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Bishop Jerome Vijnana Vihar (BJVV), an extension of F.M.N College (Autonomous), Kollam is managed by Bishop Jerome Memorial Trust. The Trust is registered under Travancore – Cochin Literary and Scientific Charitable Societies Act of 1955 with Registration Number Q210/95 dated 22-02-1995.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Jerome M Fernandez, Servant of God, the first native Bishop, administered the vast and most ancient Diocese of Quilon for four decades: 1937-1978. Bishop Jerome was an eminent educationist, a great visionary, a philanthropist and above all, a saintly figure. A host of educational institutions, both general and technical, established by him remain the most precious of all contributions during his tenure. Bishop Jerome Memorial Trust established Bishop Jerome Vijnana Vihar to perpetuate the revered memory of the late Bishop. The Trust is presently functioning under the patronage of the Bishop of Quilon, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Antony Mullassery, who is also the President of Bishop Jerome Memorial Trust.

The mandate of this not-for-profit institute is to run career courses to enable young men and women to find their jobs in India and abroad. This institute is endowed with fully qualified and well-experienced faculty members who handle classes with great efficiency and devotion.

Bishop Jerome Memorial Trust is managed by a Governing Body consisting of 16 members who are elected during the Annual General Body Meeting held every year. The Ex-Officio President of the Association is the Bishop of the Diocese of Quilon.  The Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer are elected during the first Governing Body Meeting after the election. The Director of Vijnana Vihar, which is a project of Bishop Jerome Memorial Trust, is selected by the Governing Body.

    To develop Bishop Jerome Vijnana Vihar as a great socio-cultural study, research and development activities center so as to enable the youth to grow as worthy citizens of our country irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
    To conceive and implement projects, programmes and activities in the fields of educational, cultural and social upliftment of the society.

Most. Rev. Dr. Jerome M Fernandez

First native Bishop of the Diocese of Quilon (1937 – 1978)

Most Rev. Dr. Paul Antony Mullassery

Bishop of the Diocese of Quilon

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