St.Stephen’s College at a Glance
Crowning a hillock in majestic splendour and set against a lush verdant backdrop, St. Stephen’s College is the pride of Uzhavoor. The college which belongs to the Diocese of Kottayam (Knanaya Catholic Community) is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University. The College is graded B by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).The brain child of the then Bishop of Kottayam, His Excellency Rev. Dr. Thomas Tharayil, the college was established in 1964. Sri. Joseph Chazhikadan MLA and Rev. Fr. Peter Uralil, the first Principal of the college, were the guiding forces behind this noble endeavour. They were supported and encouraged by the active co-operation of the people of Uzhavoor and a host of well-wishers.
In the beginning, St. Stephen’s was a Junior College with four batches of Pre-Degree students. The small step taken in 1964 culminated into a giant leap by the beginning of the new millennium. In 1968 the college was upgraded to the degree level. Today it has gained in strength and size with 4 postgraduate courses, 8 undergraduate courses, a computer centre, a media centre, a full-fledged library and reading room, a big auditorium, a ladies’ hostel, a well-functioning canteen, a co-operative store, spacious staff-rooms, rest rooms for students, a medicinal garden and a vermicompost unit, large grounds for sports and games and ample parking facilities.