This study examined the emotional intelligence of teachers working at higher secondary level. Three Hundred and Twenty Seven higher secondary teachers from Vellore District in Tamil Nadu were chosen as sample by using Simple Random Sampling Technique and administered with an Emotional Intelligence Rating Scale. The statistical techniques employed were percentage, mean, SD, mean ± 1SD, t-test, F-test, and stepwise multiple regression analysis and the obtained results are analyzed accordingly.
 Professor and Dean, School of Education and HRD, Dravidian University, Kuppam, A.P.
 Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Education and HRD, Dravidian University, Kuppam, A.P.