Mile Stones


Facets of History

21-10-1963      Application for the College submitted to the University

05-05-1964      Provisional sanction obtained

09-05-1964      Foundation stone laid by Rev. Fr. Thomas Peechatt, in charge of construction

27-05-1964      College office opened at the temporary site  (town church building) by  Rev. Dr. John Vallamattam, the Founder Secretary.

21-06-1964      The first Principal Rev. Dr. Theobald C.M.I. took charge

30-06-1964      Rt. Rev. Mgr. mathew Vellankal took over as Manager in the place of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Kuriakose Nambiaparambil

07-07-1964      Provisional affiliation from University of Kerala

10-07-1964      the college was  inaugugurated by H.E. Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathew Pothanamuzhy with 400 students

15-12-1964      College shifted to the permanent site

03-12-1965      Ten thousand volumes added to the college library, thanks to the efforts of Rev. Fr. Paul Tharaniyil

09-02-1966      Solemn inauguration of the College Buildings

01-06-1966      Rev. Fr. Paul Tharaniyil took charge as Principal

01-10-1966      Rev. Fr. Paul Kodamullil took charge of construction  in view of upgrading the college

01-06-1967      Rev. Fr. Mathew Palamattam took charge as Principal

24-07-1967      Inauguration of Degree Courses in 6 subjects.

27-01-1968      Inauguration of the new Degree Block by Sri. C.H. Mohammed Koya, Minister of Education

22-02-1968      His Em. Cardinal Maximillion, Secretary of the Congregation for Oriental Churches visited the college.

22-11-1969      Rev. Fr. Mathew Palamattam, Principal and Dr. M.V. Pylee, member of the Managing Board, nominated to the newly constituted Syndicate of the Kerala University.

01-06-1970      Prof. U.V. John took charge as Principal.

27-02-1971      Dr. George Jacob, Vice-Chancellor visited the
college  and presided over the College Day celebrations.

22-04-1971      Foundation stone laid for the library building.

13-09-1971      The Governor Sri. V. Viswanathan visited the college.

25-03-1974      Dr. R.S. Krishnan, Vice-Chancellor chaired the College Day celebrations.

03-06-1974      The new library building blessed and inaugurated by His Ex. Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathew Pothanamuzhy.

24-04-1977      Very Rev. Dr. George Punnakottil, consecrated Bishop of Kothamangalam, took charge as Patron of the

24-05-1977      Rt. Rev. Mgr. Cherian Veranany took over as Manager

22-10-1977      Dr. V.K. Sukumaran Nair, vice-Chancellor visited the college.

06-03-1978      Minister Sri. P.J. Joseph, member , Managing Board  was felicitated and he presided over the College Day Celebrations.

20-11-1978      Sri. P. K. Vasudevan Nair, Chief Minister visited the        College.

09-03-1979      Minister Sri. T. S. John presided over the College Day celebrations

01-08-1979      Shift system introduced in the college.

01-08-1980      Sanction accorded to start B.Com. Course

09-09-1981      Sanction accorded to start B.Sc (Physics) course

10-12-1982      Minister Sri.E. Ahamed visited the Institution

06-05-1983      Very Rev. Msgr. George Edathotty took over as Manager.

02-10-1983      College affiliated to the newly formed Mahatma Gandhi  University.

17-11-1984      Sri. P. Ramachandran, governor of Kerala visited the College.

02-01-1985      M.Sc. Course in Mathematics inaugurated.

24-04-1988      Prof. U.V. John, Principal retired

25 -04-1988     Prof. T.S. Chacko took charge as principal

11-07-1988      Inauguration of the Silver Jubilee year by His Ex. Mar George Punnakottil, the Patron

18-08-1988      Foundation stone ofjubilee Memorial Block blessed by thepatron

6-15-1-1989     Ten - day long Silver Jubilee celebrations

01-11-1990      Shift system abolished.

15-11-1991      Sri. P.P.Thankachan, Speaker, Kerala Assembly visited the College.

15-02-1992      Indira Gandhi National Open University Study     Centre sanctioned.

30-10-1993      M.Sc. Physics Course started

18-12-1993      Construction of Students Centre Building started.

31-03-1994      Prof. T.S. Chacko, Principal retired

01-04-1994      Prof. M.C. John took charge as Principal

14-05-1994      Very Rev.Msgr.Thomas Malekudy took charge as Manager.

27-11-1994      Foundation Stone laid by the Patron for the new College Chapel

20-07-1995      Blessing of the partially completed Students’ Centre building. Canteen shifted to it.

09-11-1995      M.Com course started.

27-05-1996      Thodupuzha East P.O. started functioning in the College  Campus

03-09-1996      New main gate of the College opened

05-12-1996      Sri P.J. Joseph, Hon’ble Minister for Education visited  the  college and addressed  the staff

01-06-1998      Prof. M.C. John, Principal proceeded on leave prior to retirement (Retired on 30-6-1998)

01-06-1998      Prof. T. Ousepachan took charge as Principal

15-08-1998      Newly constructed College Chapel, Vijnana Matha           Church, consecrated by Mar George Punnakottil, Patron of the College

08-12-1998      M.A. Eng. Literature Course inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister Sri. P.J. Joseph

1999 Oct. 25 -27  NAAC (National Assessment & Accreditation Council, Bangalore - An autonomous institution of the UGC) Peer team consisting of Prof : M. Lekshmanan, formerly V.C. Madurai Kamaraj University, Dr. S. Indhumathi, Professor of Economics, University of  Mysore, and Dr. C. Thangamuthu, Professor, Department of Economics, Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappilly  visited the college for assessment and accreditation.

15-2-2000        B.Sc. Botany Course inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister Sri. P. J. Joseph.

01-02-2000      The College was accredited by NAAC at  Three Star Level for a period of 5 years w.e.f. the academic year 1999 - 2000.

31-7-2000        Indian Journal of Post Colonial Literature, started publishing by the department of English

01-11-2000      Prof. T. Ousepachan, Principal proceeded on deputation as Principal of College of Applied Sciences, Thodupuzha. Prof. K.A. Aprem took charge as Principal.

09-14/01/2001 Kerala State School Youth Festival hosted by the college.

12-02-2001      Rs. 3 Lakhs sanctioned from the M.P. Fund of Sri. K. Francis George,M.P. for the purchase of Computers. The Computer Lab inaugurated by Sri. K. Francis George M.P.

22-03-2001      University Study Centre  inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Education Sri. P.J. Joseph. M.G. University Vice Chancellor Dr. Cyriac Thomas participated in the function.

31-03-2001      Prof. K.A. Aprem, Principal retired.

01-04-2001      Prof. M.J. John took charge as Principal.

31-05-2001      Pre-degree Course completely delinked from  the College.

04-08-2001      M.Sc Chemistry Course started.

01-02-2002      Episcopal Silver Jubilee of the Patron Rt. Rev. Dr. George Punnakottil, celebrated in the college.

30-04-2003      Prof. M. J. John Principal retired

01-05-2003      Rev. Fr. Paul Nedumpurath took charge as Principal

19-05-2003      M. G. University Information Centre opened in the campus

30-06-2004      Counselling Centre started.

09-07-2004      Ruby Jubilee of the College celebrated. Foundation Day Lecture instituted; Students’ Welfare Scheme launched.

11-08-2004      ‘Newman News’ the official news letter of the college started publilshing 

08-09-2004      Reception accorded to Rear Admiral Sri. S. Balachandran V. S. M., the most proficient alumnus of I batch

1-12-2004        Publication of “Trade Wind” by the department of Commerce started

13-01-2005      DRC Testing Centre inaugurated.

25-27-01-2005                                                  Science Exhibition in commemoration of the125th  birth anniversary of Albert Einstein.

 28-11-2005     The first ‘Rev. Dr. John Vallamattom Memorial Lecture, (originally Foundation Day Lecture) delivered by H. E. Sri M. M.  Jacob, Governor of Meghalaya.

18-12-2005      The historic visit of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India, to the institution. The Karshikamela jointly organised by the Gandihiji Study Centre and the college, inaugurated by His Excellency.

11/08/2006      Refurbished  college auditorium dedicated to the student community by Rt.Rev. Mar George Punnakottil, the Patron.

22/12/2006 - 02/01/2007: National Integration Camp of National Cadet Corps with over 500 participants from all over India, hosted by the  college.

10/01/2007      Rsearch Centre sanctioned by the University in the
PG. department of  Physics.

17/02/2007      Rev. Dr. John Vallamattam Memorial Lecture on “ Judiciary and Democracy” delivered by H. E.  Dr. Cyriac
Joseph, Honourable Chief Justice of Karnataka.

20-22/03/2007 The Peer Team of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) consisting of Dr. B.S. Sherigara, Vice Chancellor, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka (Chairperson), Dr. V. Sujatha, Principal, Cauvery College for Women, Thiruchirappilly, Tamilnadu (Co-ordinator), and Dr. Mrs.V. Rajani, H. O. D. of English, St. Theresa’s College, Eluru, West Godawari, Andhrapradesh (Member), visited the college for reassessment and reaccreditation

31/03/2007      The National Assessment and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission reaccredited the college at ‘A’ grade, on the basis of the recommendations of the three-member Peer Team.

04/02/2008      Rev. Dr. Johnvallamattam, Memorial Lecture of the        year on the topic “New India: New opportunities” delivered by Sri. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Managing Director and Chief  Executive Officer, Infosys Pvt. Ltd; Bangalore.

31/03/2008      Rev. Fr. Paul Nedumpurath, Principal retired.

01/04/2008      Dr. T. M. Joseph took charge as Principal.

11/08/2008      Newman Day Lecture series started with Hon. Justice K. Narayana Kurup delivering a Lecture on “Language and Communication”.

13/09/2008      Mega Alumini Meet organised.The first batch of students            were honoured.

06/11/2008      Rev. Dr. John Vallamattom Memorial Lecture was deliverd by Padmasree Prof. T. Padmanabhan on “Science Education in Today’s India”.

29/06/09          U.G.C. Sponsored Career oriented course in Computerised Accounting started.

29/06/09          Choice based credit and semester system for Degree Courses started.

14/07/09          Research Centre sanctioned in English, Vide No. 3091 / AC. A VI /1/RC/2009/ Acad. dt.14-07-09

03/09/09          Mega Alumini Meet organised. The Second batch of students were honoured.

11-13/11/09     ISRO sponsored space exhibition organised

07/12/09          The first Prof. U.V. John Memorial Lecture was delivered by Dr. Jacob John Kattakayam, Director Academic Staff College, University of Kerala

16/12/09          Rev. Dr. John Vallamattom Memorial Lecture delivered by Ambassador Sri. T.P. Srinivasan on “Current Trends in India’s Foreign Policy

19-31/12/09     National Integration Camp of NCC with 662 Students from all over India, hosted by the College.

08/06/09          Kum. Jeena Joy won II Rank in M.Sc. Mathematics

01/2010           College won the University level Championship in Weight Lifting and Power lifiting.

03/03/2010      UGC sanctioned Gandhian Study Centre in Dept. of Political Science

16/06/2010      Kum. Asha Chandran T.C. won II rank in B.Sc. Mathematics

07/07/2010      Minority status was conferred on the College

24/11/2010      Arch Bishop Mar Joseph Powathil delivered the first Mar Mathew Pothanamuzhi Memorial Lecture

02/12/2010      Sri. D. Babu Paul IAS delivered the 7th Rev. Dr. John Vallamattam Memorial Lecture

18/12/2010      Foundation Stone for the UGC Sponsored Ladies Hostel laid.

11/02/2011      Prof. P.S. Cherian Memorial Lecture series inaugurated.

25/03/2011      Prof. K.S. Tomy Endowment Lecture series inaugurated.

26/06/2011      Kum. Minu Mary Joe bagged I rank in B.Sc. Mathematics and Kum. Aswathy Udayan IIIrank in B.Sc. Botany.

10/10/2011      Msgr. Palamattam Centre for English Communication started.

24/01/2012      Ms. Daya Bai, noted Social activist, delivered the 8th Rev. Dr. John Vallamattam Memorial Lecture.

07/03/2012      Dr. V.N. Rajasekaran Pillai, former UGC Chairman, delivered the 2nd Mar Pothanamuzhi Memorial Lecture.

19/05/2012      Msgr. Thomas Malekudy relieved from the post of Manager.

20/05/2012      Msgr. Francis Alappatt took over as Manager.

01/07/2012      Add-on Courses in Communicative English and Electronic Equipment Maintenance started.

15/10/2012      Ms. Rubiya K.A. and Ms. Fathima Begam have won III & IV ranks in M.A. English Examination 2012.

29-30/10-2012 All Kerala College Principals’ conference hosted on the campus.

30/10/2012      Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon, famous jurist delivered the IX Rev. Dr. John Vallamattam Memorial Lecture.

30/10/2012      Renovation of the office Block is completed with a new porch and other modifications. A new conference Hall is created named after Mar George Punnakottil.

01/02/2013      Newman Monthly Lecture Series inaugurated by Prof. M.K. Prasad.

09/02/2013      Mar George Punnakottil retired as Patron.

09/02/2013      Mar George Madathikandathil takes over as Patron.

15/02/2013      Prof. V.A. Mathew Memorial Lecture Series inaugurated.

15/03/2013      Dr. P.K. Michael Tharakan, Vice Chancellor, Kannur University delivered the III Mar Mathew Pothanamuzhy Memorial Lecture.

21/03/2013      Prof. V.M. Ouseph Memorial Lecture Series inaugurated.

08/04/2013      Mar George Punnakottil Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee Memorial Lecture Lecture series inaugurated by Dr. Cyriac Thomas, Member National Minority Commission.

19-08-2013      Multi-Purpose Stadium inaugurated by Hon. Minister P.J. Joseph

12-08-2013      Self Financing Courses in B.Com Computer Application and M.Com Finance Sanctioned (U.O. No. 4361/A1/2013/Aca.dt.12-08-2013)

11-09-2013      Kum. Deepalakshmi D. and Kum. Minu Mary Joe had won I and III Ranks in M.Sc. Mathematics examination, 2013  respectively.

12-09-2013      M.A. Economics and B.A. Malayalam Courses Sanctioned (G.O (MS) No. 615/2013/HEdn). M.A. Economics started in 2013 vide U.O.No. 5365/AI/2013/Acad. dt. 05-10-2013. B.A Malayalam started in 2014 vide U.O.No. 2464/AI/2014/ Acad. dt. 19-05-2014

26-12-2013      Golden Jubilee Special Mega Alumni Meet held.

06-01-2014      Golden Jubilee Proclammation Rally

07-01-2014      Hon’ble Governor Sri. Nikhil Kumar inaugurated the Golden Jubilee Celebrations

07-01-2014      Hon’ble Governor unveiled the cornerstone for the Golden JUbilee Memorial Tower.

23-02-2014      Sri. Soorya Krishnamoorthy delivered the X Dr. John Vallamattam Memorial Lecture on “Mother and Culture”

03-03-2014      Prof. P.J. Kurian, Deputy Chairman, Rajyasabha, delivered the IV Mar Mathew Pothanamuzhy Memorial Lecture on “Challenges before Higher Education”

03-03-2014      The first Newman Youth Excellance Award presented to Ms. B. Arundhathi (University College, TVM, by Prof. P.J. Kurian

03-03-2014      Golden Jubilee Special ‘Founders’ Day’ was held

21-06-2014      UGC sponsored Ladies Hostel blessed by the Patron Mar George Madathikandathil

21-06-2014      Golden Jubilee Special ‘Samarpitha Sangamam’ was held

21-08-2014      Golden Jubilee Special ‘Jana Prathinidhi Sangamam’ was held

21-08-2014      B.Com Co-opration Model-I course started under self financing stream (U.O. No. 3938/A1/2014/Acad. dt 31-07-2014)

21-09-2014      UGC Sponsored Community College started in Rubber Technology and Diary Sciences  (D.O. No. F.1-206/2014 (cc) dt.20-05-2014)

26-09-2014      Dr. B. Ashok IAS delivered the XI Rev. Dr. John Vallamattam Memorial Lecture on the topic “Education as Freedom and the future of Indian Universities”

24-10-2014      UGC sponsored Community College inaugurated by Sri. P.J. Joseph, Minister for Water Resources.

08-12-2014      Rev. Fr. Paul Tharaniyil Memorial Lecture Series inaugurated

31-12-2014      The Postal Department released a special cover in commemmoration of the golden jubilee of the college.

28-01-2015      Dr. Tessy Thomas, the distinguished missile scientst, delivered the V Mar Pothanamuzhy Memorial lecture.

02-03-2015      Sri. Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala, inaugurated the Grand Finale of Golden Jubilee Celebrations.

02-03-2015      The Second Newman Youth Excellance Award presented to Ms. Aseena M. Thaha (B.C.M College, Kottayam) by Sri. Oommen Chandy

31-03-2015      Rev. Msgr. Francis Alappatt laid the foundation stone for the golden jubilee memorial Academic  Block.

10-04-2015      Self Study Report submitted to NAAC

22-04-2015      Principal Dr. T.M. Joseph is elected General Secretary of the Council of Principals of Colleges in Kerala.

23-05-2015      Rev. Msgr. Francis Alappatt relieved from the post of Manager.

23-05-2015      Rev. Msgr. George Oliapuram took over as Manager.

01-06-2015      The renovated Principals room blessed by the Manager, Msgr George Oliapuram

10-07-2015      B.Com Finance & Taxation, B.A. English Literature & Communication Studies and M.Sc Mathematics courses started under SF stream (U.O. No. 3922/A1/2015/Acad. dt. 10-07-2015

13-07-2015      Dr. Kiran Bedi delivered the Foundation Day Lecture

21-09-2015      The Golden Jubilee Special Car Park was blessed and inaugurated by the Manager, Msgr George Oliapuram

09-10-2015      Dr. G. Gopakumar, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kerala, delivered the XII Fr. Vallamattam memorial Lecture

19-10-2015      Adv. Prasanth Bhushan delivered the VI Mar Pothanamuzhy Memorial Lecture.

19-11-2014      The renovated Fr. Vallamattam Hall blessed by the Manager, Msgr. George Oliapuram

19-11-2015      The Chemical Museum blessed by the Manager.

28-12-2015      Golden Jubilee Memorial Entry Point opened.

12-01-2016      Plastic Shredding Unit installed.