The Vision & Mission of St. Joseph’s College, Moolamattom enshrined in the CMI Education Policy Statement included in the handbook titled, CMI Vision of Education, released in 1991. We, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, after the example of our Founder Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, consider education the integral formation of the human person for the fulfilment of his/ her individual and social responsibilities.
The college motto is taken from the Bible. Jesus tells the Jews, You will know the truth and the truth will make you free. Jesus here highlights the fact that the only way to ultimate freedom is ultimate truth. The Hindu prays, Asathoma Sath Gamaya. Buddha exhorts, Hold to the truth within yourselves as to the only lamp.
The Quran proclaims that God is truth. To Gandhiji, the Father of the Nation, all his life was an experiment with truth. Truth is always associated with knowledge.
It is knowledge that dispels the darkness of ignorance and fills the heart of man with the light of truth. The institution is committed to the liberation of the taught by providing them with the truth of knowledge. True knowledge sought in a spirit of enquiry matures the mind and liberates the soul. Ultimate truth is ultimate reality and those who devote themselves to it become free within and without.
The following are the chief objectives of the college.
- To grow as an institution of sound higher learning in the backward district of Idukki.
- To be a centre of light and life in this land and a blessing to many.
- To enable teachers and students to grow in the true love of knowledge.
- To create 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 the marginalised are specially taken care of.
- To be an institution for moulding its students as responsible citizens, integrating themselves into the community without prejudice or complexes and for enabling them to be the critics and conscience of society.
- To prepare the youth of the 21st century by promoting international brotherhood, environmental conscience, gender justice and the sense of harmony.
The Emblem of our College is a pictorial representation of its holistic vision which corresponds with the education policy of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation founded by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The lighted lamp at the top of the emblem stands for the light of knowledge, the dissemination of which is the primary goal of the institution. The lighted lamp also reminds one of God’s presence in our midst.
WE BELIEVE THAT EDUCATION IS FOR EVERYONE
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