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Mor Greegorious Jacobite Students Movement (MGJSM)

MGJSM is the Students movement and a spritual organization under the jacobite Syrian Christian Association H.B. Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas 1st Catholicose is our Patron and the President Is H.E. Dr. Mor Theophilose Kuriakose Metropolitan.MGJSM works for the development of manifold activities focusing on Spritual,Mental,Cultural,Social and Educational fields.Also helps in moulding Students in the vast arena of student community irrespective of religion,race,gender or class.


Founded in 1907 as "Syrian Students Conference", it is the first Student Christian Movement in India.It conducted annual conferences till 1912 on a regular basis. Then the problems in church caused a degeneration in the organization and the annual conferences were abandoned.

Later on 6 May 1922, a special convention of the Students of the Jacobite Syrian Church was convened at the Cheruthottukunnel St. George Church of Angamaly diocese (in Pallikkara Region), under the initiative of St Paulose Mor Athanasius of Aluva (Valiya Thirumeni). In that meeting Thirumeni proposal of naming the organization after his spiritual mentor, St. Gregorios Geevarghese of Parumala was accepted. Thus 'Mar Gregorios Syrian Vidhyarthi Sangam' (also called Mar Gregorios Syrian Students Association - M.G.S.S.A) came into existence as the student wing of Jacobite Church. This was the first ever student's organization that adopted the name of St. Gregorios of Parumala.The movement gained momentum after this conference and started conducting conferences annually. Units were established in every parish and educational institution with a minimum of 10 Jacobite students. Valiya Thirumeni nourished the organization into becoming the 'back bone' of Jacobite Church. By 1950 the movement had nearly 500 units and a total of nearly 20000 members.During this period most of the church leaders were alumni of MGSSA.

In 1960 MGSSA and St Thomas Syrian Students of Mertran kakshi, as it merged with Jacobite Church, merged to form Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement Mgocsm. During this period the Students Movement showed exponential growth and is said to have nearly 700 units and more than 25000 members.But this 'Golden Era' was of short term and soon in 1972 both the churches split apart thus splitting erstwhile Mgocsm. From 1972 the organisation had a shunt growth as most of the units became inactive and many became non-existent. After 1976 the student's movement underwent through different stages, the name of the movement was changed into SOSMI (Syrian Orthodox Students Movement of India)which flourished in colleges and the school and parish units were abandoned. It had only 25 but strong units nearly 1000 members and current President H G Kuriakose Mor Theophilose, then as a priest, was the main activist. In 2002 when the revised constitution was adopted by the Jacobite Church the name of the student wing was also changed as JASSMI (Jacobite Syrian Students Movement of India).

In the century year of Metropolitan Consecration of St Athanasius, the Holy Episcopal Synod of Jacobite Syrian Christian Church held at Puthencruz in the Month of June 2009 decided to the change the name of the Organisation as MGJSM ( Mor Gregorios Jacobite Syrian Students Movement),in the name of St Gregorios of Parumala in whose name St Athanasiaus started the students movement in the church. The renaming gave an unbelievable enthusiasm and has led to a rapid growth in the organization which now has more than 250 units and 25000 members. Annual Leadership Camp named LUMINA is conducted every year from 2011.The first Regional Office was inaugurated at St Mary's Jacobite Cathedral, Morakkala for Pallikkara Region. H G Kuriakose Theophilose Metropolitan has been leading this rapid Growth of MGJSM from 2009 onwards.