The Meston College of Education is governed by the Meston Education and Development Association. The College of Education grew out of the Wesley College, which was one of the pioneering Arts Colleges in the city of Chennai for over seventy years from 1861 to 1937.
It is affiliated to the TamilNadu Teachers Education Unviersity, recognized by NCTE, UGC and Government of Tamil Nadu and re-accredited by NAAC. The College conducts academic programmes leading to B.Ed., M.Ed., M.Phil.(Education) and Ph.D. (Education) degrees participating in welfare and community activities and organising educational extension work.
Apart from the college of education, we are having two practising schools -
It was in July 1920 that the International Missionary Council suggested at its meeting in Williamstown Massachusetts that a training college be established for graduate teachers of North Tamil and Telugu areas of erstwhile Madras province. The scheme for a training college for men graduates in the premises of the former Wesley College, Royapettah was suggested by the Lindsay Commission on Christian Higher Education in India in the year 1931. On the basis of this eventful recommendation, the Meston Training College was founded in the name of Rev.Dr.William Meston, a distinguished Principal of Madras Christian College with the initial support of Methodist Missions Society, Council for World Mission, Church Missionary Society, United Society for the propagation of the Gospel. Subsequently, various philanthropic unions and churches have nurtured it.
The Founder Principal Rev.T.R. Foulger, a methodist Missionary spared no pains to upgrade the college into a postgraduate institution by starting the M.Ed. course in 1943 in co-operation with various institutions in the city.
Meston College is a pioneer institution in education which aims at "Excellence in Education", fostering professional values, developing learning and research skills among students and scholars who have a flair for the ideals of Education.
The motto of the college is “in giving we receive” implying that knowledge when shared with others illuminates ourselves.
The mission of Meston College of Education is to achieve excellence in education through holistic development incorporating academic excellence, professional competence, social sensitivity, ethical principles and spirituality. To this, our Meston family is dedicated.
President: Major E.S. Daniel Gunanithi, I.A.S. (Retd.)
Vice President: Rev.Dr.S. Silas Kaliyanadoss
Secretary: Rev.Fr. Lourdusamy Susai,SDB
Treasurer: Rev. Dr. C. David