Principal's Message

Heartiest greetings!

“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.” – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Mar Athanasius College, founded by a group of visionaries in 1955, is committed to these great words of our former president and is devoted to the aspirations of its students. From the modest beginning in the milieu of rural Kothamangalam, we have established ourselves into an autonomous college of national prominence by being of service to every aspirant and every sect of the society. Accredited with A+ grade by the NAAC and ranked at 87th position in the NIRF college rankings 2023, we are committed to nurture students’ intellectual growth and provide them with the quintessential campus experience.

Dr. Manju KurianPrincipal

We strongly believe that education is the key catalyst for the development of the nation by building strong and resilient communities. It not only gratifies our intellectual needs but also instils productive characteristics in us like veracity, confidence, sincerity and conscientiousness, leading to a holistic development. Excellence not only has to do with cognition and learning outcomes, but also with soft skills such as cooperation, responsibility, communicative skills and dialogue, creativity and meta cognition. Therefore, we focus on academic competence combined with social responsibility so that our youth can contribute to the nation building exercise. The college promotes meaningful research and a broad range of skill-oriented programs supported by updated laboratories, smart classrooms, library, and excellent facilities for sports and games. The college also facilitates a vibrant environment for co-curricular activities to enrich the students’ learning experience. In conformity with the current develments, we encourage discussions on equality and women empowerment. This derives from the belief that only a practising campus will help mould a promising generation.

All these measures entail collective planning and subsequent implementation of the shared vision for the college which demands strong commitment on the part of all the stakeholders. It gives me immense pleasure to be part of a team that values the uniqueness and worth of each individual. I should take this opportunity to acknowledge their constant support and encouragement which is certain to take us to further heights.

The grace of an institution hails from the rich values and virtues imbibed by its students. Our college takes pride in its triumph bestowed on it by the achievements of our students and we wish them a bright and prosperous future.

I am delighted to welcome you all to this vibrant institution of learning.

May the Almighty bless us and our Heavenly Patron guide us for ever.