St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur, is committed to organize capacity development and skill enhancement activities to equip the students to face the challenges raised by the competitive and emerging world. This mission is in line with the sustainable Development Goal 17 of the United Nations. The sessions and trainings for capacity development and skill enhancement are handled by resource persons from within the college, corporate sectors and prestigious educational and research institutions.


Soft skill training is provided to the students to inculcate skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving. Other soft skills include emotional intelligence, a positive attitude and taking the initiative. The effectiveness of soft skills training is highly felt as large number of students get placed in reputed firms. Trainings are given for various soft skills which include:

  • Personality Development
  • Interview Techniques
  • Stress Management
  • Body Language, Building Self Esteem
  • Self Confidence
  • Emotional Intelligence


Language and Communication skill trainings are aimed at enabling students to attain fluency and proficiency in professional communication and to meet the growing demand in the field of global communication. It enables students to improve their lexical, grammatical and communicative competence. Santhome Institute of Indian and Foreign Languages (SIIFL), is the major contributor towards these schemes. Major schemes include:

  • Cambridge English
  • Foreign languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Asian languages (Japanese, Chinese, Arabic)
  • Classical languages (Syriac, Sanskrit)
  • Indian languages (Hindi, Malayalam)


Life Skills Training is designed to make the students physically and mentally fit to lead their day-to-day life more effectively and efficiently and to train themselves in the competitive and stressful environment. It enable students to understand the significance of a healthy mind and body to lead a fruitful and successful life. Major trainings include:

  • Yoga
  • Physical fitness
  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Hygiene
  • Healthy diet
  • Awareness of trends in Technology

The capacity development activity is intended to impart knowledge of the technological advancements in the real world and to equip the students to utilize the novel technologies for the career advancement. Seminars, Workshops, Hand-on trainings, Hackathons, Symposiums are conducted to inculcate awareness of recent trends in technology. Trainings are given for various technology which include:

  • Information and communications technology (ICT) skills-Block chain technology, AI, Ethical Hacking etc.
  • Recent Trends in Sciences (Physical, Chemical and Biological sciences)
  • Software (SPSS, R, LaTeX, MATLAB etc.)
  • Recent technologies in Criminology and Police Science