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H. H. Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II

St. Gregorios College, Kottarakara was founded in 1964 by His Grace Mathews Mar Coorilos, the then Bishop of Kollam Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Church. In 1991, His Grace was enthroned as the Malankara Metropolitan and Catholicos of the East, and renamed as Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II and continued to be the manager of the college till the end of that spiritual sojourn on earth in January, 2006.His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, besides being a versatile theologian, was a social reformer and educationalist. Sensing the requirements of post-independent India, His Holiness indulged in educational endeavours. His Holiness served the emerging nation by establishing numerous Pre-primaries, Primaries, High Schools, Industrial Training Centres, Teacher Training Centres, Arts and Science Colleges, Nursing Colleges and other professional institutions. The identification with the suffering humanity urged His Holiness to set up orphanages, hospitals and innumerable other charitable institutions. His Holiness endeared himself to the masses, by possessing a magnetic personality and a golden tongue for oration. The establishment of the college in 1964 by Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II is the natural culmination and fulfilment of the prophetic words of St.Gregorios of Parumala.