Arts and Sports
Life at Marian
Huddled in the terrain of hills, valleys and streams stretched out from the Great Escarpment of India, Marian College is a perfect pitch for pursuing academic dreams. Older than the Himalayas, the Western Ghats in Kuttikkanam comprehends a scintillating doppelgänger where the typical flora and fauna garbs the inundating devoutness suitable for academic quests. The misty and salubrious ether along with tea and cardamom plantations in the expanse décor the campus adding to the tranquillity and serenity of Marian academia.
Marian College has a remarkable history of sustained growth about high-end values, reiterated by national and international accreditations and achievements par excellence. In addition to the exquisiteness and sublime values, the Marian campus also offers spirituality animated with Catholic ideals. The Marian campus is a fertile and proliferating dorm of fostering civic sense among the students while keeping campus politics at bay. Marian has an enviable history of being a strike-free and ragging-free campus since its inception.
The academia of Marian ensures international quality to its learning community promoting a learner-centred approach opening new vistas in research among learners and facilitators. The infrastructure of the college offers some outstanding facilities to ensure academic excellence. Advanced and most sophisticated multimedia integrated classrooms and other learning spaces, networked computer labs, Marian media studio, a well-stocked online library with a large collection of books, academic and non-academic movies and music, ergonomic furniture, guest house, hostels, health clubs, cafeteria etc…adds to the technical precisions of the Marian campus. The entire campus including the on-campus hostels is Wi-Fi enabled and students and faculty members can access the internet on their laptops round the clock.
The arts festivities on campus provide Marianites with some of the most rewarding arenas for imagination, experimentation, and intelligence. Marian arts community trains the right side of the brain and intends to bring out the unique artistic ability in each student. A holistic approach indoctrinates a distinctive and sought-after proficiency in our students' life. The Marian community believe that art, music and dance play a very important role in the holistic development of students. Art and Music teach them to develop time management skills and discipline. Art surrounds us. We see it all around us, it has a powerful, positive effect on the emotions, perception, and behaviour of young adults. Music is an excellent way to relieve stress. Our Music Room is always a hive of activity with students practising and playing together. Students do not just generate beautiful melodies – they create positive energy and happy memories.
Sports - Department of Health and Wellness
Marian values its community staying healthy and active, irrespective of their interests in an individual sport or game. Whether you want to try something new or you are dedicated to your chosen sport, there are ample opportunities to get involved within the campus. From athletics to performance sports such as basketball, cricket, football and badminton, Marian offers something for everyone. Under the guidance of professional trainers and coaches available on the campus, the students would be able to take their skill to another level.
Marian gives extra emphasis to the holistic, physical, mental and spiritual well- being of her students and staff realizing that Wellness is the state of our being and a state of leading a healthy life style. Qualified trainers having expertise in developing strategies for improving all areas of Wellness of a person are available on Marian campus.
Mr. Boby K Mani
Head of the Department
Fr. Binny Kayyaniyill
Clubs and Associations
Marian is an activity-filled vibrant campus, offering avenues for a wide range of extracurricular activities for the Marian community. Many long-cherished moments for Marianites happens outside the classroom, as an array of clubs eagerly awaiting inside the campus for new members anxious of exploring their unseen potentials. There are 17 clubs, 7 student associations such as NSS, NCC etc. Fests, celebrations and other activities like debates, seminars, flash mobs, street plays etc. are organized by Student Council. Marian believes that the co-curricular and extracurricular activities are integral to the holistic development of the learners. Socially and locally relevant extracurricular activities are also undertaken by different groups. Intending to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals incubating innovative ideas and solutions to the many global challenges that we face; Marian extends a hand of opportunity for its community as well. The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that you can be a part of at Marian that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution. Whatnot, if you haven’t found a club of your taste, be free to make one with help of your teachers!
At Marian, you'll be part of a close-knit community that's anchored by campus life. The community has always been careful to bring in a sense of home, belonging and security in the campus. More than a thousand students opt to stay at residential campus facilities. Marianites are accommodated in two hostels for boys run by priests and two hostels for undergraduate girls and one for postgraduate girls run by nuns. All buildings are secure and equipped with television with a wide array of channels, laundry facilities, lounges with AV equipment, doctor on call facility, newspapers and periodicals, round the clock Wi-Fi, yoga and fitness centres, badminton and table tennis courts and ergonomic furniture. Security on campus is ensured through 24 hours camera surveillance. To enjoy campus life to its fullest we would highly recommend using our residential facilities.
Marian College Student's Council (MCSC)
Marian College Student Council (MCSC) is a platform of students providing them the opportunities to develop leadership qualities, healthy interpersonal relationships, responsible citizenry and also learn the lessons of life from outside the walls of formal studies. MCSC is a stage where students would organise activities like arts festivals, sports and other service projects and help them to attain maximum growth and development. It also acts as a forum for the students to learn the fundamentals of ideal meaningful and purpose oriented life through real- time experiences. The office bearers of MCSC are elected through a transparent, democratic process and they hold office for an academic year. They spearhead the activities of MCSC under the guidance of the Dean of Students and the Faculty Advisors. MCSC also participates actively in the placement drives, extension programmes and other extra-curricular activities conducted by various departments, NSS, NCC etc. The Council also conducts various programmes on citizenship awareness, leadership, interpersonal relationship, moral and cultural values etc.
‘Gender Champion’ is a Central Government programme - a joint initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Ministry of Human Resources, intended to promote gender equity and equality on the campus. The programme aims to make students gender sensitive and equip them to value girl students and their rights. Marian is one of the first colleges in the state to implement the scheme successfully and many awareness programmes are conducted to create an enabling environment which ensures dignity and respect for girl students.
Mr Sreeraj T
Dr Hari R M
CSM & JY
Catholic Student Movement and Jesus Youth is an international student movement that challenges young people to live a meaningful, creative and fulfilling life. The Jesus Youth life is built around true, enduring friendships. Hands held together, journeys begun and continued together, words of comfort and understanding, prayers lifted up in unity– all these expressions of friendship have been the warp and weft of the movement. Here, simple friendships often deepen into spiritual relationships within cell groups, sharing groups, prayer groups and other meeting points while remaining rooted in an all-encompassing friendship with Jesus.
National Service Scheme
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a scheme of the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to students to take part in various community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service and nurture them to develop into responsible citizens. Marian NSS has rendered a host of community based services which involves sanitation drives, adoption of villages, tuition for school children, blood donation, service to inmates of hospices etc. Our volunteers rendered commendable relief work during the floods of 2018 and 2019. In February 2020, they successfully organized a National Integration Camp which had a pan Indian participation of NSS volunteers.
NCC The NCC is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organization which aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces. Over the years at Marian, the NCC piloted Painting Competition, Career Guidance and Public awareness classes, observed and celebrated important days like Republic Day, Independence day, International Yoga Day, Anti-Drug Day, Army Day and Gandhi Jayanthi etc.
Marian Women Cell has been instituted to provide a conducive environment for women, enabling them to reach their full potential and to ensure their freedom, safety and security in an atmosphere of equality and dignity.
Empowering and enlightening the young minds, paving the road for them to grow into responsible individuals who can serve as agents of social change
To strive towards enabling women to achieve equality and ensure equal participation in all aspects of life through the promotion of gender amity and programmes concerning women welfare.
- To enhance the development of women in every sphere.
- To organize events and activities for women empowerment.
- To create an environment of gender justice.
- To sensitize the students to various gender and social issues
- To emphasise the importance of spiritual, economic, social, racial and gender equality.
- To create awareness on the rights given by the constitution.
- Organizing seminars on topics such as gender awareness, stress management, cybercrime, women safety and security, health and hygiene, fire safety etc.
- Legal Awareness classes
- Workshops on craft making, jewellery making and cooking
- Conducting Medical camp on campus
- Self- defence training programs
- First aid and CPR training sessions
- Organizing national seminars on topics corresponding to gender and social issues.
- Social Outreach Programs
- Tailoring classes
- Celebration of National/International days (National Girl child Day, International Women’s Day)
Ms Clarris Annie John
Ms Misheal Tomy
Ms Princy Sebastian
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme aims to enhance interaction & promote mutual understanding between people of different states/UTs through the concept of state/UT pairing. The states carry out activities to promote a sustained and structured cultural connect in the areas of language learning, culture, traditions & music, tourism & cuisine, sports and sharing of best practices, etc.
The idea of a sustained and structured cultural connect between people of different regions was mooted by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during the Rashtriya Ekta Divas held on 31st October, 2015, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Hon’ble Prime Minister propounded that cultural diversity is a joy that ought to be celebrated through mutual interaction & reciprocity between people of different States and UTs so that a common spirit of understanding resonates throughout the country. Every State and UT in the country would be paired with another State/UT for a time period, during which they would carry out a structured engagement with one another in the spheres of language, literature, cuisine, festivals, cultural events, tourism etc. For example, Andhra Pradesh is paired with Punjab for During this period, Punjabis would attempt to learn key words in Telugu, a few Telugu books would be translated into Punjabi & vice-versa, Andhraites would hold food festivals offering Punjabi dishes, Punjabis would perform Andhra folk dances, while Andhraites would perform Bhangra at staged events etc. This pattern of cultural adoption of the partner State/UT would be followed by all states and UTs.
The EBSB Club of Marian College Kuttikkanam (Autonomous) has conducted several innovative, interesting and knowledgeable activities as part of each month which kept the student club members well involved.
The Dance Club at Marian makes sure that every club member has the opportunity to take part in at least one campus event. Based on the cultural and talent activities held at Marian, this Club was developed. Marian Dance club makes sure that students have the opportunity to establish themselves as well as represent their college in university-level competitions, programmes, and events. The dance club plays a crucial role in all student community nominations to represent Marian in university and intercollegiate level events, giving students not only confidence and a stage to display their talents.
1. To offer students training facilities to improve their dancing abilities.
2. To plan and take part in cultural events held at the institutional level.
3. To encourage students to compete in dance competitions at the university, state, and national levels.
1. As part of the Christmas festivities, the club hosted the class-based video competition "Jingle Rock"
2. The members of the Dance club staged a live performance for the staff and students of the institution in connection with Arts day celebrations. Different dance forms Eastern, Western, and Fusion were presented for the programme.
3. The club conducted an inter-department group dance competition Chuvadu 2022. Students from various departments participated in the event. An open platform was given to students to expose their talent after the competition which was marked by massive support from students.
4. Actively participated in the KIFF (Kuttikkanam International Film Festival), which was hosted at Marian College Kuttikkanam.
5. Conducted Spot dance competition and Hostel dance competition for freshers.
The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is an initiative that engages institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of the Organization's purposes and principles, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution. Since 2010, UNAI has created a vibrant and diverse network of students, academics, scientists, researchers, think tanks, institutions of higher education, continuing education and educational associations. There are over 1,600 member institutions in more than 150 countries that reach over 25 million people in the education and research sectors around the world representing a global diversity of regions and a thematic wealth of disciplines.
Marian College Kuttikkanam Autonomous, Peermade is a member of UNAI and the ASPIRE-Chapter of Marian is actively organizing programmes to take forward the principles of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
It is an avenue for the students belonging to the SC/ST communities to develop their leadership skills and showcase their talents and creative thinking through various activities that will enable them to realize the value of teamwork, leadership, planning, and organization. As the statutory committee, the college principal is the chairman of the committee and the executive committee comprises the faculty members, non-teaching staff, and the student leaders selected from the members.
Present Executive Committee
- Prof. Dr. Ajimon George : Chairman
- Dr. Jobi Babu : Convener
- Dr. Rupa R : Joint Convener & Member Secretary
- Dr. Rajani A : Asst Professor & Member
- Mr. Geril Scaria Geore : Asst Professor &Member
- Mr. Sunny Thomas : Joint Superintendent & Member
- Mr. Joby Jose : Office Clerk & Member
Students Executive Committee
- Mr. Madhavan K (II BBA) : President
- Mr. Anoop S S (III BSW) : Vice President
- Mr. Ramlijith G R (I BCom) : Secretary
- Ms. Saniya P S (III BSW) : Joint Secretary
- Ms. Avani T Shaji (II BCom) : Treasurer
- Mr. Jaiprince P (II Mcom) : Joint Treasurer
- Ms. Lavanya S (I MSW) : Programme Convener
- Ms. Sujitha U (I BBA) : Joint Programme Convener
Innovative Programmes and Initiatives
- Motivation Programmes by Eminent Persons
- Coaching Classes for Competitive Examinations
- Computer Training Programmes
- Spoken English Classes
- Placement Assistance & Trainings
- Organizing Idukki district youth festival 'Jagaran' exclusively for SC/ST students from the schools
- Pongal Celebration
- Leadership Camps for the students
- Theatre Workshop
- Visit Cultural Events and Fests
- School Visits and Motivation Programmes for the Schools Students
- Performance of Traditional Art Forms
The library's aim is to provide students with a friendly, relevant and expert service, and to equip them with the information literacy skills to engage in a lifetime of learning. The library staff is available to help discover the wide range of printed and electronic resources. They assist in the identification and collection of resources.
A number of computer terminals are available in the library which can be used for research and study purposes, with all terminals providing word processing facilities. The library offers internet facility. There is a provision for online search to find the location of the books in the library. Students’ suggestions for new books are always welcome. There are separate laptop charging areas for both boys and girls. There is a well equipped Discussion Room too.
The College started fostering entrepreneurship efforts from its inception. An entrepreneurship development Centre was inaugurated on campus through the setting of MICAS Lab in 1999. However, a much more coordinated effort towards supporting entrepreneurship initiatives were strengthened when Kerala Startup Mission in 2015 selected Marian Incubation Centre as a unit of IEDC for Startup Boot Camp activities.
Marian also has a well-equipped discussion room which is frequently used for departmental meetings, academic discussions and presentations.
Marian auditorium, with support facilities for celebrations, competitions, congregations, performances, college gatherings, management events and corporate interaction programmes etc, can accommodate about 1200 persons. The auditorium is well equipped with multi-channel audio and video facilities.
Good Samaritan Infirmary
Marian College provides free first aid and health service for students and staff on the campus itself. A comprehensive range of services is provided. The first aid center is always manned by an efficient nurse, who deals with emergencies, injuries and illnesses. The nurse is in attendance from Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. A doctor visits Marian campus on all Wednesdays to provide professional health service. Appointments are available from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm on Wednesdays. The health care center is equipped with BP apparatus, stethoscope, nebulizer, inhalation kettle, hot water bottle and dressing trays, two cots and other necessary furniture.
Marian college has an excellent audio-visual hall regularly used by the departments for conducting presentations and entertainment activities like the screening films, documentaries on relevant topics, etc. With a capacity to seat more than 60 persons, the hall is equipped with state-of-art equipment like wide projection screen of 16x12 feet, Epson 1080p fullHD projector and 900w rms surround theatre system for movies and presentations.
Marian College has an impeccably furnished computer lab that houses close to 200 computer terminals networked and administered by efficient administrators. The lab choreographs the connectivity needs for the completely automated campus. The primary purpose of computer lab is to provide IT infrastructure services to all stakeholders at Marian. It supports regular lab activities for MCA and BCA Batches, academic research, study, class assignments and campus recruitment drive. The college has separate computer labs for UG and PG students. PG students have round the clock lab access with internet connection and UG students have access to the lab from 8am to 8pm (girls) and 8am-10pm (boys). The labs are authorized online test center for Tata consultancy Services (TCS). They provide technical Support to IQAC, Community college, and Add-on courses. In case of failure of electricity, automatic power generator (125 KVA) supplies power.
Two aesthetically furnished conference halls with a seating capacity of around 300 each are part of the ultra-modern infrastructure at Marian College. The halls are well equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual and presentation tools to facilitate smooth presentations during industry interaction programmes and conferences. It is here, where many activities like seminars, workshops, inter college youth festivals, college farewell, welcome parties, staff meetings, student reunions, etc. are carried out. The conference halls provide the facility to carry out Video conferencing too.
Marian Counseling Center provides a varied range of services for personal, career and educational concerns. Students facing personal, emotional or study problems may find it helpful to talk to the counselor at the center. This can be a way of taking responsibility for oneself and of initiating a positive action. Although there may not be immediate or practical solutions to difficulties, talking them through can often clarify one’s thoughts and feelings and may help the individual to see a way forward. The Counseling center has the service of professionally trained and widely experienced counselor. Strict confidentiality is ensured, and the service is available both on an individual and group basis. The counselor offers sessions on all working days of the week and will be available for emergency appointments
The international guest house on the campus provides luxurious accommodation facilities. It is well furnished with three star facilities and caters to the guest faculty, programme directors and visitors from all over the globe. Parents visiting Marian are also provided accommodation. The guest house has 14 rooms (bath attached) and can accommodate 25 people at a time. It has a neat dining area and parlour, LED TV with DTH connectivity and 24 hour Wi-Fi facility
Marian has a full-fledged 32 seat state-of-the-art language lab, which is the best in the state. Language studies require specific hardware and software to achieve their pedagogical goals. The lab has up-to-date instructional materials and total database of 542 audio and 105 video titles. The language lab has computer-based equipments on all seats. The language laboratory is used to complement classroom based work and will help develop listening skills as well as assist the individual to perfect their accent and intonation. Grammar tuition will form an important part in developing the accuracy, clarity and fluency of both written and spoken language skills. The lab offers short term courses in foreign languages, on demand.
If one needs a place to spend time in peace and meditation, there would be no better place on campus than the College chapel. We strongly believe that the spiritual time spend in the chapel would help one to grow closer to God and in Christian principles
All the clothes given to our laundry are washed, dried and ironed in machines with utmost care. The mastery of our highly skilled staff, in conjunction with our state-of-the-art and eco-friendly dry cleaning processes, culminate in a service that is simply unrivalled
The objective of the Canteen and meal service is to protect by reducing the risk of foodborne illness, with proper sanitary conditions, and preventing adulterated food. The waste utilization of the canteen is efficiently done through the waste recycling plant installed on the campus. A bio-gas plant is installed near the canteen. Bio-degradable waste is converted into manure through this plant and the gas produced is used for cooking. The canteen and the surroundings are always kept neat and tidy. Plastic bags of less than 10 microns are not permitted inside the campus.
For decades, we’ve been building a place to play for teams and communities across the place. Our easy maintenance, safety features, and customizable designs meet international standards. We take care of the details so that our sports community can focus on the game.
Paul Iby (Undergraduate students)
- Managed by – Marian College Kuttikkanam
- Name of the warden - Fr. Dr Siby Joseph
- Asst warden ( If any) - Fr. Akhil P Joseph
- Year it started-
- Total number of rooms available- 55
- Maximum occupancy of the hostel- 220
- Maximum occupancy in a room - 4
- Facilities available- wifi, Laundry facilities, Badminton Court
MaryKnoll (Post Graduate Students)
- Managed by – Marian College Kuttikkanam
- Name of the wardens* – Fr Dr Shaiju K.S, Fr Soby Kannalil and Br. Joseph Charuplakkal
- Year it started
- Maximum occupancy of the hostel -333
- Maximum occupancy in a room 3 -2
- Total number of rooms available- 137
- Facilities available- wifi, Badminton Court, Laundry Facilities
Sacred Heart Hostel (Undergraduate Students)
- Managed by : Provincial house kanjirappally
- Warden :Sr Jain
- Assistant : Sr Anitha
- Started :2000
- Total number of rooms : 82
- Max occupancy of the hostel: 360
- Max occupancy in a room:3-5
- Facilities available : Wifi,Gym,Playground
Amala Hostel (Undergraduate Students)
- Managed by : Provincial house kanjirappally
- Warden :Sr Anseena
- Assistant : Sr Lucy
- Started :1995
- Total number of rooms : 30
- Max occupancy of the hostel: 130
- Max occupancy in a room:2-6
- Facilities available : Wifi,Gym,Playground
Marian Hostel (Postgraduate Students)
- Managed by : Marian College Kuttikkanam
- Warden :Sr.Joslin Mariya
- Assistant : Sr Celine
- Started : 2013
- Total number of rooms : 32
- Max occupancy in a room:3-4
- Facilities available : Wifi,Gym,Hostel Chapel
We love kuttikkanam
We are part of this small village, which is considered as a riding spot, get away place by many. If you thought this is a hermit village, you got it all wrong! This is one happening place. Let us show you.
Marian is alive with events that are woven into the fabric of campus life, these events make us a part of greater community. Far away from the madding crowd, the honks, crazy time schedules and corporate world, in the heights so near to the sky and nights ruled by Orion remains one of the most prominent destinations of Kerala. This place is filled with lush green knolls and hillocks which have become one of the favorite places for bikers and tourists.
The Major Attractions of Kuttikkanam
Ammachi Kottaram:-A small summer retreat of the wife of the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore. The entire complex consists of 3 rooms, 2 halls, one visiting room, Dining hall, Kitchen, store room and 2 secret passages. One secret passageway is for movement within the palace and the other secret passageway will take one to the Sree Krishna Temple in Peermade, but that passage is closed for security reasons. Various Malayalam movies such as Carbon had been shot here.
Ashley Bungalow :-Ashley Bungalow built in 1868 by the Baker family is the oldest surviving planters bungalow in Peermedu. It exemplifies the exquisite carpentry of the British Raj. The original ambience has been preserved to show the lifestyle of early British planters.
Madammakkulam:-Madammakkulam waterfall, encircled by deep woods, is a perfect place for families and couples. This place was once a favorite place for the British in the colonial period, this landmark still holds the spectators with a sight to never forget. Madammakkulam waterfall has a natural pond under a gushing waterfall. The pond has been named Madam’s pond or Madammakkulam after a British lady who used to frequently visit this spot.
Pine forest:-Pine Forest at Kuttikkanam, an artificial forest, covering 100 acres (0.40 km2). This dense pine forest contains an estimated 30 species of birds, including rare endangered species. It is classified as a buffer zone by the Department of Forests and Wildlife, Kerala State Government. It’s a major attraction for families to have their own sweet moments in the lap of nature.
Enjoy a delectable meal at our embellished restaurants that offer unparalleled service at Kuttikkanam. The place has a wide range of cuisines and homely food available for the tourist. Make Sure you check out these!
- Open Kitchen –BBQ
- Misty Mountains
- Rider’s Café
- Aradhana Hotel
- Rice Bowl
Kuttikkanam is a perfect place to relax your mind and spend a few memorable days with your family. There are many hotels in this luscious green hills offering a perfect holiday experience, with exceptional richness of hospitality.
- Misty Mountain Plantations
- Thrisangu Heaven Resort
- Rhapsody Holiday Villas
- Whispering Pines
- Agin Court
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