Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement (MGCOSM) is the student wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, with the motto “Worship, Study, Service”. In the early 20th century, with a view to offer spiritual support and resources to the students in various high schools, colleges and universities, a group of students and teachers belonging to the Orthodox Church in Madras took the initiative for the establishment of a fellowship in the campus of Madras Christian College. Thus the Syrian Student Conference was founded in 1907 and the first conference was convened on January 1, 1908 at Thiruvalla, Kerala. This organization started as a conference transformed into a student movement, MGOCSM, in 1960, under the prayerful patronage and intercession of St. Gregorios of Parumala. Since its inception it has been a spiritual shelter for the students away at campuses. Through regular meetings, conferences, retreats, leadership camps, service projects, inter disciplinary sessions and discussions, MGOCSM members are inspired to live for God. This institution has had profound impact on the spiritual development and devotion of students.

MGOCSM Unit of our college congregates for prayer meetings in college chapel every Friday during lunch break. In spite of the hectic schedule and challenges/distractions, the students irrespective of their religious denomination, come together for a 40 minute spiritual experience, solace and for intercession of St. Gregorios, our patron saint, after whom the college is named.

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