Our Story

The Peniel Rural College of Education (PRCE) has been started by the Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Centre (VTRC) in the Dindigul District, Tamilnadu after getting the approval of the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) to offer Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.,) degree course to first generation college and University graduates, hailing from rural areas. 


It was affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University during 2007 – 2008. Since 2008 – 2009, it is affiliated to the Tamilnadu Teachers Education University, Chennai.

Helping Rural Educated Youth

In the year 1985, motivated by a deep concern for the forsaken rural poor children’s education, the Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Centre (VTRC) under its auspices, established schools in the year 1985, Krupa ITS in the year 2014 and ‘Peniel Rural College of Education” in the year 2007, in order to help the rural educated youth, by providing Teacher Education, and preparing them for a service oriented livelihood, so that they will serve and continue as good teachers in their rural areas, later. The College is very much concerned about improving the conditions of the rural people, by providing teacher education to rural, first generation graduates, especially women, who can educate the rural masses on different aspects of life.

Meet Our Staff

The word “Peniel” is a biblical name meaning “Face of God”. It stands for love, service and devotion.
With our team of highly trained & qualified staff we know it is possible to endeavor & enlighten!

Dr. I. Uma Maheswari
M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Phil., M.C.A., M.Phil., M.L.I.S., Ph.D.
M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil.
Asst.Prof in English


Mr. D. Jeyasekaran
M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil.
Asst.Prof in History


Dr. C. Shanmuga Priya
M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Asst.Prof., in Biological Science
Mr.S. Jeyakumar
M.Com., M.P.Ed., M.Phil.
Asst. Prof., in Physical Education

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Logo and Motto of the College

The flower motif of the college, symbolizes love, truth and beauty, all universal values and self – confidence. The crimson red color portrays commitment, sacrifice and service. The color background and the flower motif, together, conveys the motto of the college “Endeavour and Enlighten”.


Revised NCTE Order

No.F.SRO/NCTE/APS)46686/B.Ed/TN/2014 – 2015 / 63801 dated 1.5.2015

NAAC Accreditation

“B” Grade with 2.68 points 

TNTEU affiliation

valid up to 2021 - 2022