Community College

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 Healthcare Assistance for students who have passed +2 examination. The syllabus framed is in line with the guidelines given by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under Health Sector Skill Council.

“Skilling is building a better India. If we have to move India towards development then Skill Development should be our mission”

Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

Our Vision is to heal and comfort the suffering humanity with compassion and respect; to facilitate transformation of students into good human beings, responsible citizens and competent professionals.

  • To promote professionalism by quality and value driven education with a global outlook.
  • To make learning an exciting experience that inspires learners to reach their full potential as lifelong learners.
  • To train young professionals for leadership to respond to the health care needs of the public.
  • Attract and develop talented and committed human resource, and provide an environment conducive to innovation, creativity, team-spirit and entrepreneurial leadership.

A Healthcare Assistant needs to be a self starter who can multi-task but also work as part of a health team. Our students trained as Healthcare Assistants with both medical and administrative skills are particularly well positioned to take advantage of job growth generated by increased demand in the health care industry.

Women are often perceived as less able than men. As educated women, gaining financial independence is one way of being empowered and confident. May the knowledge you gained from this course enable you to start your services within your family and extend it to the society. There are many people out in the society who are eagerly waiting for your generous service. Always be confident and remember that your service is indispensable.

Be clever, polite, patient, empathetic and most importantly, you are  a living example of positivity and no failure in life can deter you.

I wish you all the very best in life in rendering a fruitful service to the society.

HOD, Community College

Programme Offered

Diploma in Healthcare Assistance

Skill Course

Anatomy & Physiology


Community Health I & II

Basic Nursing Practice I & II

Pain and Palliative

General Course

English for Communication I & II

Social Psychology

Office Management

Entrepreneurship Development

Employment Opportunities

Students will be able to work as Health Assistants in Hospitals, nursing home, home health nurses, palliative care giver, health workers in NGO’s .