The Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, one of the oldest Syrian Christian Churches founded by St. Thomas in India, entered the realm of higher education by establishing a College in Tiruvalla, the Headquarters of the Church. The Church, which had pioneered many social and humanitarian projects, was thus responding to a dire need of the society in the field of higher education by founding Mar Thoma College in 1952. The college grew fast, even beyond the dreams of founding fathers and now it is one of the most reputed Colleges in the state and is a glowing example of the vision of the Church and its commitment to the needs of the society.

The late Most Rev. Dr. Juhanon Mar Thoma Metropolitan, the late Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Athanasius, late Most Rev. Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan and the late Mr. K.K Kuruvilla and many others contributed in no small measure to the growth and development of this institution. The present Manager of the College is Most. Rev. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan.

From a small beginning with 250 students and 12 teachers, the college has grown into a premier educational institution with over 1500 students on the rolls, over 80 members on the teaching staff and about 45 members on the non-teaching staff. The college presently offers 12 under graduate and 11 post graduate programmes and several non-formal courses. The College also has seven bonafide research departments offering full time research facility leading to Ph.D.

The College, accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 1998, the first college to do so in Kerala, attained the unique distinction on being the first re-accredited college with A-Grade in Mahatma Gandhi University. The College is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and comes under the 2(f) & 12(b) category of the University Grants Commission.

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Mar Thoma College is committed to empowering its students and staff to attain the full human potential as revealed in the person and teaching of Jesus Christ.


Vision Statement

Mar Thoma College is committed:

  • To produce worthy citizens for nation building with a sense of social commitment and humanistic outlook.

  • To impart quality education based on Christian values to make it affordable to all sections of the society.

  • To empower young people with life skills to face the challenges in the changing global environment.

  • To instill the spirit of enquiry and pursuit of life long learning through discovery dissemination of knowledge.




His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan

Online Learning Platform

Learner’s Excellence in Academic Pursuits (LEAP) is an implementation of the popular Learning Management System, Moodle. The primary goal of the LEAP platform is the Excellence in Learning. LEAP is expected to have far outreaching impact among students surpassing constraints of space and time and should provide an impetus to the innovations in teaching learning process. The LEAP platform is a response to the demand of quantum leap in the higher education scenario in the state.

It is conceived by the FLAIR fellows of the college, namely Dr. Noble P. Abraham (Dept. of Physics) , Prof. Ajesh K. Zachariah (Dept. of Chemistry), Dr. Reenamole G.  (Dept. of Chemistry) and Dr. Shilly Elizabeth David (Dept. of Zoology).

His Grace The Most Rev.Dr.Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan inaugurated the online learning platform, Learner’s Excellence in Academic Pursuits (LEAP) , on 26th October 2016 and various Add-On courses offered in the college. The LEAP platform is available at the URL  http://marthomacollege.org/leap/


Contact US

Postal Address

Mar Thoma College,
Kuttapuzha P.O.,
PIN -689 103,
Kerala, India

Telephone Numbers

Office : +91 – 469 – 2630342
Fax : +91 – 469 – 2605843
Principal (Res) : +91 – 469-2630379
Library : +91 – 469 – 2638266
Computer Centre : +91 – 469 – 2631814
Management Office : +91 – 469 – 2600017
Co-operative store : +91 – 469 – 2740310
Indian Bank Extn. Counter : +91 – 469 – 2605430
Women’s Hostel (Old) : +91 – 469 – 2601219
Women’s Hostel (New) : +91 – 469 – 2702442

E-mail & Web

E-mail : mtcofficetvla@gmail.com
Website : www.marthomacollege.org

How To Reach

The College is situated at Kuttapuzha on the Tiruvalla – Mallappally road about 2 kms from Tiruvalla.

By Bus

From Tiruvalla, private buses are operated frequently via Kuttapuzha / Kizhakkenmuthoor to Mallapally / Changanassery / Kottayam. Get down at Kuttapuzha or Kizhakkenmuthoor (Minimum fare from Tiruvalla) and the college is at a walking distance. Auto rickshaws are available from both junctions at minimum fare.

By Train

Tiruvalla (Station Code: TRVL) is the only railway station in the Pathanamthitta district and most major trains have at least a one minute stop at the station. The college is at a distance of 1.2 kms from the Railway station and can be reached via Auto rickshaws.

By Air

Nearby Airports are

  1. International Airport, Nedumbassery, Kerala.
  2. International Airport, Trivandrum, Kerala.

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