St. Thomas College of Arts and Science, Chennai was established in 1999, as a co-educational institution, is governed by the St.Thomas Orthodox Syrian Cathedral Parish Trust. The founder-chairman is Bishop Dr.Yakob Mar Irenaios, Metropolitan of the Madras diocese of the Indian Orthodox Church. The present Chairman is Bishop His Grace Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan of the Madras diocese of the Indian Orthodox Church. The college is recognised by the Government of Tamilnadu and is affiliated to the University of Madras.
Our mission is to provide a learning environment in which students of the St. Thomas College will have the greatest possible opportunity for academic achievement, intellectual development, and personal growth in a supportive Christian environment which recognises the rights of individuals to their individuality while encouraging them to develop a sense of community belonging, a sense of worth and a set of high ethical and professional values.