Handbook for Overseas
This book, published by GOI, offers a picture of investment
opportunities and entrepreneurial activities in India. It
compiles the relevant information which an Overseas Indian
may require in his initial efforts to establish his business
ties with India. The Handbook contains the latest
information (updated November 2006) by bringing important
but otherwise scattered information from the latest press
notes, RBI master circulars, Economic Survey, FDI, Foreign
Direct Investment Policy, Manual of DIPP, etc. at one place.
1.5 MB, pdf format.
Reminiscences on Prof. T R AnanthaRaman
Prof. AnanthaRaman is remembered for many different things
by people who worship him literally. It may be for the "AnanthaRaman
Manthra" the frugality and conservation. It may be for the
dedication as a teacher. One present teacher called him a
"saint" of UCC. JP, an old student of Prof. AnanthaRaman
recalls fond memories of his teacher in this must read
article. It also has some rare photos and letters.
On Prof. Anantharaman- my
father and my teacher by Trikur Ramanarayanan
the moving and compelling article by
JP on my father, Prof. Anantharaman, I feel the urge to pen a
few lines of my recollection of my father (also my teacher) touching on
the ‘Anantharaman mantra’, so eloquently expounded by JP, and his role
as a teacher in the class room. I am very grateful to JP for bringing
out vividly and truthfully the characteristics of my father. As I join
with him in extolling my father, I do so not as a son praising his
father, but as a student praising his teacher.
Story of a Father
Caught between serving the nation at time
of war and being with the family when the first born was
going through a serious health crisis, Major Jacob Philipose
had to make a choice. He did. This article appeared in
Vanitha in February 1999. In JP's own words, "I was at the
bottom of the pit when the incident described here has
happened. Some of you may have gone through or may be going
through similar or even worse experience in life. If this
will give you inspiration to stand your ground when
calamities strike, I will say "mission accomplished"." JP is
one of the distinguished sons of UC College.(1951-55)
Article in Malayalam in pdf format.
Christian Identity In A Secular World
To many people, Christian higher
education is associated with academic excellence and service
to humankind. One can understand why Christians would think
this way, but what is remarkable is that a good number of
non-Christians in countries where Christianity is a minority
religion also think so. Christian higher education has
impacted many lives and indirectly exerted a significant
influence in many societies. The men and women who went
through Christian higher education may not become
Christians, but they often learn Christian values that
affect the way they view the world and make important
Read the full
Liberate the Liberal
Arts: Contrasting Kerala’s and United States’ Liberal Arts
sociologists have argued that it is not content, but
structure which forms the mind of a student. An education
that glorifies authoritarian class environments, rote
learning, and streamlined courses denies the growth of young
people into analytical, creative, and well-rounded citizens.
Elizabeth Chatelain, an adult
volunteer at UCC, examines the educational system in Kerala
and contrasts it with that in the US. Her observations and
insights are worth reading and pondering by all those who
take their educational vocation seriously in the India
The Story of an An
Eminent Student of UCC
College had not only famous and dedicated staff but also had
famous students. So this is what I know about one of such
famous old students.
Priceless Value of Freedom
Sunil Sivanand reflects on the price of
freedom after returning from a visit to Tehran, Iran in
2005. His story at the end about Neil Bohr, the famous
physicist, is well worth reading even if you don't care
about the political issues.
Remembrance Day in Canada
(known as Veterans Day in USA)
Jacob K Philipose, Calgary, Canada
I am pouring my heart out for my dead comrades from distant
Canada. A great article by a special alumnus.
Down the Memory Lane
Jacob Samuel, B.Sc.
Botany, second batch (1954-56), goes down the memory lane.
What a journey it is! A must read article.
Finding the Core and
Essence of a Unique College
by P. Thomas Mathew, Depart. of Botany
It would have been easy for UC College to develop a vision
that would transform itself into an economically profitable
proposition. But the college has chosen to keep itself
engaged in a debate involving core values. Plans for the
future will not be controlled by the promise of profit. The
original ethos, history and political essence of the college
Master Before Us ‘Who
Went About Doing Good’
Recalling the vision of the founders of UCC,
Rev. Thomas John briefly summarized the duty of Christians
as `not to be ministered unto, but to minister'.
Memories of India
This is the memories of Charlotte Erickson, the young adult
volunteer that served UC College from 2005-6 after her
return to the US. A well written article. Enjoy.