|Motto||Per Matrem Pro Patria|
|Principal||Dr Jojo P.J.|
Fatima Mata National College is a college in the Indian state of Kerala, named after Our Lady of Fatima, a Catholic title of Virgin Mary as seen in apparition at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. College ranked 100 in All India Ranking by National Institutional Ranking Framework during 2019.
|General – India|
|NIRF (Colleges) (2019)||83|
Fatima Mata National College was founded by Jerome M. Fernandez, then Catholic bishop of Quilon, with a view to expand the facilities for higher education in the diocese. It was formally inaugurated on 29 December 1952 by Norman Thomas Cardinal Gilroy, the Papal Legate to the first Plenary Council of India. In 1953 it became a first grade college with the introduction of degree courses in Economics, Commerce and Zoology. Construction of the auditorium and the eastern wing and the introduction of degree course in Botany, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics followed in quick succession.
It was conferred autonomous status in 2014, thus becoming one of the first autonomous colleges in Kerala.
The Fatima motto is per matrem pro patria (through the mother to the fatherland).
The college was founded in 1951 by Jerome M. Fernandez Thuppasseril, the first native Bishop of Quilon. The college was formally inaugurated on 29 December 1952 by Norman Thomas Cardinal Gilory, Papal Legate to India.
Fatima was elevated to the status of a first grade college with the introduction of degree courses in Commerce, Economics and Zoology. This was followed by the introduction of courses in Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Physical resources were added in the form of hostels, sports pavilion, chemistry block, auditorium, playgrounds, an NCC office, hockey stadium, language lab, basketball courts, a botany garden, computer labs and research centres.
Fatima Mata National College was the major backdrop for the Multi-starred Action Movie Masterpiece film directed by Ajai Vasudev and written by Uday Krishna. It stars Mammootty, Mukesh, Unni Mukundan, Lena, Gokul Suresh, Kalabhavan Shajon, Saju Navodaya, Renji Panicker, Santhosh Pandit, Manikkuttan, Maqbool Salmaan and many more. Over 80 percent of the film was shot in the campus of Fatima Mata College ( Travancore Maharaja College in the movie) and adjescent Campus Hostel and Auditorium of FMNC's Sister Institution Bishop Jerome Engineering College.
Notable alumni include: