BCM College was founded by His Excellency Bishop Thomas Tharayil, a pioneer in women’s education in the Christian Community of Central Travancore. A priest true to heaven and an educationalist concerned with the progress of the world, Bishop Thomas Tharayil founded this institution in honour of his illustrious predecessor, His Excellency Bishop Alexander Choolaparambil, in 1955, with a student community of 63 girls. Bishop Thomas Tharayil felt that women’s education was the key to social progress.
Prof. V.J. Joseph was the first principal of this college which began with eight members on the teaching staff and one member in the non-teaching staff. The college was formally inaugurated by Cardinal Valerian Gratius. As per the University specification a lady Principal, Sr. Fidelius of the Mangalore Carmel Convent was appointed.
From its humble beginnings, the college has made steady progress and is now one of the foremost Women’s Colleges in Kerala with over 1400 students.
The college motto is SAPIENTIA ET GRATIA i.e. WISDOM AND GRACE, the two essential qualities in a woman. Believing that the true purpose of education is the overall development of personality, the college tries to promote spiritual and moral growth along with intellectual development. It is expected that when a student leaves the portals of B.C.M. after her education, she will have become what our founder visualized as the ideal educated woman, one who combines in her wisdom and grace.