Mar Athanasius College

Mar Athanasius College (Autonomous), Kothamangalam is a premier institution of higher education in Kerala, under Mar Athanasius College Association, shaped by a group of visionaries led by its first Association Secretary and Principal Prof. M. P Varghese. 

Mar Athanasius College, a premier institution of higher education in Kerala, was founded in 1955 at Kothamangalam. The college was guided and its character shaped by a group of visionaries led by its first Association Secretary and Principal Prof. M. P Varghese.

It is the first institution in Kerala to be accredited (2002) and reaccredited (2010) at ‘A Grade’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of UGC. Adjudged as one of the best colleges in Kerala, Mar Athanasius College was also recognized by the University Grants Commission in 2009 as ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ . Apart from being conferred with the Autonomous status by UGC on 29, February 2016, the College has been accredited with an A+ grade in the third cycle of reaccreditation by NAAC and thus inching towards achieving the vision of our founder Secretary Late Prof. M P Varghese that of a Deemed University status to our College

The college is situated in a sprawling composite campus along with its sister institutions, the Mar Athanasius College of Engineering established in the year 1961 and the Mar Athanasius International School established in 1965. Managed by ‘Mar Athanasius College Association’, these institutions have a long tradition of imparting value-based holistic education to many generations of students in the Central Travancore region of the state. Together, they have more than 5000 students in their rolls and staff strength of 500.

Our Vision
Our Mission


To build up a community of people with character and integrity, courage and tenacity to promote the good and fight the evil and provide justice and fair play to all.



We are committed to preparing our students for life by imparting knowledge which focuses on academic competence, social skills and moral values.

Quality Policy

College is committed to provide quality in all academic and non academic endeavours through need - based education, updating of faculty and facility, commitment for continual improvement and team work. Quality Policy of the institution is based on the institution’s Vision & Mission and it focuses mainly the following core principles for quality assurance in the institution.

  • Dissemination of knowledge through competent teaching and peer debates.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship and professionalism among students.
  • Impart moral and ethical values through curricular and extracurricular means.
  • Educate students on sustainable development and be socially responsible citizens.