Community college


Archbishop Powathil Assumption Community College (APACC) is an extension wing of Assumption College, Changanassery and is the means through which Assumption College reaches out to the specific needs of the community. APACC was formally inaugurated by his Excellency Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana on 11 February 2005. It is designed in accordance with the policy adopted and recommended by the National Policy of Education(NPE) and UGC with a view to finding a remedy for the lack of social commitment in higher education and to generating employability in the unreached sector of the community. APACC is registered under Madras Centre for Research and Development of Community Education [MCRDCE] Chennai- the Co-ordinating Agency of all Community Colleges in India

To sensitize the Assumption fraternity to its immediate community thereby making its existence more meaningful for the creation of a self sufficient, self reliant and sustainable community.

Director            :Sr Cherukusumam CMC(Vice Principal, Assumption College),Ph:9495568475

Centre Co-ordinator : Sr. Annie Kavalam SH , Ph: 9747391526


An enlightened world of equity and equality based on Christian ideals and moral values.


Women empowerment through education and employment, to improve the quality of the society.

Historical Notes

2005 : Community College established


2007 : The NAAC team appreciated APACC “the jewel in the crown of Assumption”.


2008 : APACC is registered as Akshaya Centre collaborating with the IT Mission, Govt. of Kerala


2008 : Vocational Service award for community education -Rotary International


2009 : Signing of MoU- Franchisee of Keltron -Medical Transcription Course


2011 : Launching of Assumption Day Care Centre


2013 : Launching of Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE) South Chapter


2013 : Inauguration of the Assumption Social Business Incubation Centre for Women


2013 : Inauguration of Assumption Fashion Boutique


2013 : Registered AWAKE Society(Assumption Women Association of Knac Entrepreneurial Charitable


Unique features

1.  First Community College affiliated to a regular Arts and Science College in Kerala .


2.  Franchisee of KELTRON


3.  Academic community interface


4.  No age bar for the candidates


5.  Aligning education with employment through Industrial links


6.  Promote Women Entrepreneurship


1.  Apparel center – 15 machines


2.  Computer lab – 36 computers


3.  Audio visual room


4.  Library


5.  DTP center,Xerox


6.  Akshaya unit


7.  Day Care Centre


8.  Beauty Care Unit


9.  Assumption Fashion Boutique


10.  Mushroom Cultivation Shed


11.  Orchidarium


1.  Courses Offered (Continuing Education Programme Govt. of Kerala)

#  Diploma in Office administration and Secretarial Practice


#  Diploma in Fashion Designing


#  P G Diploma in Journalism

2.  Programmes for Students & Public

#  Soft skill development Programmes


#  Spoken English classes & English grammar

#  Short term computer courses


#  Art and craft (Flower making, Toys making, Jewellery Making)


#  Tailoring and Embroidery


#  Book banking system


#  Samrudhi Plan (Small Saving Scheme) in association with CHASS

3.  Courses through Akshaya Centre

#  Professional Diploma in Medical Transcription (Keltron)


#  Communication Skill Development Programme


#  Malayalam Computing (C-DIT)


#  Intel Learn Programme (School Students)


#  Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)


#  Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTE)

4.  Service offered through Akshaya Centre

#  E- Literacy


#  Comprehensive health insurance scheme (APL/BPL)


#  Malayalam computing


#  E-payment

#  Online application

#  Intel learn programme

5.  Enrichment Courses

Certificate Course in


#  Embroidery works


#   Jewellery Making


#  Painting


#  Cutting & Stitching


#  Flower Making and Floral Decorations


#  Making Handbag


#  Computer Fundamentals

6.  Training Programmes

#  Mushroom Cultivation


#  Organic Farming


#  Horticultural practices

7.  Day Care : Timing 8.30 a.m – 5.30 p.m

8.  Coaching Classes

#  PSC Test, Bank Test,, KSR Test, KER & MOP(2012-)

#  2013- Teleclass room Coaching (Triune University)

Faculty members

Sl No Name Designation
1 Sr Cherukusumam CMC Director (2015-)
2 Sr. Annie Kavalam S H Centre Cordinator
3 Dr Rani Maria Thomas Incubation Centre (Consultant)
4 Ms. Binumol K V Course Cordinator
5 Ms. Asha Sebastian Computer Lab in charge
6 Ms. Sangeetha Alphonse Akshaya Master Trainer
7 Ms. Dolly Tomy Trainer in Apparel Section
8 Ms. Shiny Shibu Photostat in charge
9 Ms. Sheela Jacob Day Care Trainer (Honorary)
10 Ms. Thressiamma Siby Day Care in Charge
11 Ms. Bindhu Jojo Day Care Assistant
12 Ms. Mercy Antony Day Care Assistant
13 Ms. Mini Roy Office Assistant
14 Ms. Ann Mary Joseph Designer cum Trainer
15 Ms. Aswathy S Kumar Designer cum Trainer

News & Events

Rev. Dr. Cherukusumam and Mrs. Binumol K V attended the 35th teachers training programme organized by the Indian Centre for Research and Development of Community Education (ICRDCE) from 2nd to 7th November 2015.

Mrs. Binumol K V (course coordinator) was attended National Workshop on Review, evaluation, action plan for UGC Community College & B.Voc Centre principals or Nodal officers in the state of Kerala on 15/9/2015.

Dr. Sr. Amala was attended a meeting and presented a report about the community college in Delhi on 18/05/2015.

UGC Community college was inaugurated by his Excellency Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil on 14/9/2015.

Diploma in Office Administration & Secretarial Practice classes started on 3/9/2015.

Advanced Diploma in Textile & Garment Designing classes started on 10/8/2015.

Interview conducted to the candidates for the UGC sponsored Advanced Diploma in Textile & Garment Designing course on 3/8/2015.

Rev.Sr. Cherukusumam CMC has been appointed as the Director of APACC on 4/5/2015.

Training in Mushroom Cultivation– A workshop was organised for public on 18th December 2014.

Exhibition cum sale- to support Women Entrepreuners – Onamela was organised in collaboration with YWCA, S.H Sevanikethan Society, Changanacherry on 3rd & 4th September 2014.

Tarining in Organic Farm– A Seminar on BACK TO NATURE & inauguration of The International Kitchen Garden Year-2014 (12th August) was conducted by Dr Daisy Kuchinad & Distribution of Vegitable seeds- 12th August 2014.

Training in Horticultural Practices– In collaboration with the department of Botany, training in Orchid cultivation was organised on 29th January 2014.

Conservation of Environment– To conserve plant diversity to promote a micro enterprise among student entrepreners an orchidarium was constructed in the campus for demonstrating purpose. Prof. Udayasankar, NIMSME Hyderbad inaugurated the orchidarium on 24th January 2014.

International Conference on Entrepreneurship & Women inaugurated by Dr. Sheena Shukkur, Pro Vice Chancellor, MG University on January 21st -24th 2014 organized by Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry & Assumption College Changanacherry supported by Ministry of Micro Small and Mediam Enterprises.

The Train the Trainer Programme inaugurated by Dr Rejani Aggarwal President, FIWE, New Delhi

Orchidarium inaugurated by Prof. Udaya Sankar – NIMSME, Hyderabad.

Incubation in Tailoring was started for 12 Kudumbashree members in Kottayam Dist On 7th October 2013.

Launching of Assumption Business Incubation Centre (2013) & Federation of Indian Women Entrepreuners- South Chapter at Assumption inaugurated by Sri Suresh Kodikkunnil Minister of State for Labour and Employment on 12th April 2013.

Assumption Fashion Boutique Inaugurated on 10th March 2013 by Ms. Sumam Scaria Kattoor.