Karnataka Peoples' Education Society established Nalanda College of Education with the following purposes.

1. To make pupil teachers understand and apply the principles of Teaching and learning.
2. To enable pupil teachers to gain knowledge of the nature, development and behaviour of the child.
3. To help pupil teachers understand the nature of effective human relationship.
4. To expose pupil teachers to experience a wide range of teaching styles, strategies and skill.
5. To sesitize the role of teachers in the community.
6. To encourage professional development of teachers by regular participation in workshops, seminars and undertaking project.
7. To provide in service training to school teachers.
8. To develop the ability of decision making in pupil teachers.
9. To make pupil-teachers acquire moral principles and ethical values of the society.
10. To develop critical thinking and creating thinking ability of pupil teachers.