Bishop Moore College

Bishop Moore College is an aided college in Mavelikkara, Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. The college is affiliated to the University of Kerala. The college is managed by the Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India. The college offers 6 undergraduate courses in science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Biotechnology). In Humanities it offers courses in Economics and Commerce. BA courses in English and Malayalam are also offered. College offers MSc in Physics, Chemistry and Botany and MA in English. It is located at Kallumala, Mavelikara. Dr Jacob Chandy is the current principal.

Bishop Moore College [BMC]
Kallumala, Mavelikara
MottoThe Truth Shall Make You Free
TypeGovernment Aided
Parent institution
Church of South India
PrincipalDr. Jacob Chandy
Location, ,
Coordinates: 9°14′28″N 76°33′21″E / 9.241138°N 76.555721°E / 9.241138; 76.555721
AffiliationsKerala University Accredited by NAAC with A grade


group photo of the retired staff

The college was founded in 1964 in honour of the late Edward Moore, the fourth Anglican Bishop of Travancore and Cochin of the Church Missionary Society. In 1964, the college started operating as a Junior College offering the two years long Pre-Degree course of the University of Kerala.

In 1964, the Kerala Government had announced the need to start more junior colleges in the state. The CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese got a golden opportunity to uphold the great tradition of the Church Missionary Society in the field of education when the Bishop Rt. Rev. M.M.John, took the historic decision, responding to this announcement and need. He named the college Bishop Moore College. The founder Principal was Rev. K C Mathew.

In 1968, the University of Kerala sanctioned undergraduate courses. The first postgraduate course had started in 1982. After the de-linking of Pre-Degree courses from University education system in 2000, the college now offers 10 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate programmes.

PG course was started in the department of physics in 1983. Centre for Nonlinear studies started in 2000. The department of physics was approved by the University of Kerala, as a research department in 2013.

The college contributed significantly to the country. The students from this college was elevated to so many major posts and international organisations. Dr.Rev. Valsan Thampu notable educationalist and former Principal St Stephens College New Delhi, M. Murali Ex MLA, B. Aburaj, Director State Institute of Educational Technology, Kerala etc. are some among them.


Degree Courses

  • B.A English Language and Literature
  • B.A Malayalam
  • B.A Economics
  • B.Sc Mathematics
  • B.Sc Physics
  • B.Sc Chemistry
  • B.Sc Zoology
  • B.Sc Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

Post Graduate Courses

  • M.Sc Physics
  • M.Sc Analytical Chemistry
  • M.A English
  • M.Sc Botany

Research Departments

1. Department of Physics

Theoretical Physics- Nonlinear dynamics, Quantum Computations, Nano materials, Spectroscopy,

Research Guides Dr. Thomas Kuruvilla, Dr D Sajan

2. Department of Chemistry


Notable alumniEdit

  • adv b babu prasad, exMLA
  • Saji Cheriyan, MLA
  • B.Aburaj, Director , State Institute of Educational Technology, Kerala and Gen. Secretary, Indian Philosophical Society.
  • Dr. Valsan Thampu, a great academic and a social thinker of national repute. Former Principal, St. Stephen's College, New Delhi.

Notable Conferences and SeminarsEdit

Refresher Course in Theoretical PhysicsEdit

Bishop Moore College on 07 – 19 December 2009 Sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, Coordinator Dr Thomas Kuruvilla, Department of Physics. Dr. Thomas Kuruvilla was the Principal of Bishop Moore College from 2012 to 2014. During his tenure the Department of Physics was upgraded as a Research Department.

Molecular Spectroscopy of Advanced Materials and BiomoleculesEdit

IMSAB 2012 from 7 to 9 August 2012 International Conference in the Department of Physics Organised by Dr. D Sajan

National seminar-Inclusive Growth and Indian Economy - 20 Years of LiberationEdit

A national seminar with the financial help of UGC was conducted in Economics Department. The topic was on Inclusive Growth and Indian Economy - 20 Years of Liberation.
Kerala planning board member Sri C. P. John inaugurated the function. Eminent scholars and academicians from various parts of India have participated.

c.p.john inaugurates the function

International Conference on MarxismEdit

Organised by post graduation department of English on 2019


The founder principal of Bishop Moore College is Rev. K.C. Mathew. He is instrumental in raising the college from an under graduate to postgraduate level during his tenure of 25 years 1964-1989. After him Prof. M.K Cherian(6 yrs), Prof. Mamen varkey(5 yrs), Prof. Victor Sam(4 yrs), Prof. Koshy Ninan(4 Years), Prof. Mahthew Koshy(4 Years), Prof. Kurien Thomas(1 Year) served as principals.

Dr. Thomas Kuruvilla was the Principal of Bishop Moore College during 2012-2014. During his tenure, the college bagged 4 first ranks for the degree examinations and one second rank for PG examination of the University of Kerala . Conducted two international seminars in Physics. All departments conducted national seminars. College bagged many prizes in sports, Games and university youth festivals. Hosted the University Youth festival. The college auditorium was renovated and made echo proof. Got grant for Basketball Court and volleyball court. Got grant for Generator. College got UGC-FIST grant of rupees 1 Crore. Built five new classrooms and payer center. The M.Sc Course in Botany and B.Com with computer applications were started. Best results in the University Examinations of 2013 and 2014. College girls hostel was renovated. Golden Jubilee celebrations were inaugurated by Honr'ble Governor of Kerala in a grand function

The principal is Dr.Jacob chandy from the department of zoology. He is an alumnus of Bishop Moore College.

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