Cultural & Literary Association (CALACS)

CALACS functions as the coordinating body of all the cultural and literal activities in the seminary. It is guided by Rev. Dr. Sujan Amrutham. CALACS organizes various meetings and programmes such as Fresher's Day, Onan Celebrations, Arts Day, Christmas Celebrations etc.

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Missiology Forum (CSMF)

The Carmelgiri Seminary Missiology Forum (CSMF) intends to inculcate greater missiology spirit among the seminarians. The members of the forum gather together every Monday for prayer and share their mission aspirations and experiences.

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Carmelgiri Research & Documentation

Under the auspicious of the Pontifical Institute of Alwaye, we publish three journals: The Living Word in English, Mathavum Chinthayum and Preshitha Keralam in Malayalam. The members of the staff and the students contribute articles to these journals.

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St. Joseph Pontifical Seminary, Carmelgiri, Alwaye, is a home which nurtures committed and enlightened disciples of Christ to be servant leaders of the people through philosophical and theological formation to build up the Kingdom of God, a just, secular and free society.


Carmelgiri aims at the formation of the seminarians in the multi-religious and cultural context of India, through human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral programmes, to equip them to be Catholic priests building up the family of God in order that the dignity of human person and his/her environment may be upheld.


Motto of the Year

"To know Christ, the Wisdom of God"