SB College Changanassery - St Berchmans College

St Berchmans College,Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala - 686101, India

St Berchmans College, Changanassery was established by Venerable Mar Thomas Kurialacherry, Bishop of Changanassery diocese in the year 1922. The institute is also known as SB College. SB College is the first institute of the Archdiocese of Changanacherry to provide higher education. University Grants Commission identified the College under its College with Potential for Excellence scheme in the year 2004. In the year 2014, University Grants Commission and The Government of Kerala granted autonomy to the institute. St Berchmans College is recognised by University Grants Commission under section 2 (f) and section 12B of the UGC Act 1956. The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. The institute maintained its position in NIRF ranking and has been ranked 79th in NIRF College Ranking 2021. In NIRF ranking 2020, It was ranked 79 in college category. 

  • Auditorium with capacity of 1000 people
  • The Central Library is well equipped with modern facilities and resources
  • The campus is located near to very beautiful surroundings

SB College is located at Changanassery in Kerala. Changanasseri Railway Station is around 2 km away from the institute. Cochin International Airport is approximately 107 km away and Kerala R T C, Chenganaserry Bus Depot is around 1 km away. Candidates can hire a taxi or take an auto-rickshaw to reach the institution. 

15 Jan '22What After Economics?
09 Jan '22Mousseron – Training and workshop
09 Jan '22Five Day Workshop – Biotechnology
09 Jan '22‘Tharangam’ – Intra-departmental Art FestLearn 
07 Jan '22Seminar on Importance of Soft Skills

  • ICT Academy, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Higher Education Department of the Archdiocese 
  • JCI Thiruvalla
  • Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC), of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) 

        Notable alumni

  • Oommen Chandy
  • Prem Nazir
  • Mathew Kavukattu
  • Kuzhikalail M. Abraham
  • Sibi Malayil
  • C. V. Ananda Bose
  • Kunchacko Boban
  • Jeethu Joseph
  • P. T. Chacko

Have passed Plus Two or equivalent examination recognised by Mahatma Gandhi University with other subjects under Part III optional subjects provided they have secured 45% of the aggregate marks.

* For SC/ST and ST applicants of Lakshadweep only a pass minimum is required and for SEBC and OEC applicants 3% and 5% relaxation of marks respectively are allowed. Second languages will be allotted at the time of admission by the college based on the preference of the candidate and availabili


  • Boys Hostel
    The college has a boy’s hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students.
  • Girls Hostel
    The college has a girl's hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students.
  • Library
    The library houses the best collection in the whole of the university. The entire library is omputerized and contains 137617 books, 230 journals & magazines and 6000 back volumes of journals. The library has been modernized with IT aided learning and accessibilities with INFLIBNET and other online databases like PROVES, CAPITALONLINE and EBSCOHOST etc. The OPAC uses kiosks for searching the library collections. It provides input to the EDUSAT programme of the Kerala Government.
  • Sports
    The college ground encompasses a full-fledged basketball court, volleyball court, a football court meeting national standards. Tournaments of basketball, football etc are all hosted on the ground for regular sports events.
  • Cafeteria
    Quality food is available at reasonable price in the college canteen for both staff and students. There are separate sections for staff and students. The canteen functions on all working days. The cafeteria provides instant access to snacks and soft drinks in the college campus.
  • Auditorium
    The college has a common MBA hall,(450 seating), an airconditioned seminar hall, (120 seating) and a college auditorium(2500 seating)
  • Medical/Hospital
    Every student shall be required to undergo a medical inspection on admission to any course of study in the college, and in the final year of the degree course. If a student fails to present himself/herself for the medical inspection at the appointed time his/her case shall be reported to the University. After each medical inspection, the Medical Officer shall (a) record the results of the medical inspection of students in the prescribed form, (b) give such medical advice to each student as he may consider necessary, and (c) invite the special attention of the Principal to special cases. A report on the results of the medical inspection shall be forwarded to the Registrar by the Medical Officer through the Principal.
  • IT Infrastructure
    BIMS provides ample computing facilities to the students. There is a centralized Computer lab with a ninety node network as well as internet access. EBSCO, PROWESS, Statistical packages, Language Lab, etc.
  • Laboratories
    The college has departmental based laboratories facility for the students.
Boys Hostel
Girls Hostel
IT Infrastructure



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