St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous) Ernakulam, Kerala, a pioneering institution committed to the cause of higher learning of women and their empowerment through excellence in teaching learning and research, was established on 15th June 1925 by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa under the leadership of the visionary foundress Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima – a legend who opened up a new and glorious page for the empowerment of women, and who was declared as Servant of God on 29 January 2016. This minority institution, the first Government aided Women’s College in the State of Kerala, is an Arts and Science College affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
The institution aims to transform young girls into empowered young woman. The 12th Five Year Plan Document of the Planning Commission has laid emphasis on expansion of skill-based programmes in higher education. College has taken a step to provide education for women and has started Community College on October 6th 2015. The Programme offered presently is Diploma in health Assistance for students who have passed +2 examination. The syllabus framed is in line with the guidelines given by National Skill Development Corpration (NSDC) under Health Sector Skill Council.
The Diploma programme in Health Assistance is a 2 semester course offering
Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Basic Nursing Practices, Maternal and Child health, Palliative Care, Care for patients with Dementia, Alzhmer’s and Parkinson
English for Communication, Computer Skills, Psychology, Life Coping Skills and Sociology
Students will be able to work as Health Assistants in Hospitals, nursing home, home health nurses, palliative care giver, health workers in NGO’s .