Nesamony Memorial Christian College
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|Nesamony Memorial Christian College|
|Motto||Faith, Endeavour and Power|
|School type||Aided institution|
|Principal||Dr. J. Thampi Thanka Kumaran|
|Location||Marthandam, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Campus||24 acres (97,000 m2)|
Nesamony Memorial Christian College is an institution of arts and science in Marthandam, the second busiest town of the district of Kanyakumari, India. The college was run by Kanyakumari Diocese of the Church of South India. It is one of the three colleges of the southern districts, along with Scott Christian College, South Travancore Hindu College, to be accredited by NAAC as a 5 Star institution.
Brief History of NMCC
Front View of the College In the year 1868, Rev. James Emlyn from New Castle, U.K. an LMS missionary bought the lands where the college is located now. Rev. Robert Sinclair, who succeeded Rev. Emlyn in the year 1910, built a bungalow and started a Boarding School on the campus measuring 32 acres.
After independence the long felt need for a college at Marthandam resulted in the starting of the Christian College in June 1964 by the Kanyakumari Diocese of the Church of South India. The Executive Committee of the Diocese, which met on 04-01-1964, entrusted the responsibility of raising funds for the buildings needed to an adhoc committee consisting of Messrs. N. Dennis,Ex. MP(Convener) G.A. Ambrose, J. Nesamony, P.S. Wilson and Rev. M.Amose. The Diocese set apart sufficient extent of wet lands as endowment to satisfy the University requirement. The public in and around Marthandam, the parents, students and members of the teaching and non-teaching staff took keen interest in the growth of the college and contributed substantial amounts at different times for its development.
With the permission of the Madras University the Pre-University class was started in 1964 with just 171 students. The college was inauguarted on 6th Aug. 1964 by the then Bishop Rt. Rev. I.R.H. Gnanadason.
The College is accredited with "A" Grade by the NAAC.
Nomenclature of the College
In June 1984, the College was renamed as Nesamony Memorial Christian College in recognition of the yeoman service rendered by the late Thiru.A. Nesamony M.A,B.L to the Kanyakumari Diocese of the Church of South India.
The Patron of the institution is Marshal A. Nesamony. He was born in 1895 at Nesarpuram in Vilavancode taluk, Kanyakumari District. He graduated at Trivandrum Maharaja College, Thiruvananthapuram, and studied law at Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. He was among the people who had a role in merging South Travancore(Kanyakumari) to Tamil Nadu.
The institution is owned and managed by the Kanyakumari Diocese of the Church of South India. The Executive committee of the Diocese appoints the Principal of the college. The College Governing Board, constituted by the Diocese, makes all other appointments subject to the approval of the Executive Committee. The Major Financial and administrative policies of the College are formulated by the Governing Board. The general administration of the College vests in the Principal. He is assisted by the Vice-Principal in the day-to-day administration of the College.
In June 1984, the college was renamed as Nesamony Memorial Christian College in recognition of the service rendered by the late Thiru. A. Nesamony to the Kanyakumari Diocese.
The emblem of the college bears a Cross, a Church, a Palmyrah tree, a Star, a Book and a Lotus flower. The Cross shows that it is a Christian institution. The Church signifies sanctification, as one gets sanctification through prayers. The Palmyrah tree is a feature of the district. At the top is a star which stands for guidance. The open Book and the Lotus, India’s National flower, symbolize Knowledge and Wisdom respectively.
The motto of the institution is “Faith, Endeavour and Power".
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