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St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery located at Kochi was founded by Dr. Joseph Attipetty, the late Archbishop of Verapoly to commemorate the historic visit of His Holiness Pope Paul VI to India in connection with the 38th International Eucharistic Congress held in November - December 1964. The foundation stone of the college was blessed by His Holiness on 3 December 1964 and was solemnly laid by Dr. Samuel Mathai, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kerala in the presence of His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Attipetty on 13 February 1965. Out of his filial devotion to His Holiness the Pope, the founder desired that the College be named after St. PAUL the celestial patron of the Pope.

St. Paul's College, Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kerala
MottoLife Nobly Lived
TypeEducation
Established16 July 1946
AffiliationMahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Religious affiliation
Archdiocese of Verapoly
ChairmanRev. Fr. Antony Arackal
PrincipalDr.
Undergraduates2120
Postgraduates400
100
Other students
1,200
Location, ,
Campus13.63 acres (Total)
Websitewww.stpauls.ac.in

The College started functioning from 13 July 1965 imparting instruction to students for the two year Pre-Degree Course. The first degree course, B.Com. was introduced in the year 1978 and gradually other degree courses such as B.Sc. Physics, B.Sc. Mathematics and B.A. Economics were introduced. St.Paul’s College became a first grade college with the introduction of M.A. Economics in the year 1982. At present the college offers postgraduate courses in Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Commerce and English. The Department of Physics and Commerce are research centres of Mahatma Gandhi University. Co-education was introduced in our college in the year 1983. Vocational degree courses in English and Chemistry have been introduced in 1998 and 1999 respectively. In October 1983 Mahatma Gandhi University came into existence and St. Paul’s College was affiliated to it.

The College received the first National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation in the year 2004 and was graded at the ‘B+’ level and second cycle of accreditation graded the college with ‘B’ grade in the year 2010. A phenomenal change in the academic and infrastructural domains accredited the college ‘A’ grade in the cycle of re-accreditation by NAAC in 2016.

Undergraduate Courses (13)Edit

  • Bachelors of Science - B.Sc. Mathematics - 6 semesters - Aided
  • Bachelors of Science - B.Sc. Physics - 6 semesters - Aided
  • Bachelors of Science - B.SC. Chemistry - 6 semesters - Aided
  • Bachelors of Arts - B.A Economics - 6 semesters - Aided
  • Bachelors of Commerce - B.Com with Computer Application - 6 semesters - Aided
  • Bachelors of Commerce - B.Com with Taxation - 6 semesters - Aided
  • Bachelors of Arts - B.A. English Model 2 - 6 semesters - Aided
  • Bachelors of English - B.A. English Model I - 6 semesters - Self Finance
  • Bachelors of Science - B.Sc. Computer Science - 6 semesters - Self Finance
  • Bachelors of Commerce - B.Com with Computer Application - 6 semesters - Self Finance
  • Bachelors of Business Administration - B.B.A. - 6 semesters - Self Finance
  • Bachelors of Vocation - B.Voc. Tourism and Hospitality - 6 semesters - Aided
  • Bachelors of Vocation - B.Voc. Banking and Financial Service - 6 semesters - Aided

Postgraduate Courses (6)Edit

  • M. A. in Economics (Master of Arts) - 4 semesters - Aided
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics (Master of Science) - 4 semesters - Aided
  • M.Sc. in Physics with specialization in Computer Science (Master of Science) - 4 semesters - Aided
  • M.Com. Finance (Master of Commerce) - 4 semesters - Aided
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry (Master of Science) - 4 semesters - Self Finance
  • M. A. in English Language and Literature (Master of Arts) - 4 semesters - Self Finance

Research programmes (Ph.D.)Edit

Four of the postgraduate departments are recognized research centers under the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. These centers offer full-time and part-time research facilities.

  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Commerce

Notable AlumniEdit

Succession List of PatronsEdit

  • Archbishop Dr. Joseph Attipetty (Late)
  • Archbishop Dr. Joseph Kelanthara (Late)
  • Archbishop Dr. Cornelius Elanjikkal (Late)
  • Archbishop Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil (Late)
  • Archbishop Dr. Francis Kallarakal (Emeritus)
  • Archbishop Dr. Joseph Kalathiparambil (Incumbent)

Succession List of Managers/ChairmansEdit

  • Rev. Dr. Jose Chelangara, B.Ph., B.Th., Dip.P.Tech., M.A., M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D.,
  • Rev. Fr. Felix Chakkalakal, B.Ph., B.Th., Dip.P.Tech., M.A., M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D., 2014 - 2019
  • Rev. Fr. Antony Arackal, B.Ph., B.Th., M.B.A., M.C.A., L.L.B. 2019 - continuing


Cultural ClubsEdit

  • Football Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Hockey Club
  • Cricket Club
  • Basketball Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Athletic Club
  • Indoor Games
  • Gymnasium
  • Martial Arts
  • Badminton Club
  • Tables Tennis Club
  • Film Club
  • Quiz Club
  • Debate Club - Oratory Club
  • Literary Club
  • Sahityavedi
  • Music Club
  • Fine Arts Club
  • Nature Club
  • Photography Club
  • Encon Club
  • Mindsports
  • Tourism Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Theatre Club

AssociationsEdit

  • Vincent de Paul
  • Jesus Youth
  • AICUF
  • Xavier Board of Higher Education

ReferencesEdit