The college was started through public enterprise from the Academic session 1982-83 as a private Teacher’s Training College. It was recognised by the Govt. of Odisha and affiliated to the Sambalpur University from the session 1982-83. The college had been named as “KALAHANDI TRAINING COLLEGE, BHWANIPATNA” .
In view of the importance of this training college in an educationally backward district like Kalahandi and Nuapada, it was a pressing demand of the public that the Training College should be handed over to the Govt. Then Government of Odisha was pleased enough to take over the management of this training college effect from 14.10.1993 and consequently a long-felt need of the district was fulfilled. At present the college functions with a sanctioned strength of 100 from 7th july 2005 this Training College has been upgraded to “COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION, KALAHANDI AT BHAWANIPATNA”. The college is recognised by National Council of Teachers’ Education.