, Kozhikode:

Establishment Year


Campus Area

3.90 acres


University of Calicut


University Grants Commission (UGC)


National Council For Teacher Education (N.C.T.E)

Accredited by NAAC

“A” Grade

Number of Computer Terminals


Percentage of Ph.D faculty members



Number of Books


Number of Journals


How to Reach

1 km from Kozhikode Railway station