Mar Ivanios College

Mar Ivanios College
Mar Ivanios Malankara Syrian Catholic College
Established 1949
Principal Dr. KM Francis
Location Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Mar Ivanios College

Mar Ivanios College is an educational institutuion situated in Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, India. The college is located on a small scenic hilltop with a sprawling campus area of hundreds of acres in Bethany Hills, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram.

The motto of the college is ‘Veritas Vos Liberabit’ which means ‘Truth shall Liberate You’.

The alumni association AMICOS (Association of Mar Ivanios College Old Students) has chapters in different countries..



The College was founded in 1949 as an affiliated college of the then University of Travancore, later on under the Kerala University.The college is the dream child of the Late Archbishop Mar Ivanios of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.


  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • French
  • Syriac
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Politics
  • Commerce
  • Physical Education
  • Biotechnology
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Tourism Studies


Mar Ivanios College offers 10 Degree courses and 7 Post Graduate Courses.The Departments of Zoology, Chemistry and Physics are recognized research centres. It also offers facilities for an Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) centre and an International Development Enterprises (IDE) centre.

Degree Courses

  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Mathematics
  • BSc Botony
  • BSc Zoology
  • BA English
  • BA Economics
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Journalism, Mass Communication and Video Production

Post Graduate Courses

  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Zoology
  • MA English
  • M Com
  • MTA (Master of Tourism Administration)

Track Record

  • The College won the R. Sankar award instituted by the Govt. of Kerala for the best college for the year 1997 – 98
  • Re-accreditation by NAAC with 'A' grade
  • Champions in the University youth festival over the years.
  • Malcom Adisheshaiah Commission for the study of Higher Education in Kerala recommended Autonomous Status for the College in 1985
  • Short listed as one of the best ten centers of excellence in Higher Education in Kerala by Vanitha Publication of the Malayala Manorama
  • The College has been short listed by the UGC for the autonomous status
  • MIC is the only Private College under the University to receive the status of a College with Potential for Excellence from the UGC
  • IPR status has been submitted to the University
  • Dr.Jijimon.K.Thomas, Dept of Physics has 6 patents, 4 International and 2 National.
  • Completely plastic free and wi-fi ensured campus.

Student life

Mar Ivanios College can boast of a very active, enriching and unique student life making life at Mar Ivanios an unforgettable experience. There is never a dull moment in Mar Ivanios College. One has to experience it to understand it. Debates, music, dance, sports, games, social work and other cultural programmes are an integral part of academic life at legendary Mar Ivanios campus.


The alumni association aims at establishing and maintaining close contact and friendship with all those who leave this college after their studies. Old students are enrolled as members and are informed of the various activities, progress and achievements of the College. They are invited to an annual get together at the College. The executive Committee elected annually is responsible for the functioning of the Association.

AMICOS has a wing known as AMIFOM (AMICOS Friends of Music), with the objective of promoting the musical talents of both the former and present students of Mar Ivanios College

The prestigious award instituted by AMICOS, in the revered memory of the first Principal and Patron of AMICOS has been given away to the following eminent persons : Dr. S. Jones (1996), Shri. Viswanathan (!997), Padmabhushan Dr. V. Kurian (1998), Padmabhushan K. M. Mathew (1999), Prof. S. Guptan Nair (2000) Padmavibhushan Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer (2001), Padma Bhushan Dr. M. S. Valiathan (2002) and Dr. Vinod Thomas (Director General Operations, World Bank)(2003).Padmabhushan Dr.G.Madhavan Nair, Chairman, ISRO (2005),Kamala Surayya (2007), Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (2008)

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