St.Thomas College, Kozhencherry was established in 1953 and it is being administered by the Mar Thoma Syrian Church. Two great names to be remembered in connection with the founding of the college are that of the late His Grace the Most Rev. Dr.Yuhanon Mar Thoma Metropolitan and the late Rev.K.T.Thomas, Kurumthottickal, the veteran minister of the Parish of Kozhencherry. The main aim of this institution is to impart sound Christian liberal education to young men and women. The college aims at producing intellectually well trained, morally upright, socially committed, and spiritually inspired young men and women. The college has expanded its academic reach to accommodate students hailing from all parts of the State. Various courses of studies augmenting the creative and productive faculties of the younger generation, were introduced from time to time. The college is re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous agency of the UGC, with ‘A’ Grade. When the college was established in 1953, it was affiliated to the Travancore University. Later, it came under the University of Kerala, and since 1983, has been affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. In 2013, the Travancore Royal Family honoured the institution with the ‘Rajamudra’ for its valuable contributions to the eastern hilly regions of the State. The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions of the Government of India declared this college as Minority Educational Institution covered under Section 2 (g) of the NCMEI Act 2004, on 23 May 2013.
To foster academic excellence, moral integrity, and social commitment in young men and women.
To mould intellectually well-trained young men and women by providing conducive academic environment.
To equip the faculty and students to meet the challenges of modern trends in educational field by encouraging research and development.
To provide quality higher education to the rural population in the eastern region of central Travancore in Kerala.
To impart sound Christian liberal education and to promote holistic development of individuals.
To undertake community related research studies and extension programmes beneficial to the community.