The reputation, painstakingly achieved over the years by the Christian Community in Kerala in the field of both basic and higher education, is the result of the synergic action fuelled with the right vision, commitment and hard work put in by our predecessors. The new educational policy introduced recently by the Govt. of Kerala, encouraging self financing institutions in the field of Engineering and Technology, has been catalystic to the visionaries among us to think in this line also.
As flag bearers of excellence in professional education in South Kerala, "Lourdes Matha Catholic Educational Society" was given birth by the initiative of Rev. Fr. Joseph Kurinjiparampil, present Proto-Syncellus of Changanacherry Archdiocese with the encouragement and association of a few Syrian Catholic Parishoners in Thiruvananthapuram, who have left indelible imprints in the segment of education and with the blessings and patronage of His Grace Mar Joseph Powathil, the then Archbishop of Changanacherry. Lourdes Matha College of Science and Technology established by the "Lourdes Matha Catholic Educational Society" has been approved by the Govt. of Kerala and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) vide order No: 06/06/KER/ENGG 2002-03 dated 27-05-2002 and affiliated to the University of Kerala.
The College has a spacious campus of 25 acres, at Kuttichal, a rustic village in the outer skirts of Thiruvananthapuram city, hardly 24 km away from it. The scenic beauty and virgin surroundings of the picturesque lush green rubber plantations in the back drop of misty western ghats and the serene, tranquil hillock provides a perfect environment for harmonious study.
The vision of Lourdes Matha Educational Society is to establish a "Center of Excellence" in the field of Engineering and Technology to mould world class professionals.
The College is governed by a Governing Board consisting of 25 members. His Grace Mar Joseph Perumthottam, the Archbishop of Changanacherry is the Patron and Spiritual Guide and Rev. Dr. John V Thadathil, Vicar, Lourdes Forane Church is the president.