College Sports Complex

St Thomas College on the FAST TRACK

St. Thomas college Pala's fast underlying aim is excellence in teaching, research and scholarship with a strong emphasis on character formation across a broad range of disciplines in an environment which is intellectually stimulating both for staff and students and which is sensitive to national and international requirements. In keeping with this aim, the college has established itself as one of the top research powerful colleges in the state offering to its students support which can serve as a foundation upon which self-reliance and habits of lifelong learning are built. The scholarship and collegiality it fosters in students will certainly lead them in their later lives to advance knowledge, to promote understanding, to serve society and to become references for excellence for all aspirants to knowledge and wisdom.

Dear well-wisher,
St Thomas wants to build its future in a world of unprecedented competition. We believe the challenge is great and hard but not impossible to overcome. One cannot live all the time on the proceeds of the past. St Thomas needs to go beyond the reputation and glorious praise it has now if it wants really to be relevant and competent in the years to come. Old ways must give way to innovation, creativity and strategic planning. We must embrace change and learn skills to manage change. For this we need to envision a future for the institution to stand tall in the world's stage. This is why in many forums within the college and beyond there has been a feeling that we need to design a plan for the future and actualize the plan gradually. We need to nourish it.

At no time has its future been as dependent on the success of mobilizing funds as it is now for updating its infrastructure. We invite you to be part of this endeavor which promises so much, not only for the college but also for the society at large. Looking forward to having you as partner with us in this noble mission of educating our Nation's youth.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Mar Jacob Muricken Manager,
St Thomas College Pala  

Olympic Size Swimming Pool

The founding fathers of this institution thought big and showed their vision in constructing a swimming pool along with the other infrastructural facilities in the college in the early fifties to make it self-reliant and capable of imparting quality education as well as training in sports and games. Even after half a century, there are only a handful of institutions in India having a swimming pool. Our swimming pool is old and has fallen into disuse. It has to be rebuilt. All the students of this college and the neighboring institutions and even students of primary schools in and around the taluk can be taught survival swimming. Through mass participation, talent can be spotted early and training can be given systematically to bring laurels to the institution as well as to the country. Opportunities will be given to the public to participate in swimming programme as a regular exercise to maintain their health and thereby build a healthy nation. Swimming can work as a therapy for people of all age groups as well as for the differently —abled and make them cheerful.

Multipurpose Indoor Training Hall

Our aim is to build a multipurpose training hall that can accommodate two thousand people and house an indoor training facility. A campus landmark, this stadium will feature historic revival architecture and will serve the college and the community as never before. The facility will be ideal for sports competitions, conferences or ceremonies that require accommodation for large groups in a dignified setting. State of the art wooden flooring (tongue and groove system) will be ideal for the conduct of competitions in badminton, basketball, table tennis, volleyball and netball. It will have sufficient space for laying six badminton courts at a time. The indoor facility will be a great blessing for all athletes in the face of the vagaries of our monsoon, which often disrupts training schedules.

Dear well-wisher,

Now  that  we  have  embarked  on  an  ambitious  project  of  constructing  a  new Swimming Pool and an Indoor Stadium of International Standards. Funds have to be raised internally from the alumni and other benefactors in addition to financial support and other benefactors in addition to financial support from UGC and the Management. We request you to contribute generously to this flagship project.

Donors including individuals, institutions, organizations and staff members to this noble cause will be duly honoured and rewarded by providing free use of the Swimming Pool and the Indoor Stadium with all its facilities at a specified time, preferably in the evening, for life time and also by providing a donor leaf with the donor’s name on the specially designed metallic donor tree in front of the complex. Donors will be categorized on the basis of their donation into Pavilion sponsors ( 10 lakhs & above),  Diamond sponsors ( 5 lakhs and above), Emerald sponsors ( 3 lakhs & above) and Ruby sponsors ( 1.5 lakhs and above). All sponsors contributing 1.5 lakhs and above will be given a one-time rent-free used of the indoor stadium. Sponsors will also be given 10, 8, 6 and 4 guest days respectively when they can bring a maximum of four guests.

Donor Categorys


Pavilion sponsor

10 lakhs & above

Diamond sponsor

5 lakhs & above

Emerald sponsor 

3 lakhs & above

Ruby sponsor

1.5 lakhs & above

** These sponsors are eligible for membership for life.

You can contribute any amount below 1.5 lakh which will be duly honoured and

your names will be written on the wall of Indoor Stadium. However when you send the money, be kind enough to send an email to the following ID:

Contribution can be made through Cheque/Demand Draft or Account Transfer in favour of Manager and Principal - A/c no 0453053000014404, South Indian Bank, Arunapuram Branch, IFSC/NEFT: SIB L0000453, Swift Code: SOININ55.

Yours Sincerely,

Fr. N.V. Joseph