Short History of Jesus Training College, Mala
Jesus Training College, Mala, is a teacher education institution, affiliated to university of Calicut, owned and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Irinjalakuda. Dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, our Saviour and the Eternal Guru, this temple of teaching and learning has already carved a niche for itself in a short span of time in the educational scenario of central Kerala. Situated in a sylvan ambience, remote from the hustles of the city, the college relishes cool and fresh breeze from the rustic rivulets and backwaters glittering in the sun shine, indeed a blessing for serene and sheer intellectual exercise where learning is an exhilarating experience.
The founding of the college in 1995 by Mar James Pazhayattil, himself a teacher for years, was a memorable event in the history of the Diocese. There were only five teacher education colleges in Kerala north of Kochi. And this institution was a answer by the Catholic Community to the ever increasing demand for the teacher education in the region. Affiliated to Calicut University in 4th May 1995, the college was recognized by NCTE in 2000.