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Mar Thoma Private Industrial Training Institute

In spite of the high standards achieved and maintained in educational and social sphere, there was a general concern that the Marthoma Sabha did not have a technical training centre. Since the Marthoma Sabha had close ties with several organizations such as the World Christian Council Of India and the Kerala Christian Council, to name a few, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Yohannan Marthoma Metropolitan negotiated with the office-bearers of the above organizations regarding the feasibility of this venture and consulted overseas Christian organizations. These organizations not only supported his vision but also offered their financial support to making this a reality. St. Thomas Parish, Kozhencherry took up this daunting challenge by offering 51/2 acres of land situated in Cherukole and the amount of Rs. 25000 towards the initial expenditure. The financial support for the establishment of the training centre came predominantly from international organizations, the most important being.

  1. United Presbyterian Church USA
  2. Heks of Switzerland
  3. Protestant Churches in West Germany

The funds received from these organizations were used towards building the classrooms, workshops administrative block and canteen. On 4th May 1964, the Marthoma Industrial Training centre (MITC) was officially unveiled and became functional. To begin with, the centre offered 3 trade courses for-electricians fitters and welders-with the initial intake/enrolment of 62 learners.

The dedication, commitment and hardwork of the Late. Kallumpurathu Achan was a great factor behind the successful establishment of the MITC. Kallumpurathu Achen also served as the Frittz Ott from West Germany served as the first technical director. Later in 1971 Prof. P.C. Eapen, retired from Trivandrum Enginerring  College, took over the reins of the MITC. His tenure turned out to be the most successful and productive period in the history of the centre. Mechanic Radio & Television trade was introduced in 1975, followed by Tool & Dye Maker trade in 1977, which unfortunately lasted for only two years.

It was during this period that 6-month non-formal courses in welder, fitter and electrician trade were introduced. A little later, a programme for Extension Services to self Employed students was initiated. The MITC went further coordinating and supervising similar Extension services programmes at Thekkemala, Edathuva, Ranni, Ayroor, and Kadammanitta. Further, the MITC teachers went out offering advice and support to students who has gone a head with self-employment schemes. On top of this, the MITC came out offering assistance to those who needed financial support.

MITC has been functioning in close association with the Delhi-based organization, ‘NCVT’. The part of that this organization plays in providing trade skills to our youth is beyond worth. The centre is also linked to the Banglore-based organization, ‘Skip’. As a result, the teachers at MITC were remunerated as per the standards set by this national organization.

It was under the leader ship of Prof. P.C. Eapen that the Marthoma Industrial Training Center Development project report was prepared and submitted to the Most. Rev. Dr. Alexander Marthoma Metropolitan and the MITC Chairman RT. Rev. Joseph Mar Irenious Episcopa. A copy of the report was sent to EZE, a founding agency, in west Germany. As a result of the continued efforts of the 2 Thirumenis, the director of the EZE visited the MITC and conducted a study based on the report. This was followed by a donation towards the building of an auditorium and hostel, which Rev. Dr. Alexander Marthoma Metropolitan in 1984 and the hostel by Rt. Rev. Zacharias Mar Theophilose Episcopa. The centre also got financial assistance from EZE for tarring all its roads. It was due to the efforts of Mr. Frittz Ott, the first technical director of the MITC that the centre managed to buy the necessary equipment for MRTV and electrician trades.

By the order of the Government of India Ministry of Labour and Employment, Directorate General of Employement and Training, New Delhi on 21st March 2011, Uniformly in nomenclature of Training institution namely IT IS and ITCS were separated in to

  1. Government Industrial Training Institution
  2. Private  Industrial Training Institution

As a result, the name of the centre became Marthoma Private Industrial Training Institution (MPITI). Later in August  2013, semester system replaced 1st and 2nd year system.

In the wake of the developments in computer technology and the lower job prospects in the Middle East, the enrolment of students started declining. Currently the centre offers only 2 trades that are affiliated to the NCVT, New Delhi.

  1. Electrical Trade (2 batch)
  2. Draftsman (1 batch)

The centre has all the facilities such as workshops, machinery, auditorium, canteen, chapel, hostel, and bungalow plus 5.25 acre land – for it to be classified as a top – class polytechnic institution.