Dr APJ Kalam,
Former President of India Inaugurates the Navathi
Celebrations of the UC College on Saturday, June 5, 2010
Dr. APJ Kalam, Former
President of India, visited the college on Saturday, June 5.
In a surprise move, he visited the
chapel, the Principal's office, and the Gandhi Mango Tree.
He also planted an Asoka plant (a highly medicinal
endangered herb) to commemorate the World
Environment Day. In front of an overflow crowd at the UCC's New
Seminar auditorium and an overflow crowd who watched the
proceedings via TV, Dr. Kalam told the assembled that they
have a responsibility to keep the Gandhi's ideals.
1990-93 B Sc. Physics Died in a Car Accident
Bini Baby, from 1990-93 BSc
Physics and former inmate of East Hostel, passed away on
March 31, 2010 in a car accident at Angamaly. She was a
teacher at DonBosco School, Angamaly.
Bini Baby was from
Thrikkalathur, near Muvattupuzha.. Her funeral was on June
1st at 10 am. May her soul rest in peace.
The Tragic demise Dr. Raveendran, Distinguished Alumnus of the College
(B.Sc. Physics 1973-76 Batch)
A fatal traffic accident near
Tiruvanandapuram has taken the lives of Dr. Raveendran and
his wide Dr. Sudha. They are survived by their daughter
Dr. T. Thomas
Philip Was Installed as the New Principal of UCC on
Saturday, March 20, 2010
In a solemn ceremony at the
college chapel attended by a big crowd, Dr. T. Thomas Philip, Head of
the Department of Zoology and coordinator of Biotechnology
Division and Bursar of the college
was installed as the new Principal of U C College on
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 11:15 AM. Rt. Rev. Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus, Suffragan Metropolitan of Marthoma Church
and a member of the Standing Council of UC College and an
alumnus of the college,
delivered the installation message.
It was indeed a simple,
blessed solemn occasion. The college chaplain Rev. Johny
George and former manager Rev. K. C. Mathew lead the
Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Zacharias
Mar Theophilus delivered a powerful message. He remembered
the contributions of the outgoing Principal Dr. Varghese
John. He gave very clear expectations of the UCC Management
from the new leader reminding him to be taking up the Christ
like leadership - the master who becomes a servant and
willingness to be one among the group. Dr. Thomas Philip was
encouraged to bring new visions for the College and to take
the College to greater heights. He further referred to those
disciples who wanted to sit on the right and left of the
Lord and the answer Jesus Christ gave. The experience of St.
Peter on the hilltop (transfiguration) to make three
tabernacles to keep the experience frozen was also cited.
Thirumeni reminded the attendees about the diverse
leadership challenges that we face today. The role of Union
Christian College principal is to enlarge vision of the
founders, enthuse people around, and to ensure love.
Recalling a meaningful African proverb, Thirumeni said "If
you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go farther, go
Thirumeni concluded his message by aptly quoting the words
of Albert Einstein, "Try not to become a man of success, but
rather try to become a man of value."
Sources: Dr. Rajan Varughese,
Dr. Thara Simon)
Dr. Thomas Philip will take charge as the new
principal on April 1, 2010 from the outgoing principal Dr. Varghese
Dr. Thomas Philip is an
internationally recognized expert on Immunoparasitology. He
received his Ph D from University of Guelph, Guelph,
Ontario, Canada. He has done post doctoral fellowship in
Molecular Parasitology at University of Guelp, Canada. He
also did another post doctoral fellowship at University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Philip passed with
first ranker at University of Calicut M Sc Zoology. In
addition to his stellar professional career that led to over
17 papers in internationally recognized journals, he is also
the choir master and organist of the UCC Choir.
Take a look at his CV
We wish Dr. Thomas Philip
continued success as the new Principal of UC College.
Benny Cherian the new Bursar, Prof. P. J. Aleyamma,
Secretary of Standing Council
Dr. A. Benny Cherian will be
the bursar of the college from April 1st onwards. Prof. P.
J. Aleyamma, Dean Administration and HOD of Botany will be
the new Secretary of the Union Christian College Standing
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Prof. K. P. Mathew
Dr. David Saj spends a
semester in USA
Abraham Joseph, UCC
Alumnus and Father of Pravin Philip Departed
50 Lakhs for Botany from
Science and Technology, India
E- Journal package - Gift
from Dr. James Jacob
Dr. Sunny Kuriakose
Leaves UCC to Become Principal of B. P. C. College Piravom
Reunion 2009 and dedication of TCJ Garden
Botany alumni reunion
was well attended. Rt. Rev. Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus Safragan Metropolitan, (B. Sc. Botany 1957 – '59
and member of Union Christian College Standing Council) lead the
dedication ceremony of TCJ Botanic Garden. In his key note address,
Thirumeni highlighted the significance of Indian concept of worshiping
nature, particularly plants. Thirumeni reminded us that the fullness
of life is in having memories and dreams.
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Botanical Garden Photo Tour