Institution Analecta

1889 - St. Thomas School (even then called College) opened by the Vicar Apostolic of  Trichur  Rt.Rev. Adolphus 
**********Edwin Medlycott, Ph.D.
1893 - Incomplete High School. 
1895 - Rev. Fr. John Menacherry appointed the Vicar  Apostolic of Trichur.
1901 - July :The School shifted to the present site by  Rt.Rev. John Menacherry.
1904 - August : The school recognised as a complete High School.
1904 - December :First batch matriculated.
1918 - May 4 : Demise of Bishop Medlycott at Bangalore.
1919 - April : The High School raised to the rank of a Second Grade College in Arts, affilated to   the University of Madras
1919 - June - 23 - Admission to Ist PUC started.
1919 - August - Formal Inauguration by His Highness Sree Rama Varma, the Maharaja of  Cochin
**********Patron : Bishop John Menacherry.
**********Manager : Rev. Fr. Francis Vazhappilly.
**********Principal : Rev. Fr. John Palocaren B.A.
1919 - December 19 - Demise of Bishop Menachery.
1921 -The Boarding House shifted from the College campus to Thop 
1921 - July - Bishop Francis Vazhappilly, Patron of the College.Rev. Fr. A.J. Ukken,  Manager.   Mr. P. Sankaran Nambiar, B.A. (Honours),  **********Officiating Principal.
1922 - Further affiliation in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry (Intermediate)
1924 - January : Rev. Fr. Palocaren, M.A. (Edin.) Principal
1925 - March : Affiliation sanctioned as a First Grade College in  History Group.
**********Manager:   Rev. Fr. M. Edakkolathur, 
1926 - June : B.A. Course started in Group I Mathematics
1927 - June : Suppression of Boarding House and starting of Major Seminary at Thope.
1927 - October 14 - Mahatma Gandhi addressed a meeting of staff and students
1928 - Madras University First General Commission inspected the College.
1934 - Two Hostels built (St. Mary's & Cosmopolitan)
1935 - September 19: Sir Sri Rama Varma, the Maharaja of Cochin, visited the College.
1936 - Main block of College buildings extended and made two storeyed (Medlycott Hall)
1937 - Seminary building in Thope was converted into a Hostel  called St. Thomas Hostel. The title " Monsigneur" 
**********conferred on the Manager and the Principal. 
1938 - October - Madras University Second Commission  (Vice - Chancellor and Registrar visited the College.
1939 - Affiliation in Hindi for the Intermediate and B.A.
1941 - Separate Science Block constructed (Menacherry Hall)
1942 - May 12: Demise of Bishop Vazhappilly.
1944 - Silver Jubilee of the College (i.e., the 55th year of educational service of the institution).
1944- May : Rt. Rev.  George Alapatt, Ph.D., the Bishop of Trichur became Patron of  the College & 
**********Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. Puduchery, Manager
1945 - Extensive playground laid out in Thope.
1946 - March - Madras University Third General Commission inspected the College
1948 - August  19 - Demise of Msgr. Palocaren
1948 - September 20 - Prof. Joseph Pettah M.A., officiating Principal.
1949 - May 1 - Rev. Fr. Joseph Kallingal M.A., Principal.
1951 - May - Affiliation in Natural Science (Intermediate) and B.Sc. (Physics)
1951 - June - Started St. Thomas Boarding House instead of the Hostel at Thope.
1954 - Madras University Fourth General Commission visited the College.
1955 - Affiliation in B.A. ( Statistics)
1956 - June - Pre University Course started. Stadium in the College playground constructed.
1956 - August 23 - Laying of the foundation stone of the new Science Block by Sri Panampilly Govinda Menon,
********** the Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin.
1957 - June - Affiliation to Kerala University. Three year Degree course started in Economics, Mathematics, 
**********Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Commerce.
1957 - June - 18 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Paul Chittilappilly, B.A., B.T., Manager
1957 - October -  Sri.V.K.Krishna Menon, the Defence Ministerof India, visited the College. Prof. C.D. Deshmukh, 
**********the Chairman of the University Grants Commission, also visited the College.
1958 - January -  Dr. John Mathai, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kerala, visited the College.
1958 - Three year Degree course in Botany and Statistics
1959 - Pavilion in the College play ground.
1959 - February 14 - Inauguration of the new Science Block(Vazhappilly Hall, Palocaren Hall  & Tisserant Hall) by 
**********His Eminence Valerian Cardinal Gracias, the Archbishop of *Bombay
1960 - June - Rev. Fr. Ittiera Mampilly M.A., Principal.
1961 - M.Sc. in physics and chemistry started.
1962 - Kerala University General Inspection Commission visited the College.
1963 - May 31 Rev. Dr.  Thomas Mootheden M.A.,D.D.         Principal.
1964 -January 20 - Mrs. Laksmi N. Menon, the Union Minister, visited the College.
1964 - June - Integrated two year Pre-degree course. Last batch of one year Pre-Universitycourse for the benefit 
 **********of eligible candidates. M.Sc. (Maths) and M.A. (English) started.
1965 - June - M.A. ( Economics) started. A new building opened in St. Mary's Hostel which *is renamed St. Thomas' Hostel. a 
 **********new addition made to the Science Block
1966 - June -Started the  B.Sc. (Special course in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) .St. George's Hostel for 
 **********staff and Post Graduate students inaugurated.
1967 - June B.A. (Pattern II) History & English started
1968 - July 23 - Calicut University inaugurated and the College gets affiliated to it.
1968 - August - Commencement of the last batch of B.Sc. (Special) course and the first batch of  M.Com and 
 **********M.Sc. Botany
1969 - January - Golden Jubliee Celebration (i.e., the 80th year of the institution). 
1969 - August - M.Sc. Zoology started.
1970 - Science Block completed with the addition of George Alappatt Block.
1970 - August 16 - Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kundukulam, the Bishop of Trichur, the Patron.
1971 - College comes under the COSIP scheme of UGC.
1971 - July 1-Rev. Fr. Nicholas Anthikad, B.Sc.(Honours) STL, (Rome) M.A. (Nova Scotia), Principal.
1971 - November 18-Farely Richmond, Director of the Asian Theatres, University of Michigan, visited the College.
1972 - Post Graduate Inspection Commission visited the College.
1972 - September 1-After a prolonged strike of the private college teachers of the state, payment of salary to the collegiate 
**********staff by the Kerala Government commences. 
1973 - July - Suppression of Cosmopolitan Hostel
1973 - November 6 - Demise of Bishop Alappatt at Karanchira
1974 - February 23-Rt. Rev. Msgr. Iype Irimpen, Manager,  and he becomes Bishop of Palghat in September.
1974 - September 10 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Maliekkal, Manager.
1975 - March 30 - Scheme of Pensionary Benefits for private College staff notified by the Government.
1975 - April 30 - Visit of UGC Survey Committee.
1977 - College selected for COHSSIP by UGC
1978 - June 13 - Principal Rev. Fr. Nicholas Anthikad on leave ( upto March 26, 1979 ) Prof.T.O.Mathew 
 **********appointed officiating Principal in the leave-vacancy.
1978 - September 30 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Paul Chittilappilly DCL. Manager
1979 - June 1-Rev. Fr. Nicholas Anthikad relinquished Principalship. Prof T.O. Mathew M.A. appointed as Principal.
1979 - August 1 - Shift system for the Pre Degree classes was started with three batches of students
1980 - February 14 - The Four Day Diamond Jubliee ( i.e., the 91st year of the institution clebrations of the
 **********College inaugurated by Sri. N. Sanjiva Reddy, President of *India, who also laid the foundation 
 **********stone of the proposed new Library and Reading Hall.
1980 - February 25 - Calicut University General Commission visited the College.
1980 - August - Affiliation in Fourth Group Commerce in Pre Degree.
1981 - May 7 - Principal Prof. T.O. Mathew retired.
1981 - May 8 - Rev. Fr. Paul Alappat, M.A., B.D. Principal.
1982 - August 19 - Shift System for the Pre Degree Fourth Group started.
1984 - December 18 - M.Sc. Statistics started.
1987 - May 12 - Manager Rt. Rev. Paul Chittilappilly on leave
1987 - May 12 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ignatius Chalissery appointed  acting Manager.
1988 - May 19 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Paul Chittilappilly appointed  Bishop, Diocese of Kalyan.
1988 - May 19 -  Rt. Rev. Msgr Ignatius Chalissery, Manager.
1989 - Rev. Fr. Paul Alappatt, MA., elected to the Syndicate of the University of Calicut, fromthe Principal's 
**********constituency.
1993 - March 19 - Platinum Jubliee celeberations inaugurated by the Honourable Minister for Education 
**********Shri. E.T. Mohammed Basheer. Foundation stone of the JublieeMemorial Indoor Stadium blessed by 
**********the patron Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kundukulam.
1993 - May 23 - Purvavidyarthisangamam inaugurated by Shri. E.M.S. Namboodiripad.
1994 - Jan. 8 - Platinum Jubliee (i.e., 105th year of the institution) Valedictory Functionsinaugurated by 
**********Sri. P.V. Narasimha Rao, the Honourable Prime Minister of India.
**********Sri. K. Karunakaran, the Chief Minister of Kerala presided over the function. 
1994 - Jan. 18 - Rev. Mother Theresa received a delegation of the College community.        
1994 - March 25 - Foundation stone of the Platinum Jubliee Memorial Building blessed by the*Patron 
**********Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kundukulam.
1994 - March 31 - Principal Rev. Fr. Paul Alappat, retired.
1994 - April 1 - Rev. Fr. Antony Porathur M.A. Ph.D. appointed  as Principal.
1994 - Sept. : U.G.C. Vocationalisation of B.Com. Degree course with  Travel and Tourism Management.
1995 - Jan. 24 - Rev. Dr. Bosco Puthur appointed as Manager.
1997 - February 15 - Most Rev. Dr. Jacob Thoomkuzhy, Archbishop of Trichur, Patron.
1997 - July 3 - Indoor Stadium inaugurated. The Management takes measures to control
**********the student politics and frequent strikes which led to a prolonged confrontation 
**********which was settled with the mediation of Sri. P. J. Joseph, Minister for Education, Govtof Kerala.
1998 - April 26 - Demise of Archbishop Mar Joseph Kundukulam, former Patron.
1998 - June - Delinking of Pre Degree begins. 3 batches suppressed.
1999 - February 20 - Manager, Rev. Dr. Bosco Puthur relieved
1999 - February 21 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Kakkassery appointed as Manager.
1999 - June - B.Com Travel and Tourism Degree Course regularised
1999 - December - Fr. Antony Porathur, PhD, elected to the Syndicate of the University of Calicut, from the 
**********Principal's constituency.
2000 - Renovation of the Arts Block (Old Blocks) started. 
2001 - March - Pre Degree delinked from the College.
2001 - August - B. Sc. Computer Science started
2002 - January - Computerisation of the Library started.
2002 - June 3 - Renovated Arts Block (Old Blocks) blessed by His Grace Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy, M.A.,DCL
**********Archbishop of Thrissur
2002 - July 9 - Decided to admit women-students to the P.G. Courses
2002 - November - BSc Electronics and MSW courses started. Measures for NAAC accreditation started 
**********under the leadership of Fr. Antony Porathur PhD, Principal, and Sri. Varghese O. Vazhappilly,
**********Co-ordinator of the Steering Committee.
2003 - Januray 23. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Kakkassery, the Manager relieved.
 **********Rev. Msgr. Andrews Thazhath, B.D., DOCL, appointed Manager.
2004 - February 16. The College got accredited at the B+ + level (83 %) by the National Assessment and 
**********Accreditation Council (NAAC) on the basis of the physical verification of the Self Study Report 
**********of the College by a NAAC Peer Team *led by Prof. Sasidhara Prasad, Vice-Chancellor of the 
**********University of Mysore, between 11th and 13th of February.          
2004 - May 1- Rev. Msgr. Andrews Thazhath, the Manager of the College, nominated Auxiliary Bishop of the 
**********Archdiocese of Trichur.        
2004 - May 25 - Decided to admit women-students to the B.A. and B.Sc. Degree Coursesfrom the academic 
**********year 2004 - 05 onwards.
2004 - May 31- Rev. Fr. Antony Porathur PhD, the Principal, retired.
2004 - June 1- Sri A. M. Francis M.Com., Head of the Department of Commerce, appointed Principal of the College. 
2004 - October 2 - 3 Visit of Padmavibhushan Prof. K. N. Raj, (formerly Economic adviser to Govt. of India, one time
**********Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi, a Memberof the United Nations Committee on Development 
**********Planning, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a University Grants Commission National
**********Professor), Dr. I. G. Patel and Dr. Bimal Jalan (both former Governors of *the Reserve Bank of India) 
**********and Ashok Mitra, former Finance Minister of West Bengal, in connection with the National Conference
**********organized by the Dept. of Economics in association with International Labour Organisation of UNO, 
**********the Planning Commission of Govt. of India, the Economic and Political Weekly, and the Malcom and 
**********Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust. 
2004 - October 14 -  MSc Computer Science and MSc Electronics (both as self-financing courses) started.
2005 - November 30 - Foundation stone for a new block of college laid by Mar  Andrews Thazhath, the 
**********manager of college
2006 - December 12 - Sacredotal golden jubilee block inaugurated
2007 - January 30 - Dr. Andrews Thazhath , BD, DOCL, the manager relieved. Msgr. Raphael Thattil, DOCL 
**********appointed as manager. Rev. Fr. Raphael *Vadakan, appointed as vicar general
2007 - 51 sacredotal Golden Jubaliee Scholarships instituted in the current year for academically bright and 
**********economicaly weak students
2007 - March 18 - Mar ndrews Thazhat, former manager of the college become archbishop of Thrissur, patron.
**********dddecided to admit women students to the B. Com from 2007-08 onwards
2008 - March . completion of computerisation of college office2008 - March 31 - Sri A M Francis M Com , Principal, retired.
2008 - April  1 - Rev. Fr. Dr.Davessy Panthalokaran. M .A.(Eng), M.A(Soc), M.A(Phil), Ph.D , Lecturer Selection
**********Grade , Dept of nglish, appointed as principal 
2008 - June 18 - Navathi celebrations inaugurated by His Beatitude Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil , The Arch Bishop 
**********of Syro Malabar Church
2008 - November 10 'VISION 2020' , inaugurated by Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam , Former president of India
2009 - January 12 - Valedictory functions of the Navathi Celebrations , Sri Vayalar Ravi,  Hon. Minister of Foreign 
**********affiars & Parlimentary affiars , Govt. of India, Padmasree Dr. K J Yasudas, Sri K P Rajendren,
********** Hon Revenue Minister of Kerala were the chief guests.
2010 - March 31 - Rev. Dr. Devassy Panthallookkaran Ph.D., principal retired.
2010 - April 1 - Dr. P.O. Jenson M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Dept. of  Statistics appointed the principal of the college.
2010 - April 17 - Dr. Raphael Thattil became the auxiliary bishop of Trichur Archdiocese.
Updated on: 14 May 2015

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