VISION AND MOTTO
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 visualised as the ideal educated woman, one who combines in her wisdom and grace.
B.C.M College aims at the integral personalized education of the young. It strives to mould intellectually well trained, morally upright, socially committed, spiritually inspired men and women for the India of today.
The five imageries contained in the emblem envisage the history and purpose behind the establishment of the college.
The ship in the left bottom reminds us of the journey in A.D.345 of the group of Syrian Jewish Christians under the leadership of Knaithoma, whose descendents are the Knanaya catholic community which established and manages the institution. The beautiful landscape with coconut tree in the right bottom evokes Kerala, Gods own country, where the Knanites embarked. It further calls for nostalgic patriotic spirit which should animate the students. The dawn fills us with hope of a new era yet to come. The anchor in the upper right symbolises the firmness and steadfastness of wisdom that the college ensures the students. The intellect illuminated with wisdom is the anchor of faith, hope and charity with which the students will march forward with beaming joy, spreading sunshine every where. The burning furnace symbolises the hardships of life to be overcome through the process of purification in Agni (fire). Besides, it signifies that a heart adorned with divine grace is all on fire with the love of God and man. It alludes also to the furnace (chula) contained in the house name Chulaparambil of Mar Alexander in whose fond memory the college exists. The crown in the upper part is the one that awaits all of us when we complete our life successfully in the divine Marga. All these symbols have a religious significance as well. While the ship and anchor symbolises the Church, the Sun andbeaming light symbolises Christ, the eternal light and the redeemer of mankind. The person who walks in Jesus Christ with the Church, will attain the Crown of Justice in the life everlasting.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Since its origin, the Christian Church has been active in the field of education throughout the world. Christian educational institutions are part of the Church’s effort to share in the country’s educational progress. This effort, while recognizing a special responsibility towards the Christian community, has always been at the service of the whole nation. Education in Christian institutions is inspired by a vision of man drawn from the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The vision gives Christian institutions a specific character and sets before their managements, staff and students high ideals of life and service towards which they are challenged continually to strive. The college aims at the integral personalized education of the young. It strives to mould intellectually well trained, morally upright, socially committed, spiritually inspired men and women for the new India.
To accomplish this, special efforts are made to enable the students:
- to strive for excellence in every field
- to think for themselves in a clear, fearless and independent manner
- to seek, extend and apply knowledge to the solution of human problems
- to value and responsibly use their freedom
- to be clear and firm on principle and courageous in action
- to be unselfish in the service of their fellow human beings
- to become agents of needed social change in their nation
Through these efforts B.C.M. College aims at making her own contribution to a radical transformation of present day social conditions, so that social justice, equality of opportunity, genuine freedom, respect for religious and moral values, empowerment of women which are enshrined in the constitution of India may be realized. Thus the possibility of living a fully human existence will be open to all.