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MGOCSM (Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement)

MGOCSM is the student wing of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, It was formed to bring together Orthodox students at colleges and high schools levels and to create in them brotherly love. Initially the movement was started in 1907 by a group of Students and Senior leaders in Madras under the name 'Syrian Student Conference' and its first Annual meeting was held at Thiruvalla on January 1, 1908.The "Syrian Student Conference" assumed its present name "MGOCSM" after Mar Gregorios of Parumala, its Patron Saint with the moto " Worship, Study, Service " in the year 1960. MGOCSM is the oldest Christian Organisation in India. The Platinum Jubilee of Student's Movement was celebrated in 1983 on a grand scale in the Old Seminary. 

Over the years several wings of MGOCSM like the High School wing, University wing, University Teachers wing, Medical Auxilliary wing, Technical Auxilliary wing, Missionary wing, Publication wing came into existence.
It also experienced tremendous growth with the establishment of MGOCSM Centers at Kottayam, Trivandrum, Alwaye, Kothamangalam, Pampady, and Bangalore.Each Centre provides hostel facilities in addition to Chapel, Auditorium, Reading room, and Guest rooms.

Any student of a College or a High School who belongs to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church shall be eligible to become a member of the Movement. Any person other than a student belonging to the Church and subscribing to the aims and objects of the Movement shall also be eligible to become a member of the Movement.


The high ideals behind finding of the Movement included bringing together the Orthodox Christian students of different educational institutions into one body in order to get them rooted in Orthodox faith and traditions and to strengthen them in spiritual life and Christian fellowship. The Movement has grown as an international one with about 1500 units all over the world. It has been maintaining inter-disciplinary contacts in the academic field for a long time by the formation of its wings. They are the high school, higher secondary, college-post college wings; University, higher secondary, high school teachers association, medical auxiliary, technical auxiliary, missionary forum, literary forum and publication wing.

The greatest contribution the Movement has made to the Church and society is that it has prepared and provided able and outstanding leaders from time to time. Heading towards the centenary in 2008, the Movement looks forward to venture into new areas and to establish more centers for effective work.

Motto of MGOCSM

  • Worship
  • Study
  • Service
  • Three Fold Aims of MGOCSM

  • To deepen the spiritual life of the students.
  • Helping them to grow up as loyal members of the Church and encouraging them to dedicate themselves for the ministry of GOD.
  • Help them to be good citizens wherever they are.

    Office Bearers:

  • President : H.G. Philipos Mar Eusebius Metropolitan
    General Secretary : Fr. Dr. V. M. Abraham Ph: 0481 2569338,
    Office Secretary : Sri. K. C. Zachariah Ph: 0469 2611231

    Address: (Central Office)

    Orthodox Student Center,
    Post Box No.610,
    Kottayam - 686 001
    Kerala State / India
    Phone: Kottayam:+91-481-2567338, 2567215 / Trivandrum:+91-471-2477604

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