Pope John Paul II College of Education was founded by His Grace, Dr.V.S.Selvanathar, Former Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, on 23rd 1986 to commermorate the historic visit of Saintly Pope John Paul II to India. It is a Christian minority Institution established and managed by the Archdiocese of Pondicherry - Cuddalore.

Over the years, guided by the illustrious former Archbishop Dr.Michael Augustine and the present Archbishop Dr. Antony Anandarayar, the College has evolved into a premier institution of teacher training, ushering transformational changes in administration, providing optimum infrastructural facilities, diversifying courses, adopting innovative digital teaching learning strategies and maintaining a positive learning environment.

It has been recognized by NCTE and is affiliated to the Pondicherry university. Presently it is the only College of Education in the UT of Puducherry, which has been reaccredited
( 2nd Cycle ) with an "A" grade
(in 4 - point scale ) by NAAC in 2016.

It Offers three distinct teacher education programmes viz. two year B.Ed., four - year Integrated B.A., B.Ed., and B.Sc., B.Ed., Courses. The MCA Course, Recognized by AICTE, run as a standalone technical programme by the college, gives in the composite character.

True to its vision, the college focuses on both academic excellence and holistic personal formation. The trainees are put through a rigorous regiment of classroom teaching, supervised practice of teaching, continuous assessment, intra and inter College curricular and extra - curricular competitions and spiritual exercises.

The Placement Cell of the College is very active and highly successful. It has several tie-ups with leading schools and reputed companies. Campus Recruitment drives, usually held in Jan - March every year, are a hit with the students, As our trainers excel in academics, exhibit traits of inspiring teachers, exude confidence in handling ICT tools and possess excellent classroom management skills.