Under the Corporate Management of Malankara Orthodox Church Colleges, Pathanamthitta - Kerala - India.

Annals of Catholicate College

Annals of Catholicate College Pathanamthitta

College Timeline

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Application for the College submitted to Travancore University by H.G Puthencav Mar Geevarghese Philoxones Metropolitan.

1951
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Foundation stone of the Main Building was laid by H.H Moran Mar Baselius Geevarghese II Catholicos.

1952
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College Inauguration

The college was formally inaugurated on August 6th 1952 by the Honorable Raja Pramukh of Travancore - Cochin, H.E. (late) Sri. Chithira Thirunal Raja Raja Varma.The most virtuous H.H. Baselius Geevarghese II laid the foundation of this educational institution on the serene hilltop at Makkamkunnu, west of Pathanamthitta town, Kerala. In 1952 the college was affiliated to the university of Travancore, then University of Kerala. Now it is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam.

August 6, 1952
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St.Gregorios Block blessed and Pre University classes begun. Most Rev.Daniel Remban took charge as Founder Principal.

1952
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  • H.G Daniel Mar Philoxenos took charge as Manager.
  • Dr N Zernov,Russia was appointed as Principal
  • Degree course in Chemistry started
1953
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Dr.Peter S. Wright, Great Britain took charge as Principal.

1954
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  • Mar Gregorios Science Block was blessed by H.H Baselius Geevarghese II, Catholicos.
  • Prof.Ninan Abraham took charge as Principal.
  • Started degree courses in Economics, Mathematics and Botany.
1955
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Pre-University courses replaced to Intermediate course.

1956
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Degree course in Malayalam was started.

1957
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Prof.E.T.Mathew took charge as Principal.

1958
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Prof.T.B.Ninan took charge as Principal.

1959
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Degree course in Physics started.

1960
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Dr.Narayanan Potty took charge as Principal.

1961
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Dr.J.Alexander took charge as Principal.

1963
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Daniel Mar Philoxonous Ladies Hostel started.

1964
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Degree course in Zoology, Economics, English and Hindi started Pre-Degree courses Introduced.

1964
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Degree course in Malayalam started.

1965
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  • B.A in History started.
  • Mar Baselious Auditorium Block Inaugurated
  • Started M.Sc Physics(Electronics) and M.Sc Botany
1966
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P.G.Course in History started.

1967
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P.G.Course in Hindi started.

1968
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Prof.V.T.Thomas took charge as Principal.

1975
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Dr.C.Paul Varghese took charge as Principal.

1976
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  • Silver Jubilee memorial Block was blessed.
  • College comes under Corporate Mangement of Malankara Orthodox Church.
  • H.G.Daniel Mar Philoxenos took charge as Manager of MOC colleges.
1977
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Shift system was introduced for Pre-Degree.

1979
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P.G.Course in Zoology started.

1982
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  • Dr.T.A.George took charge as Principal.
  • Affiliaton of the college transferred from Kerala to Mahatma Gandhi University.
1983
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P.G courses in Mathematics was started.

1984
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Prime Minister,Indira Gandhi visited our college.

1985
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Research center in Malayalam was started.

1986
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H.G Philipose Mar Eusebius took charge as M.O.C Manager.

1987
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Research center in Hindi and Zoology was started.

1988
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Research center in Botany was started.

1990
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Prof.V.I.Joseph took charge as Principal.

1992
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  • Dr.K.C.John took charge as Principal.
  • Mar Dionysious Block was blessed.
  • Degree course in Commerce started.
1993
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PG courses in Chemistry (Polymer chemistry) was started.

1995
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PG in English, Physics (Material science)was started.

1998
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  • Prof.E.Jacob John took charge as Principal.
  • Mar Geevarghese Philoxenous Administrative Block was blessed.
  • Prof. Abraham George took charge as Principal.
1999
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First NAAC accreditation was conducted and obtained 3 Stars

2000
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  • Fr.Dr.K.T.Mathewkutty took charge as Principal.
  • PG course in Chemistry(Analytical chemistry)was started.
2001
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M.Com was started in self-Financing stream.

2002
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  • M.T.A (Self-Financing) started.
  • Philipos Mar Eusebius Ladies Hostel was started.
  • H.G.Dr.Yakoob Mar Irenius took charge as MOC Manager.
2004
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Prof.Prasad Thomas took charge as Principal.

2005
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  • Second NAAC Reaccreditation conducted and obtained B++ Grade.
  • Dr.George Eapen took charge as Principal
2006
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Dr.Saramma Varghese took charge as Principal

2007
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H.G Kuriakose Mar Clemis took charge as MOC Manager

2008
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NSS Unit secured state award for Best Unit

2009
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  • Dr.George Varghese Koppara has been appointed as Principal.
  • Research center in Physics was approved by the University.
  • Research centre in Maths was appoved by University
  • NSS unit was selected for state award.
  • NSS donated 27 houses to poor.
  • Blood Donors Forum secured State Award as best unit.
  • A/C Digital theatre in Malayalm dept constructed
2010
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  • Dept. of Science technology,India, identified the college for FIST programme
  • Six PG departments (Physics, Zoology, Mathematics, English, Malayalam and Hindi) were identified by UGC for PG Grants
  • College secured Best Blood donors state award
2011
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  • H.G.Dr.Thomas Mar Athanasios took charge as M.O.C Manager.
  • Diamond Jubilee programme was inaugurated By H.H. Baselios marthoma Paulose II Catholicos.
  • College obtained christain Minority institution status.
  • Multi storied Diamond Jubilee block was blessed by H.H.Baselios Marthomas Paulose II catholicos
  • II Phase of Ladies hostel construction has been started under the UGC assistance of Rs.70 lakhs.
  • College Mangement bought 40 cents of land with building for the construction of sports hostel.
  • Fitness centre in Physical Education Dept
  • Two Digital Halls for History and Maths in Mar Dionysius Block
  • College obtained ISO 9001-2008 Certification
  • College secured best blood donors state award
2012
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Christian Minority Institution

The college secured Christian minority institution status on 2012 from the Govt of India. “The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" with the vision 'To create an educated enlightened society for a brave new world’.

2012
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  • Dr. Mathew P Joseph has been appointed as Bursar
  • Foundation stone laid for Diamond jubilee gate by H.G Kuriakose mar Clemis metropolitan
  • B.Com ( Computer application) has been started
  • B.C.A has been started in self financing stream
  • M. Com ( Aided ) has been sanctioned
  • M.Phil Zoology has been sanctioned
  • Angelines Hostel was consecrated by HH Paulose II Catholicos
  • College secured best blood donors state award
2013
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  • Sports hostel for soft ball has been sanctioned
  • Diamond Jubilee Gate opened
  • English language lab has been constructed.
  • Bhoomitrasena club secured state award for best performance
  • Mar Gregorios Life science digital theatre has been opened.
  • Mar Philoxenos Physical science theatre has been opened.
  • Dr. Mathew P Joseph has been appointed as Principal
  • Prof.Raju Varghese has been appointed as Bursar
2014
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Fund for Improvement of Science & Technology

The college was identified by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India, for FIST funding.

2014
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ISO 9001-2008 Certified

The college has been awarded ISO 9001-2008 certification.

2014
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UNAI Membership

College has received membership in United Nations Academic Impact - UNAI.

2015

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