St. Jacob's Training College (Self-Financing B.Ed College), Menamkulam, Kazhakuttom P.O, Trivandrum District, a Teacher Education Institution offering Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree course in six disciplines started functioning from the academic year 2005- 2006. The College is established and run by the Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum under the leadership of His Grace Most Rev.Dr.Soosa Pakiam M., the Patron of the college.
It is Managed and administered by Rev. Fr. Santhappan M., Director and Corporate Manager , R.C. Schools, Archdiocese of Trivandrum. Smt. Sobha S., is the Principal.
St. Jacob's Training College aims at producing cognitively and effectively trained, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired Teachers of India. Every effort is made to see that the students equip themselves with academic excellence, development of skills and character formation based on human values. St. Jacob's Training College strives to render a great service to the Nation and Though St Jacob’s is primarily meant for the uplift of Latin Catholics, it is open to all, without any distinction of caste or creed.
The Government of Kerala issued the NOC (No Objection Certificate) for starting B.Ed Courses in St. Jacob's Training College, in the unaided sector as Self Financing College vide GO( MS) No. 71/2004/ H. Edn dated 30/06/2004. The NCTE Bangalore granted recognition to run the College for B.Ed Course vide Order No. Code "S/00462/ FKL/ SEC/ N/ 323/ SRO/ NCTE/ 2004-05/899 dated 25/02/2005.
The University of Kerala has given affiliation to the College vide order No. AC/ B4/1670/2004 dated 19/05/2005. The College commenced functioning from 20/07/2005 admitting the 1st batch of B.Ed students numbering 100 under Merit Quota and Management Quota on 50:50 basis.
The following optional subjects are offered for the course of study:
- Natural Science
- Physical Science
- Social Science
The college from the academic year 2015-2016 offers Two Year B.Ed. Degree Course conforming to the new Norms of the NCTE and the University of Kerala.