St. Thomas College, Thrissur

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St. Thomas' College (Autonomous)
Administration Block of St Thomas College
Motto Veritas Vos Liberabit
Motto in English
The Truth Will Set You Free
Established 1889
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Principal Dr. Jenson P O
Location Thrissur City, Kerala, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Calicut

St. Thomas' College (Autonomous), Thrissur is a Christian college located in Thrissur City, the Cultural Capital of Kerala, India. Founded by Mar Adolph Medlycott in 1889, this college played a very important role in the development of Kerala. St. Thomas College, Thrissur is the first Roman Catholic college in Kerala, India. It is conducted by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissur.
In 2004, St. Thomas' College has been accredited with a B + + stature by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous organization instituted by the University Grants Commission. In September 2010, St. Thomas College completed the re-accreditation process and National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited the college with A grade and 3.58 points out of 4.00. With this grade this college stand first in Thrissur district and third in Kerala state.[1]


St. Thomas College, Thrissur

Started as a lower secondary school in 1889, the founder, the first Vicar Apostolic of Thrissur, Adolphus Edwin Medlycott, named it St. Thomas’ College. In 1919, it was raised to a second grade college in arts, affiliated to the University of Madras.[2] The college was raised to the rank of a Second Grade College for the service of the people in the field of higher education during the period of Rt. Rev. Dr. John Menachery, the Bishop and Vicar Apostolic of Thrissur in April 1919.[3]

Academic courses[edit]

The college offers graduate, postgraduate and Ph.D.-level courses in a wide range of subjects. There are nineteen teaching departments[4] (including the seven research departments[5] and the twelve postgraduate departments[6]) that encompassed 140 teachers. This college is affiliated to University of Calicut, Thenjipalam, Malappuram District.


  • General
    • Department of Media Studies
    • Department of Physical Education
    • Department of Social Work
  • Humanities
    • Department of History
    • Department of Political Science
  • Languages
    • Department of English
    • Department of Hindi
    • Department of Malayalam
    • Department of Sanskrit
  • Mathematical Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
    • Department of Botany
    • Department of Zoology
  • Physical Sciences
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Electronics
  • Social Sciences
    • Department of Commerce
    • Department of Economics
  • Other
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Physical Education

Doctoral Studies(PhD)[edit]

  • Department of English
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Commerce

Department of Physics[edit]

The Department of Physics was started in 1922 within three years of the establishment of the college itself. In 1951 a B.A Degree in Physics was started (later changed to BSc) was started with the affiliation of the Madras University. In 1961 MSc Physics (of Kerala University) was started which was a rare course in those days (one among four colleges in Kerala then). This Department offers bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in Physics.

Department of Statistics[edit]

In the year 1955, the Degree Course in B.A. Statistics was started under the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics affiliated to the University of Madras. The B.A. Course was converted to three year B.Sc. course in Statistics in 1958 under the University of Kerala. The Department of Statistics was established in the year 1984. This department offers bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and Doctoral Studies (PhD).

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "about". St Thomas College, Thrissur. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Landmark in Kerala history". Chennai, India: The Hindu. June 19, 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Home". St Thomas College, Thrissur. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  4. ^ "location". St Thomas College, Thrissur. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  5. ^ "research". St Thomas College, Thrissur. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  6. ^ "course". St Thomas College, Thrissur. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  7. ^ "The headmaster of my college was Father John Palakaran, a Catholic priest from a distinguished Kerala Christian family who had taken his degrees at Edinburgh University", quotation from page 6 of Easwaran, Eknath (1996). Seeing with the eyes of love: Eknath Easwaran on the imitation of Christ. Tomales, CA, USA: Nilgiri Press. ISBN 0-915132-87-7. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 

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Coordinates: 10°31′23″N 76°13′10″E / 10.52301°N 76.21942°E / 10.52301; 76.21942