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Kuriakose Elias Chavara Chair has been constituted in the University in the year 2015 on the special occasion of the canonization of blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The chair has been established to commemorate the great services and contributors of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara to the field of education in Kerala during the 19th century. St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara founded the first Sanskrit School in 1846 at Mannanam, at a time when English Education was not accessible to the catholic community in the region. The establishment of the chair is expected to facilitate more research and deep analysis of the history, society and thereby uncovering the students and scholars in an academic perspective.
A chair in the name of St. Chavara is a tribute to the great man, who with limited opportunities had mastered six languages, in provised a press for printing and publishing and the first Malayalam daily, Deepika and books in 1846, promoted education.
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