Formally established on April 26, l962 Formally inaugurated on July 3, l962 It is primarily intended for the education and formation of the seminarians of the Syro-Malabar dioceses. It is also open to the students of Syro-Malankara and Latin dioceses and of religious congregations. The Seminary is subject to the authority and control of the Syro-Malabar Bishops' Synod, which exercises its authority through a specially elected Synodal Commission of Bishops.
The Seminary aims at providing a fully integrated priestly formation to the candidates of the Syro- Malabar eparchies, members of institutes of consecrated life and candidates of other Churches sui iuris taking into account the human, spiritual, intellectual, pastoral and missionary dimensions of priestly life.
Imparting Philosophical and Theological knowledge that will accentuate the study of the tradition and heritage of the Church of St. Thomas Christians and of the other Eastern Churches with due regard to the religious and cultural heritage of India.