The Mar Thoma Students Ministry in the Chennai- Bangalore Diocese is working to connect with the large group of students from Kerala, who are at present studying in colleges in the three states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Students live away from their families, most of them for the first time, and are looking for models and mentors to help them with life issues and difficulties.

Within the new environment in which they find themselves, they encounter challenges which may sometimes overwhelm them. The student ministry can help this group come together, bond as a family and find support and encouragement, and most importantly, help this group to reconnect with God. Student Chaplains make it a point to meet students in campus and connect them to Jesus Christ for a living and dynamic relationship with Him. As on date we have twelve student’s chaplains serving in twenty three centers in our diocese.