Saturday, 15 November 2014

Porukara B.Ed College

The Porukara institutions are located in Champakulam, Alappuzha district of Kerala. The property lies surrounded by lush paddy fields of the Kuttanad bowl. It houses the St. Mary's higher secondary school, a Fr. Thomas Porukara Central (English medium) school, the Porukara College of Education (B.Ed College) and an Arts and Science college.(Fr. Thomas Porukara College of Advanced Studies). There is also a  day care and a church with a beautiful chapel on the premises.

The Porukara Group of Institutions are named after Father Thomas Porukara.

Fr. T. Porukara worked with blessed Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara who is to be canonized Saint Chavara on November 23rd this year,  in the founding of the congregation called Carmelites of Mary Immaculate. Together with Fr. Thomas Palackal, they gave education the much needed boost in the state. Other places too have benefited from the whirlwind of reform unleashed by these three revolutionaries of a different kind. They stand out for their contributions to learning in the state.

The  institutions are run by fathers of the CMI congregation. One of the very few colleges in the region, they help dispense quality education.

Directions: The place can be reached from the Changanacherry KSRTC bus-stand or the Alappuzha KSRTC bus-stand. from either depots, you can board a Champakulam bus via Mankombu. Or, if starting from Alappuzha stand, board a bus for Changanacherry/Kottayam and get down at Mankombu. The same can be done by boarding a bus from Changanacherry to Alappuzha.
Here, buses that ply from either depots to Champakulam depot can be availed. As buses travel by the college front, 5 minutes from Mankombu by this bus should get you right to its footsteps.

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