Recognising the importance of the lifetime “Guru-Shishya” link and the legacy of their founding fathers, particularly in the lives of Madathilasaan and Thirumeni, the College feels compelled to impart this valuable doctrine to its stakeholders. The inception of the Madathilasaan Centre for Human Empowerment on 17th July 2019 resulted from this thought to honouring their venerated memory in the College.

Aims & Objectives of the Centre

  • Social, economic, and educational upliftment of the people of Pampady.
  • A platform that enhances students’ overall personality development by enabling them to engage with distinguished persons from diverse disciplines.
  • Undertakes programmes to endorse social welfare.

Main Focus Areas

  • Nationalism
  • Indian Knowledge System
  • Student Empowerment
  • Community Empowerment

Centre Initiatives

1. GREAT Lecture Series

The MCHE’s GREAT (Gregorian-Rendezvous-Erudite-Ancestral-Tutelage) initiative is a unique lecture series designed to enhance students’ overall personality development by enabling them to engage with distinguished persons from diverse disciplines. By now, 70 programs have been conducted under this initiative. Among these, the Ancestral series is unique, inviting students’ close relatives to talk on pertinent subjects.

2.  Bharatheeyam Programmes

In 2021, the Government of India announced the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Independence as “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.” In keeping with this, MCHE came forward with a program titled Bharatheeyam, under which  more than 65 programs were organised

3. Extension Activities: for community empowerment

Focus areas in detail

1. Nationalism

Under this topic, activities are designed through the following heads.

  • Bharatheeyam Programmes on Indian States, Bards of Bharath, National Security, Interactions with freedom fighters, Olympians, Renowned artists, and National Leaders
  • Observance of Days of National Importance:  Independence Day, Republic Day, Martyrs’ Day, Constitution Day, Gandhi Jayanthi, National Science Day, National Youth Day, Kargil Vijay Diwas,  National Sports Day, National Unity Day, Voter’s Day.
  • Remembering Historical Events: Salt Satyagraha, Quit India Movement, World War II and India’s Freedom, Indo–Pak War of 1965 & 1971.
  • Indian Democratic System – Presidential Election, Legislative Bodies in Kerala.

2. Indian Knowledge System

The programs under IKS obtained a significantly higher realm following the implementation of NEP. Here, programs were organized around 12 topics.

  • Yoga
  • Local History
  • Traditional Farming
  • Indian Epics
  • Memorial lectures of National Leaders by eminent personalities: Gandhiji, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, K.R.Narayanan, K.R.Gauriamma, Dr. P.C. Alexander
  • Memorial Lectures of Prominent Indians in various fields by students:
  • Freedom Fighters: Subhash Chandra Bose, Bina Das, K. Kelappan, Accamma Cherian, A.V.  Kuttimalu Amma, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Abul Kalam Azad, Begum Hazrat Mahal, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, K P Kesava Menon, A K Gopalan, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bipin Chandra Pal, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Mannathu Padmanabhan, Ayyankali, and Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi
  • Scientists: C.V. Raman, Srinivasa Ramanujan
  • Economists: P. C. Mahalanobis, Manmohan Singh, Amartya Sen
  • Traditional Craft
  • Millets
  • Conventional Artforms: Nokuvidya Pavakali & Kathak
  • Indian Medicinal System

3.   Student Empowerment

Through GREAT lecture series on the following topics

  • Recent developments in various subjects: Gene-editing, Nanotechnology, Digital Marketing, Regional Trade Blocs, Auction Theory, Goods & Service Tax (GST), Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Knowledge-Economy
  • Socially relevant subjects: Nature, Right to Information (RTI), Road Safety, Drug Abuse, Health Education, Disaster Management
  • Personality Development
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Career Guidance (Central Universities, Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF), Common Admission Test (CAT), Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL), Journalism, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Civil Service, Entrepreneurship, Research)
  • Universal Human Values: United Nations Organisation (UNO), World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Competitions: Quiz, Photography, Reels, Preamble-Recital, Film Review, Patriotic Song

4.  Community Empowerment –Extension Activities

  • Natuchantha: Facilitating the marketing of local products without an intermediary.
  • Swanthanam Musical Evening for Hospice Patients of Pampady Government Taluk Hospital
  • COVID awareness class for parents of infants & toddlers
  • Cleaning Programme – Pampady Town & Police Station
  • Watercolour Painting & Fancy Dress Competitions for School Students
  • Making & distributing of National Flag by students to Autorikshaw Drivers
  • Students provided hygiene and food safety classes in their vernacular language for migrant labourers working in various hotels in Kottayam.