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History of Annai Velankanni College
Annai Velankanni College, Tholayavattam, Kanyakumari District is established and administrated by the Friends of Kottar Society (Reg. No. 9/1980). It is a Christian Minority Institution under the religious jurisdiction of the Latin Catholic diocese of Kuzhithurai. The College is primarily intended to provide educational opportunities mainly for the social and educational advancement of the Latin Catholics of the region in accordance with the rights of the minority community guaranteed under the Constitution of India(Act.30), without, however,denying educational opportunities to any other people, on the basis of sex, religion, caste, community or region.
The Annai Velankanni College aims to train students to high academic standards so as to prepare them for the role of future leaders imbued with a spirit of dedication to the service of their fellow men and women and the welfare of the country, particularly of the rural and underdeveloped areas. Emphasis, therefore, is laid to conducting job oriented and other courses relevant to micro as well as macro level needs, and as per norms of University.
In the formation of students, the college intends to give importance to the integral development of students comprising of the intellectual, ethical, social and spiritual aspects, by inculcating values pertinent to all aspects of life, in the context of the multicultural, multi religious and multi lingual richness of our nation.
The College is dedicated to "Annai Velankanni", the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God greatly venerated and widely honoured as the Mother of Good Health in this part of the country.