The CMS College is one of the oldest western- style colleges in India. It was founded by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) of England, back in 1817. It is located in the town of Kottayam, which lies in the state of Kerala. The teaching of the English language was one of the main aims of this college, as it was the first such in the then- Princely State of Travancore. For this purpose, the Royal Family of Travancore set out sixteen acres of land. While initially the CMS College was restricted to men only, as was the norm back then, in 1938, female students were first admitted here. Post Graduate studies were first introduced here in 1959. The Church of South India, Madhya Kerala Diocese runs the management of the college.
The CMS College is now affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, also located in Kottayam. This affiliation also ensures approval from the UGC (University Grants Commission). It has also been accredited by the NAAC (National Assessments and Accreditation Council), earning an A grade in it. A separate IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) has been created to this end, to ensure that all the terms of the NAAC are complied with. An AQAR (Annual Quality Assurance Report) gets generated to quantify the results. Kerala’s phenomenal readership rates with newspapers and local publications, stems from the publication wing started by the CMS College in Kottayam right from the earliest of days. The college counts former President of India, Shri K.R. Narayanan and former Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Oomen Chandy among its many illustrious alumni.
Courses are available here right from the UG till doctoral levels. There are departments for each of the academic areas. These departments take up courses on each of the levels within its domain of expertise. Departments are here for the areas of- Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Sociology, Mathematics, Malayalam, History, English, Family & Community Science, Economics, Computer Science and Biotechnology. Some courses may be self- financed, while others may be on aided modes. The Department of Commerce provides study options in Computer Application, Finance and in Finance & Taxation. A unique course of study is the English Triple Main, involving English Literature, Communication and Journalism.
Some vocational courses are also on offer here. These are meant for working professionals, seeking a skill upgrade. The B. Voc. programme may be undertaken here, in the area of Informational Technology. It may also be pursued for Travel, Tourism and Logistics Management. The CMS College in Kottayam has been placed within the 101- 150 band among colleges as part of the NIRF (National Institutional Rankings Framework), conducted by the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). The college also finds itself within the Star College Scheme under the DBT (Department of Bio Technology).
The campus has much to offer. There are hostel facilities for both boys and girls. Banking facilities with ATM are available in the campus’s vicinity. There is a sports field where cricket and football may be played. Facilities are also there for indoor sports. The gymnasium may also be used by all. A large auditorium is there to facilitate major events, at both intra and inter college level. The campus is Wi- Fi enabled. Science laboratories have the latest of equipment. A health centre is also there to cater to medical emergencies. Hygienic food is prepared at the college cafeteria. A convenience store is also located within campus. The library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes.
Research is another key area for the CM College in Kottayam. Several publications have been made from the campus. The UGC has been one key partner for a number of these publications. The research facilities are adequate for the researchers on board. Several research units have also been created to this end. The college conducts an annual event known as the ICAAP & SP. This expands to International Conference on Advances in Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes. Placements have likewise picked up in recent years. Infosys has been among the large companies to recruit from campus.
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This College is accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) A validity is 09 Dec 2019 and the score is 3.27 .
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- National Assessment and Accreditation Council
Validity : 09 Dec 2019
; CGPA : 3.27
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