Catholicate College Pathanamthitta

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Catholicate College Pathanamthitta
Motto"Fear Of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom"
PrincipalDr.Mathew P Joseph
Academic staff
Undergraduates1200 (2005)
Location, ,

Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, 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 a A grade college owned by Malankara Orthodox Church, founded by 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.

The Principal is Dr. Mathew P. Joseph from the Department of English. The college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.


The college has 2,000 students. It has 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 has research facilities in the departments of Malayalam, Hindi, Zoology, Botany, Physics and Mathematics.

The college has a study center of the Indira Gandhi National Open University.


NSS, Bhoomitrasena club and staff club of the college donated 14 houses to the poor.


  • The college secured Best College state award from the government of Kerala for motivating students for blood donations.
  • The college got Best college award from the 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)

The Physics department has two US-based student chapters:

  • S P I E (Society of Photo optical Instrumentation Engineers)
  • O.S.A (Optical society of America)

The college has a A accreditation from NAAC (as per revision in 2016)


  • 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- 2014)
  • Dr.Mathew P Joseph (2014- current)


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


Postgraduate courses[edit]

M. A.

  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Econom


  • Mathematics
  • Physics- Electronics,
  • Physics-Material Science
  • Chemistry- Polymer Science,
  • Chemistry- Analytical Chemistry
  • Botany- Biotechnology-Elective
  • Zoology


  • Financial Management (Aided)
  • Financial Management (self financing)
  • MTA (self financing) (Master of Tourism Administration)

UG courses[edit]


Core subject Complementary 1 Complementary 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 Complementary 1 Complementary 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]

  • Malayalam
  • Hindi
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Political Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • English

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Catholicate College Profile".