Education is regarded as one that contributes to social, political, cultural and economic transformation of a country. The prosperity of any nation is intrinsically linked to its human resources. A quality human capital comes from a quality education process. A carefully designed and well planned education system is critical in developing such human capital. Re-visualizing Indian higher education in the context of global partners entering into Indian higher education is relevant for designing the future. In this context, St. Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur, with the tradition and legacy of 100 years and excellence of highest measure, is organizing a ‘Colloquium on Higher Education’ entitled “Academia and Administration in India: Global Challenges and Local Responsibilities” for principals, teachers, researchers and administrators in the field of higher education. The event is aimed at collective deliberation, mutual sharing and profound enrichment on topics and issues relevant for higher education. The colloquium will seek ways and draw roadmaps to impart excellence in research, teaching-learning process, quality enhancement and accreditation, and academic & administrative auditing. The event will also be marked as a curtain-raiser for the Centenary Celebrations of St. Thomas’ College, Thrissur.
Registration fee: Rs.200/- (cash/DD). DD should be drawn in favour of “The Principal, St. Thomas College, Thrissur” payable at Thrissur.
About St. Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur
St. Thomas’ College, Thrissur, Kerala, was started by the Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissur in 1919 and was initially affiliated to the University of Madras and later in 1957 to Kerala University. Since 1968, it is affiliated to the University of Calicut and is an institution of excellence with a hundred years’ tradition. The college was conferred with the ‘Autonomous’ status in the year 2014. The college obtained the status of ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ in the year 2016. During the third cycle of assessment, the college was reaccredited with ‘A’ Grade by the NAAC in 2016. The objectives of this college as an institution of higher education are the intellectual excellence, imparting of skills and formation of good citizens of character and ability, committed to the service of the fellowmen. The College intends to stress the primacy of spiritual, ethical and democratic values in the integrated development of the students. The vision of the College is enshrined in the motto: Veritas Vos Liberabit, “the truth will set you free”.
Dr. T. P. Sreenivasan IFS, Former Vice Chairman of the Kerala State Higher Education Council & Indian Diplomat
Dr. N. Gopakumar, Joint Secretary, South-Western Regional Office, UGC, Bangalore
Sri. K. Jayakumar IAS, VC, Thunjathezhuthachan Malayalam University & Former Chief Secretary, Kerala
Dr. Suresh Das, Executive Vice President, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment
Dr. K. Mohammed Basheer, Vice Chancellor, Calicut University
Dr. P. B. Sunil Kumar, Director, IIT, Palakkad, Kerala
Dr. B.S. Ponmudi Raj, Deputy Adviser, NAAC, Bangalore
Dr. P. Rajendran, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University
Dr. Fr. Prashanth X. Palackapillil, Principal, SH College (Autonomous), Thevara, Kochi
Dr. Fr. Jose T. J., Principal, Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda
Dr. Sajimol Augustine M., Principal, St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam
Prof. E.P. Imbichikoya, Principal, Farook College (Autonomous), Kozhikode
Dr. Sr. Christy, Principal, St. Joseph College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda
Dr. Binoy Joseph, Principal, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Ernakulam
Dr. Fr. Anil George Konkoth, Coordinator Mob: +91 94475 18665
Dr. Jency Thomas, Jt.Coordinator, Ph.: +91 8281492841