St. Kuriakose, (‘Mor Kuriakose Sahda’) is an infant martyr of unmatched glory. He received martyrdom at the tender age of three along with his devout mother Yulithy, in 303 AD. The mother and son were said to have fallen into the hands of the persecutors of Seleucia. Yulithy refused to answer their questions or deny her faith at her trial before the Governor of Seleucia. Enraged at her defiance, the Governor began questioning the child. A prefect tried to save the child, but the child answered all their promises and threats alike, saying "I am a Christian". In a rage, the Governor chopped off his tongue, dashed the little child's head on the steps killing the child instantly. The child’s body was brutally tortured, salt and sulphur filled in the nose, iron nails pierced through the tender body, cut it into pieces and put the body pieces in boiled water. As a miracle the body parts were joined and became one body. His mother, Yulithy thanked Heaven for her child's glorious martyrdom and she also in her tortures lead to crucifixion.
The holy mortal remains of Kuriakose Sahda was entombed in Malekurish Chappel on January 28, 1901 by Saint Geevarghese Mor Gregorios, (Parumala Thirumeni). Hundreds of people from far and near visit the Chappel and participate in the Holy Qurbana celebrated on every Friday and Sunday. On all Fridays, people used to offer pachor nercha praying for intercession of the Sahada and receive abundant blessings in terms of miracles in their lives through the intercession of the Sahda.
St. Kuriakose College of Management and Science (SKCMS) is a private self-financing college founded in 2012 and managed by the St. Mary’s Charitable Trust, Kuruppumpady. It is the third educational project of the Trust; its sister concerns being M.G.M. Higher Secondary School, Kuruppampady (1921) and St. Mary’s Public School (2006). The College is ISO 9001 - 2015 certified and is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
The sprawling green campus of about 3 acresis location on the scenic and serene abode of Malekureze chapel Hill, Kuruppampady,Ernakulam District, Kerala. The nearest railway station is Aluva, 18 km west and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport 18 km northwest of the College. The idyllic location of the campus enjoys the refreshing aura of the rural ambience.
The College offers 7 UG programmes - B.Com (Computer Application),B.com(Finance and Taxation),B.com(Travel and Tourism),BBA,BCA,B.A Economics,B.Sc. Psychology, and one PG programme M.Com Finance & Taxation.
The College has the state-of-the-art infrastructure with advanced facilities for effective teaching and learning. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled and there is an ICT enabled library with a good collection of books and journals. Since its very inception, the College has been committed to the holistic development of the students, imparting quality wholesome education. It has carved a sense of reliance and trustworthiness among the community around and has become a major destination for higher studies.
True to its founding objectives, the College has built up a distinct reputation in terms of academic performance and conducting numerous skill development activities. The present reputation of the College is the result of the long vision and resolute commitment of the Management coupled with the unconditional cooperation and hard work of the staff and students. Above all, the intercession and blessings of the Patron Saint, Mar KuriakoseSahada and St. Mary is the major guiding force.
The College takes pride in its past achievements and looks forward to realizing its vision and aspirations for the future.It is stead fast in its commitment to shape and mould generation of young men and women into intellectually competent,professionally skilled, socially responsible and ethically upright citizens in the service of the country.
Dr. Sunny Kuriakose did his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics at Union Christian College, Alwaye in 1979 and M.Sc. degree in Mathematics at Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1981. He joined the Department of Mathematics, Union Christian College as a junior lecturer on September 22, 1981. Dr. Sunny Kuriakose completed his doctoral studies at Cochin University of Science and Technology under the guidance of Dr. T. Thrivikraman and was awarded the Ph. D. degree in 1995. He was promoted as Reader in Mathematics in 1995 and became an approved research guide in Mathematics of the M. G. University, Kottyam in 1999.
Dr. Sunny Kuriakose was appointed as the Principal of Baselios Poulose II Catholicos College, Piravom, an aided college affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, on January 28, 2010. During his tenure as Principal, the College got A-Grade NAAC accreditation. Dr. Sunny was elected to the Senate of Mahatma Gandhi University with a massive mandate. He also served as member of the Board of Studies of PG/UG Mathematics programmes in Mahatma Gandhi and Kerala Universities. He contributed immensely to the introduction of Choice Based Credit and Semester System in M.G and Kerala Universities. He served as a member in the panel of experts in Mathematics for the appointment of teachers in Mahatma Gandhi University. His contribution in forming the syllabi for undergraduate and post graduate degree programmes in Mahatma Gandhi and Kerala Universities was well appreciated. Dr. Sunny Kuriakose supervised 16 Ph.Ds in Mathematics under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He has the rare distinction of successfully supervising the first Ph. D. in Mathematics from a research centre in an affiliated college in Kerala. He has published more than 70 research papers in various national and international journals. His research interest includes Fuzzy Logic, Graph Theory, Decision Theory etc. Dr. Sunny has already delivered more than 200 invited lectures at various national and international seminars and conferences in India and abroad. He authored two books and edited a number of volumes.
Following his yeomen service in B. P. C. College Piravom as the Principal, Dr. Sunny Kuriakose joined the Federal Institute of Science and Technology, (FISAT) Mookkannoor, Angamaly as the Dean, Student Affairs on May 2, 2014 and was relieved on May 1, 2021. His contribution as NAAC and NBA coordinator, has been instrumental in getting NAAC A grade accreditation and NBA accreditation for five B. Tech. programmes in FISAT.
Dr. Sunny Kuriakose is an active member of the Kerala Mathematical Association. He served the Association as its General Secretary for eight years and now serves as the Academic Secretary of the Association. He is a life member of ISTE. Dr. Sunny is a reviewer of many Mathematics journals. He is a qualified Kerala State Basketball Referee too. Dr. Sunny Kuriakose has the visited UAE, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Hongkong, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia.