Our History

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Corporate Educational Agency
Diocese of Mananthavady

Mananthavady, a part of erstwhile Diocese of Thalassery, became an independent Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese during 1973. The bifurcation of Schools under the Corporate Educational Agency Diocese of Thalassery completed during 1980 The Corporate Educational Agency Diocese of Mananthavady, constituted and started formal function with effect from 26/06/1980, in a single room attached to the Bishops House, with the approval of the Director of Public Instruction Thiruvananthapuram. There were one TTI, 4 High Schools, 9 UP Schools and 7 LP Schools under the management. His Excellency Bishop Jacob Thoomkuzhy appointed Vicar General Msgr. Thomas Moolakunnel as the 1st Corporate Manager. His Excellent leadership, planning and hard work paved the way for the overall development of Educational institutions and its infrastructure. His Excellency appointed Rev.Fr. Joseph Nechikattu as the Second Corporate Manager during 1987-1992. During this period the Management of St. Joseph’s High School Kallody and AUP School Ambayathode were amalgamated with this Management. Rev.Fr Thomas Joseph Therakam took charge as 3rd Manager during May 1992 and his valuable service continued up to 1997. He took new administrative steps in the field of appointment, Transfer and Posting, Published Seniority list of the teaching and non teaching staff, formulated Co-Operative Staff Society and established Campus ministry. Rev.Fr. Augustine Nilackapally (1997 to 2002) became the Corporate Manager in 1997. During his management the Higher Secondary Schools was started.Payyampally higher Secondary School was established in 1998. Kottiyoor and Kallody Higher Secondary Schools were started in 2000. The Corporate Educational Agency of the Diocese of Mananthavady flourished in all respects under the management and leadership of Rev. Fr. Jose Kocharackal 2002-2005, Rev. Fr. Mathai Pallichankudy 2005-2008. Fr Robin Vadakkenchery became the 7th manager during 2008-2013. The Corporate Educatonal Agency stepped into the new generation technology and Started its own website, Portal ID, Online administration etc... during this period. Fr. John Ponparackal was appointed as the Corporate Manager in the year of 2014 and continued his service till June, 2020. New office building was constructed during this period. There were several new school buildings also constructed to replace the dilapidated buildings, provided good education, attracted more students to the schools, achieved good results in SSLC and Plus Two examinations during this time. Rev.Fr Sijo Elamkunnapuzha was appointed as the new Corporate Manager in 27th June 2020.