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Rev. Jacob Memorial Christian College was founded in the year 1997-98 by late Padmaphushan Dr.Jacob Cherian under the aegis of the Christian Education Health and Development society, at Amblikkai, opening up new avenues of education for rural youth who would otherwise find higher education beyond their reach. The college is recognized by the Govt.of Tamilnadu and it is affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. It is a co-educational self-financed non- profit organization.


The college is located in Shanthipuram, Amblikkai, about 10 kms from Oddanchatram on Dharapuram road. The college can be reached from Dindigul, Madurai, Palani & Coimbatore. Frequent buses are available from Oddanchatram and Kallimandayam.


The college is founded on sound Christian principles of service and goodwill as set out in its motto peace, Goodwill, Tolerance, service. Though self supporting, it provides education at moderate cost It aims to provide education that would not only help its young graduates to be placed but also helps to develop values that would make them dependable, considerate and responsible citizens spreading harmony and peace wherever they may go.