The N.K.T. National College of Education was founded by the Sriman. N.K.Thirumalachariar National Education Society, consisting of illustrious citizens of Chennai, in the year 1966 and is being ably administered by a Governing body comprising of prominent citizens with an ardent passion for educational progress and upliftment of Indian women. The eminent President of the society Mr. T.N. Ranunathan has been ably administering the college with eleven members.
Educational service, being the motto of Sri. N.K. Thirumalachariar embarked into the scheme of starting a college for training teachers. The need for a training college was immensely felt, as there was a scarcity of trained teachers in Tamil Nadu during that period. Hence, in order to widen the horizon of educational service, the National Education Society started the N.K.T. National Training College, at present termed as N.K.T National college of Education for Women, Triplicane, Chennai-5, within the premises of the N.K.T National Girls’ Higher Secondary School, originally started by the society.