The Government of Tamil Nadu enacted Act No.(33) of 2008 to provide for the establishment and incorporation of Teachers Education University in the State of Tamil Nadu for promoting excellence in teachers education. Further the Act came into effect from 1.7.2008 by a Gazette Notification issued in G.O.M.S.256, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 25.6.2008.This University is unique in nature relatively to the other Universities since its assignment is to promote excellence in teacher education and produce dynamic and smart teachers for the benefit of the society and the nation at large.
Dr.S.Thangasamy, Professor & Director, Centre for Educational Research, Madurai Kamaraj University was appointed as the third Vice Chancellor of this University. Dr.N.Ravindranath Tagore, Associate Professor, Department of Tamil, Presidency College was appointed as the Registrar i/c, and third Controller of Examinations of this University.