|1||06.10.1950||Pope’s Old Boys Association(POBA), Sawyerpuram passed a resolution
to establish a college in reminiscence of Dr. G. U.Pope
|2||05.04.1962||First Commission visited the College to grant the approval|
|3||12.04.1962||Prof. D. S. George Muller was appointed as the first Principal|
|4||12.06.1962||Second Commission visited the College to grant the approval|
|5||23.06.1962||The Syndicate of the University of Madras
granted affiliation to Pope’s College
|6||25.06.1962||Bishop The Rt. Rev. A.G. Jebaraj inaugurated Pope’s College|
|7||02.12.1962||The first Christmas Carol service was conducted|
|8||02.02.1963||Er. Mr. James I Coilpillai, CPWD Engineer of the Govt. of Madras,
took responsibility for the building project of Pope’s College
|9||07.02.1963||Foundation Stone was blessed by Bishop Rt. Rev. A.G. Jebaraj,
Rev. Henry Arulanandham and laid by Sri K. Kamaraj,
the then Chief Minister of the Government of Madras.
|10||31.03.1963||Library was inaugurated with 1000 books|
|11||Feb 1963||Pope Tamil Mantram was started|
|12||20.08.1964||Main Block stage I (West Block) was completed|
|13||05.10.1964||Main Block stage II (East Block) was completed|
|14||23.08.1965||Main Block stage III (West Block First Floor) was completed|
|15||26.11.1965||The new hostel was opened by Rev. Dr. J. B. Taylor,
CMS Gen Secretary, London
|16||23.03.1966||Main Block stage IV (East Block First Floor) was completed|
|17||June 1966||BA Economics, B.Sc Mathematics Degree Courses were started|
|18||20.02.1967||Bishop Jebaraj Hostel Foundation Stone was laid
by Mr. J. I. Coilpillai, Chief Engineer, Tuticorin Harbour Project.
|19||25.03.1967||Arts Block ground floor was dedicated|
|20||02.01.1968||Dr. G. U. Pope’s brass statue at Marina Beach was unveiled.|
|21||08.02.1968||Bishop Jebaraj Hostel Southern Wing was dedicated
by Rev. Dallas Clarnett, Australia
|22||01.07.1968||B.Sc Physics Major was introduced|
|23||07.08.1968||Arts block I floor was dedicated|
|24||27.11.1968||Bishop Jebaraj Hostel Northern Wing was dedicated
by Mr. Azariah Sundaram, Treasurer, Tirunelveli Diocese
|25||01.09.1969||First formal graduation ceremony was commemorated|
|26||25.06.1972||Chapel Foundation was laid by the
Rt. Rev. Thomas S Garrett, The Bishop, Tirunelveli
|27||05.08.1972||Science Block was dedicated by His Excellency
Sri. K.K Shaw, Governor of Tamilnadu
|28||June 1973||B.Sc Zoology was introduced|
|29||31.05.1980||Founder Principal Prof. D.S. George Muller
retired from service
|30||01.06.1980||Prof. K. Paul Dassan, assumed charge as the II Principal|
|31||09.07.1983||B.Sc Chemistry Degree Course was introduced|
|32||17.07.1985||B.Com Degree Course was introduced|
|33||27.04.1986||College Chapel was dedicated by
the Rt. Rev. Jason S. Dharmaraj, The Bishop, Tirunelveli
|34||Feb 1987||College Silver Jubilee was celebrated|
|35||Dec 1989||“New Life Counselling” – Dress distribution to
poor people on campus was started.
|36||01.02.1993||Major T.J.T Raj Kumar, assumed charge as III Principal|
|37||11.09.1993||Pope’s Quiz was inaugurated|
|38||13.10.1993||Pope Eco Club and Career Guidance Cell were started|
|39||23.02.1994||Ladies Retiring room was dedicated by Bishop Rt. Rev. Jason S. Dharmaraj|
|40||July 1994||Pope Blood Donor’s Club was started|
|41||23.02.1994||Non- residential Girls’ retiring room was dedicated
by Bishop Rt. Rev. Jason S. Dharmaraj
|42||25.11.1995||Physics Workshop Shed was dedicated by the
Rt. Rev. Jason S. Dharmaraj, The Bishop, Tirunelveli
|43||23.06.2001||B.Sc Information Technology Degree course was introduced|
|44||30.01.2003||Women’s retiring room I floor was dedicated by
Rt. Rev. S. Jeyapaul David, The Bishop, Tirunelveli
|45||Dec 2004||Initiation of the “Celebration of Joy”|
|46||30.01.2005||Arts Block I floor Southern wing was dedicated by
Rt. Rev. Dr. J. A. D. Jebachandran, The Bishop, Thoothukudi
|47||Jan 2007||Dr. T.Joseph Christadoss, assumed charge as the IV Principal|
|48||June 2007||B.BA Degree Course was introduced|
|49||06.10.2007||The Rt. Rev. Dr. J. A. D. Jebachandran, The Bishop, Thoothukudi,
dedicated the SF Block under MPLAD scheme
of Mr. R. Dhanushkodi Adithan, M.P
|50||08.03.2009||Visit of the NAAC Peer team The College was
awarded ‘A’ Grade with 3.02 CGPA
|51||20.01.2010||UGC funded Women’s Hostel building was inaugurated
by the Rt.Rev.J.A.D.Jebachandran, The Bishop, Thoothukudi
|52||July 2010||BA English Literature was introduced|
|53||10.05.2011||Science Block Extension – Ground Floor- First phase
was completed “Prof. D. S. George Muller Library” – First Phase was completed.
|54||26.06. 2011||Golden Jubilee celebration was inaugurated by
the Rt.Rev.J.A.D.Jebachandran, The Bishop, Thoothukudi
|55||27.09.2011||Dr.A.Selvakumar assumed charge as the V Principal|
|56||Sep 2011||M.Com Degree Course was started|
|57||08.12. 2011||Department of Economics was elevated into
a Research Department
|58||25.06.2012||Renovated Chapel was rededicated by the
Rt.Rev.J.A.D.Jebachandran, The Bishop, Thoothukudi
|59||04.01.2012||“POPCON” (Pope College News)-Newsletter was introduced and released|
|60||July 2012||M.Sc Chemistry was introduced, Diploma Course -
Dress Designing, Certificate Courses - Import and Export Management,
Computer Hardware and Maintenance, Computer Technology,
Stock Market, Desktop Publishing and Mobile Phone were started.
|61||18.03.2013||His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu participated
in the Valedictory function of the College; Golden Jubilee was celebrated
and he opened the main entrance arch and also laid the foundation stone for
the Golden Jubilee Block and the Indoor stadium.
|62||July 2013||M.Phil Economics, M.A. English and
M.Sc., Green Chemistry(UGC sponsored – Innovative programme) were introduced
|63||02.09.2013||Science Block Extension – Ground Floor – Final Phase was completed|
|64||01.10.2013||“Prof. D. S. George Muller Library” – Final phase was completed|
|65||Sep. 2013||SSS(Students Shouldering Students) scheme was introduced|
|66||Dec. 2013||“Joy to the World” (Dress distribution to poor people – off campus) –
outreach programme was launched.
|67||Feb. 2014||RO water plant donated by Mr. Tiruchi Siva,
M.P under MPLAD scheme,was installed “Best Outgoing Student Award” was instituted.
|68||Mar. 2014||Department of Chemistry was elevated into a Research Department|
|69||2014||BA Tamil Literature, MA English Literature, M.Phil Commerce,
M.Phil Physics, M.Phil Chemistry and Certificate Course – Sericulture were introduced. SPEAR-multidisciplinary bi-annual Journal was published.
|70||15.05.2014||Golden Jubilee Block – Ground floor was dedicated
by Rev.D. Jesu Sahayam, C.S.I Moderator’s Commissary.
|71||22.12.2014||“Golden Jubilee Block” – First Floor was dedicated by
Rev. D. Jesu Sahayam, C.S.I Moderator’s Commissary.
|72||Feb. 2015||NAAC II Cycle Peer team visited and awarded “A” Grade with 3.28 CGPA.|
|73||July 2015||Certificate Course - E-Commerce was started and B.Com (SF) was introduced.|
|74||Sep. 2015||Public address system was installed in all classrooms.|
|75||11.02.2016||Visit of Dr. G. U. Pope’s Great granddaughter
Mrs. Carrol Burrow. The Golden Jubilee Block – II floor – “Carrol Burrow Block” was dedicated by
Rev. D. Jesu Sahayam, C.S.I Moderator’s Commissary.
|76||July 2016||B.Sc Mathematics (SF) was introduced|
|77||July 2017||MA Tamil and M.Phil English were introduced|
|78||14.06.2017||Principal’s Office extension was dedicated by the
Rt. Rev. Dr. S. E. C. Devasahayam, CSI Bishop, TND. Tar road was laid and dedicated by the
Rt. Rev. Dr. S.E.C. Devasahayam, CSI Bishop, TND.
|79||16.06.2017||Autonomous Expert Team visited and UGC granted Autonomy
from the academic year 2017-18.
|80||31.08.2018||The Rt. Rev. Dr. S.E.C. Devasahayam, CSI Bishop TND, dedicated
the Modernized Air-conditioned Seminar Hall and the Board Room in the
presence of Rev. D. Jesu Sahayam, Secretary, Pope’s College.
|81||07.09.2017||Autonomous Status was inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister Hon’ble Mr. Edapadi K Palanisamy and I & II
floor of Science Block Extension was opened.
|82||July 2018||Dept. of Physics was elevated into a Research Department, M.Sc Zoology was introduced|
|83||Aug. 2018||Noon Meal Scheme was introduced.|
|84||16.10.2018||NESAM(Neighbourhood Empowerment by Students Assisted Mission)
project was inaugurated by District Collector Mr. Sandeep Nandoori, I.A.S.
|85||01.07.2019||Dr. R. Immanuel assumed charge as the VI Principal|