Location: Krishanarajapuram, Tuticorin-628 002
St.thomas matriculation higher secondary school is run by the tuticorin diocesan association on 12.06.1923 an organisation of the catholic diocese of tuticorin. The Bishop,the most reverend Dr.Yvon Ambroise, who is the president of the association is also the patron and manager of the school.
The catholic Diocese of tuticorin, besides taking care of the pastoral needs of the three and a half lakh catholic faithful,has also invoked itself in the socio economic development of the people of tuticron district irrespective of religion and caste. The diocese has been running hospitals, homes for the aged and the under privileged,training centres for women and the marginalised and other such institutions. Education being an important instrument for social change,the diocese also runs maor than 250 aided educational institutions.
The diocese decided to establish a college of teacher education as remembrance of the platinum jubilee and laid the foundation stone on 23.09.1998 by His eminence most.Rev.Dr.Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy,D.D.D.C.L.
The motto of this college is "ARISE AND SHINE"
The great vision of the Diocese is being realised as St.Thomas College Of Education, the first college of the diocese by Most Rev.Dr.Yvon Ambrose D.D.,Ph.D.,
The inauguration function of this college of education took place on 22.09.2008 with the presence of Mrs.Geethe Jeevan, the honourable minister of social welfare and blessed bt the Most Rev.Dr.Yvon Ambroise, Catholic bishop of tuticorin.