Papali Hall is the main auditorium of the college where major formal and cultural events such as Convocation, Union Inauguration and Arts Day take place. The name ‘Papali Hall’ is in honour of the main sponsor of the building Mr.George Augustus Papali and his family who were instrumental in the construction of the auditorium.
The hall has a seating capacity of 1000 pax and it is equipped with high quality sound system and multiple entrance for the smooth passage of students, dignitaries and other audience. In 2019, the hall was renovated to give it a new look with the changing style in architecture.
Baccinelli Hall is the open auditorium of the college for students performances, where minor events and competitions are conducted. It doubles as an Indoor Sports Complex to practice and play badmintor, wrestling, judo, table tennis and the like. Programmes can be viewed from different parts of the college and the weekly ‘Friday Cultural Event’ turns the place into a happy arena for the culmination of each week.
The hall is named in honour of the first Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate of Verapoly, Archbishop Bernardine Baccinelli, who established the idea of one or more schools to be attached to every church or a network of schools that was open to all sections of the society to impart secular education.
The fully air-conditioned Round Table Conference Room is equipped to host Face to Face discussions and meetings. It serves as a multipurpose facility as required from time to time. Major decisions involving the management and staff are discussed in this room.
Bernard Hall hosts events of international repute, like the annual ‘Albertian Knowledge Summit’ and other conferences that draw eminent personalities from different fields to converge in consultation and knowledge sharing.
The fully air-conditioned hall is equipped with projector, high quality sound system and has two entrance/exit points.
Emmanuel Hall hosts talks, presentations and meetings by in-house lectures/professors, visiting lecturers/professors and other eminent personalities / speakers. Equipped with a projector, sound system, dais, the hall has a desk and chair capacity of 75.
A friendly and unimposing, walk-in room to hold staff meetings and casual/serious talks, popularly known as the Old Library. Eminent personalities to have delivered their point of view here include Tushar Gandhi, the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein.
The best minds of a society are built in the libraries of its academic institutions. In this age of data-information-knowledge convergence nothing is stronger in an academic community. The academic community depends on the use of the libraries to calibrate and improve their knowledge. It is in this sense that we have renamed institutions of higher learning associated to libraries. Librarians are nowadays not just book keepers but information scientists.
The St. Albert’s College (Autonomous) houses one of the state of the art libraries in the world of Kerala academics. It is well noted that the library is divided into two distinct sections; one for the main campus and the subsidiary one for the Albertian Institute of Management. The main campus library houses around —— books, —- journals, and — electronic resources while AIM library houses around —— books, —- journals, and — electronic resources. It serves also a centre for trainee librarians from various institutions. Dr. Joshi George, Grade I Librarian, is the chief librarian of the college library and Mr. Joseph Rallie, is the librarian of the AIM branch. They are supported by Mr. C. T. Titus and Mr. Vinu, library assistants. The college also runs a library committee which also helps in the smooth running of the library.
Apple Mac Lab
The college has high-tech 60 Apple MAC OS computers with LAN and internet services through wireless connectivity. The purpose of this lab aims at providing students the knowledge about the Apple Operating System Environment. Mac OS is the World’s most advanced operating system. It helps the students to get wider knowledge in latest technologies that drives the digital world like mobile Application development for Apple products, cross platform systems development and mobile computing. The rapid growth in Information Technology combined with mobile devices create a greater demand for continuous information access and sharing by consumers leads to career opportunities for the students in the field of mobile computing. New applications for health care domain, games, maps, remote monitoring, banking, online trading is intended to be created at the Apple lab. The lab provides modern computational and research facilities to both Under & Post graduates and research students.
The college canteen located within the campus serves breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks. It begins its services at 6.30 am. It takes utmost care to provide good and healthy food at reasonable rate for the staff and students. It comprises of separate dining areas for staff and students, wash area, service area and kitchen. The canteen also serves as the mess for the college hostel. It is always kept neat by the efficient management of waste. It is blessed with a group of sincere staff who lovingly serve the staff and students.