INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth, is a first grade college affiliated to the University of Calicut. It is run by Fathers who belong to the congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) founded by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The CMI community of Fathers and Brothers work in various educational institutions and social centres throughout the country and abroad.

St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth, is administered by St. Mary’s Monastery, a House under the Devamatha Province of the congregation. The other institutions in the same campus coming under the administration of the Monastery are St. Aloysius L.P., U.P., High School, Higher Secondary School, St. Aloysius Boarding House, St. Berchmans’ Minor Seminary and St. Mary’s Parish Church.

The College was sanctioned by the Government of Kerala by the order G.O. Ms 40/69/Edn dt. 21.1.69 and was given provisional affiliation to the Kerala University on 27 June 1968 and permanent affiliation was accorded to the College by the Calicut University on 15 March 1971. In July 1978 the College was upgraded with B.A. Economics. The College obtained U.G.C. affiliation [GO No. F.8 – 10/84(CP)] in April 1984. The College was accredited at the B+ level in 2004. Today St. Aloysius College is an institution of higher education under the University of Calicut with six undergraduate courses (Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Zoology, Economics and Commerce) and four post-graduate courses (Economics, English, Zoology and Commerce).