As flag bearers of excellence in professional education in south Kerala, ‘Lourdes Matha Catholic Educational Society’ was established by the initiative of Rev. Fr. Joseph Kurinjiparambil, former vicar of Lourdes Forane Church, Trivandrum with the encouragement of a group of Syrian catholic parishioners who had left indelible impression in the domain of education. This initiative had the blessings and patronage of His Grace Mar Joseph Powathil the then Archbishop of Changanacherry. Lourdes Matha College of Science and Technology (LMCST) came into existence in 2002 out of the vision of this society to establish an engineering institution of repute in this part of the state.
Later, another institution was started to impart education relevant to the evergreen hospitality industry, namely, Lourdes Matha Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (LMIHMCT). Both of these colleges are approved by the Govt. of Kerala and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and affiliated to University of Kerala and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.