St. Joseph’s Training College was born out of the educational vision of Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) congregation. Blessed Chavara was a great educationalist and a social reformer of the 19th century. He could foresee the changes in the environment and make strategic moves to build up a better society based on fatherhood of God and brotherhood of humanity.
We, The Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, Following the example of our Founder Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, consider education an integral part of the human development for the fulfillment of one’s individual and social responsibilities.
We aspire towards creating a just and humane society where dignity of the human person is respected, where unjust social structures are challenged, where our cultural heritage of ahimsa, religious harmony and national integration are upheld, and where the poor and marginalized are specially taken care of.
Our Institutions are open to all students irrespective of their caste and creed; they are accepted and cherished as they are; and helped to grow in their cultural, social and religious traditions. As they are privileged to be in our institutions, they will also have the right to get acquainted with the Person of Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
For the realization of these we expect teachers, students and parents to share the vision and co-operate with us wholeheartedly.
Fr. Scaria Ethirettu CMI