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HISTORY

A NEW BIRTH

The dream of starting a college at Piravom under the management of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church came true with the approbation of His Beatitude Baselios Poulose II , Catholicos of the East. It was granted in the name of Baselios Poulose II as per the Govt. Letter No. 17365/B2/95 HE, dated 21-11-1995 and the sanction order was issued by the Mahatma Gandhi University as per U.O. No. ACA1/Affn/2084/95 , dated 28-11-1995. The realisation of the long cherished dream of the church for starting a college at Piravom was due largely to the unflagging enthusiasm and unstinting support of Shri. T.M. Jacob, the then Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation and Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Kerala.

CONSECRATION

H.B. Baselios Poulose II , Catholicos of the East , consecrated the college in the presence of H.G. Dr. Geevarghese Mor Gregorios, H.G. Dr. Abraham Mor Severios, H.G. Geevarghese Mor Policarpos and H.G. Dr. Thomas Mor Athanasius on 1st December 1995. The College started functioning on 1st December 1995 in Santhinikethan Buildings of the Evangelistic Association of the East at Pazhoor. Prof. Baby M. Varghese was the founder principal. The college imparts value based and job oriented education to the generations irrespective of caste and creed.

COURSE INAUGURATION

The courses were officially inaugurated on 11th December 1995 by Shri. T.M. Jacob, the then Hon’ble Minister in the presence of H.B. Baselios Poulose II, the founder manager. The B.B.A. class began on the same day with 53 students, and the classes for B.C.A. with 48 students and B.Sc. Electronics with 34 students commenced on 18 December 1995.

COLLEGE INAUGURATION

The college was formally inaugurated by Shri. E.T. Muhammed Basheer, Hon’ble Minister for Education, on 14 March 1996. Shri. T.M. Jacob, Shri. P. P. Thankachan, H. G. Dr. Abraham Mor Clemis, H.G. Dr. Gheevarghese Mor Gregorios , H.G. Thomas Mor Dinysius, H.G. Yuhanon Mor Philaxinos, H.G. Yohanon Mor Meletius , H.G. Dr. Thomas Mor Athanasius, H.G. Joseph Mor Gregorios, Shri. V. J. Poulose M.L.A., Shri. Johny Nelloor M.L.A., Shri. K. Babu M.L.A., Shri K. Jayakumar IAS (Vice Chancellor), Shri V.P. Joy IAS (Collegiate Education Director), Prof. C. Poulose (Panchayat President) and thousands of people were present on the occasion. H.B. Baselios Poulose II presided over the inaugural function.

VISION

To Develop into a Centre of Quality and Excellence in Imparting Relevant and Value Based Education to the Rural Youth

MISSION

> To promote our learners’ skills in their chosen areas of specialisation
> To facilitate the employability of our learners to give them a vocation through education
> To collaborate with our stakeholders for quality education
> To make our learners socially committed, morally upright, physically vibrant and spiritually inspired citizens
> To become an accredited institution

EMBLEM

Inside the octagon is given a symbolic depiction of the College motto “Mission with a Vision”. Knowledge eventually helps in effective deliverance of human race from the trials and tribulations posed by life. Pursuit of knowledge with a clear vision is of primary importance. It is the mission envisaged in the college crest.

Baselios Poulose II Catholicos

His Beatitude Baselios Poulose II was born on 12 June1914, as the second son of Mrs. Elizabeth and Rev. Fr. Joseph Puthussery, at Cherai. The spiritual atmosphere in his home deeply influenced the young Poulose. P.J. Poulose, his official name on records, completed his secondary education from the Rama Varma High School, Cherai. After completing college education at CMS College, Kottayam and Union Christian College, Alwaye, Poulose joined Manjinikkara Mor Ignatius Dayro. Mor A Yulius Elias, the Apostolic delegate of the Holy See of Antioch, Patriarch to Malankara, ordained Poulose as Deacon at Kottayam Valiapally in 1933. He was ordained Kassisso (Full Priest) again by Mor Yulius at Manjinikkara Dayro in 1938. Fr. Poulose served as the Vicar of various churches all over South India for many years. On 19 October 1952, Patriarch H. H. Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem I ordained Kassisso Poulose as Metropolitan with the name ‘Mor Philoxenos’ at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Homs, Syria.

Fulfilling the wishes of countless people of faith in India, the Patriarch of Antioch, H. H. Moran Mor Ignatius Yaqub III consecrated Poulose Mor Philoxenos as the Catholicos of the East, under the title ‘Mor Baselios Poulose II’ on 7th September 1975 at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Demascus. His Beatitude was officially elected as the Malankara Metropolitan at the meeting of the church delegates held on 26th December 1975 at Thuruthissery. His Beatitude made history by consecrating Mor Saverious Zakka, Archbishop of Baghdad, as the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East on September 14, 1980. This was the first time in the annals of the Syrian Orthodox Church that a Catholicos from Malankara officiated the ordination of a Patriarch of Antioch. His Beatitude along with H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I was visited the Pope H.H. John Paul II in June 1984 to sign the agreement between the Syrian and Roman Churches.

After serving the Malankara Church as Metropolitan for almost 44 years and as the Catholicos of the East for 21 years, His Beatitude joined the Heavenly Choir on Sunday the 1st September 1996 at the age of 83. The funeral service of Bava Thirumeni on the following day, was attended by thousands of people; a testimony to the affection and esteem that He commanded in the Church and in the society at large. In accordance with His last wish, the mortal remains of the Catholicos Mor Baselios Poulose II were interned in a tomb in Malecruz Dayronear Puthencruz, in Ernakulam District. His Beatitude was widely revered for his simplicity, his ascetic life and spartan routine. He was a true Indian citizen in culture, a true Antiochean in tradition and a true Christian in faith. His profound scholarship in Sanskrit helped him know and retain the ethos of Indian culture. Bava Thirumeni was a great scholar in Theology and in Syriac, and an appealing orator in Syriac, English and Malayalam.

Bava Thirumeni was also a true lover of nature and enjoyed walking across the farm, nursing plants. The humility and hospitality of this great visionary was experienced by all who visited His Beatitude. His noble and exemplary life will be an eternal source of inspiration to generations.

MESSAGES

The College, permanently affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, offers five undergraduate programmes in frontier areas in Arts, Business Administration, Science and Technology viz. BA English with Journalism, BCA, BBA, B.Sc. Electronics & B.Com. with Computer Application, and two postgraduate programmes - M.Sc. Computer Science and M.Sc. Electronics.

Venue

Baselios Poulose II Catholicos College Research Cell, in association with all the departments launches a research Journal The Prescient. It is a thinking space for the BPC academic community and is conceptualised as an arterial route for furthering knowledge production transnationally.

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CONTACT US
  • BASELIOS POULOSE II CATHOLICOS COLLEGE
  • BASELIOS MOUNT
  • PIRAVOM
  • PIN 686 664
  • ERNAKULAM District
  • KERALA

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