St. Aloysius College, Thrissur

St. Aloysius College, Thrissur
സെയിന്റ് അലോഷ്യസ് കോളേജ് , തൃശ്ശൂർ
Front side In Aloysius college
MottoAncient Greek: Sursum Corda
("Lift up Your Hearts")
TypeGovernment Aided College
FounderKuriakose Elias Chavara
PrincipalDr. Babu Paul MA
Elthuruth,Thrissur Kerala

10°49′59″N 76°18′09″E / 10.83306°N 76.30250°E / 10.83306; 76.30250Coordinates: 10°49′59″N 76°18′09″E / 10.83306°N 76.30250°E / 10.83306; 76.30250
AffiliationsUniversity of Calicut

The St. Aloysius College, Thrissur, commonly known as SACT, is situated in Elthuruth, Thrissur City of Kerala state. It is a first grade college affiliated to the University of Calicut. It is run by the congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The college is administered by St. Mary's Monastery, a house under the Devamatha Province of the congregation. [1] The college has Seven undergraduate courses (Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Zoology, Gemmology, Economics and Commerce) and four post-graduate courses (Economics, English, Zoology and Commerce).


The college was sanctioned by the Government of Kerala by the order G.O. Ms 40/69/Edn dt. 21.1.69 and was given provisional affiliation to the Kerala University on 27 June 1968 and permanent affiliation was accorded to the College by the University of Calicut on 15 March 1971. In July 1978, the college was upgraded with B.A. Economics. The college obtained U.G.C. affiliation in April 1984. The college was accredited at the B+ level in 2004.

The college through the annals

  • 1 July 1968 Classes begin for the 1 Pre-Degree Course
  • 1 January 1968 Application for the College forwarded to the Kerala University. Rev. Fr. Malachias CMI, appointed the First Manager of the College.
  • 1 June 1968 Rev. Fr. Adoplhus CMI is appointed Principal of the St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth. On June 27, 1968 The St. Aloysius College Elthuruth is given provisional affiliation to the Kerala University.
  • July 16, 1968 V. Rev. Fr. Clemens, Provincial lays the foundation stone of the extension of the College.
  • March 15, 1971 Permanent affiliation accorded to the College by the Calicut University
  • July 1978 College upgraded with B. A. Economics
  • Aug. 1979 B.Com is introduced
  • June 1981 Mr. A. K. Paul (II PDC) gets IIIrd rank in the University (Arts)
  • Aug. 1982 B. Sc. Maths, is started. Pre Degree gets the IV Group
  • July 1982 Mr. N. Gopakumar II PDC secures First Rank in the University (Science)
  • Dec. 1984 M. A. Economics is introduced
  • June 1985 Girls are also admitted in the college.
  • June 1988 Bro. Varghese V. A. gets IIIrd rank in B. Com.
  • Feb. 1990 College Drama group sets a new record in the University Arts Festival by winning the first prizes in Malayalam, English and Hindi drama
  • March 1992 Inauguration of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the College
  • March 1992 Blessing the College Auditorium by Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kundukulam
  • Dec. 1993 Physics B.Sc. introduced
  • Dec. 1993 Closing function of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations
  • Dec. 1994 Decennial of P. G. Department of Economics celebrated
  • June 1995 M.A. English introduced
  • June 1996 Fr. Thomas Chakramakkil assurnes charge as Principal
  • Jan. 1997 College Bus service started at the initiative of the principal, Rev. Fr. Thomas Chakramakkil, C.M.I., with the monitoring service of Dr. P. R. Varghese
  • April 1998 Fr. Jose Pellissery assumes charge as Principal
  • June 1998 B.Sc. Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Chemistry as Sub. started.
  • Dec. 1999 B.Sc Zoology with Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Techniques started.
  • July 2002 The Centre for Continuing Education opened. The centre begins coaching for BSc Computer Science and BCA under distance eduction programme. M. A. Economics I rank Priya. C.
  • May 2003 Fr. Thomas Chakramakkil assumes charge as Principal
  • June 2003 Miss Niju V. R. gets III rank in B. Sc. Zoology.
  • 2003-2004 Restructuring of the Office and Principal’s Office; Construction of additional toilet facilities; Self study report of the college submitted to the NAAC.
  • 2004-2005 College is accredited at the B+ level; Msc Zoology course started; 2nd floor of the library Building Completed; Fr. C. A. Thomas, Principal is nominated to Syndicate, University of Calicut.
  • 2005-2006 M. Com. Course Started, M. Sc. Zoology Block Completed
  • April 2007 Fr. Jose Kavungal assumes charge as Principal.
  • 2007-2008 Lince Lawrance II Rank MSc Zoology, Anu Venu III Rank MSc Zoology
  • May 2009 Dr. N. D. Inasu assumes charge as Principal.
  • June 2009 Jiny Jimmy B.Sc. Zoology, II Rank & Surabhi Krishnan, M. Sc. Zoology, II Rank.
  • Aug. 2011 St. Aloysius College registered under the newly formed Trust: ‘St. Aloysius Educational Trust’
  • Nov. 2011 Maria Glory Jose M.Sc. Zoology, II Rank
  • June 2012 Dr. Fr. Babu Paul Kalathuparambil assumes charge as Principal.
  • Aug. 2012 Introduction of Four new Courses: B.A. English, B. Com (Banking), M.Sc. Chemistry & M. Sc. Physics.
  • Aug. 2012 Mathematics Department shifted to a New Block.
  • Aug. 2012 Cent Percent pass in B. Com and 100% First Class in M.A. English.
  • Jan. 2013 Inauguration of New Library Block by Hon’ble Union Minister Prof. K.V. Thomas.
  • Jan. 2013 Inauguration of New Seminar Hall by Hon’ble MLA of Thrissur Adv. Therambil Ramakrishnan.
  • Jan. 2013 Renovation of College Auditorium
  • Feb. 2013 NAAC Re-accreditation: The Peer Team visited the Campus and re-accredited with B 2.84 CGPA
  • June 2013 Introduction of 4 new Courses: B.Com (Co-operation), BBA (Finance), M Sc Mathematics & MCJ.
  • June 2014 Introduction of 4 new Courses: BBA (HRM) M Sc Statistics  & BMMC.
  • June. 2014 MIS (Management Information System) implemented.
  • July. 2014 Self Financing Courses shifted to new Block.
  • July. 2014 B Voc (UGC Funded) Jewellery Designing and Gemmology started.
  • July. 2015 Approval of English Department as Research Center under Calicut University.
  • July. 2015 B Com Computer Application and B Sc Psychology courses started.
  • August. 2015 Our ASAP got Five Star status in Kerala
  • Jan. 2016 All Kerala Chavara Inter-collegiate and Inter-school Football Championship.
  • July 2016 Our ASAP got Five Star status and Third Rank in Kerala
  • June 2016 St. Aloysius College  was selected as the Best College at the state level for anti-drug activities under NSS for the year 2016-17.
  • June 2017 Shifted Maths, Psychology, English & Statistics Departments to Bishop Clemens Block.
  • Feb. 2018 The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of St. Aloysius College was inauguration by Supreme Court Justice Shri. Kurian Joseph
  • Feb. 2018 The New Building Block “Chavara Square” started functioning after inauguration by Supreme Court Justice Shri. Kurian Joseph
  • May 2018 A Fraternity Meet with the family members of all Associates, Faculty, and all the priests who completed their studies as a part of St. Aloysius College. The evening Cultural  Meet was inaugurated by Dr. Antony Kariyil, former VC of Christ University and the Bp. of Mandya Diocese at the Chavara Square.
  • Post Graduate Departments Secured 100% Result in University Exams (2017-18 Academic Year): M.A Economics, M.Sc Chemistry, M.Sc Mathematics, M.Sc Physics M.Sc Zoology.
  • July 2018 Ms. Serene T C –  M.Sc Physics student secured first rank in Calicut University & Ms. Vibitha P. Varghese – 2015-17 Batch M.Sc Zoology student secured eighth rank in Calicut University.
  • Dec 3, 2018 After a year-long Golden Jubilee celebration events, the Valedictory of Golden Jubilee Celebrations was held in the college auditorium. Retd. Supreme Court Justice P. Sadhasivam, the Hon’ble Governor of Kerala inaugurated the Session.
  • 2018 Research Block was inaugurated by Retd. Supreme Court Justice P. Sadhasivam, the Hon’ble Governor of Kerala.
  • 2018 Golden Jubilee commemorative Stamp and the First Day Cover were released by Shri. Jithedra Gupta, the Post Master General, Kerala.
  • 2019 Dr. Fr. Babu Paul cmi, Principal, was selected to the NAAC Peer Team by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore.
  • March 2019 IIQA was submitted to NAAC as the first step for the submission of SSR.

Motto & Emblem

St. Aloysisu College Thrissur campus map

The emblem and the motto of the college reveal the telling vision the pioneers had in establishing this institution. The three-lettered regalia of S.A.C. (St. Aloysius College) in blend is placed at the foot of the emblem and is crowned by the College motto Sursum Corda, Lift up Your Hearts. In the centre of the emblem is a lamp whose flame is inset in a circle. The encircled flame is contoured by the three sides of a triangle pointing to the mystery of the Holy Trinity. The ineffable ardour of the flame is the heart of the triangle. The triangle on its left is flanked by a lily in blossom and by a rice plant slightly bent by the load of sheaves on the right. While the lily invites emulation by the virtue of its purest gaze, the sheaves beckon one to bear fruits that shall last. Thus the uplifted heart that stands for the spirit of the College looks up to the flame, the lily and the sheaves as its steers its course through the shoals and eddies of time

The College motto, Sursum Corda, /ˌsɜːsəm ˈkɔːdə/ ‘Lift up Your Hearts’   is built on an analogous phrase in the Bible, ‘lift up the soul’ (Psalm 25:1). The words Lift up Your Hearts, unfold the concept of the motto. The act of lifting up involves deep, personal, firm and undivided attention of the individual. Heart functions in all dimensions of human existence. The objects of the heart focus on wisdom, love and faithfulness. Thus the directive, lift up your hearts takes for granted a deliberate act, which demands true discipline (tapas) and concentration (ekagratha). This diligent act of lifting up one's heart culminates in success, peace and joy in life. Authentic persons and real citizens are thereby assiduously nurtured.

In tune with the emblem of the College, our founding Fathers have formulated the vision that we as educators of young people, should always have. Our educational endeavours aim at helping the students to being tellectually competent, spiritually mature, morally upright, psychologically integrated, physically healthy and socially acceptable so as to enable them to champion the cause of justice, love, truth and peace. In a developing country like ours, we want our students to be in the forefront in creating a just and human society where dignity of the human person is respected, where unjust social structures are challenged, where our cultural heritage of ahimsa, religious harmony and national integration is upheld, and where the poor and the marginalized are specially taken care of.

Though a minority Catholic Christian educational institution, St. Aloysius College is open to all students irrespective of caste and creed. They are accepted and cherished as they are and are helped to grow in their cultural, social and religious traditions. As they are privileged to be in this Christian institution, they will also have the right to get acquainted with the person of Jesus Christ and His Gospel. Ours being an institution established by and for a minority community based on religion, preference will be given to member of Syro-Malabar Church in admission and appointments and a special concern will be shown for the faith formation of the Christian Youth. The management believes that the secret of the success of our College is a community of teachers who are committed to their vocation, professionally competent, morally upright, just and human in dealings and who grow in the true vision of education.

Over the years the College has tried its best to adhere to this vision. This sublime vision of the Founding Father and of a team of like-minded people who came to be known as CMI Fathers is enlivened through promoting higher education and cultivating values among young people who actively participate in the process of nation building. We believe in efficacy of Christian value system respecting other value systems and we seek to reify this through a unique concept of discipline. We endeavour to realise this discipline internally in the students through filial exhortation rather than by external imposition. The College promotes education in a free atmosphere, which enables the students to seek the truth in their own way. Equality of gender, colour and creed, and a concern for the financially and socially disadvantageous sections are the policy principles underlying this disciplinary system. This method should make students unexpectedly confident and serene, alert and adventurous. It is through these means that students learn to live deliberately, to front life sturdily and to come to grips with realities.


  • Gemmology
  • Commerce
  • English
  • Statiscs
  • History
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Zoology
  • Polictical science
  • Psychology
  • Ornamental fish farming
  • Jewellery designing (JD)
  • Management studies
  • Multimedia
Aditional Subject
  • Malayalam
  • Pysical education
  • Hindi

Sevice Wing


St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth, is a first grade college affiliated to the University of Calicut. The journey of St. Aloysius began on 1 June 1968 with a Vision and mission of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara “to mould intellectually competent, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired individuals”. Rev. Fr. Malachias, the First Manager and Rev. Fr. Adolphus, the first Principal led the  institution with resolute dedication. Starting with Pre-degree courses in 1968, St. Aloysius had its first extension with the laying of foundation stone by late Rev. Dr. Clemens, then Provincial and later Bishop of Sagar. It is run by Fathers who belong to the congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) founded by St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The CMI community of Fathers and Brothers work in various educational institutions and social centres throughout the country and abroad. St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth, is administered by St. Mary's Monastery, under the Devamatha Province of the congregation. The other institutions in the same campus coming under the administration of the Monastery are St. Aloysius L.P, U.P, High School, Higher Secondary School, St. Aloysius Boarding House, St. Berchmans’ Aspirants House and St. Mary's Parish Church.

Today we have  16 UG and 8 PG courses along with English as Research Center.  The curriculum growth of UG and PG courses indicates a continuous journey beyond the threshold of mediocrity to soar into an ever continuing explorative experience in quality education. Now with 85 members on the  teaching staff and 32 members on the ministerial staff and   as many as  2000 students on the roll, we continue the journey we started a long ago.


  1. ^ "History". St Aloysius college. Retrieved 15 February 2010.

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