St. Mary's College, Thrissur

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St. Mary's College
St Marys College Logo.jpg
Motto "Excellence and Service"
Type Educational and research institution
Established 1946
Principal Dr. Sr. Marriette A Therattil
Location Thrissur, Kerala, India
Campus Urban

St. Mary's College, Thrissur is the first women's college in Kerala state, India.[1] Established and managed by the CMC Educational Society of Nirmala Province of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel in the Catholic Church, the college is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Thrissur.


The sisters of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel entered the field of university education in 1946 with the inception of St. Mary's College, Thrissur. It is the pioneer First Grade women's college in the district. It soon grew into a full-fledged First Grade college with two postgraduate courses in economics and English literature.

In 1967, St. Mary's was bifurcated, the pre-degree section remaining in Thrissur and the undergraduate and postgraduate sections being shifted to Vimala College, Cheroor.

In 1979 St. Mary's once again regained its status as a First Grade college with the starting of B.A., B.Sc. courses. Postgraduate courses in mathematics and history were introduced in 1995 and 1998 respectively.

During 1981 to 1982 a new college, Carmel College, was started under the management of the CMC Educational Society. After the trifurcation in 1987, St. Mary's and Vimala Colleges were still under the CMC Educational Society, Thrissur, which have a creditable history in the field of education. In 1998, delinking of the pre-degree courses started and was completed in 2001.

Later, B.Sc courses in polymer chemistry (1999), biotechnology (2000), microbiology (2001) and B.C.A (2001) were introduced. Postgraduate courses in microbiology, biotechnology and computer science were started in 2002, 2003 and 2004 respectively.

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission, placed the college at the A+ level in 2009.

The college celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2006.


The heart of the institution is its double-storied, library building. It has a collection of more than 47,000 books, periodicals, video and audio cassettes, and 50 CD-ROMs. The Library has launched a Digital Library


The college hostel provides accommodation to students who come from distant places. Other students who do not live with relatives or guardians live in hostels approved by college authorities. The college hostel can house up to 300 students, and is under the direct control of the principal (who stands as the local guardian to all in residence) and under the immediate management of the warden.


The college canteen serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian snacks and meals and has an ice cream parlour.


The college has indoor facilities for table tennis, chess, and carroms, as well as courts for kho kho, ball badminton, and kabaddi.

Partial academic courses[edit]

At its inception in 1946, the college had two degree courses and two intermediate courses. St. Mary's now has 23 departments.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Convent History" (PDF). Trichurarchdiocese. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 

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