Holy Cross College (Department of Teacher Education), Agartala, is founded in 2014 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Province of northeast India, a Christian minority community and provisionally affiliated to Tripura University (a Central University). Holy Cross College (Department of Teacher Education) is a private Catholic institution founded, animated and enlivened by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a community of scholarship and faith, anchored by a belief in the inherent dignity of each person. This institution provides opportunities of Teacher Training for academically qualified under graduates or post graduates predominantly from the northeastern region of India. It is a co- educational institution of higher learning in the traditions of the Congregation of Holy Cross with a clear focus on 'holistic education', educating the hearts and minds of the young.†
†Aim and Vision:†
†The aim and vision of Holy Cross College (Department of Teacher Education) is to create integrated global citizens and world class professionals, who will work for a more just, equitable and compassionate society. Holy Cross College (Department of Teacher Education) aims at educating the whole person, so that each Holy Cross graduate will think, act and lead with courage toward creating a just and peaceful society.
†Congregation of Holy Cross:
†Education is at the heart of what Holy Cross does best. All Holy Cross institutions have encouraged and mentored students to become well-rounded young men and women searching for the deepest longings in their lives. Working side-by-side with teaching faculty and supportive staff, Holy Cross leaders develop young men and women to be leaders in faith, scholarship and service.
Blessed Basil Moreau the founder of the community of Holy Cross was an educator with very definite ideas about teaching and learning and about curriculum in terms of both content and methodology. He wrote, "I have always been convinced that the first duty of every teacher is to produce good human beings; society has a greater need for people of values than it has for scholars. Knowledge itself does not bring about positive values, but positive values do influence knowledge and put it to a good use."†
†Holy Cross College (Department of Teacher Education) welcomes academically qualified candidates, regardless of ethnicity, gender, culture, castes and beliefs. While preference is shown to the educational and cultural needs of the Minority community, admission is open to all irrespective of caste, creed and nationality! It strives to educate students in a cultural environment of peace, emotional environment of healing, and educational environment of excellence to enhance the economic and social welfare of the region. The College aims to create trained teachers with a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good.
The medium of instruction is English. Candidates coming from vernacular medium schools are offered facilities to improve their skill in spoken English. However, a student may write B.Ed. Semester examinations in Bengali.
Ownership and Administration of College:
Holy Cross College (Department of Teacher Education) is owned and managed by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Province of northeast India. It is governed by Holy Cross Educational Foundation; (Registration No. 3612 of 2000) registered at Agartala in the office of the Registrar of Societies, under the Societies Registration act 1860, on Nov. 10, 2000 and managed by a Managing Committee of the College.