Mr. Jose Thomas

Jose Thomas is the Chairman of St Thomas College of Engineering and Technology, Chengannur and St Thomas College of Engineering and Technology, Kannur. His contribution to the field of education began after his long journey through different career paths.

During the 80's and 90’s, he worked as the Operation Manager for Daewoo International Constructions which was then the 7th largest construction company in the world. His experience in the Middle East and his skill to learn and understand quickly brought him to the Hospitality Business back in India.

Now renowned for his achievement in the education sector, Jose began by founding the St Thomas Educational Trust, which started the Carmel Engineering in the beginning of the millennium. The renowned St Thomas College of Engineering, Chengannur is one of the top ten Engineering institutions in Kerala. Built on a lavish 15 acres of land, the built up area is 6 lakhs sft and has modern labs and other amenities.

The year 2013 saw greater progress in his goal of providing quality education to more students. Jose started the St Thomas College of Engineering and Technology at Sivapuram, Mattanur. The college aims at providing access to superior educational opportunities to the students of the Malabar region. The college is situated ten kilometres from the Kannur airport and is built on a campus of 15 acres and is growing in leaps and bounds with time.

Jose’s contribution to the educational sector does not stop with just that; He has not left the young minds behind. He is the Chairman for Travancore International School Adoor.

Jose, a man of many skills and talents. In 2000 he opened the "Palazhi" Hotel in Pathanapuram which expanded to a resort at Kutralam, Tamil Nadu known as the “Palazhi” resort. Apart from this he holds a reputation for his eco friendly farming and cattle farming. He is the Director of Kavanal Rubber Estate in Vadasserykara in Pathanamthitta Dist and owns vast area of paddy fields in the Dist of Pathanamthitta. This establishment provides jobs for more than 150 people.

Jose is the Director of Lions Eye Hospital at Palai and also the Dist Chair Person of Lions Club International.