Udhayam Polytechnic College

It was our long cherished dream to begin a technical educational institute in our province. This dream was realised when we laid the foundation stone for ITI at Thenkuda, Rameshwaram, on 3rd June 2006. The friary ‘Karunaikadal’ was blessed and inaugurated on 25th November 8. CLARES Trichy In the Diocese of Trichy – 2001 9. KARUNAI KADAL Thenkuda In the Diocese of Sivagangai – 2006. When the construction for ITI was on, our dream expanded into opening a Polytechnic College. On 25th May 2007, Udhayam Polytechnic College and the college chapel were blessed and inaugurated. We have 4 diploma courses namely: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Electronic and Communications Engineering. Udhayam De-addiction Centre was inaugurated on 28th March 2008. The Capuchin sisters from Philippines have opened their convent here to implant their order; they look after the girls’ hostel. This institute, though belonging to the territory of the south province, comes under the north province as an extra – territorial presence. 

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St. Pio Matriculation School

This was founded in April 1998. The Church in Arcot is situated on the Arni main road in 30 cents of land. Another 4 acres and 60 cents of paddy field at the outskirts belonging to the Church were also given to us by the bishop of Vellore. On the 14th of April, 1998 the parish at Arcot was officially inaugurated. We bought some 9 acres of land in Uppupettai, 3 kms away from the town for the friary. The friary was built and blessed on 9th May, 2000. In addition to the pastoral ministry, we serve the people through an English medium school, a driving school, a computer centre, tailoring, tuition centres. In 2015, the first batch appeared for their X public exam and secured centum result. 

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