College (Thrissur) was founded on 23rd June 1919
for the services of people in the field of higher education.
The objectives are not
only intellectual excellence
and imparting skills but mainly formation of good citizens
of character and ability, committed to the services of their
In fact the college intends to stress
the primary moral, spiritual and ethical values in the
integrated development of man. The objectives are achieved
only through instruction, but also from the general
atmosphere of the college that develop personality, chapter
and disposition. The vision is enshrined in the motto: “
” – the truth will set
you free. On 14th October ,1927 our beloved
Mahatma Gandhi visited St. Thomas college and
addressed a meeting of staff and students.
St. Thomas College, is located in Thrissur City, the Cultural Capital of Kerala State, India. Founded by Fr. Medleycott in the early-20th century, this college played a very important role in the development of Kerala. It gave birth to the thoughts of the communist leader and Kerala's first chief minister E.M.S Namboodiripadu. Kerala's education minister Prof. Joseph Mundassery was a professor of St. Thomas College, Thrissur; it was he who brought the revolutionary Education bill which is thought to have transformed the face of Kerala.
St. Thomas College, Thrissur is the first
Roman Catholic college in Kerala, India. It is conducted by
the Arch Diocese of Trichur. It was found by the Rt. Rev.
Dr. John Menachery, the Bishop and Vicar Apostolic of
Trichur in April 1919 for the service of the people in the
field of higher education. The stated objective are not only
intellectual excellence and imparting of skills but mainly
formation of good citizens of character and ability,
committed to the service of their fellow man.
Some of the other famous personalities
who spent their campus life in this famous institution are Mathai Manjooran, C. Achutha Menon, V.M.
Sudheeran, Hon'ble Sri. Justice P. R. Raman, Dr. Mar Aprem
Metropolitan, Formerly George David Mooken, Bishop Dr.
Paulose Mar Paulose, Prof. George Menachery – Historian,
M.P. Parameshwaran - Scientist turned social activist,
Ousepachan (Malayalam musician), Shimju David (Chief
Executive Officer, Emax Software).