Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla, got incepted in 1952 as one of the six leading academic identities administered under the aegis of Mar Thoma Church, with an enhanced mission to nurture the lives and aspirations of the individuals through their esteemed learning programs. The college stands NAAC accredited, and was re-accredited via Mahatma Gandhi University with A grade. The college has grown today into a multiple dynamic organization, & offer UG (BA, B.SC., B.Com.), PG (MA, M.Sc.) programs along with Doctorate courses (Ph.D.) and several add-on courses within the departments of Applied Sciences, Humanities, Commerce, Computer Sciences, Languages, Biotechnology and much more.
Mar Thoma Church, one of the oldest Syrian Christian Churches founded by St.Thomas in India, entered the realm of higher education by establishing a College in Tiruvalla, the Headquarters of the Church. The Church, which had pioneered many social and humanitarian projects, was thus responding to a dire need of the society in the field of higher education by founding Mar Thoma College in 1952. The college grew fast, even beyond the dreams of founding fathers and now it is one of the most reputed Colleges in the state and is a glowing example of the vision of the Church and its commitment to the needs of the society.From a small beginning with 250 students and 12 teachers, the college has grown into a premier educational institution with over 1500 students on the rolls,103 members on the teaching staff and 71 members on the non-teaching staff. It offers under-graduate courses in eleven disciplines, post-graduate course in eight and several non-formal courses. The College also has six bonafide research departments offering full time research facility leading to Ph.D.