History & Milestones

Dr. Joseph Attipetty
The college owes its origin to the farsightedness and vision of its founder patron, Most Rev Dr Joseph Attippetty, the first Indian Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Verapoly.
Greatly concerned by the lack of educational facilities for the members of his diocese, His Grace ventured upon the mission of starting a new college at Ernakulam, the then capital of the Former State of Cochin. His efforts bore fruit in 1946 when the University of Madras accorded sanction to His Grace for starting a second grade college.
The college began functioning on 16th of July, 1946, in the old St.Albert’s High School building, situated in front of the present college campus with 150 students in the first year intermediate class.
Years have gone by. Long strides have been taken by the college in its development. Today under the patronage of His Grace Dr.Daniel Acharuparambil, St.Albert’s College is a front runner First Grade College functioning under the Mahatma Gandhi University.

1946 - July 16, St. Albert’s College started in the St. Albert’s H.S. Building with 150 Intermediate Course Students
1946 - Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph Vaipicherry took charge as the Manager
1946 - Prof. & Grand Chevalier L.M. Pylee was appointed the first Principal
1946 - Dec. 20, Foundation Stone for the New College Building was laid by the Founder Patron Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Attipetty
1947 - Prof. L.M. Pylee was elevated Education Minister of Travancore-Kochi State
1947 - Rev. Dr. Luke Burke, O.F.M. (Ireland) was appointed the second Principal
1947 - Degree Courses were started in Botany, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Economics
1949 - Prof. L.M. Pylee was appointed Principal for the second time
1952 - Dec. 31, New College Building was blessed by His Eminence Norman Thomas Cardinal Gilroy (Sydney Archbishop)
1956 - Very Rev. Msgr. Xavier Kaniyampurath was appointed the third Principal
1957 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Alexander Lenthaparambil took charge as the Manager
1960 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis Payyappilly took charge as the Manager
1963 - B.Com. Degree course started
1964 - M.Sc. Maths & Botany P.G. Degree courses started
1970 - January 21, Archbishop Attipetty expired
1971 - Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Kelanthara took charge as the second Patron
1973 - Rev. Dr. Augustine O. Konnully was appointed the fourth Principal
1978 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Lopez took charge as the Manager
1978 - Rev. Fr. Antony J. Panakkal was appointed the fifth Principal
1978 - March 11, Rt. Rev. Dr. Antony Thannikot consecrated Auxiliary Bishop and took charge as Co-Patron
1979 - Rev. Fr. Sebastian Kunnathoor was appointed Bursar
1980 - M.Com. P.G. Degree course started
1983 - M.Sc. Chemistry P.G. Degree course started
1984 - Rev. Fr. Raphael Ollattupuram took charge as the Manager
1984 - Feb. 24, Bishop Thannikot expired
1985 - Prof. C.B. Peter was appointed the sixth Principal
1986 - Oct. 19, Archbishop Kelanthara expired
1987 - March 19, Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Cornelius Elenjikal took charge as the 3rd Patron
1987 - Rev. Dr. Joseph Thaikoodan took charge as the Manager
1987 - Prof. A. J. Benjamin appointed as the seventh Principal
1992 - Prof. Joseph Leslie Nedungadan appointed as the eighth Principal
1993 - Prof. Mathew Pylee appointed as the nineth Principal
1993 - IGNOU started
1993 - C.A. Professional Education - I started
1994 - Prof. P. G. Michael appointed as the tenth Principal
1995 - B.Sc. Aqua culture started
1996 - Prof. Mathew J. Vaz appointed as the eleventh Principal
1996 - B.Sc. Industrial Fish & Fishery started
1996 - Purchased 3.25 acres of land at Pizhala and developed a modern aquaculture demonstration Farm
1996 - New College Auditorium opened
1996 - Golden Jubilee Celebrations
1996 - Archbishop Cornelius Elenjikal retired
1996 - Nov. 3, Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil took charge as the Fourth Patron
1998 - Rev. Fr. Jose Chelangara took charge as the Manager
1998 - Research Centre, Commerce started
1998 - Research Centre, Maths started
1999 - M.Sc. Physics started
1999 - State of Art Tennis complex with Australian Flexy cushion surface inaugurated
1999 - Prof. M.R. Joseph appointed as the twelfth Principal
2000 - Research Centre, Chemistry started
2000 - New Seminar Hall opened
2000 - B.A. English started
2001 - B.Sc. Voc. Chemistry started
2002 - C.A. Professional Education - II started
2002 - College declared Complete Computer Literate
2002 - College Chapel blessed
2003 - College Nationally accredited at the B++ level by NAAC
2003 - New College Canteen inaugurated
2003 - Rev. Dr. Clement Valluvassery took charge as the Manager
2003 - Prof. P. J. Leslie appointed as the thirteenth Principal
2004 - State of Art Basket Ball court with international standards inaugurated
2004 - Carrier oriented Add-on courses started
2004 - Business English certificate course started

2005 - Started M.A. English 
2006 - Diamond Jubilee Celebration 
2006 - May 16th M.B.A. course started - Albertian Institute of Managment, a unit of St. Albert's for Managment Studies was blessed by the Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil.
2006 - Introduced Co-education to aided undergraduate courses.
2007 - ISO 9001:2000 certified by TUV Rheinland 
2007 - Prof. Robert Stanley was appointed as the fourteenth Principal
2007 - started Research Centre - Zoology 
2007 - Started Research Centre - Botany 
2007 - Started B.Sc. Animation course - St. Albert's - Toonskool, a unit of St. Albert's for Animation and Multimedia Studies
2008 - Inaugurated State of Art English Language Lab(Digital)
2008 - Chemistry lab accredited by Pollution Control Board 
2008 - Inauguration of Research Lab of Conservative Research Group(CRG)
2008 - Foundation stone laid for Women's Hostel by Archbishop Most. Rev. Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil 
2008 - Chemistry Department selected under FIST programme by Department of Science and Technology 
2009 - Co-education introduced o aided postgraduate courses
2009 - Oct 26, Archbishop Daniel Acharuparambil called to eternity 
2009 - Inaugurated state of the art Council Hall "Concillium" dited at
2009 - Dec, College Nationally accr'A' grade with a CGPA of3.23 out of 4 by NAAC
2009 - Started Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) of ICWAI
2010 - Apr 11, Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarakal took charge as the fifth Patron 
2011 - Inaugurated Digital Spectroscopy in Physics Department 
2011 - Aug 7, Archbishop Emeritus Dr. Cornelius Elenjikal called to Eternity
2011 - Started M.Sc.in Space Science and Technology

1 comment:

  1. My humble homage to my Teachers: Fr.Kaniampurath, Fr.Konnully,Fr.Panakkal and Sarvasree Dayanandan, Joseph kalappurakkal (Chemistry Chief), A.J.Benjamin, P.D.Joseph, M.M.Mani, Thomas (English), Varkee, Prabhakara Menon (Zoology), Daniel, Srinivasan, George (Physics) and many others who have molded me to be a successful man in my future career . I am proud to be an Albertian and this I wish to publish in this column as my humble tribute to my Almamator