The Department of Teacher Training & Non-Formal Education was established as a Teacher Training Institute in 1938 under the inspiring leadership of Dr. Zakir Husain in response to the need to prepare teachers for the Basic Education Scheme launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1937. This Teacher Training Institute was perhaps the first of its kind in the country to have started training of teachers for Basic schools which were offering crafts centered indigenous education to children. The T.T.I. gradually expanded its activities and got developed into Teachers’ College. T.T.I. who also took lead in the country by offering teacher training programme for Art Teachers in schools. The college refurbished in its programmes and activities under the dynamic and dedicated leadership of its two great teacher educators Mr. Saeed Ansari and Dr. Salamatullah who nourished this institution until it attained the status of a Faculty of Education. In the process of reorganization the Teacher’s College and its Facultization in 1980, three departments were formed viz. Department of Teacher Training and Non Formal Education, Department of Foundations of Education and Department of Fine Arts & Art Education.