Who we Are
In the name of Lord Jesus, the people of Sawyerpuram have decided to establish an College of Education in the 'Pope Memorial Higher Secondary School, Sawyerpuram' land purchased through the sale deed executed by the Old Boys Association of Pope Memorial Higher Secondary School, Sawyerpuram. The land is just behind Pope Memorial Higher Secondary School, Sawyerpuram. Dr.G.U.Pope College of Education, Sawyerpuram is named after the great servant of God Dr. George Uglow Pope who?s also known as Tamil Scholar. The College was established in the year 2005 by the C.S.I.Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese which is one of the pioneering organizations running many educational institutions.
"The motto of our college is ?Be the first, Be with the first? and its aim is to produce teachers of good quality and high standard who will pave the way for the prosperity of India. "
Dr.G.U.Pope College of Education is the answer to the avid desire of the well-wishers of Sawyerpuram, that methodological education be available in its locality. The college instigated helping the society of Sawyerpuram, during the academic year 2006-2007. It runs under the support of the CSI Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese- established by earnest and committed missionaries, dedicated to provide quality and disciplined education to the distant region. The college is located in a peaceful location along with natural beauty on the Thoothukudi-Sawyerpuram 'Main Road'.
The College is approved by the National Council of Teacher Education, Southern Regional Committee, Bangalore andis affiliated to Tamilnadu Teachers Education University, Chennai. Our College is a co-educational one. Separate hostel facilities are available for boys and girls. The College offers the following optional subjects in B.Ed. Degree Course.
The efforts taken by the people of Sawyerpuram and around Sawyerpuram area to build an College of Education in the name of "Dr.G.U.Pope" for which the foundation stone was laid by Rev.J.A.D.Jebachandran, M.A., B.D., Bishop in Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese on 5th October 2005.
As stated above, the College was established and started on 8th July 2006 with 16 students, with six branches viz. Tamil English Mathematics Physical Science (Physics/Chemistry/Applied Physics) Biological Science (Botany/Zoology/Micro Biology) History. Our College started functioning in the year 2006 and in the five years of time, it has produced efficient faculty, who are working in various sophisticated places.
At present, it is functioning very well under the leadership of Rev.D.Jesusahayam, Moderator's Commissiory, TND as the Chairman, Mr.R.Rajesh Ravichandar as Correspondent, Mrs. M. Rosalin Sornathai as the Principal. Our College motto is "Be the first, Be With the First". Now, the College has met seven convocations for the batches 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. "Service" alone is the prime aim of this College. Thus, it has been uplifting the standard of economically underprivileged students of Sawyerpuram and its vicinity, to the International Standards by acquiring scanty fee than the stipulated scale of the Government. Every year more than 80 students are being benefitted from the Dr. G.U. Pope College of Education , Sawyerpuram. More than 40 persons are working in the College in different categories.
When the NCTE and TNTEU Certifying Committee visited ours, it appreciated the overall activities which are propelled with higher principles. Really, the dream of Dr. G.U. Pope to make Sawyerpuram a Educational place is achieved.
The college aspires to prepare potential teachers and educational leaders who are devoted to long-term learning in a changing world and who seek to present commendable educational services to enhance the quality of life in the society especially in the rural areas.
To provide pleasant education to probable teachers that will outfit to the cultural, moral, intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions of the sacred mission of education.
The college aims at producing socially inclined, morally and ethically upright, professionally skilled and dedicated educators of tomorrow through the development of the fundamental values of life.
Teachers are the beacons of light in every society, the moral development and discipline of them are the foundation to serve the society genuinely.
What people are saying
"Today, Sawyerpuram, a town panchayat, has several educational institutions remembering George Uglow Pope. They are: Pope Memorial Higher Secondary School for Boys; Pope's College, a postgraduate, co-ed institution with hostel facilities; Pope's College of Engineering; and Pope's College of Education (graduate teacher training). "
Will Sawyerpuram one day host a Pope University?"