Teacher is the most vital input in an educational system,availability of teachers is inadequate in number that end the level of their competency that are most essential ingredients to move towards excellence in education. In the absence of institutionalization of in-service training programmes on a continuing basis, teacher’s skills and competencies are fast becoming outdated. They need to be trained in the use of progressive 'methods of teaching and, modern educational technologies, above all, it is the motivation and professional attitude where our teachers are lacking in. It is well recognised that hidden curriculum plays more significant role than the manifest or stated curriculum in shaping the personality of pupils. It will be in the fitness of things if selection procedures for the recruitments are made more rigorous by putting more premiums on personality traits of teacher educators. Needless to say that rigorous selection of teacher educators will have to be accompanied by professionalization of teaching profession which should obviously entail salary scales comparable with those of other professionals. The teacher occupies unquestionable position in the entitle process of education. This paper discusses the diverse role of teacher education in the present and for the future.