Shah Goverdhan Lal Kabra Teachers' College (C.T.E.), Jodhpur (Formerly known as Shri Mahesh Teachers College) is one of the oldest Teachers' Colleges of Rajasthan and was established in 1961. The College is recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (N.C.T.E.) for B.Ed. and M.Ed. Programs. It is affiliated to Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur for B.Ed., M.Ed and Ph.D. (Education) Programs. The College has also been registered under Sec. 2(f) and 12(B) of the U.G.C. Act for both Under Graduate Course (B.Ed.) and Post Graduate Course (M.Ed.).
This was the first Teachers' College in Rajasthan which was upgraded to C.T.E. (College for Teacher Education) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (M.H.R.D.) Government of India, New Delhi - Centrally Sponsored Scheme in 1988. Under this scheme, Content Based and Theme Based Orientation Courses for the Government In-Service Secondary School teachers are organized every year.
For a period of 05 years starting from 31st March 2007, the College has been Accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC),Bangalore with B++Grade (Institutional Score between 80% to 85%).
The College is a dream-child of Lt. Shah Goverdhan Lal Kabra who being a visionary could foresee as back as in 50's the need for the Teacher Education Program. He found in Lt. Shri Suraj Narayan Balya with whom he could realize his dream of having Teachers' College in Jodhpur Division.
The College is a Study Centre of the B.Ed. Course of Indira Gandhi National Open University (I.G.N.O.U.) having Code No. 2351(P).
The College is run by a Society known as Shri Mahesh Shikshan Sansthan,Jodhpur. Shri Ramesh Somani is its President, Shri Pt. B.B.L. Kabra Sr. Vice-President and Shri Aditya Vikram Somani is Vice President, Shri Hari Gopal Rathi and Shri Kailash Modi are its Hony. Secretary and Treasurer respectively.