The unique stamp of St. Joseph's College, Moolamattom is that it is a CMI institution endeavouring to fulfil the great dream of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), in the backward district of Idukki. St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was a prominent educationalist and social reformer of the 19th century. He was instrumental in starting a string of schools all over Kerala aimed at educating the backward and neglected classes of people. The Government of India honoured his services to humanity by releasing a postal stamp with his image in 1986. The CMI congregation is pledged to selfless service in the field of education, culture, health care and many other social activities. Wherever they are, they labour to create a better society and a better nation. St. Joseph's College, Moolamattom is a premier educational institution that comes under the St. Joseph's province of the CMI congregation.