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  • Dr. Jacob Mathew M retired from the service.
  • Rev Fr Reji P Kurian took charge as the Principal.
  • Dr Joseph Job became the Vice Principal
  • 79th Best College in India by NIRF, MHRD, Government of India.
  • Berchmans Erudite Lecture Series (BELS) - "The Continuing Need for Useless Knowledge" by Prof. Martin Chalfie (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2008)
  • Centenary Celebrations begin


  • Department of Business Administration becomes Research Centre under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  • 79th Best College in India by NIRF, MHRD, Government of India.
  • Berchmans Erudite Lecture Series (BELS) - "What can We Do with a Quantum Liquid?" by Sir Anthony James Leggett, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2003.
  • Starts BSc Psychology in the aided stream.
  • The Berchmans Autumn School of Critical Theory 2020 (in collaboration with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, United Kingdom)
  • Rev Dr Jose George became the Vice Principal


  • Berchmans Erudite Lecture Series (BELS) - "Next Generation Antibiotics" by Ada E Yonath, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2009.
  • 62nd Best College in India by NIRF, MHRD, Government of India.
  • Rev Fr John Mullenparackal retired from the service.
  • Prof Joseph Kurien retired as Vice Principal
  • Dr Jacob Mathew M took charge as the Principal.
  • Dr Benny Mathew became the Vice Principal
  • Rev Fr Mohan Mathew became the Bursar


  • Department of English stages Shakespeare's Henry IV Part I (Director - Dr Vimal Mohan John) and T S Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral (Director - Nithin Varghese)
  • Department of Malayalam stages Aa Manushyan Nee Thanne (Director - Dr Sunny Sebastian)
  • 46th Best College in India  by NIRF, MHRD, Government of India
  • Blessing of the newly constructed Administrative Building
  • Blessing of the newly constructed Indoor Stadium
  • Department of Mathematics becomes Research Centre under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Rev Dr Tomy Padinjareveettil retired from the service.
  • Rev Fr John Mullenparackal took charge as the Principal.
  • Fr Reji P Kurian became the Vice Principal


  • Prof P J Kurian, Honorable Deputy Chairman of the Rajyasabha, inaugurated the Berchmans Press
  • Diamond Jubilee of PG Programme in Economics
  • UGC approves the status of CPE to the College for the third phase from 2017 to 2022
  • Golden Jubilee of PG Programme in English
  • Blessing of the Newman Block
  • NAAC reaccredits the college with 'A' grade


  • Dr Ei-Chi-Negichi, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2010), Professor of Purde University USA inaugurated the Navathy Memorial BELS (Berchmans Erudite Lecture Series), instituted by the Teaching Staff Association
  • Started new batches in: (a) BVoc Renewable Energy Management and (b) BVoc Industrial Chemistry
  • Inaugurated the Dining Hall constructed with Local Area Development Scheme of MP


  • Prof Joseph Kurien became the Vice Principal
  • Started new batches in: (a) B Com (Unaided), (b) M Com (Unaided) and (c) MPhil Commerce


  • Granted Autonomous Status by the UGC and Government of Kerala
  • Fr John Mullanparackal took charge as Vice Principal
  • Started MSW
  • Demolition of Msgr Kallarackal Hall in view of the New Administrative Block
  • Member, United Nations Academic Impact


  • NAAC Reaccredited the college at A level
  • Rev Fr John J Chavara became the Bursar
  • Started new batches in: (a) MBA (Unaided), (b) B Com (Unaided) and (c) M Sc in Computer Science (Unaided)


  • Navathy Year.
  • Diamond Jubilee of BSc Chemistry
  • SAMVIT: All India Science Industrial and Cultural Exhibition
  • Three days Arts Festival held
  • Started new programmes in: (a) MPhil Physics, (b) B Com (Unaided), and (c) BCA (Unaided)
  • Sri Salman Khurshid, Hon. Minister for Law, Justice, and Minority Affairs visited the College as the Chief guest in the Navathy Valedictory function


  • Rededication of the College Tower.
  • Visit of Australian High Commissioner.
  • Staged Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Director - Dr Gigi Joseph)


  • The National Commission for Minority Educational Institution New Delhi granted minority status to the college.
  • Dr. Stephen Mathews retired from the service.
  • Rev Fr Tomy Padinjareveettil took charge as the Principal.
  • Dr Jacob Thomas became the Vice Principal


  • Ruby Jubilee of MA English Language and Literature
  • Golden Jubilee of BA and MA Courses in the Department of Malayalam.


  • Recognized as Partner Institute of IGNOU
  • Opened Gandhian Study Centre.


  • Staged Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Rev Fr Tom Kunnumpuram retired
  • Dr Stephen Mathews appointed as the Principal.
  • Rev Fr Tomy Padinjareveetil became Vice Principal.


  • NAAC Reaccredited the college at A+ level


  • His Excellency Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the President of India, visited the college


  • The UGC identified the college as a “College with Potential for Excellence”.
  • Started: (a) MLISc and (b) MSc Biochemistry (Dept of Zoology)


  • Started Human Resources Development (HRD) Department
  • Conducted Berchmans International Film Festival


  • The UGC sanctioned financial assistance to set up a National Environmental Studies Centre in the Department of Chemistry and also to start the MPhil course in the same subject.
  • The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and the DAAD Foundation of Germany in a joint venture, recognize the Department of Chemistry as a Centre of Excellence.
  • MoU signed between Dept of Chemistry, SB College and Martin Luther King University, Germany to exchange their research scholars
  • Rev Dr Philips Wadakekalam received the Best College Principal Award instituted by Dr M V Pylee Foundation.
  • Rev Dr Philips Wadakekalam retired from service.
  • Rev Fr Tom Kunnumpuram took charge as Principal.
  • Prof Joseph Tito re-appointed and Prof Stephen Mathews appointed as Vice Principals.
  • UGC sponsored BSc Industrial Micro Biology course began.
  • 80th foundation day celebrated.


  • “Millennium Mega Winnow” by the Department of Malayalam
  • Started: (a) BA Vocational English, (b) BSc Biotechnology (Sponsored by the UGC) under the Department of Botany, (c) Master of Computer Applications, (d) MA Multimedia – all affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and (e) MSc in Information Technology – affiliated to MS University, Tirunelveli.
  • Fr Gigy Mullamkuzhy became the Bursar.
  • Rev Dr Antony Kurialasserry, Principal, passed away on 26 August.


  • Enhanced the College Library facility
  • Fr Tom Kunnumpuram is reappointed and Prof Joseph Tito is appointed as Vice-Principals.
  • St Berchmans’ College received the GNN Award for Excellence in Education for the year 1999-2000.


  • Following the High Court Order, the college introduced the Parliamentary system of elections
  • Sri Padmanabha Dasa, His Highness Marthanda Varma Uthradam Thirunal presented the “St Berchmans’ Award” for the best teacher in affiliated colleges.
  • As part of the quarter centenary of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the College Arts Club staged the play which ran into three shows.
  • The peer team of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body of the UGC, visited and conferred FIVE STAR status.
  • Commenced MSc in Polymer Chemistry


  • Rev Dr Joseph Vattakalam retired as Principal.
  • Rev Dr Philips Wadakekalam appointed as Principal.
  • Rev Fr Thomas Kodinattukunnel and Rev Fr Tom Kunnumpuram became Vice Principals.
  • Instituted “St Berchmans’ Award” for the best teacher in affiliated colleges in Kerala by the Alumni Association, Kuwait Chapter,
  • Started MSc in Non-Conventional Energy
  • Opened a well-equipped computer lab
  • Launched Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications under the aegis of Mahatma Gandhi University Distance Education.


  • Valedictory Meeting of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.
  • Valedictory address by Shri K R Narayanan, Hon’ble Vice President of India.
  • Won the Second “R Sankar Award”.


  • Msgr Mathew Pulickaparampil, Former Principal, passed away on 7th January 1996.
  • S B College won the first “R Sankar Award” for the Best Special Grade Private College in the State.
  • Rev Dr George Madathiparampil, Principal, retired.
  • Rev Dr Joseph Vattakalam became the Principal.
  • Rev Dr Mathew Punchayil appointed as Vice-Principal.
  • Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
  • Staged Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
  • Sahrudaya Hostel bifurcated as Sahrudaya Hostel and St Berchmans’ Hostel.
  • Rev Fr Jose Viruppel appointed as Bursar.


  • Centre for Durrel Studies inaugurated.
  • Centre for Kamala Das studies opened.
  • The new MBA Block is blessed by the Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil.
  • Berchmans’ Institute of Management Studies (BIMS) inaugurated.
  • Language Laboratory and Environmental Research Laboratory opened.


  • Rev Fr Jose P Kottaram appointed as the President of the Managing Board.
  • Rev Dr George Madathiparampil elected as the President of All India Association for Christian Higher Education.
  • Research Centre in Malayalam was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Dr A Sukumaran Nair.
  • Foundation stone for the MBA Block blessed by Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil
  • Staged Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet


Rev Dr Mathew Punchayil appointed as Bursar.


  • Prof K J George retired as Vice Principal.
  • Rev Fr Joseph Vattakalam appointed as Vice Principal.
  • Scinex-92 Science and Industrial Exhibition held in connection with the Seventieth Jubilee celebrations of the college.  Hon Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Sivaraj Patil inaugurated the celebrations.
  • Executive Council meeting of the International Federation of Catholic Universities held in the S B Campus.


  • The Research Center blessed by His Grace Mar Joseph Powathil.
  • The main Seminar Hall named as Archbishop Powathil Priestly Jubilee Memorial Hall.
  • Rev Dr Joseph Maroor, Principal retired.
  • Rev Dr George Madathiparampil appointed as Principal.
  • Prof K J George became Vice Principal.
  • Rev Fr Antony Kadavil appointed as Bursar.
  • Msgr Francis Kalacherry, Former Principal, passed away on 27 June.
  • Staged Shakespeare’s Othello.
  • Rev Dr George Madathiparampil elected as the member of the Executive Council of the International Federation of Catholic Universities in Paris.


  • The foundation stone of the Research Centre is blessed by His Grace Mar Joseph Powathil.
  • The Silver Jubilee of the Sahrudaya Hostel


  • Staged Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.


  • The Saceredotal Silver Jubilee of the Patron Mar Joseph Powathil and the Principal Rev Dr Joseph Maroor was held
  • His Eminence Cardinal Lourdusamy visited the campus in connection with the Centenary Celebrations of the Archdiocese.


  • A grand Industrial & Science Exhibition and Arts Festival (November 14 December 2, 1986) organized in connection with the Diamond Jubilee of the starting of the Natural Science Courses and the Silver Jubilee of P G Courses.
  • Mr Giani Zail Singh, the President of India inaugurated the celebrations on August 31 and laid the foundation stone of the Research Centre.
  • The Arts Club staged Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Organised Benefactors’ club. The annual meeting of the Club is held on August 13, St Berchmans’ Day every year.


  • His Grace Mar Joseph Powathil became the Patron.
  • The Departments of English, Physics, Botany and Zoology elevated as research centres.
  • Rev Msgr Mathew Pulickaparmpil appointed as the President of the Managing Board.


  • Rev Fr Mathew Pulickaparampil retired.
  • Rev Dr Joseph M T Maroor became Principal.
  • Rev Dr George Madathiparampil took charge as Vice Principal and Bursar.
  • Rev Fr Gregory Paruvaparampil was appointed as the Principal of St Aloysius College Edathua.
  • His Grace Mar Antony Padiyara, Patron, transferred to Ernakulam as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Ernakulam.


  • Rev Dr Joseph M T Maroor appointed as the Vice Principal.
  • Started MSc Analytical Chemistry


  • Prof A E Augustine retired as Vice Principal.
  • Gandhiji University was established
  • Affiliation shifted to Gandhiji University


  • Diamond Jubilee Year


  • Enlarged the Students’ Center with UGC aid.
  • Prof. A.E. Augustine appointed as Vice Principal.
  • Affiliation granted for M Com.


  • Constructed Sahrudaya Hostel’s mess


  • Rt. Rev. Dr. L. J. Chittoor, Former Logic Lecturer, Vicar General and Manager of the College passed away on 4 June 1979.
  • Introduced shift system for the Pre Degree Course.


  • Mar Joseph Powathil, President of the Managing Board became the first Bishop of Kanjirappally.
  • Rev. Dr Antony Kurialacherry appointed as the Executive Director of Caritas India
  • Rev. Fr Mathew Pulickaparampil took charge as Principal.
  • Rev. Fr A C Eapen Former Logic Professor, Principal and Spiritual father passed away on 27th December 1977.


  • Selected as a member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, one among the seven selected from India and three from Kerala.
  • Celebrated Kalidasa centenary with a symposium on Kalidasa and a production of Sakunthalam.


  • Blessed the new Library Building.
  • Mar Joseph Powathil blessed the Staff Quarters
  • The construction of the massive auditorium, Archbishop Kavukattu Hall completed.
  • Golden Jubilee Celebrations
  • Golden Jubilee Celebrations valedictory session inaugurated by His Excellency N.N. Vanchoo, Governor of Kerala.


  • Golden Jubilee Year
  • Rev Fr Joseph Powathil, Lecturer in Economics, appointed as the Auxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry Archdiocese
  • Foundation stones of the new Library building and Staff Quarters were laid by Mar Joseph Powathil and Rt. Rev. Msgr. L.J. Chittoor respectively.


  • Rev. Fr A C. Eapen left the college after 36 years of Service as Vice Principal, Acting Principal and Spiritual Director.
  • Staged Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Laid the foundation stone of Archbishop Kavukattu Hall by His Grace Mar Antony Padiyara on August 15.


  • The Basketball Stadium was built
  • Very Rev. Msgr. Francis Kalacherry retired from service.
  • Rev. Fr. Mathew Pulickaparampil as Principal in-charge
  • Rev. Dr. Antony Kurialacherry took charge as Principal.


  • The Arts Club staged Shakespeare’s Macbeth.


  • Affiliation granted to MA English Language and Literature
  • The new Biology Block blessed and formally opened by H.Em. Cardinal De Furstenburg


  • Re-organized BA, BSc Programmes
  • Began special B Sc courses
  • A soil-testing unit started, attached to the Department of Chemistry.


  • Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Aenekatt became the Principal of St. Dominic’s College Kanjirappally
  • Rev. Fr. Mathew Pulickaparampil as the Vice Principal
  • Affiliation granted for MSc Mathematics and MSc Zoology.
  • Three-storeys of the new Biology Block completed.
  • Launched College Development Programme
  • Organised a grand Science Exhibition and Arts Festival. H. E. Pattom Thanupillai, Governor of Andhra Pradesh, inaugurated the exhibition
  • Staged Shakespeare’s Othello
  • The College Office and the Department of Zoology moved to the Biology Block.
  • Inaugurated the Economics Seminar Hall


  • Established Sahrudaya Hostel
  • Affiliation granted for MSc Chemistry and BA English Language and Literature.
  • Began Pre Degree Course
  • Principal, Msgr. Kalacherry nominated as Papal Chamberlain.
  • The College Arts Club celebrated Shakespeare’s Quarter-Centenary
  • Staged Shakespeare’s Othello


  • NCC Shooting Range (with UGC aid)
  • B.Com course started


  • Established Hobby Workshop and Non – Resident Students Centre (with UGC aid)


  • Rev. Fr. P.C. Mathew retired.
  • Rev. Fr Francis Kalacherry took charge as Principal.
  • Rev. Fr Kuriakose Aenekatt appointed as Vice Principal.
  • Commenced MSc in Physics and Botany
  • Extention of the Science building
  • Staged Shakespeare’s King Lear


  • Construction of the Open Air Theatre and the Guest House.
  • Commenced MA Malayalam Programme


  • Commenced Three-Year Degree Courses
  • The College was selected as the centre for Pre-Professional Course.
  • Started MA Economics Programme


  • Rev. Fr. Francis Kalacherry became the Principal of Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Rev Dr N A Thomas appointed as Vice Principal.
  • Started Pre-University Course.


  • Rev Fr William retired and Rev. Fr. P.C. Mathew appointed as Principal.
  • Rev. Fr Francis Kalacherry was appointed as Vice Principal
  • Staged Shakespeare’s Hamlet


  • Silver Jubilee of the Natural Science Department
  • A grand Science Exhibition and College Day celebrations were inaugurated by H.H the Rajapramukh.
  • Staged Shakespeare’s King Lear and The Merchant of Venice


  • Affiliation granted for BSc Chemistry.
  • The ground floor of the Science Building extended to house the Intermediate Laboratory.
  • Staged Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice


  • Rev Fr Mathew Kavukattu, Lecturer and Hostel warden became Bishop of Changanacherry.


  • Staged Shakespeare’s Macbeth


  • Affiliation for BSc Physics granted.
  • Established Newman Hostel


  • Rev. Fr Romeo Thomas left the college and joined Sacred Heart College, Thevara.
  • Rev. Fr Thomas William TOCD, M A L T took charge as Principal.
  • Rev Fr A C Eapen retired as Vice Principal
  • Rev Fr P C Mathew M A appointed as the Vice Principal


  • Rt Rev Msgr Jacob Kallarackal, Vicar General, donated Rs. 9,000/- for a chapel and an assembly hall.
  • Christ the King’s Chapel was built
  • Old gymnasium was enlarged and converted to the Msgr Kallarackal HaIl.
  • Expansion for the playgrounds and premises
  • Established St. Joseph’s and St Thomas Hostels


  • Degree Courses were affiliated to the University of Travancore


  • Approved Syriac and Sanskrit as Second Languages for Degree Course and Syriac for the Intermediate.
  • The University of Travancore was established
  • Intermediate Courses were affiliated to the University of Travancore


  • The College Arts Club staged Shakespeare’s Macbeth.


  • Rev Fr Romeo Thomas T O C D, M A LT took charge as Principal.


  • Rev Fr Mathew Purackal retired from the service.
  • Rev Fr A C Eapen M A Ph D as Principal in-charge.


  • The construction of the ground floor of the Science Block was completed
  • Affiliation granted for BA Economics


  • Rev Dr James Kalacherry, Lecturer in Logic, became Bishop of Changanacherry and Patron.
  • Introduced B A Mathematics course


  • Became a First Grade, offering Botany and Zoology at the Degree level.


  • Introduced Intermediate Courses, Group I and II
  • Moved into the new premises on the present site during the administratorship of Rt Rev Msgr Jacob Kallarackal.


  • Founded on 19th June by Bishop Rev Dr Thomas Kurialacherry, and affiliated to Madras University
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