Mission and Vision



“To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding” (Proverbs 1:2)


Founded in 1821, the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata is one of the most significant phenomena for the Armenian educational and cultural life. Existing almost two centuries the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy still continues to serve its righteous principle inherited from its devout and honorable founders, Astvatsatur Muradghanian and Mnatsakan Vardanian, that is educating students and imparting knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Inspired by Armenian Apostolic Oriental Orthodox Church intellectual tradition, the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy educates Armenian students to be Christian morally, loyally and ethically responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.





We seek to be a recognized leader in worldwide acknowledged educational communities that excels in effective teaching, active learning, scholarly research and responsible engagement with the local community as well as with the national and international communities in which our students live. To prepare leaders who will be permanently interconnected to the mission of the Armenian Church will be committed to impartial pursuit of truth, academic excellence, dignity, faith and reason.

In this endeavor the duty of ACPA and DGS will be permanently interconnect to the mission of the Armenian Church in enlightening the students spiritually and intellectually, by explicating her distinctive witness and expression of the apostolic faith with relevance for the present.


Statement approved by the Educational Committee of 2017

One thought on “Mission and Vision”

  1. Dear Sirs, I have been doing a good amount of reading about the Armenian people – very interesting. I am looking for an English translation of Movses Khorenatsi’s account the “History of the Armenians”.

    There does not seem to be one, I have a partial translation done by Pratten sometime in the 19th Century, which curiously includes letters between Roman emperor and the Armenian king about Jesus and Pilate. Movses work also looks at Hayk, this is a most interesting time in history. As you will know, it ties in with biblical accounts.

    So far as I can tell, the only one that exists is the very poor and impossible to get work from Robert Thomson (1978). If one doesn’t exist, maybe it would make an interesting project for your college !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *