The Emblem

The Emblem of our College is a pictorial representation of its holistic vision which corresponds with the education policy of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation founded by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The lighted lamp at the top of the emblem stands for the light of knowledge, the dissemination of which is the primary goal of the institution. The lighted lamp also reminds one of God’s presence in our midst.

At the top left hand corner of the emblem there is a depiction of certain laboratory equipments like the microscope and they highlight the scientific temper and the spirit of enquiry the institution wishes to foster in the students. The open book at the top right hand corner of the emblem bears a spiritual and temporal significance. On the spiritual level, the book with the letters Alpha and Omega stands for the Sacred Scripture and God, the be-all and end-all of life, and it articulates the message that the fear of God is the beginning of all wisdom. On the temporal level, the book stands for knowledge of all kinds which the institution endeavours to give to the students. The helicopter below the open book is a symbol of the institution’s eternal commitment to the pursuit of knowledge in its effort to usher in a better kind of life to the people around. The radiant circle at the centre of the emblem stands for the resplendent sun full of light and life and it in turn represents the institution which is to function as a light and life giver to the people of the district.

The words “Truth Liberates” engraved inside the circle neatly sum up the mission of the institution. It is our mission to liberate people by giving them the light of knowledge. At the bottom of the emblem is presented the terrain of Idukki where the institution is located. It stresses the fact that St. Joseph’s College Moolamattom is to serve as a light of knowledge in the district of Idukki.