Mar Ivanios College owes its existence to the farsighted vision of the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios of Trivandrum. Started in June 1949 as a College affiliated to the erstwhile University of Travancore, it stands affiliated to the University of Kerala since 1957. The College offers Degree Courses in Economics, English, Commerce, Mass Communication & Video Production, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Biotechnology, BVoc programmes in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Software developments and Post-Graduate Programmes in English, Malayalam (with Media Studies), Commerce, Tourism and Travel Management, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Zoology. In its endeavour to achieve excellence in academic pursuit, the Institution has established six Research Centres attached to the Departments of English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Commerce. Mar Ivanios College is the first Institution in the University of Kerala to receive accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and also to be re-assessed and re-accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC. The College has been re-assessed by the NAAC Peer team as part of the Third Cycle of re-accredition process. It is the first college in the University of Kerala to go through the process. It is the first private College affiliated to the University of Kerala to receive the status of CPE (College with Potential for Excellence) from the UGC. It has been conferred with Autonomy status by the UGC from June 2014.
Patron and Management
Mar Ivanios College is one of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Colleges established and administered by the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum in accordance with the rights of the minority community guaranteed in the Constitution of India. Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios of revered memory was the first Principal of the College and Patron for 40 years. His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, the Major Archbishop of Trivandrum is the Patron and the Manager of the College and executes the administration through the Managing Council.
BVoc and KAUSHAL Kendra
UGC sanctioned the introduction of Bachelor of Vocation (BVoc) programme in the following sectors from 2014 onwards: (i) Tourism and Hospitality Management and (ii) Software Development with an intake of 50 each. Mar Ivanios was one of the two colleges affiliated to the University of Kerala to be chosen for starting BVoc. UGC established Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centre for Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (DDU KAUSHAL) from 2015 and Mar Ivanios was one among the 4 academic institutions selected from the State of Kerala for the above. Since the establishment of KAUSHAL Kendra, BVoc programmes have been brought under the same.