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About TIST

About TIST

TIST Management

The Toc H Public Society, Kochi, presently consists of 14 service-minded people. Keeping education as its primary mission, the Society runs a Nursery school, a CBSE school and an Engineering College which together provide a seamless conduit of learning from the cradle to a career. The Toc H Cochin Trust, Kochi is a subsidiary unit of the Society. A 9-member core management team, consisting of the Board of Directors (who are annually elected from the members of the Society) looks after the management of the School and Engineering College.

Management Profile

Dr. Alex Mathew (President)


Dr. Alex Mathew, is a well-known counselor. A Doctor of Theology and Ph.D holder in Christian Counseling, he has got long experience of nearly forty years in counseling in three continents; Asia, Africa and America. He has worked with renowned Psychologists as a Group-Therapist among the mentally challenged and addicts. Prior to this, he has also held the post of Education Officer in the ministry of education, Tanzania. He is a member of various organizations including ALMS-India, Christian Medical Association of India, American Association of Counselors, Gideon International, Kerala Counselors’ Forum, YMCA etc. He is a master trainer in life-skills to cope with life and adopt a “Blessing Being” mode of life and help to set up goals, plan priorities and follow up which really help the modern man who is facing myriads of day-today problems. He is the founder of “AGAPPE Life Ministry and services in India” – a charitable Christian service society, doing Counseling, training, guiding, directing help to the rejected and needy, in the lower echelon of the society since 1999. He is the Executive Secretary of Toc H India and also the President of Grace Counseling India, a Christian Charitable counseling organization, involved in regular training and counseling, since 1985. He has authored books titled “Beyond Techniques” and “Making of a Christian Counselor”.


Dr. K. Varghese (Founder Director & Manager)


Founder Director and Manager of Toc H Institute of Science & Technology and Toc H Public Schools at Vyttila, Tripunithura and Punalur. A committed social worker, he has founded ‘Chaitanya’ (home for the mentally retarded) run by the YMCA, Ernakulam and is a member of the National YMCA, New Delhi. He has donated land for a Trade School run by the Rotary Club of Cochin East, of which he was the Founder Chairman. He has visited Europe, America, Canada, China and Several other Asian Countries. He is the Indian Commissioner of Toc H International and the past president of several social organizations such as the Rotary, Y’s Men, YMCA, and the Gymkhana Club, Ernakulam. He was a member of the Director Board of the Medical Trust Hospital, Cochin, and also the President of Toc H Public School, Udyogamandal and Vice President of the CBSE School’s Management Association. In recognition of his various social, cultural and educational activities, he was conferred the Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Service by the Cosmopolitan University, University & Research Institute, Missouri, USA, in 2006.


Er. C.S. Varghese (Secretary)

Founder Member of Toc H Cochin Branch and Toc H Educational Society. Retired Senior Engineer from HMT and Retired Engineer Surveyor of General Insurance Companies. Ex-Lecturer of a Government Technical School. Passed B.Com and management Diploma.

Author of more than 20 books under various titles. Some of them recognized by Government authorities. Write articles in Malayalam newspaper on different matters and write-ups in newspapers under ‘letter to editor column’. A social activist and a nature lover. Founder Member and Office Bearer of several organizations.

Mr. M.X. Paul Vincent (Treasurer)


Mr. M.X. Paul Vincent retired as the Deputy Engineer from HMT, Kalamassery, and is an Organizer of the Catholic Association at St.Francis Xavier’s Church, Kaloor. He was an active member of the Vincent D Paul Society and is the Convener of a Charity fund in memory of the late M. X. Joseph, the then Treasurer of the Toc H Public Schools. Currently he is also the Treasurer of the Toc H Cochin Branch. He is one of the Directors of the Toc H Public school, Toc H Institute of Science & Technology, Arakkunnam and the Toc H Cochin Trust.



Prof. (Dr.) P.J. Joseph


Prof. (Dr.) P. J. Joseph was the Head of the Post Graduate & Research Department of English, Union Christian College, Alwaye, and Member of the Board of Studies of the Mahatma Gandhi University and has edited several text books. He has served in various capacities as the Member of the State Level Academic Core Group for the Total Literacy Project of Kerala, Vice President of the Association for Environmental Protection, the Secretary of the Ernakulam District Committee & Member of the National Council of Indian Adult Education Association, the Project Director & Member of the Executive of Various Environmental Protection Programs and one of the Founder Members of the Commonwealth Association for the Education & Training of Adults. He was actively involved in the slum rehabilitation program in Alwaye. He has been elected the Vice President of the Kerala Chapter of the Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI). The Kingston University School of Education, Kingston, U.K. conferred on Prof. P. J. Joseph the International Visiting Fellowship in 2007, He has represented the country at various international conferences and presented papers. He has published a few books including three Travelogues in Malayalam. His articles have been published in various national and international journals and publications. He is also officiating as the President of the Indian School Psychology Association.

Mr. K.A. Simon 


Mr. K.A. Simon is one of the Founder Members of Toc H School Society. He is a member of the first Kerala State Basket Ball Team and the first Captain of the Kerala University Basketball Team. He was Treasurer of the All Kerala CBSE School Management Association. He has served in Ernakulam YMCA Director Board for 18 years and was Treasurer for 10 years. He was the Executive committee member and Secretary of Regional Sports Center, Ernakulam.

Mr.N.J. Johnson


Mr. N.J. Johnson is a retired person from M/s.J.B.Boda & Co.(p) Ltd, Mumbai (Cochin office). He is the Director of Toc H Public School and Toc H Institute of Science & Technology, Arakkunnam.


Mr.K.K. Mathew


Mr. K.K. Mathew is the Director of Toc H Public School Society. From 1993 to 2013 he served as the Treasurer-Director of the Toc H Public School and the Founder Member and Treasurer of Toc H Institute of Science & Technology, Arakkunnam. He keenly participates and involves himself in all social service activities in the society and is a well known public figure. He also holds various vital positions of public prominence in the society viz., Treasurer of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Sunday School Association, Executive Member of Kerala T.B. Association, Ernakulam, Vice President of ARA, Ernakulam and Ward Committee Member of Cochin Corporation Ward No.53.

Mr. M.Mammen


Mr. M. Mammen was the Extension Officer, Toc H India and the Treasurer of the Toc H Public School. Now he is the Secretary of the Toc H Cochin Trust and Vice President of the Toc H Cochin Branch and Director of the Toc H Public School and Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Arakkunnam. He is the Proprietor of Padinjarathil Printers, Ernakulam and a member of the Elders Forum, Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulam. He is the Executive Member of the Jerusalem Marthoma Church and a Spiritual worker. He was the Director of the Campus Crusade for Christ International, India for five years.


Er.(Chev.) Pathrose Pankapilly


Er.(Chev.) Pathrose Pankapilly is the Project Director of Toc H India and the President of Toc H Cochin Branch. He has served in the Kerala State Electricity Board for 33 years and retired as Asst. Executive Engineer (Electrical). After retirement he served as Manager of St. George High School and LP School at Arakkunnam for 3 years. At present he is the Director of Toc H Public School, Toc H Institute of Science & Technology, Arakkunnam and Co-ordinator of Toc H Cochin Trust. He is the Managing Committee Member of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church and the Organizing Secretary of Cochin Diocese Missionary Sangam. He is an active gospel worker and involved in spiritual activities and the Manager of Ladies Industrial School at Govt. Hospital, Tripunithura run by Ernakulam Dirstrict Leprosy Welfare Committee since 2000. He is the Chief Editor of Two Magazines viz. “ENTE SAHAYATHRIKAN” and “SOONORO VOICE and the member of Kerala State T.B. Association and Leprosy Welfare Committee. Now he is the Advisor of Residence Association, Thykoodam, Vyttila.




Mr. G.G. Mathew is the S/o (late) Dr.George Mathew, who was the founder member of Toc H Cochin Branch. Since 1972. Mr.G.G.Mathew is the proprietor of VIJAYA AUTO AGENCIES, Cochin since 1985 and a member of CSI Church, Ernakulam. He is an active social worker and is the Director of Toc H Public School, Toc H Institute of Science & Technology Arakkunnam and Life member of YMCA Ernakulam.


Mr.Madhu Cherian


Mr. Madhu Cherian retired as Refiner from Apollo Tyres, Kalamassery and is a Diploma holder in Automobiles. He is an active member of YMCA, Kerala Region and Citizen Welfare ssociation, Alwaye and is the Director of Toc H Public School and Toc H Institute of Science & Technology, Arakkunnam. Now he is the Treasurer of Toc H Cochin Trust and an active member of CSI Church,Alwaye.


Mr. Kurian Thomas


Mr. Kurian Thomas is an Electronics and Telecommunication engineer, with an M.Tech in Digital Electronics and MBA in International Marketing. He has over twenty years of experience in the field of telecommunication, embedded systems and software development. He is currently the Director of Xtend Technologies Pvt Ltd which manufactures and supplies telecommunication products in India, Middle East and South East Asian markets. Among other technical achievements, Kurian has co-authored and ran the Xtend BBS, the first Bulletin Board Service in Kerala in 1995 and helped create tools that solved the first reported cyber crime in Kerala in 2001. He has been a member of the IEEE society for over a decade and served as the Secretary for the IEEE Communications Society, Kerala Chapter. He is also on the board of a number of technology companies based in India and abroad. Mr Kurian is the youngest son of Late Chev. P Thomas (Retd. Executive Engineer, M.E.S.) who was an active member of Toc H and various other social organizations.