Education is life – Guard it well

The goal of our Educational ministry is to help the children and young women studying in our schools, To acquire up-to-date knowledge and good character, so as to reach full maturity and be responsible persons in the future society.



(Affiliated to Alagappa University, Karaikudi)Pasumpon, Kamuthi (TK), Ramnad (Dt). – 623604


 Morning star Arts and Science College for Women is a Higher Educational Institution founded and administered by the Congregation of the Immaculate Conception Society, Madurai [Sivagangai Province] providing value-based quality education at the tertiary level for the young women of the backward environs of Pasumpon – Kamuthi and others, in order to empower them and to make them committed for social transformation.


 This college is instituted & managed by Sivagangai Province of C.I.C. Madurai, since 2018. The Congregation aimed at starting this institution since there was no separate college for women in this rural area. The College aims at imparting quality education coupled with moral values, and introduction of new courses.


 To transform the girls, especially from rural area to be physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and morally healthy and to empower to meet the challenges of the modern world, in future.


  • To empower girls by offering them quality education.
  • To improve the status of the whole family by educating the girl students.
  • To create awareness of moral values and train the girl students to work against social evils and discrimination of women.
  • To inculcate a sense of appreciation for the moon cherished cultural and traditional values of our country.
  • To enable them reach global standards in time with technological advancement.
  • To impart creativity, divergent thinking and leadership quality.
  • To stimulate students to be independent and self – determined.


Higher Secondary Schools:

1. Sahayarani (G) Higher Secondary School, Susaiapparpattanam

This school is located at Susaiapparpattanam, about 2 kilometers away from Kalaiyarkoil. A very large percentage of population consists of Christians. Agriculture is their main solace, relief and comfort. Till 1920 there were no schools in and around the town. Later in 1926 a primary school was opened. As there were no high schools, the young girls of the village had to go to the towns such as Madurai, Tirunelveli and Dindigul in order to get good education. Some poverty stricken girls had to study up to VIII and after that they had to discontinue their studies. No one backed them up. To monitor women’s education some parish priests inspired the Amalavai sisters to open a High School in the interest of the girls. The local people made a contribution in the form of two acres of lands; along with it we purchased 2.12 acre land. In 1969 a High School was opened by the Amalavai sisters and in the year 1979 it was made into a Higher Sec. School. The students stood first in the public exams, leading to the SSLC and Higher Secondary Examinations. The benefactor of German Polo family gave us a charitable gift with which a hostel was constructed mainly for the poor and needy.


2. Lourdu  Annai (G) Higher Secondary School, K. Pudur-Madurai

Pudur is located on the way to Alagarkoil on the Northern side of Madurai. Hundred years before K. Pudur was a small town with an average population. Some lived in huts. The circumstances led Amalavai sisters to open the first two classes for the welfare of the poor children. The school was opened in 1933. As the sisters used to go to school on foot, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Comas SJ helped them to build a home. A new house was built for the sisters in 1937. Classes were conducted in Tamil from standard VI to VIII.

Lourdu Annai School was opened in 1976. In course of time it became Middle School and in 1995, it was upgraded into a Higher Secondary School. The medium of instruction is Tamil. One of the girls achieved first in the SSLC public examination, overcoming all the difficulties. With the great success in SSLC examination we now feel on the top of the city. Though the staff does not get Govt. Salary, they work hard and give confidence and hope to the students in their studies. The students also study with real interest and profit a lot.

3. St. John’s (G) Higher Sec. School, Devakottai

Devakottai abounds with textile business people. It is on the Eastern side Sivagangai Diocese.  This school is located at “Velimuthuvilakku”. First a High school was opened on 9th June 1990 and on 10th July 1998, it was upgraded into a Higher Secondary School. Particularly Dalit students are being educated here. A new hostel was constructed for the students from villages with no proper bus facilities.  The various activities of the students are visible evidences of their progress.


4. Amala Annai Higher Sec. School, Karankadu

Ramnad is located 8 kms away from Thondi. Karankadu is a place bordering on vast expanse of sea water and on the lap of the sea shore. Actually the people who are here are not rich with wealth, education, large supply of goods, thoughts and words. Their main work is fishing. Most of them are fishermen. At the outset, typically saying in 1800 a choultry was built. The sisters of Amalavai stayed there and worked in the primary school, belonging to Sivagangai Diocese. The sisters had taken up projects and instituted programmes covering a wide field of social service and involving the active participation of its village children. By dint of huge effort made by the Parish Priest and the Amalavai sisters the middle school was made into a High School. With the recurring cyclones and hurricanes, the people were affected and suffered a lot. We, the Amala sisters went to their aid particularly in the years 1964, 1967, 1974, 1995 and 2006. Our help is unforgettable and is impressed deeply in their memory. By giving them a timely help and support day and night,  we helped a lame dog over a stile. The people will never forget this service in their life. The school will be their crowning glory.


High Schools:

1. St. Sebastian High School, Kuthalur

This school is located at Kuthalur, about 7 kilometers away from Karaikudi. Most of the people are farmers. The village was not developed in several other ways before Rev. Fr. Queen S. J. asked the Amalavai sisters to do gospel works. In 1940 he built a house for the sisters. Then the sisters stepped into Middle school, belonging to Sivagangai Diocese. As the people did not get frequent monsoon they had to migrate to the towns. As a result only a small percentage of Christians live there now. Some elders among them were  large – hearted. They showed excessive solicitude to us. Because of their repeated requests, we had to start a High School for their children. The school was built in 1998. The magnanimous people made a contribution in the form of 2.11 acres of land for a newly started school. A hostel was constructed for the children to fair better in their education.

2. Fatima High School, Puthur-Trichy

The Primary School was stared in 1926 and  was upgraded as Middle school and later as High school in 1958 and 2012 respectively The motto of the school is, “To love and Serve  the world.” The School had thirty five students in 10th standard at the time of upgradation. Currently there are eight teachers in service with nearly 300 students. In the year 2017-2018 and 2018- 2019 the school got centum result in 10th Puplic Exam. Literrary Association meeting held on third Friday every month is a special feature in this school for students to grow in co-curricular skills.

3. Wilhelm High School, Thondi

Wilhem School was started in the year 1979 as a nursery School. Later in the year 1980 it was raised to a primary school. By 1986 it was upgraded as a middle school and in 2014-2015, as a high school. With the development of the school, primary section was separated for the enrichment of the primary kids. In 10th standard our Students scored 492 marks with 100% result which evidenced our hard work and efforts. Our students are encouraged to participate in District level sports meet and they prove their sportsmanship which adds credit to our school.

Middle Schools :

1. Cecilia’s Middle School, Manamadurai

Cecilia middle school was started by the diocese of Sivagangai on 28th July  1942, with just sixteen students. In the year 1969 Sivagangai diocese handed over the school to CIC. Our school has earned good name and fame in Manamadurai. We provide a good academic education in a holistic manner. Our students are also trained in extracurricular activities. At present the strength of our school is around 2000.

2. St. Francis Middle School, Sivagangai

Our school was started on 19th April 1989 by  Rt Rev. Dr. Edward Francis, the former Bishop of Sivagangai. The school was started with the motto to provide free primary education. Not all families can afford to send their children to school so we provide them with free education and free hostel facilities. Our school is located at Melur main Road in Sivagangai District.

3. R.C Middle School, K. Pudur-Madurai

This school was started in the year 1933, recognized by the Government in 1934.
The special motto of this school is “Children’s virtues.” Initially, this school was started with 104 students. After ten years, the students’ strength has  increased to  1626.

Primary Schools:

St.John’s Primary School, Devakottai

St. John’s primary school emerged on 17.11.1943 in Devekottai. The motto of our school is “ENRICHMENT OF YOUTH”. We strive to ignite our children’s enthusiasm and desire to learn and explore. We wish our students academically and socially to succeed in school and beyond.

John Bosco Primary School, K. Pudur-Madurai

The School had its inception in the year 1963.  The School has served the people of this area or locality for 57 years. Apart from Education, this school focuses on overall development of the students in the fields of JRC, NCC and Sports.

Matriculation Schools :

1. Amala Annai Matric. Higher Sec. School, Ponnamaravathi

As you know the place Ponnamaravathi was ruled by King Ponnan Amaran, a beneficent. It is located near Pudukottai.The Bishop of Tanjore called Amalavai Sisters to do some social work. They set their feet on 7th June 1985. In the beginning two sisters began their service by staying in Tirupattur. Then a house was built for them, near the school. This service helped in providing education by opening a Nursery School with the motto of Jesus “You are the Light of the world”. At first this school was under the Parish Priest and later the school was handed over to Amalavai Sisters on 4th June 1992. They took charge from the Parish Priest in 1992. It became a High School later and on 11th January 1995, it was  upgraded to a Matric School. New buildings are being built with the support of the Tanjore Bishop, Ponnamaravathi Thiru N.K.R.M.Ramasamy Chettiar and the Society of Map France.  The objective of the school is to mould the young girls with a keen sense of discipline, initiative and loyalty. Annamalai Chettiar extended his hand to help us in many ways to improve this school. On 20th September 1999 the school was upgraded into a Matric. Higher Sec. School. In 2010, the school was completely taken over by the Amalavai Sisters.

2. Don Bosco Matric. Higher Sec. School, Paramakudi

Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School is run by the sisters of the Congregation of Immaculate conception and it is located on the High way of Madurai – Rameswaram in Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram Dist. This school is for the attainment of value based education. This school is mainly for the people who weave. This area abounds with weavers. They are the middle class people. For the  welfare of their children, Diravium nursery school was started here on 2nd July 1971 by the Amalavai sisters. On 26.02.1993 English medium school was changed into Matric School with the name Don Bosco. As the school is held in good reputation, students are keen on getting admission here. On 19th April 2015,  it was upgraded to Matric. Higher Sec. School. The school strives to motivate and transform the young students with the motto of “Love and Serve” by providing holistic education and concentrating more on all – round personality development of the students.

3. Louis Levail Matric. Higher Sec. School, Ramnad

This school is situated in Ramnad. Many Middle class people live here. On 2nd June 1982 Amali Nursery school was opened. As the school is held in good reputation, students are keen on getting admission. This school grows with the praise of parents and teachers. The teachers and parents play a key role. It was upgraded into a Matriculation Higher Secondary School on 29th  November 2002.

4. Holy Angel Matric. Higher Sec. School, R.S.Mangalam

A Nursery School was started on 29th September 1985. R.S.Mangalam has a huge pond with forty eight sluices and supplies water for the irrigation in the surronding villages. The school here is considered favorably  by the  Muslims and the Dalites, who are educated here. We magnetize the poor to our school by our initiative, self-reliance and loyalty. In 2002, we raised it into a big Matriculation School.


5. Arockia Annai Matric. School, Pudur – Uthamanur

This English Medium School was started by the Amalavai Sisters on the 2nd July 1993 with the motto of “Love and Service”. Pudur-Uthamanur is located in Trichy District. The place is filled with poor farmers, Dalit people and coolies. This charming little school was started by the Bishop of Madurai Diocese Most Rev.Dr Marianus Arockiasamy,D.D. The School holds classes with English as the medium of instruction. On 1st June 2004, it was upgraded to a Matriculation School.

6. John Bosco Nursery & Primary School, K. Pudur-Madurai

John Bosco Nursery & Primary School was started on 12 June  2006 by the sisters of CIC. The  School has a spacious, air-conditioned, child-friendly environment with many facilities. It has a Large outdoor area, with a Splash Pool. It also has Creative Classroom which facilitates effective teaching. The school has also regulated  transportation for the students.


Kulandaiammal Integrated Development Service (KIDS) Trust took its birth on 12 th September 2009, in order to organize community based participatory development and empowerment programmes for the under privileged sections of the society, particularly children, youth, women and farmers. KIDS is a registered trust by the government of Tamilnadu with the registration No: 35/V/09. The mission of KIDS trust is to work and strive for the overall development and empowerment of the deserving, oppressed and downtrodden, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. The goal of the KIDS trust is to realize social, political and economical uplift and empowerment of the oppressed by imparting education, social awareness and skill training through sharing and participation.


KIDS trust, in accordance with its deed, started St. James Nursery and Primary School on 5 th May 2013 by the approval of the Tamilnadu government No: 4586/1/2013 with the motto of “Education to Win Life.” The purpose of this school is to give opportunity for the less privileged rural children to learn English in order to win life in the global world. The students are not only prepared to be national level but also international with a universal approach.


Now we are happy to own this St. James Matric School which is adjacent to the Morning Star Arts and Science College for Women.