10-08-2014, 07:25 PM
Rajagiri is the provincial headquarters of the Sacred Heart Province, Kochi  and some of the Carmelites to Mary Immaculate (CMI), indigenous religious congregation founded in 1831. It is located on a small hill in the suburbs of rapidly expanding urban center of Kochi, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It was acquired after Indian independence and developed by the Sacred Heart province.
The literal meaning of Raja Giri language Malayalam (commonly people in Kerala) is the King Hill, where King refers to Christ the King.
Today Rajagiri is synonymous with the Sacred Heart Province of CMI meetings and many social and educational institutions. CMI educational missions today is a wide network of 448 agencies: more than 200 schools, 14 colleges affiliated University, College of Engineering 1, 12 technical institutes, 1 university, 1 medical college and three universities training teachers, five special schools, 18 with no formal education in and 17 cultural centers, which are spread all over India and a few that are abroad.
Because of limited space for expansion of its various initiatives on campus Kalamaserry Rajagiri has extended to the new campus (360,000 m2) 90 acres on the river Chitrapuzha.  is a place now called Rajagiri valley and is where Rajagiri began installation of domestic science, art and technology university - Rajagiri Vidyapeetham. It is associated with a leading real estate developer based Kochi - RDS Projects Limited  to develop a modern university township.
When CMI congregation was divided into three provinces in 1953, central Kerala, more or less coincides with the area then Ernakulam Archdiocese, which exists today as Ernakulam - Angamaly Archdiocese  and Kothamangalam diocese ), was put on by province Sacred Heart.
When the province was created, it was headquartered in Aluva, (which is now the monastery of St. Anthony, Aluva). In 1959 he moved to Rajagiri in Kalamassery. At Sacred Heart Province was then was known as the province Rajagiri.
In 2008-09 Provincial Chapter of the province Sacred Heart decided to recognize the growing importance of Kochi in the global scenario, stressing how "Sacred Heart Province, Kochi" or "Rajagiri Province, Kochi."