The development of a nation is depends upon the quality of its teachers and for this reason, teaching is considered as the noblest profession and the teachers as the nation builders. A teacher needs to update himself/herself professionally and personally in order to perform his/her diverse tasks and responsibilities and to become an asset to the nation. Teacher is considered as the main agent of social change. He is the person who can change the future of a student. In this respect we require teachers who are contented with their work, motivated and committed to their profession. Present study was conducted to study Professional commitment of government and private secondary school teachers of District Pulwama of J&K Union territory. Two hundred (200) government and private secondary school teachers were randomly taken as the sample of the study. Mean, S.D. andt test was used to analyse the data. The findings revealed that there is significant difference between government and private secondary school teachers on commitment to the society and on commitment to the profession dimensions of professional commitment. This clearly indicates that Government secondary school teachers are more committed to the society and more committed to the profession than Private secondary school teachers. Findings further revealed that there is no significant difference between government and private secondary school teachers on composite scores of professional commitment.
Key words: Professional commitment, Government and Private secondary school teachers, teaching.