Catholicate College Pathanamthitta

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Catholicate College Pathanamthitta
Established 1952
Students 2000
Undergraduates 1200 (2005)
Postgraduates 120
Location Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
Campus Rural

Catholicate College, Pathanmthitta, established in 1952, is an institution of higher education at Pathanamthitta of Kerala, India. Catholicate College belongs to the first group of colleges in Kerala to receive academic accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college is an B++ grade college owned by Malankara Orthodox Church, founded by the late Catholicos Moran Mar Baselios Geevarghese II.[1] The college was originally planned by Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos, Metropolitan; it was founded in 1952, after his death, by Daniel Mar Philoxenos Metropolitan, who became the first Principal of the college. As of 2013 the Principal was George Varughese Koppara who was a member, syndicate, Mahatma Gandhi University. The college has the mission statement "An educated, enlightened society for a brave new world". The college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

As of 2013 the college had 2,000 students. It had 110 teaching and 67 administrative staff on its rolls. There are degree courses in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Economics, History, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Commerce. The college also has research facilities in the Departments of Malayalam, Hindi, Zoology, Botany, Physics & Mathematics. The College also has a study center of the Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU). N.S.S., Bhoomitrasena club and staff club of the college donated 14 houses to the poor. The Social service league of the college installed Mar Philoxenos Heart foundation for heart operation of poor children. The college secured Best college state award from Govt of Kerala for motivating students for blood donation.The college also got Best college award from Corporate management of MOC colleges for its overall performance.

The college has four UGC sponsored career oriented Add-on courses

  • Computer Technology(Department Of Physics)
  • Video Production and Science Communication (department Of Chemistry)
  • Lab Technology Medical(Department Of Zoology)
  • Yoga & Stress Management(Department Of Physical Education)

Physics department has two US based student chapters 1.S P I E (Society of Photo optical Instrumentation Engineers) 2.O.S.A (Optical society of America) The college has got a B++ accreditation from NAAC (As per revision in 2006)


  • Daniel Mar Philexinos Metropolitan (P.E. Daniel Ramban) was the first principal. (1952–53)
  • Dr. N. M. Zernov,Britain (1953–54)
  • Prof. Peter S. Wright, Britain (1954–55)
  • Prof. Ninan Abraham (1955–57)
  • Prof. Puthencavu Mathen Tharakan (1957–58)
  • Prof. E. T. Mathew (1958–59)
  • Prof. T. B. Ninan (1959–61)
  • Dr. J. Alexander (1963–75)
  • Prof. V. T. Thomas (1975–76)
  • Prof. C. N. Mathew (1976)
  • Dr. Paul C. Varghese (1976–83)
  • Prof. N.G.Kunjachen (1983)
  • Dr. T. A. George (1983–92)
  • Prof. V. I. Joseph (1992–93)
  • Dr. K.C John (1993–99)
  • Prof. E. Jacob John (1999–2001)
  • Prof. Abraham George (2001–2002)
  • Fr. Dr. K T Mathewkutty (2002–2005)
  • Prof. Prasad Thomas (2005–2006)
  • Dr. George Eapen (2006–2007)
  • Dr. Saramma Varghese (2007–2010)
  • Dr. George Varghese Koppara (2010- current)


  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Hindi
  • Syriac
  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Physical Education

Courses offered[edit]

PG courses[edit]

M. A.

2.Physics- Electronics, 3.Physics-Material Science
4.Chemistry- Polymer Science, 5.Chemistry- Analytical Chemistry
6.Botany- Biotechnology-Elective

1.Financial Management (Self Financing)
2.M.T.A (Self Financing) (Master of Tourism Administration)

UG courses[edit]


Core Subject complimentary 1 complimentary 2
English History of England World History
Hindi Functional Hindi Journalism
Malayalam Sanskrit Kerala Culture
Economics Roots of Modern World History Politics
History Politics Economics


Core Subject complimentary 1 complimentary 2
Mathematics Physics Statistics
Physics Mathematics Chemistry
Chemistry Mathematics Physics
Botany Zoology Chemistry (Food Micro Biology-Elective)
Zoology Botany Chemistry (Pathobiology & Clinical Laboratory Techniques)


Elective Paper
Finance and Taxation

Ph.D. courses[edit]

5.Political Science
6.Physics 7.mathematics 8.English

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°15′34″N 76°46′50″E / 9.2594°N 76.7805°E / 9.2594; 76.7805