Bharata Mata College, Kochi

Bharata Mata College, Seaport-Airport Road, Thrikkakara, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala-682021, India

Bharata Mata College is a nationally accredited first grade arts and science co-educational institution of higher learning in the aided sector, under Bharata Mata Educational Trust owned and managed by the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly. Established in 1965 by His Eminence the late Joseph Cardinal Parecattil, the college is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The college was included under section 2 (f) and 12 (b) of UGC Act 1956 in 1976 and accredited at the A+ level by NAAC in 2019.

The college is located in Thrikkakara, Kerala’s mythological capital, facing the Seaport –  Airport Road. Situated at a distance of just 12 Kms from the city of Kochi, it is easily accessible from Judgemukku on Edappally-Muvattupuzha Road in the North, and from NGO Quarters and Palli stop on the Kakkanad -Ernakulam Road in the South, in addition to the BMC bus stop on the Seaport-Airport Road. The CUSAT, NPOL, Model Engineering College, Ernakulam District Collectorate, lnfopark and CSEZ are the important neighbouring landmarks of the college.

Bharata Mata College is a vision conceptualized by  its Founder Patron Cardinal Parecattil for a centre for advanced learning for the economically deprived, socially downtrodden and educationally disadvantaged sections of the then underdeveloped Thrikkakara and its rural community which comprised of  the minority communities, namely a majority of Muslims, some Christians and Dalits. The establishment of the college was the realization of a long and elusive dream of the people of the locality for a higher education institution in the lap of Thrikkakara Panchayat.

Thrikkakara, which is referred to as the mythological capital of Kerala,  is believed to be the place where Lord Vishnu put down his foot as Vamana ( ‘Thiru-kal-kara’= The Land of the Holy Foot),  according to  Kerala’s own  legend of Onam. The College is situated close to Kakkanad ( ‘Kalkal-nadu’= Land at the Feet ), erstwhile capital of ‘the land surrounded by the seas on three sides’ ( Kerala),  as mentioned in ancient historical accounts of Ptolemy, Megasthenes etc. These stories,which are  intertwined with fact and fiction, and imbued with the myth and mystery of the place, is  in  tune with the rich heritage of Bharata Mata College .

The College was inaugurated on 5 July, 1965 by the District Collector of Ernakulam Sri. Ramunni Menon and blessed by His Grace Cardinal Parecattil, the Archbishop of Ernaakulam. Bharata Mata  had its humble beginnings as a junior college, with five Pre-degree batches quartered in a four  storeyed building (with separate verandhas for boys and girls), a Retreat house, a small canteen, a hall and a garage.  There were two college buses, with a mesh separating boys from girls, since no buses were plying to this underdeveloped area with its mud roads and potholes.Other than the legendary Thrikkakara temple, and the upcoming structure for the  Cochin University, Bharata Mata College was the only institution in the sparsely populated rural landscape of Thrikkakara, with its sprawling  cashew trees and  brush woods and brambles spread over the barren hills,  and the dry lands stretched into the valleys, with  coconut and arecanut trees scattered few and far between.

  • Library
  • Laboratory
  • Wi-Fi

Bharata Mata College, Seaport-Airport Road, Thrikkakara, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala-682021, India.

Two-day job fair in city
TNN / Jan 08, 2022, 04:09 (IST)
The district administration will conduct a mega job fair at BHARATA MATA COLLEGE, Thrikkakara, on Saturday and Sunday. Industries minister P Rajeeve will inaugurate the function, which will be presided over by Hibi Eden MP.

The College has various national and international collaborations.

  • Kurian Joseph, Honorable Justice.
  • Joemon Joshy, Actor.
  • Soman Ambaat, Director.
  • Manju Pathrose, Actress.

A person, who has passed Higher Secondary/Intermediate (10+2) any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto, shall be eligible for the course.


  • Boys Hostel
    The College has a hostel facility on the campus for a limited number of boys and male staff. Since the hostel is on the campus the students enjoy all the facilities of the college like the canteen, computer and internet, and Wi-Fi facility, library, gymnasium, playground, chapel, security, etc.
  • Girls Hostel
    The college has a girl’s hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students.
  • Gym
    There is a well equipped mini multi gymnasium and fitness center on the campus for the benefit of the students and staff which is maintained with the co-operation of the Department of MBA.
  • Library
    The college library, which is a repertoire of rich knowledge resources with a collection of over 48306 books and subscriptions of top periodicals and journals is the key source of academic assistance to the community. The college library is located in a central position on the campus. The library starts functioning at 8.30 a.m and closes at 5.00 p.m. on all working days, providing resources and materials that support the educational, professional, and personal information needs of our students, faculty, and staff. There are special sections for reading, lending, and reference. Internet browsing is also available. The library is fully computerized and digitalized with Machine Readable Catalogue facility for searching and Bar-coding for detection and transparency.
  • Sports
    The College adequately caters to the physical as well as the mental health of the students through sports activities. The college has a good 200-meter athletics track and playground for conducting Cricket, Hockey and Football matches. A basketball court, Volleyball court, etc. are other sports facilities for students. There is a storeroom to keep sports equipment.
  • Cafeteria
    The college canteen caters to the nutritional needs of the staff and students at subsidized rates. The canteen functions from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
  • Auditorium
    The college boasts of a multi-facility fully air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of 1500. It consists of a well-equipped stage, attractive lights with a provision for a world-class acoustic system. Two green rooms, an array of washrooms, ample storage, work, and parking space make it a converging point of, academic space, cultural hub, and utility. It serves as the venue for various curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities. The doors are thrown open to the local community also for their various needs.
  • Medical/Hospital
    The college has necessary medicines including first–aid is kept in the college and the departments. Besides, the college utilizes the services of nearby hospitals in allopathic and ayurvedic treatments in emergencies.
  • WiFi
    The college has a Wi-Fi facility for the students and staff.
  • IT Infrastructure
    The college has an excellent IT Infrastructure facility for the students. There are 2 computer labs and a browsing center and a computer center for practical training for students.
  • Transport
    The College bus of BMIM provides transport facilities to the students and staff as and when required.
  • Laboratories
    The college has a departmental based laboratory facility for the students.
  • Convenience Store
    The College has a bookshop and stationery shop. All the textbooks and study aids are available here for the students
  • Parking Facility
    The college provides has a Vehicle parking facility for staff and Students
  • Guest Room
    The college has a guest house/waiting room facilities for visiting faculty and student family members.
  • Banks Facilities
    A branch of The State Bank of Travancore is functioning on the campus. 24 x7 ATM the facility of the bank is also available.
Boys Hostel
Girls Hostel
IT Infrastructure
Convenience Store
Guest Room
Banks Facilities



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