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Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies Tiruvalla (MACFAST), Kerala, India, a post graduate and research institution, was started in 2001, with the objective of offering specially designed courses in Business Management, InformationTechnology and Biosciences. MACFAST is owned and managed by the Corporate Educational Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tiruvalla, with His Grace Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos as the President and Patron. In the past 76 years this agency has contributed to the establishment of a large number of schools, colleges, hospitals, medical and paramedical institutions throughout the country. MACFAST is located in the commercially active town of Tiruvalla, Kerala. Amidst the lush green, stands this multi-storeyed building with a built-up area of 3,00,000 sq. ft.

MACFAST strives to raise its students to meet the challenging demands of the Corporate and Scientific world. In such a mission, research pursuits and technology initiatives gain significance. This had led to the recent establishment of the MACFAST Centre for Research and Development (MCRD). The MCRD offers PhD programmes in the Biosciences and is poised to enhance student creativity and produce high quality research. A research journal titled Journal of Science, Technology and Management (JSTM), has also been initiated in 2008. JSTM is dedicated to bring together research in these three fields from around the world and also publish original work from the MCRD. MACFAST owns an on campus Community Radio Station. Radio MACFAST 90.4 is the first on campus Community radio in the State and 46th in the Country. MACFAST College has reached yet another acme by decorating a position of First solar campus in India. It envisages to utilizing alternate sources of energy for a sustainable future. This solar project has a capacity of 30KW and 30-40% of the amount will be funded by central Government as subsidy through ANERT.

In 2016 , National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), accredited MACFAST with CGPA of 3.08 on Four point scale at 'A' Grade.