9. Karunai Kadal, Thenkuda (Sivagangai Diocese) - 2006

It was our long dream to begin a technical Educational institute in our Province. This dream was realised when we laid the foundation stone for ITI at Thenkuda, Rameshwaram, on 3rd June 2006. The friary ‘Karunaikadal’ was blessed and inaugurated on 25th November 2006. When the construction for ITI was on, our dream expanded into opening a Polytechnic College. On 25th May 2007, Udhayam Polytechnic College along with the college Chapel were blessed and Inaugurated. We have 4 diploma courses namely: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Electronic and Communications Engineering. Udhayam De-addition Centre was inaugurated on 28th March 2008. The Capuchin sisters from Philippines have opened their convent here to implant their order, they look after the girls’ hostel. This institute, though belonging to the territory of south, comes under the north province as an extra - territorial presence.