Dr. Siby James

St. Thomas College, Palai, with its heritage of seventy-four years, is at the threshold of the Platinum Jubilee of its foundation. We fondly remember with immense gratitude the far-sighted vision of its founders who toiled and moiled to craft an educational institution based on the quest for quality education and value system.

Within a short span of seventy-four years, its visionary leaders could mould a temple of knowledge with eighteen Undergraduate, fifteen Postgraduate and ten PhD Programmes. The college has been awarded CPE Status at two phases, has been ranked in NIRF and has been accredited with A++ by the NAAC. St. Thomas has a green, lushy, extensive and mind-blowing campus with over ten multi-storeyed and over eight single-storeyed buildings. The state of the art Integrated Sports Complex with a swimming pool of international standards, indoor stadium and the Bishop Vayalil Hall add charm to the college. The extensive playground with natural grass with over five acres of land stands as a testimony to the sports culture of the college. It has produced sports stars of international reputation. We have facilities for Volleyball, Cricket, Football, Basketball, Shuttle Badminton, Tennis, Athletics etc.

The college has been blessed with the footprints of eminent national leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Smt. Indira Gandhi, Sri. V. V Giri, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam and many others. The college could nurture many alumni of national and international repute in the academic, administrative, sports and entrepreneurial fields. It could mould Chief Justice of India, many IAS, IPS, and IFS Officers, Administrators, Doctors, Scientists, Vice-Chancellors, Ministers, M.P.s, M.L.As, Principals, Professors, teachers, Entrepreneurs, industrialists, awardees and so on.

When the college celebrates its Platinum Jubilee in 2024-25 Academic year, it coincides with the conferment of Autonomous Status to the College by the UGC, opening of St. Thomas College to Co-education and starting of the UG Honours Programme.

The college is indebted to the Visionary Management, committed and learned faculty members, dedicated and work-cultured non-teaching staff, entire supporting system like Alumni Association and PTA and the students for this wonderful evolvement. Still, we have to move farther and faster.

The college is all set to face the challenges of the time with great vigour and commitment to serve the needs of the young minds to realize their dreams of beautiful career and future, with the abundant Graces we plead from God Almighty and the intercession of St Thomas, our Patron.