St. John’s Teacher Training Institute has earned a distinguished place in the annals of History of Tamilnadu.This premier institution had its humble origin in the year 1877. The dynamic missionary Rev.Canon Arthur Margoschis founded this esteemed institution with 18 students with a broad vision of producing hundreds of high standard teachers.We should thank God for the long line of devoted missionary educationists like Miss.Herring, Miss.E.M.Groves, Miss.Green, Miss.L.M.I.Evans, Miss.G.M.Harris and Miss.E.M.Swingler who served this institution from its inception.By their wisdom,sacrifice, commitment,simplicity and love these great missionaries rendered remarkable service to this great old institution.
As a result of their noble and untiring service ,this pioneer institute started functioning as a Lower Grade Training School from 1877 to 1900. In 1900, it was upgraded into Higher Grade Training School. In the year 1956, the Secondary Grade Training School started functioning with a Model School attached to it. It became a Basic Training School in the Year 1957.
Since 1973 the school has been training candidates for Diploma in Teacher Education with a strong determination. Thousands of young women have passed through this key institution as trained teachers ,many of whom are employed all over the country.
At present, this prestigious institute has flourished and prospered in all spheres. It has been imparting quality education with high standards and excellent discipline.
As Almighty has showered His blessings upon this illustrious institute it is considered to be one of the reputed training institutes in the South. All the wishes and desires of its founder Rev.Canon Arthur Margoschis have been fulfilled. Hope that God will continue to bless the work of the institute in the years ahead.
Our motto is “ To love is To serve” .So the teacher trainees of our institute are trained to love their fellow beings and advised to , ‘go out to serve our country and countrymen’.