St Stephens College
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 Arch-Diocese of Kottayam (Knanaya Catholic Community), is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University. The College was graded B by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2015. The brainchild of His Excellency Rev. Dr Thomas Tharayil, the then Bishop of the diocese of Kottayam, 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 cooperation 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 courses. The small step was taken in 1964, culminating into a giant leap in a few decades. 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 its reading room, a big auditorium, a ladies’ hostel, a well-functioning canteen, a co-operative store, spacious staff-rooms, restrooms for students, a medicinal garden, a vermicompost unit, large grounds for sports and games, an indoor stadium and ample parking facilities.