St John's College, Anchal

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St John's College, Anchal
MottoLet your light shine before men
PrincipalRev. Fr. Johnson Puthuvelil
Academic staff
Location, ,
8°55′41″N 76°55′01″E / 8.92806°N 76.91694°E / 8.92806; 76.91694Coordinates: 8°55′41″N 76°55′01″E / 8.92806°N 76.91694°E / 8.92806; 76.91694
Campus25 acres
AffiliationsUniversity of Kerala
WebsiteSt John's College

St John's College is one of the higher educational institutions of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. The college is situated at Anchal, Kerala, India. It is one of the Malankara Syrian Catholic colleges established and administered by the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum in accordance with the rights of the minority community guaranteed in the Constitution of India. This estimated centre of learning is the result of the vision of late Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios and is currently flourishing under the patronage of Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis. Ever since its inception, the college is championing the cause of learning and total development of the region. The college is re-accredited by NAAC at A grade in May 2015. It is the third college in Kollam district to receive an A grade.

The College, affiliated to the University of Kerala, was started in 1964 with pre-degree course and upgraded successively with B.A, B.Sc and B.Com Degree courses in 1967, M.Sc Mathematics in 1995, B.A. Communicative English (Semester) in 1998, M.A. Public Administration (Semester) in 1999, and M.Sc Environmental Science (Semester) in 2001.

While being conscious of its special obligations for providing educational opportunities to the Malankara Syrian Catholics community, the management also extends its service to the members of other communities as well. The college made its social media presence through Facebook and Twitter in late 2011. Since then, it has been providing updates through website and social media. On 13 September 2014, the college celebrated its Golden Jubilee by hosting a mega reunion day at the campus. The event attracted many of its former students and staff to take a walk down the memory lane. Cultural and art programmes were organised and conducted by the alumni at the college auditorium. Pooja Vijayan, with her semi-classical dance, was one among the numerous alumni who performed on the occasion.

Study Programmes Offered

  1. B.A. Communicative English
  2. B.A. Economics
  3. B.A. Malayalam
  4. B.A. Political Science
  5. B.Com
  6. B.Sc. Botany
  7. B.Sc. Chemistry
  8. B.Sc. Mathematics
  9. B.Sc. Physics
  10. B.Sc. Zoology
  11. M.A. Public Administration
  12. M.Sc. Chemistry
  13. M.Sc. Environmental Science
  14. M.Sc. Mathematics


  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Politics & Public Administration
  • Department of English
  • Department of Malayalam
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Syriac

notable alumni[edit]


  1. Handbook, St John's College, Anchal, 2013-2015
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  3. Facebook: