The essence of various aims and objectives of Partap Charitable Trust is upliftment of society through service by arousing social conscience of the people. The trust expresses its concern for working creatively, selflessly and with dedication. It holds the belief in high esteem that by making the people socially responsible, a responsible society can emerge and vice-versa.
Partap Charitable Trust was founded in the memory of S. Partap Singh, Great Grandfather of Prof. J.P . Singh, Chairman of the trust who was the founder of village Partap Singh Wala, by a group of eminent scholars, professors and educationists of national and international level. The trust was registered in November 1996 with one of its main objectives to organize social, cultural and educational institutions. To begin with, the trust established Partap institute of Social Welfare and Development at its campus, Hambran Road,
To meet the necessity of competent and quality teachers to the tune of international standards with a thorough insight of culture, society and future of the country, the Trust decided to establish a teacher training college with its identity as Partap College of Education which is a model institution to fulfill the demand of qualitative training of teachers who are going to lead new generation into the challenging 21st century. Partap College of Education was established in the year 2000, it is recognized by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and permanently affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh. College is running B.Ed. Course with 200 seats.
The society at large is deeply concerned with school education. With the onset of 21st century, the values are fast changing. To meet these new challenges, the school education has also undergone a tremendous change. So, looking towards the need of schools and employment opportunities, the managing committee of the college decided to start two year diploma course in D.El.Ed. with 50 seats in the year 2006 with the permission of NCTE and affiliated to SCERT(Punjab).
Society has a responsibility to prepare good teacher educators who have the requisite competence, commitment and an urge to perform at their best. To meet the emergence of teacher educators the institution decided to introduce M.Ed. course from the session 2007-08. This course is recognized by NCTE and affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh.
As per NCTE regulations 2014 the B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses are of two year duration with semester system.
The college is located in a pollution free zone in its own land. It has modern class rooms, well equipped laboratories, library, auditorium, conference hall, health care centre, heritage centre and hostel for girls. The laboratories are continuously upgraded with all the latest innovations and gadgets. The college also has standard language lab, facilities for indoor games, vast play fields and well maintained lawns. College has a spacious, rich library with high quality text books, reference books, national and international journals, magazines, news papers and internet facility.
The college has well qualified staff. Five teachers hold Ph.D. Degree and four teachers are pursuing their Ph.D. work, which is near completion. The institute is affiliated to Panjab University Chandigarh. It is a multi faculty institute running M.Ed., B.Ed. and D.El.Ed. courses recognized by NCTE.With the onset of the training the college tries its level best to impart skills, develop attitude and reconstruction of aptitude. A strenuous training is given to the students which is reflected in their behavioural change during their stay in the college as well as when they join as teachers in various institutions. Different activities in the class room and outside the classroom lead them towards sound professionalism and help them to grow professionally as a teacher in their life. A sense of honour is incorporated in them while their stay in this college, they feel proud and elevated that they have become TEACHERS. The inspiring force is our Motto “STRIVE, SUCCEED, SERVE”.
This college has been successful in setting the trends in qualitative teacher education by its innovative strategies in collaboration with national and international organizations. The strenuous professional training through intellectual deliberations and extra –curricular activities lead to the development of attitude, aptitude and skills which ultimately develop a pride in them for becoming a TEACHER. For strengthening of these academic programmes an effective relationship is maintained with Panjab University, Chandigarh, NCTE, SCERT, UGC, DPI(Punjab) and Teaching practice schools. The college was accredited by NAAC with B+ grade in the year 2006 when it was a single faculty college having only B.Ed. course with 100 seats and only seven teachers. A tremendous growth has taken place since then and now it is a multi faculty TEI. In 2015 college was reaccredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade. Its growth and contribution has been meeting the vision and mission of its founders.