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Assumption College, an Autonomous Women’s college, named so to commemorate the proclamation of the Dogma of the Assumption of BL. Virgin Mary, is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, and is a Christian minority institution managed by the Archdiocese of Changanacherry and recognized by UGC under section 2(f) and 12B.The Excellence of Assumption College was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) through the grant of Autonomy , and by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) by re-accrediting the college at the ‘A’ Level in the third cycle. Moreover, this is an ISO 9001-2015 certified college. One among the top 100 colleges in India in the NIRF Ranking 2017, Assumption is now 29th in the national level, and 11 th in the state, among the private autonomous colleges in the Education World India Higher Education Rankings 2021-22.
Started in 1950, the college has a current strength of more than 2500 students in 19 Undergraduate and 9 Postgraduate and 2 PhD programmes. In addition to these, there are Career Oriented Add on courses, ACSAD Certificate Courses, Enrichment modules and Social outreach programmes, to make them globally competent. With 71 years of excellence in providing quality Higher Education to young women along with building of character, shaping of personality, attainment of skills, as well as enabling employability, we look forward to much more. The seven college hostels including the one for PG students provide comfortable and safe accommodation for the students. Assumption college has steadily maintained her position in the forefront with laurels of victory in academic, cocurricular and extracurricular activities, especially in the field of sports and games.
To maintain the highest academic standards upholding the noblest Christian ideals and moral values to create enlightened, empowered and socially committed women.
The College Crest is a lotus shaped shield with the inspiring Latin motto “Sursum Corda,” which means “Lift up your hearts.” The golden crown depicted at the top and the motto predispose the student to be ever intent upon the things above, “to seek the kingdom of God first,” so that they may eventually be worthy to be partakers of His glory. The whole emblem conveys the same idea that we are pilgrims on earth, sailing on the sea of life, canopied by dark heavy clouds, towards our heavenly shore.
But we are guided along on this heavenward journey by the Star of the Sea, our Blessed Mother and the most complete expression of what is truly feminine, whose bodily assumption into heaven is celebrated in the name of the institution.The journey is assisted by the Holy Spirit who is hovering above and by the Word of God symbolised by the open book. What the lighted torch signifies is that the learning one receives at the institution is not to be kept to oneself, but to be disseminated among the multitude whose lives are still darkened by ignorance.
O Mary, Mother of God and Mother of men ‘Virgin purest, brightest, rarest, ‘Thou wert assumed body and soul Into Heaven - into the land of the blessed After thy sojourn in vale of tears
Thy soul was conceived in innocence ‘Thy body undefiled by sin- An exalted temple of the ‘Holy Ghost- And preserved from the curse of corruption
We, of the ‘Assumption’ have lived And prospered these Seventy One years Beneath thy mantle; keep us, Mother, Ever pure and holy; grant us The peace of God in justice and charity.