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.
St. Stephen’s College is an academic fraternity of individuals dedicated to its motto. We strive to reach out to the star of human excellence based on the love of God and service to mankind as modelled in Jesus Christ, in a background of Indian heritage so as to produce intellectually trained, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired citizens.
To give quality education that includes the imparting of sound learning, building of character, the spread of Truth and the knowledge of God.
To inculcate moral values, social commitment and dignity of labour among the youth through value education programmes.
To develop in the students an attitude of reconciliation between man and nature which will help them become peace makers, defenders of the poor and keepers of the environment.
Mission of the College for the academic year 2019-2020 is “ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND ENRICHED MINDS”