St John's College Anchal

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St John's College, Anchal
Motto Let your light shine before men
Established 1964
Type Education
Principal Rev. Fr. James Steephen Olickal
Academic staff 65
Undergraduates 1100
Postgraduates 75
Location India Anchal, Kerala
8°55′41″N 76°55′01″E / 8.92806°N 76.91694°E / 8.92806; 76.91694Coordinates: 8°55′41″N 76°55′01″E / 8.92806°N 76.91694°E / 8.92806; 76.91694
Campus 25 acres
Acronym SJC
Affiliations University of Kerala
Website St John's College

St John's college is a one of the higher educational institutions of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. The college is situated at Anchal, Kerala, India. It is one of the Malankara Syrian Catholic colleges established and administered by the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum in accordance with the rights of the minority community guaranteed in the constitution of India. This estimated centre of learning is the fruit of the vision and far sightedness of late Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios and currently flourishing under the patronage of Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis.Ever since its inception the college is championing the cause of learning and total development of the region. The college had been accredited at B+ grade by NAAC in 2005.

It is affiliated to the university of Kerala was started in 1964 with pre- degree course and upgraded successively with B.A,B.Sc and B.Com Degree courses in 1967 M.Sc Mathematatics in 1995,B.A.Communicative English (Semester) in 1998,M.A. Public Administration(Semester) in 1999, and M.Sc Environmental Science(Semester)in 2001.

While being conscious of its special obligations for providing educational opportunities to the Malankara Syrian Catholics community, the management also extends its service to the members of other communities as well to the extent possible. The college made its social media presence through Facebook and Twitter in late 2011. Since then, it has been providing updates through website and social media.

Study Programmes Offered

  1. B.A. Communicative English
  2. B.A. Economics
  3. B.A. Malayalam
  4. B.A. Political Science
  5. B.Com
  6. B.Sc. Botany
  7. B.Sc. Mathematics
  8. B.Sc. Physics
  9. B.Sc. Zoology
  10. M.A. Public Administration
  11. M.Sc. Chemistry
  12. M.Sc. Environmental Science
  13. M.Sc. Mathematics


  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Politics & Public Administration
  • Department of English
  • Department of Malayalam
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Syriac


  1. Handbook, St John's College, Anchal, 2013-2014
  2. Website:
  3. Facebook: