Sacred Heart College, Thevara

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Sacred Heart College, Kochi is a premier institution of higher education affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Established in 1944 by the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), a catholic religious order for men, the college aims at the fashioning of an enlightened society founded on a relentless pursuit of excellence and a secular outlook combined with a firm faith in God.

Over the years, the SH college has established itself a front runner in the quest for excellence, both in the academic and co-curricular fields. In the year 2000, the college was accredited by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) at the Five Star level, and in 2013 it was re accredited at the A level. With its 14 undergraduate and 15 postgraduate programmes, and a range of diploma and certificate courses, the college has been in a quest to stay abreast of the ever expanding academic frontiers. Current Principal is Prasant Palakkappilly.


Sacred Heart College, Thevara was established in 1944 by the Sacred Heart Monastery, Thevara, a unit of the CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate) Congregation.[citation needed] In 2014 the college became one among the first five autonomous colleges in Kerala.[1]

Milestones on the Path of Progress[edit]

2018 - Overall Champions in MG University, Kalolsavam with 102 points.

2017 - Runners up in MG University, Kalolsavam.

2014 - Autonomous status

2013 - Re Accredited at A Grade in the III cycle

2010 - CPE II Phase

2010 - Rated as No.1 College in the state, and one among the top 25 in the country by India Today.

2009 - Rated as No.1 College in the state, and one among the top 25 in the country by India Today.

2008 - Rated as No.1 College in the state, and one among the top 25 in the country by India Today.

2007 - Rated as No.1 College in the state, and one among the top 25 in the country by India Today.

2007 - The college is reaccredited by NAAC at A+ Level.

2004 - The status of College with Potential for Excellence is conferred on the college by the UGC.

2003 - Secures MG University Overall Championship in sports.

2000 - The college secures MG University Overall Championship in sports.

2000 - The College is accredited by NAAC with Five Star status.

1999 - Wins the R. Sankar Award for the second time.

1997 - The College secures MG University Overall Championship in Sports.

1997 - The College wins the prestigious R. Sankar Award instituted by the Govt. of Kerala for the best college in the state.

1997 - B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry (vocational) started.

1995 - Renewable Energy Research Centre opened under the aegis of the Department of Physics and a renewable energy demonstration centre viz., ‘Mithradham’ launched as an extension service centre.

1995 - Affiliation granted to M.Sc. Physics.

1994 - Departments of Zoology and Economics become Research Centres.

1991 - Computer Centre established offering Diploma and Certificate courses.

1988 - Department of Botany is elevated to a Research Centre.

1984 - Affiliation granted to M.Sc. Botany.

1983 - The College comes under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

1980 - DSS and MSW Programmes bifurcated and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences founded.

1975 - Co-education introduced.

1967 - Department of Social Work relocated to the Rajagiri Campus, Kalamassery.

1966 - Workshops for students inaugurated.

1964 - Affiliation granted to M.A. English and BA Sociology.

1962 - Affiliation granted to M.Sc. Chemistry.

1961 - PG Programmes in Commerce and Social Work introduced.

1959 - Affiliation granted to M.A. Economics and M.Sc. Zoology.

1958 - College is affiliated to the University of Kerala

1957 - Affiliation is granted to undergraduate programme in Botany.

1956 - French is introduced as a second language

1956 - Affiliation is granted to undergraduate programmes in Physics and Malayalam.

1955 - The college launches a Diploma course in Social Service.

1952 - Affiliation is granted to undergraduate programme in Zoology.

1947 - Affiliation is granted to undergraduate programme in Chemistry.

1944 - The college was established on June 16, 1944. Founded by Rev. Fr. John Berchmans CMI and Rev. Fr. Francis Sales CMI. Rev. Fr. Peter Thomas Pynumkal CMI was appointed as its first Principal. College started with 276 students in the three intermediate and three degree programmes affiliated to Madras University. The courses offered at the degree level were Commerce, Mathematics and Economics.

UG Programmes[edit]

Bachelor of Arts[edit]

BA Economics BA Sociology BA English Copy Editor BA Animation and Graphic Design

Bachelor of Science[edit]

B.Sc. Botany B.Sc. Chemistry B.Sc. Computer science B.Sc. Mathematics B.Sc. Physics B.Sc. Zoology BCA (Specialisation in Mobile Applications and Cloud Technology)

Bachelor of Commerce[edit]

B. Com. Commerce (Taxation - regular)

B. Com. Commerce (Computer Application - self financing)

B.Com Commerce (Taxation - self-financing)

B. Com Commerce (Travel and Tourism - self-financing)

Oriental Languages[edit]

Sanskrit Malayalam Hindi French

PG Programmes[edit]

Master of Arts[edit]

M.A. Economics M.A. English M.A. Sociology MA Multimedia - (Self Financing) MA Graphic Design - (Self Financing) MCJ (Self Financing) M.A. Digital Animation

Master of Science[edit]

M. Sc. Aquaculture (Self-financing) M. Sc. Botany M. Sc. Chemistry M. Sc. Applied Chemistry M. Sc. Mathematics M. Sc. Physics M. Sc. Zoology M. Sc. Environmental Science

Master of Commerce[edit]

M. Com

Notable alumni[edit]

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