The objective of the International House is
to help the College take up the challenges of globalization and
International Dependence. The college has exchange programs with Austin
College and Hope College, both of USA. As a result of this, there will
be more faculty and student exchange. There is a need to provide
residential facilities for the visiting international guests as well as
our alumni, facilities that provide international standards. The
International House is expected to provide that.
The International House will also house our
Alumni Development Office. It will have state of the art global
communication systems and meeting facilities.
The international house and alumni
development office will be a building with a plinth area of 700 square
meters. It is designed as a two storied building in the typical Kerala
style to be constructed in two phases. It will have twelve guest rooms
with up to twenty four beds in all, a conference room, dining hall,
lounges, dormitories, and fully equipped meeting room for to fifty
persons. The house will offer a refreshing mix of urban proximity and
rural ambience, and ensure a harmonious balance between man and nature.
Think of the International House as a
place for you to spend time to enjoy the peaceful and serene environment
of the college, meditating and recollecting the good old days. You can
network with your old friends as well as the present students and
faculty. You can enrich the UCC community by sharing your experience
Goals and Objectives
- To establish a headquarters for the
Alumni chapters in India and abroad.
- To provide a convergence facility
for the Alumni.
- To establish staffed information
office and regular information services.
- To organize activities that
supplement and enrich the academic and administrative activities of
- To organize fund raising
- To provide a venue for International
student and faculty groups to meet.
- To create and maintain residential
facilities of International standards
- To house the academic and
quasi-academic Center for Human Potentials and Community Development
(CHPCD) and to provide a central venue for its activities – both
regional and international.
As in any other major projects, we are
limited by the funding we have. The preliminary estimate is that we will
require at least $180,000.
The United Board for Christian Higher
Education in Asia (UBCHEA) and others have promised financial support
for the project. The college has raised some funds for the project. It
is estimated that we will require to raise at least $80,000 to complete
stage 1 of the project.
College seeks the assistance of the
alumni in making the International House a reality. US alumni can make
tax deductible contributions through UCCAANA. All other alumni can send
their donation to the Bursar of the college.
K.C. Chacko Donates $10,000 to International House Project
December, 2007: Dr. K.C.
Chacko, a distinguished alumnus of the college (currently
residing at Denver, CO, USA) has donated $10,000.00 to the
College to get the International House Project moving. Dr.
Chacko hopes that the rest of the alumni will follow his
lead and make generous contribution to the project so that
we will see it to fruition soon. Thank you Dr. KC for your
How To Make Your Contribution:
US Based Alumni:
Please make your checks payable to
Write International House Project in the
Send your checks to:
120 Valencia Circle
Orange Village, OH 44022
Significant Tax Benefits to US Alumni for Making
Contributions to UCC
|Since AANA is a non-profit organization recognized by
IRS, any qualified donation made through AANA to UC College
may be fully tax deductible. (Contact your tax advisor for
In addition to this, a special opportunity exists
for qualified senior alumni of the college residing in the
US. This year, seniors can make charitable donation directly
from their IRA. In this case, you do not have to pay any
taxes on the capital gains incurred on your contribution.
Plus, the entire donation is eligible for a tax deduction
(so you get a two tier savings.) You can also donate stocks
directly. In this case the capital gains are not taxable and
you can write off the entire value in your taxes.
This special IRA advantage for seniors is only available
this year and will expire on December 31, 2007. So, if you
want to take advantage of this, you will need to hurry.
Please note that, to take advantage of this provision,
your IRA trustee should make the payment directly to AANA
(and not to you). You can then send it to AANA. Please make
sure that you mention to AANA that this fund should be
earmarked for International House Account. Please consult
your tax advisor on advise on how to do this transaction so
that it will retain the tax benefits.
For non-US alumni:
Write checks payable to Bursar, UC
Send your checks to:
Union Christian College
Attn: Bursar - International House Project
Aluva, Kerala 683102
For More Information:
Contact the Principal, Manager, or Bursar
of UC College.
College Phone Numbers: 2606033, 22609194
College email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact Dr. Thara Simon at