Vidyasagar Teachers’ Training College (VTTC), named after Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, now Paschim Medinipur, is situated in the heart of the Midnapore town. The history of the college began in 1966, when the ex-students of Midnapore College in their annual reunion visualized the necessity of improving the art of teaching. Though a training college and a few training departments in the general colleges were imparting training to the teachers and would be teachers of the Junior-high, High & Higher Secondary Schools of the then undivided district, there was no provision for the training of science teachers. The said ex-students felt the need of establishment of a training college, which would impart training to the science teachers. They set up steering committee with the then District Magistrate as its chairman, the principal-secretary, Midnapore College as its convener secretary, a few ex-students of Midnapore College, a few elites, educationists of the town as its members. The consensus of discussions combined with untiring efforts resulted the college into being from the 1st July,1968 with the sanction of affiliation in Arts and Science [ co-educational] by the university of Calcutta with an intake of 220 [Deputed students-100 & Fresher students-120] trainees.
In 1969, the college purchased its own land of 1.78 acres from Smt. Nalini Dinda, w/o Sri Pulin Bihari Dinda at Burdge Town, Midnapore. From the 1st June, 1985, the college affiliated to the Vidyasagar University with the same Arts and Science subjects. Since its inception, the college is significantly engaged in training the teachers and would be teachers and has become one of the renowned training colleges in West Bengal.
The college has been affiliated by the UGC u/s 2(f) from its inception and considered eligible to receive central government assistance through UGC u/s 12B. The college has earned for itself, the reputation of bearing premier institution for teacher education in the state of West Bengal. The college has earned the recognition from the NCTE with effect from the academic session 2007-2008 for running the B.ED. course with an intake of 100 Vide No. ERC/ 7-73. 6(c) 2/2007/6224 dated February 9, 2007. Validation of the B.Ed. degree u/s 1803 of the NCTE Act, 1993 has also been made for the students of this college who successfully completed the course from 1995-1996 to 2005-2006 Vide No. ERC/ WB-S/V-72/06/4846 (I) & ERC/ WB-S/V-72/06/4845 (I) dated 08, 2006.