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.