GLIMPSES OF THE COLLEGE
|1927||The great visionary Bishop Mar Alexander Chulaparambil makes an announcement of his dream – a Women’s College at Kottayam – during
the inauguration of St. Anne’s Girls’ School at Kottayam.
|1954||May 31||Bishop Mar Thomas Tharayil initiates the procedure to start a college in Kottayam.|
|1955||March 1||Provisional Sanction from the University to start the college|
|July 2||Permission from the University to start the college.|
|July 11||The college commences working|
|1956||Prof. Chev. V.J. Joseph Kandoth was appointed the first Principal of B.C.M. College. Pre-University Course started with 165 students.|
|1957||Oct 7||The foundation stone for the new College building was laid by Bishop Thomas Tharayil, the Patron of the College. Degree courses in Physics and History started. Sr. Fidelis of Carmel Convent, Mangalore succeeded Prof. V.J. Joseph.|
|1958||June||Degree in Mathematics and Economics started. Miss Anna Nidhiri took charge as Principal.|
|1959||The formal inauguration of B.C.M. College by His Eminence Valerian Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay. Miss Margaret Paulose took charge as Principal. Degree Courses in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology started.|
|1961||The main hostel building was blessed by Bishop Thomas Tharayil.|
|1962||Sr. M. Goretti SVM took charge as Principal.|
|1963||Sr. M. Savio SVM took charge as Principal. Degree course in Sociology started.|
|1965||Degree course in Home Science started.|
|1970||The New Building consisting of Home Science Block, Library and Auditorium was completed.|
|1972||The visit of Sri. V.V. Giri, the President of India to Kottayam. Our college collected Rs. 2731/- towards the Defense Fund and handed it over to the President.|
|1973||The visit of St. Teresa of Calcutta to our college.|
|1974||May 5||His Excellency Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry took charge as Bishop of Kottayam and the Patron of the college.|
|1974-75||Our college won the Kerala University Youth Festival Championship and the much coveted Malayala Manorama Trophy.|
|1980||College celebrated Silver Jubilee. New building of the college hostel was blessed by Bishop Kuriakose Kunnacherry.
1980-81 Ms. Jolly James found a place in the National Athletic team by winning gold medal in Discus Throw.
(Later International gold medalist in Javelin Throw)
|1981||Degree Program in Commerce started.|
|1982||Sr. M. Michael SVM took Charge as Principal.|
|1984||The first P.G. – M.Sc. Mathematics – started.|
|1985-86||Sr. M. Savio SVM retook charge as Principal.|
|1989||Retirement of Sr. M. Savio SVM, after an illustrious career of 23 years as Principal of B.C.M. College. Sr. M. Alphonsa SVM took charge|
|1990||B.C.M.’s Queen’s House was renovated into a hostel building and a new Chapel also was blessed in the same block.|
|1992-93||Our Cricket Team won the M.G. University Championship for the sixth time consecutively.|
|1993||Degree Program in English Literature started. B.C.M. Computer Centre started.|
|1993-94||Mrs. Remany Tharayil took charge as Principal. Senior Academician’s Forum (SAF), the association
of the retired teaching staff was formed.
|1997||Degree in Vocational English started.|
|1997-98||Degree in Food Science and Quality Control started as UGC sponsored programme.|
|1998-99||The College bagged the first position in M.G. University by scoring the highest pass percentage in Pre-degree results. Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy addressed the B.C.M. Family.|
|2000||The College gets accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Sr. M. Lucy SVM took charge as Principal.|
|2001||The fearless reporter of CNN and a woman of great caliber, Mrs. Anita Pratap addressed B.C.M. Family.
Formal inauguration of our Computer Centre by Bishop Kuriakose Kunnacherry.
|2000-01||Deepthi Jose won gold medal in 4x100m relay in Junior National athletic meet.|
|2002||The Language Lab was set up. Post Graduaget Degree in Social Work (MSW) started.|
|2003||Degree Course in Computer Science started.|
|2004||Aug 11||Inauguration of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations by His Excellency Sri. R. Bhatia, the honourable Governor of Kerala.|
|2004-05||Jasmin Joseph won Gold Medal in 4x400m relay in All-India Inter university athletic meet. Deepthi S. Pillai and Saumya E.K. won Dept. of Food Science given self-financing status.The Gold Medal in All-India Inter University softball tournament. Geetha Roby has won Gold Medal in 4x400m Relay in Junior National athletic meet.|
|2005||Jan. 28||Inauguration of Golden Jubilee Block and Sr. Savio Hall by Dr. Jancy James, the Vice-Chancellor of M.G. University. Sanction has been obtained from the M.G. University & Kerala Government to start M.Sc. Food Science &Quality Control and M.Sc. Child Development.
The Fitness Centre aided by the Central Ministry of Youth and Sports was established.
Add-on Courses started with Financial assistance from UGC.
|2005-06||Geetha Roby won gold medal with new meet record in 400m hurdles in Junior National athletic meet and silver medal in All-India Inter university athletic meet. Shabana Shamsudeen has won gold medal in All-India Inter university handball tournament.|
|2006||Jan 14||His Grace Mar Mathew Moolakkatt took charge as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kottayam and the Patron of the College.|
|2007-08||Asha P.J. won gold medal in heptathlon in Junior National Athletic meet.|
|2008||Accredited by NAAC with Grade “Good” (B).|
|2009||Minority Institution Status was obtained. OJASS – A charitable society formed for extension activities.|
|2009-10||Soniya P.M. won gold medals in All-India Inter University Cross country team championship and Junior National Cross country team championship.|
|2010||Centre for Gandhian Studies established with financial assistance from UGC.|
|2011||District Chapter of Indian Council of Social Welfare started functioning in the Dept. of Social Work and BCM OJASS has been appointed District Nodal Agency for CHILDLINE (a project of Ministry of Women and Child Development)|
|2013||B.Com. with Computer Application, M.A. English (Unaided), M.Sc. Home Science (Child Development) M.Com. (Finance), M.Com. (Taxation) Programs were started. The Secretariat of Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers (KAPS) started functioning in the Dept. of Social work. N.C.C. Unit started functioning in the college.|
|2014||Inauguration of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. New Women’s Hostel funded by UGC opened. Community College sanctioned. MA English (Aided) course started. B.A. English III Main Course sanctioned.|
|2015||Accredited by NAAC with A grade. Valedictory Function of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Inauguration of Vykhari Lecture Series by Justice
P. Sathasivam, Honourable Governor of Kerala.N.S.S. Unit introduced massive organic farming.
|2016||BCM NSS unit was selected as the best unit in MG University.|
|2017||NSS Unit secured ‘Best Institution’ Award for OrganicFarming from Kerala State Agricultural Department.|
|2018||College was selected for “Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)” by MHRD, GoI|
|2018||College recognized with Consumer Protection Award.|
|2019||College is is ranked as one among best 200 Colleges in India.|
|2020||M. Sc Statistics Program was started.|
|2021||The college kabaddi team won the MG university championships for the 9th consecutive year.|