Bishop Moore College

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Bishop Moore College
Motto The Truth Shall Make You Free
Established 1964
Type Government Aided
Affiliation Church of South India
Principal Dr. Thomas Kuruvilla
Location Mavelikkara, Kerala, India
Affiliations Kerala University

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 Leelamma George is the current principal.


group photo of the retired staff

Bishop Moore College, a premier educational institution at Mavelikara in Alappuzha districtict of Kerala was started in 1964 as a junior college offering two years pre-degree course of the University of Kerala. The CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese got this 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 an announcement of the Kerala Government to start junior colleges in the state. He named the college Bishop Moore College.The founder Principal was Rev. K C Mathew.

The University of Kerala sanctioned under graduate courses in 1968 and the first post graduate course was started in 1982. With the de-linking of pre-degree in 2000, the college now offers 10 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate programmes Bishop Moore College was started in 1964 as a junior college offering pre-degree courses. PG course was started in the department of physics in 1983.Centre for Nonlinear studies started in 2000


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

Notable Conferences and Seminars[edit]

Refresher Course in Theoretical Physics[edit]

Bishop Moore College on 07 – 19 December 2009 Sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, Coordinator Dr Thomas Kuruvilla, Department of Physics

Molecular Spectroscopy of Advanced Materials and Biomolecules[edit]

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 Liberation[edit]

A national seminar with the financial help of UGC was conducted in Eeconomics 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


The present Principal is Dr. Thomas Kuruvilla, from the Department of Physics. He is an alumnus of Bishop Moore College and took his Ph.D from International School of Photonics, CUSAT, Cochin. He has more than 15 research papers to his credit in national and international Journals.

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