St. Thomas society for science and religion
The St. Thomas Society for Science and Religion is founded in the college with the following objectives
- To encourage greater understanding of the religious and spiritual significance of science for the benefit of humanity
- To promote the study of science and religion in a network of groups consisting of members of the faculty and staff and students of the college as well as those of neighbouring institutions of higher learning, high schools and the local community,
- To increase awareness in recent scientific discoveries and the ethical and moral issues posed by them and to encourage participation of individuals in science-religion dialogue
- To train the youth to give more emphasis for values and morality in the modern scientific society.
The society conducts seminars, discussions and debates on topics related to science and religion in the college. It organizes outreach programmes as well.
Office Bearers of the Society
Chairman - Dr. K. K. Jose (Principal)
Vice-Chairman - Rev. Fr. N. V. Joseph Njarakkattu (Vice Principal)
Secretary - Rev. Dr. James John Mangalathu (History)
Joint Secretary - Dr. Jomy Augustine (Botany)
Treasurer - Dr. G.D. Gem Mathew (Chemistry)
All Kerala Intercollegiate Essay Competition
The St. Thomas Society for Science and Religion, functioning in the college, organized an All Kerala Intercollegiate Essay Competition for college students during February 2010. The topics for the essay were:
1. The need for Ethical and Moral Considerations in Modern Scientific Developments."
2. Cloning and Genetic Modification in Human Beings - Scientific and Ethical Implications
The following three were awarded the first second and third prizes of Rs. 3000/-Rs. 2000/-and Rs.1000/- in cash and certificates.
I Prize – Ms. Gem Cherian, II MA English, Christian College Chengannur.
II Prize – Mr. Sharone K. Meeran, II B.A. English, Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam
III Prize- Ms. Jeena Mohan, II M.Sc. Botany, ST. Thomas College, Pala