The college founded in 1911 by His Highness Sree Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma, Maharaja of Travancore
is the mother teacher education institution in Kerala.

By the time the college was celebrating its centenary (2010) it had become a research centre in Education of the University of Kerala.
In 2016 the college was re-accredited with A grade by NAAC.

The College has a Library with an antique collection of books over one hundred and twenty years old.
But poor storage facility led to irreparable damage.
Requests for funds for renovation of the college has not yet received a positive response.