Kunnenkeril K. Jacob

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Kunnenkeril K. Jacob
Born3 August 1904
Died25 August 1991
OccupationEducationist
Years activesince 1931
Spouse(s)Grace Mathai
AwardsPadma Shri

Kunnenkeril Kuruvila Jacob was an Indian educationist from the South Indian state of Kerala.[1] Born on 3 August 1904 in a small hamlet of Aymanam in Kottayam district and educated at various places such as Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Nagercoil, and Parur, Jacob did higher education at Leeds University.[1][2] He started his career as the first Indian headmaster of Madras Christian College School, Chennai, in 1931 and retired from there in 1962.[1][3][4] After retirement, he was in charge of Hyderabad Public School for seven years and, later, worked as the principal of Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai.[1][4] He died on 25 August 1991.[5] He was honored by the Government of India, in 1991, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[6] Jacob's students have started an initiative for bringing about innovation in teaching methodology under the name, Kuruvila Jacob Initiative.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d Muthaiah S. (2011). Madras Miscellany. Westland. p. 1212. ISBN 9789380032849.
  2. ^ "The Man". Kuruvila Jacob. 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  3. ^ "MCC". Kuriuvila Jacob. 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "IITM". IITM. 2014. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Later Years". Kuruvila Jacob. 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.