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About St Thomas College

The history of the college is embedded in the history of Ranni. The college is situated on the top of a serene hill, in a sylvan surrounding, away from the din and bustle of the city, is easily accessible and is at a walkable distance from the heart of Ranni town.

The college was established in 1964, as a junior college by St Thomas Valiyapally Ranni, a pioneer parish of the Syrian Knanaya Arch Diocese of Malankara, with the whole hearted support of the then Bishop late lamented His Grace Abraham Mor Clemis to meet the educational needs of the youth of the local community. The college was upgraded as a first grade college in 1968 and is the only institution of higher education in this part of the country. With the de-linking of Pre Degree courses from colleges, the college is now left with the Degree and Post Graduate courses. In addition to the conventional courses, we now offer UG & PG courses in Tourism. During its 53 years of illustrious existence, the college has produced brilliant academicians, administrators, politicians and entrepreneurs.

The college aims at creating cultured and educated citizens who love God and their country. With its rural background and `Gurukula' atmosphere, the college fosters uninterrupted pursuit of knowledge. The first Principal, Late Prof. K. A. Mathew, served as minister and PSC member in the Kerala State. He played a vital role in upgrading the junior college into a first grade one in 1968. As the Golden Jubilee project St. Thomas College of Advanced Studies, Edamury, Ranni, a Self Financing College affiliated to M.G. University, Kottayam was established in June 2014. In March 2016, the College was assessed and re-accredited in the second cycle by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC and graded at B level.

Vision

To part take in the nation building process by providing holistic and quality education to create spiritually inspired, morally upright, intellectually enlightened and socially committed young men and women who love God and their country.

Mission

Creating an educational environment for the total development of young men and women in the globalized e-world, through value-based holistic instruction across a wide range of disciplines.

Institutional Objectives

The College is owned and managed by the St.Thomas Valiyapally, Ranni, a parish church of The "Syrian Knanaya Arch Diocese" (a Christian minority community) to meet the cultural and educational needs of the soceity at large and of the said Christian minority community in particular. The College aims to foster academic excellence with social commitment through value based education. The college seeks to promote cultivation of knowledge through research and developing professional competence in an atmosphere of academic freedom. The objective of the college is to inculcate a sense of discipline, social responsibility and community service in the student community and to develop their leadership qualities and creativity and also to sensitise them of social, environmental and gender issues and to promote justice so as to contribute to the building of national and International harmony.

    College Timeline

  • The college was established as a junior college by St Thomas Valiyapally Ranni, a pioneer parish of the Syrian Knanaya Arch Diocese of Malankara, with the whole hearted support of the then Bishop late lamented His Grace Abraham Mor Clemis to meet the educational needs of the youth of the local community 1964
  • Inception of the college with Pre Degree Group I, II, III and IV 1964
  • Establishment of Department of English, Commerce, Mathematics, History, Zoology, Botany, Physics 1964
  • Establishment of Department of Physical Education 1965
  • The college was upgraded as a first grade college in 1968 and is the only institution of higher education in this part of the country. 1968
  • Establishment of Department of Economics and started B. Sc Botany, B. Sc Chemistry, B.A Economics, B. Sc Zoology. 1968
  • Started B. Com 1980
  • Started B. A History 1994
  • Started BTS 1997
  • Started M.Sc Physics 1998
  • Started M.Sc Chemistry (Pure) 2002
  • Started M.T.A (Master of Tourism Administration) 2004
  • First NAAC Visit. College accredited with B+ 2007
  • Started BA English and The English Lab inaugurated 2014
  • As the Golden Jubilee project St. Thomas College of Advanced Studies, Edamury, Ranni, a Self Financing College affiliated to M.G. University, Kottayam was established in June 2014. 2014 June
  • Golden Jubilee Year 2015
  • In March 2016, the College was assessed and re-accredited in the second cycle by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC and graded at B level. 2016 March