National Youth Conference

Marian College Kuttikkanam (Autonomous),
(Catholic Students’ Movement and Jesus Youth),
In association with
Xavier Board of Higher Education in India

Is organizing a
National Youth Conference: ‘Youth For Societal Transformation’

December 7 – 10, 2017

About the Theme of the Conference – Youth for Societal Transformation. The youth conference is an invitation to Christian youth in India to become strong partners in societal transformation. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr said “One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change.

Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change”. Can you be the one staying awake and vigilant to lead the transformation to our society? Come, share your thoughts ideas, debate and discuss, sharpen or soften as required. Not only be the instrument of change but as Mahatma Gandhi said: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.

MARIAN COLLEGE KUTTIKANAM (AUTONOMOUS) founded in 1995 is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. It is owned and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Kanjirappally through the Peermade Development Society. Marian has a unique and enviable history that it gained autonomy in a span of 20 years. Marian started with just three programmes and at present the college offers 18 programmes, including doctoral programmes in Social Work and Commerce.

Marian was the youngest accredited college in India in 2003 and at present the college is re-accredited with A grade and CGPA 3.52/4 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2014. The college was awarded the prestigious status of the College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) from University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2009 and 2014.

Marian has a tradition of academic excellence proven through University ranks and high placements. The college has academic tie-ups with several renowned international universities. Marian is the one and only college in Kerala, which has the status of Fulbright Scholar host institution. The college imparts information with the intention of the right character formation of the students, eventually achieving their holistic transformation.

Kuttikkanam is a hill station in Idukki district, Kerala. It is 3,500 feet above sea level and surrounded by lush green tea plantations. The serene nature and cool climate often misty is an attraction. Be ready with warm clothes especially for nights.

Venue, Registration and Other Details:

Marian College Kuttikkanam (Autonomous), Kuttikkanam P.O, Peermade, Idukki (Dt) Kerala – 685531,


Participants can check in at the above venue from the evening of December 6, 2017.

Registration Procedure and Details:

1. Transfer the registration amount to the following account:
Bank Details:
Bank Name: SBI Peermade, Account Name: Principal Marian College Kuttikkanam
IFS Code: SBIN0070109 Account Number: 57061268943
*Name of the participating College with place must be entered when transferring the amount.

2. Make a note of the transfer reference number.

3. Fill up the information in the attached link.

4. When travel arrangements are completed update the link with the arrival and departure details.

Registration fee per participant is Rs.1000/- (Includes conference materials, food and dormitory accommodation during conference days).

Click this link for Registration:
Communication E mail id:

Each College can send a team of 5-6 Catholic students, UG or PG, Male or Female, accompanied by at least one teacher. We are arranging a few separate sessions for the faculty too. (In the absence of Catholic students other Christian students also can be considered).

Competition for the participating colleges:
There will be a competition on the presentation of case studies / interventions on: ‘The impact of climate change in your district in the last 10 years and measures that can be taken for mitigation’.

First Prize: Rs. 5,000/-
Second Prize: Rs. 3,000/-
Two encouragement prizes of Rs. 1,000/- each.

Last date for registration for the Conference is November 25, 2017.
The registration will be closed when it reaches 100. Hence we suggest you register early.
Travelling – The nearest railway station is Kottayam from where it will take three hours to reach Kuttikkanam. Frequent bus services by private operators and state transport are available.
You will definitely enjoy the journey of climbing up from 100 feet above the sea level to 3500 feet. But more trains will be available to Ernakulam (Kochi) which will require a bus journey of five hours to Kuttikkanam. Hence train tickets can be booked to/from either Kottayam or Ernakulam.

Participants coming from Madurai, Dindigul, Cumbam, Theni in Tamilnadu, can reach Kumily from where frequent buses are available and will take slightly more than one hour to reach Kuttikkanam.

Organizing Committee:

Rev. Fr. James Kozhimala (Manager) – 04869 233601
Rev. Dr. Roy Abraham P. (Principal) – 04869 233203
Dr. Chackochan J. Njavallil (Animator, CSM & JY) – 9447572513
Ms. Assanu Augustine (Faculty) – 9745869193
Mr. Arun George Joseph (Faculty) – 9846519772
Mr. Joby Joseph (Faculty) – 9496325121

Student Representatives:

Vivek S. Kulangara (President, CSM) – 8547253246
Abin Jose (Counsellor, CSM) – 9846782023
Aneetta Thomas (Vice-President, CSM) – 9048418389