About Our Institution
Mar Augusthinose College had its inception in 1995 under the management of St. Augustine’s Forane Church, Ramapuram. Ever since its inception, the institution has maintained high academic excellence, commitment to moral values, and single-minded devotion to the cause of higher education. The institution had its lean years when it had only a few courses in its armoury like BBA, B Sc Electronics, BCA and B Com. Now it has grown into a pioneering presence in the self-financing stream of higher education with as many as nine Undergraduate batches of diverse programmes like BCA (2 Batches) B Sc Electronics, B Sc Biotechnology, BBA (2 Batches), B Com (2 Batches) and B A Communicative English. The total strength of students has gone up to more than 1700 and 110 staffs from the meagre 20 in 1995. Seven Postgraduate programmes were also added to the range and depth of the academic life of this temple of learning.
We have rich infrastructural facilities as well. Spacious class rooms equipped with modern teaching aids, well furnished Computer, Electronics, Biotechnology and Language labs, two Conference halls and a library of more than 17000 titles are a few of the facilities available at the campus. Added to these are the services of an array of dedicated and committed teaching and non-teaching staff to make the picture complete.
The college has been the venue of many national seminars and state level exhibitions. The story goes back to 1997 when we organized an All India Science and Technology exhibition followed by National Seminars in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics in the first decade of the present century.
Prominent personalities who led the seminars and addressed public gatherings include the former President of India Bharat Ratna Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam (Visited college on 26-11-2012), President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, former Defence Minister of India Sri A. K Antony, former Union Minister for non-resident Indians Sri. Vayalar Ravi, former Governors of Kerala Sri. Nikhil Kumar, Smt. Sheila Dikshit, former Governor of Meghalaya Dr. M. M. Jacob, Finance Minister of Kerala Sri. K. M. Mani, Irrigation Minister of Kerala Sri. P. J. Joseph, Vice-Chancellor of M. G. University Dr. Babu Sebastian, former Vice-Chancellors of M. G. University Dr. Jancy James and Dr. Cyriac Thomas, former Vice Chancellor of Kannur University Dr. Michael Tharakan, former Chairman of University Grants Commission Prof. V. R. Rajasekharan Pillai, former Chairman of ISRO Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman of the Kerala Public Service Commission Dr. K. S. Radhakrishnan, Co- Chairman of Infosys Dr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, former Chairman of South Indian Bank Ltd. Dr. V. A. Joseph, Chairman of Federal Bank Ltd. Dr. P. C. Cyriac and others.
The profile given above is only a bird’s eye view of the college and its achievements in the short span of two decades.
Mar Augusthinose College has been fortunate to maintain high academic excellence in all these years. As on date, we have secured 76 University Ranks in various subjects. Electronics, Computer Science and M H R M have retained their monopoly in this field down the years. South Indian Bank, Federal Bank, US Technologies, Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra and TCS are a few of the large conglomerates who have visited our campus for their placement requirements. We would also like to mention that within a comparatively short period of our history the NSS unit of this college was selected twice as the best under M. G. University.
Our mission is to mould the youth entrusted to our care into responsible and innovative young men for a better tomorrow. We have consistently striven to provide an all-round formation to our students, equipping them for careers in a challenging world. We have aimed at the stars, so we may reach ever higher peaks of excellence.