Recognizing the need to facilitate University education for the women of Kerala, His Excellency Rt Rev Dr James Kalacherry, the Bishop of Changanassery established a separate section for women in St Berchmans College. The foundation stone for the women’s wing was laid on 12 August. After the demise of Mar Kalacherry, the vision was taken up by Rt Rev Dr Mathew Kavukattu. The women’s section of St Berchmans College was given the name ‘Assumption College’ to commemorate the proclamation of the Dogma of the Assumption of BL. Virgin Mary.