I would like to consider Grace international Academy as an idea. In a world which is becoming trust deficient, it is an idea which has trust as the corner stone. It is about bringing trust back to education – trust between students and teachers, teachers and parents, parents and management and management and society. It is my firm belief that once we have trust in place, everything will fall in place.
Bringing back trust to education can never be about buildings and classes which we normally consider as Institution. It is beyond that – It is about a mission.
Esse Quam Videri –
Esse quam videri is a Latin phrase meaning “To be, rather than to seem” or Sincerity not Sham.
Its origins are traced to Cicero’s essay titled “Friendship”.
Who We Are
Grace International Academy (GIA) is an under graduate college affiliated to University of Kerala, which started functioning from May 2019. It is located in Punalur, in Kollam district, and is a border town between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, situated a stone throw away from Punalur railway station and 70 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram airport. GIA is run by Palakunnathu foundation –a registered charitable trust and is self-financing. It has the vision to be a top college in India with a different methodology towards teaching and learning which enable the students to face the challenges of 21st century by inculcating skills like creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.
What We Do
GIA is an undergraduate college offering courses like B.Com (Finance), B.Com (Computer Application) and B.B.A under the University of Kerala. For the coming academic year, 3 more courses – B.A. Sociology, B.Sc. Geology, B.Com (Taxation) are pending for approval from University of Kerala.
Unlike the conventional colleges, GIA intends to offer sandwich courses along with degree courses. For example, along with a B.com course a student may opt to do an ACCA or a Charted Accountancy course, along with a BBA course a student may opt to do certificate course in Logistics management with internship etc. Along with a degree course a student may opt to do civil service foundation course, CAT coaching for MBA entrance etc. The focus of the college will be to make students think beyond the ordinary and the mundane and be career ready when they pass out of the Institution.
- Value based Education focusing on quality Improvement
- Focus on Employability skills
- Best of people : Behind and front
- Industry exposure and placement
- Residential campus in the making