Our Founder Patron

Rt. Rev. Dr. Jerome M. Fernandez

Karmela Rani Training College was founded in 1960 by His Lordship the late Rt. Rev. Dr. Jerome M. Fernandez, the then Bishop of Quilon.

Bishop Jerome was born on September 8, 1901 at Koivila in Kollam district. In 1915, he joined St. Raphael’s Minor seminary for the ecclesiastical studies to become a priest. He was ordained priest on March 24, 1928. He taught Latin and Theology at St. Theresa’s Major Seminary, Kollam, which is at present Fatima Mata National College.

In 1937, at the age of 36, he became the first Indian Bishop of Quilon which is the first Diocese in the whole of Asia. During the tenure as Bishop from 1937 to 1978, he established a number of schools, colleges and other educational institutions including Fatima Mata National College and Karmela Rani Training College. Bishop Jerome was a great defender of the rights of minorities especially in the field of education. Having retired as Bishop of Quilon in 1978, he left for his heavenly abode on February 26, 1992. May his soul rest in peace.

Our Patron

Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman

Bishop Stanley Roman was ordained priest at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome on 16th December 1966. He served as the Prefect of St. Raphael’s seminary, Kollam for many years. He secured M.A Degree in English language and Literature from University of Kerala. Later he joined Fatima Mata National College, Kollam as lecturer in English as well as college Bursar. He retired from the college after his laudable performance as Principal of the college. Subsequently he was appointed the first Rector of Carmel Giri Major Seminary of the Latin rite. He was nominated as the Bishop of Quilon on 16th Dec 2001. Notably, His Lordship the Bishop had long association with this college as its bursar and moral science instructor during his FMN Days.

The Management of the College

The College is established, owned and administrated by the Latin Catholic Diocese of Quilon, Kollam and as such the Bishop of Quilon being the head of the Diocese by virtue of his office acts also as the educational agency of the college for and on behalf of the diocese. A Board of Management is constituted by the Educational Agency and the members of this board assist in promoting the realization of objects of the institution. Besides, Quilon Latin Catholic Diocese Educational Development Council, the coordinating agency of the educational Institutions under the same Diocese of Quilon, has also affiliated Karmela Rani Training College for educational development of the institution and the council facilitates administration of the college. The college also seeks the expert advice from eminent academicians and administrators for the effective functioning of the college.

Members of Managing Board

Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman
Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman (Bishop of Quilon)
Fr. Joseph John Fr. Silvie Antony
Rev. Fr. Joseph John (Principal in Charge) Rev. Fr. Silvie Antony (Principal, Infant Jesus Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School)
Secretary Member
Sr. Edna Mary  
Rev. Sr. Edna Mary (Headmistress, St. Margaret’s School) Mr. Solomon. D (Rtd. Additional Secretary to Govt.)
Member Member

Former Visionaries (Managers)

Rt. Rev. Dr. Jerome M Fernandez (1960 - 1978)

Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph G Fernandez (1978 - 2001)

Former Luminaries (Principals)

Shri. P.S. Abraham (1960 – 1968)

Rev. Sr. Colette Mary (1968 – 1973)

Smt. Josephine Cherian (1973 – 1995)

Dr. K.A. Andrew (1995-2010)

Landmarks in the history of the college

1 6-07-1960 Application for opening the college approved and inspection commission appointed by the syndicate.
2 20-07-1960 Intimation from the Registrar regarding the approval of application.
3 20-07-1960 Visit of the inspection commission.
4 26-07-1960 Formal sanction for opening the college granted.
5 01-08-1960 Blessing of the college building and informal opening and commencement of the course in the eastern block of F. M. N. College by Rt. Rev. Dr Jerome M. Fernandez, the then Bishop of Quilon.
6 13-03-1961 Formal Inauguration and first college day. College officially declared open by Dr. K.C. K.E Raja, the then Vice chancellor of University of Kerala.
7 18-08-1972 The college was shifted to the campus close to the Jyothi Niketan Women’s college. (Presently, Bishop Catalani Centre)
8 2000 Added Commerce option to B.Ed. Stream of Subjects.
9 16-07-2003 The present college campus close to St. Aloysius H.S.S. was declared open by Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman, the Bishop of Quilon and manager of Karmela Rani Training college.
10 16-07-2003 Blessed Open the New Campus near St. Aloysious H.S.S by Most Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman
11 23-09-2005 Laid Foundation for the New Academic Block by Most Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman.
12 30-01-2006 Inauguration of M.Ed. Course (Unaided) by Shri. E.T. Mohammed Basheer (Hon’ble Minister for Education).
13 11-06-2007 Blessed the New Academic Block by Most Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman Academic Block & Bishop Stanley Roman Hall inaugurated by Dr. M K Rama Chandran Nair (Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala)
14 01-06-2009 New Academic Block for M.Ed. was inaugurated.
15 23-07-2010 Inauguration of Golden Jubilee Celebrations
16 01-01-2011 International Seminar on ‘Education for 21st Century’
17 23-07-2011 Installation of Golden Stone and the statue of Guru Yesu in the campus.
18 23-07-2011 Installation of Smart Interactive Board in the Technology Lab.
19 29-10-2011 Golden Jubilee Valedictory Celebrations inaugurated by Shri. Shibu Baby John, Hon’ble Minister for Labour.
20 09-06-2012 Establishment of Fitness Centre & Music Resource Centre.
21 08-08-2012 Two day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ICT in Education.
22 19-10-2012 Seminar on Research Methodology by M. Ed. Department.
23 Oct. 2012 Installation of Computer facilities and Net connectivity in all class rooms.
24 Oct. 2012 Installation of Biometric Attendance System for students.
25 Jan. 2013 B.Ed. Ist Rank and IIIrd Rank at University Level Secured by Students of Karmela Rani Training College (2011-12 batch).
26 Oct.-Nov. Dec. 2013 University level Optional Subject Teachers’ Workshop on New B.Ed. Curriculum Transaction (Natural Science, English, Mathematics, Malayalam, Physical Education)
27 06-06-2014 Kerala University Sponsored Workshop for Teachers on B.Ed. Curriculum in association with KUETEF (English).
28 June 2014 Commencement of first Community Living Camp for B.Ed. students.
29 Nov. 2014 Installation of Smart Interactive Boards and LCD projectors in all class rooms.
30 Dec. 2014 Research Methodology Seminar by M.Ed. Department.
31 2013-14 Batch III Rank in University M.Ed. Exams (100% pass).

Major Institutions under the Same Educational Agency

The Latin Catholic Diocese of Quilon established in 1329 is the first diocese in India. It runs many educational institutions including the following:

Fatima Mata National College, Kollam (Autonomous)

Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam

Bishop Jerome Institute (Engineering, Architecture & MBA)

Jyothi Niketan Women’s College, Kollam

C.F. Teachers’ Training School, Kottiyam

Bharatha Matha ITC, Kollam

Catholic Press and Book Depot, Kollam

St. Aloysious Higher Secondary School, Kollam

Krist Raj Higher Secondary School, Kollam

Vimala Hridaya Higher Secondary School, Kollam

St. Antony’s Higher Secondary School, Kanjiracode

Trinity Lyceum, Kollam

Infant Jesus Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Kollam.

Besides, the diocese has more than 50 aided educational institutions in the Primary, Secondary & Higher Secondary Sectors and a number of Charitable Institutions.

Schools under the same Management for Teaching Practice of B.Ed. students of this college

The Latin Catholic Diocese of Quilon established in 1329 is the first diocese in India. It runs many educational institutions including the following:

St. Aloysious Higher Secondary School, Kollam. (Model School adjacent to College)

Krist Raj Higher Secondary School, Kollam.

Vimala Hridaya Higher Secondary School, Kollam.

St. Antony’s Higher Secondary School, Kanjiracode, Kundara.

Trinity Lyceum, Kollam.

Infant Jesus Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Kollam.

St. Michael’s V H S S, Kumbalam, Kundara.

St. Agnes G H S, Neendakara, Kollam.

St. Antony’s H S , Koivila, Kollam.

C.F.H.S Kottiyam, Kollam.

St. John’s H.S. Eravipuram, Kollam.

St. Joseph’s H. S. Padappakkara, Kollam.

St. Joseph’s H. S. Sakthikulangara, Kollam.

St. Margaret’s G.H.S. Kanjiracode, Kundara, Kollam.

N.S.M. G.H.S, Kottiyam, Kollam