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Best Colleges in Kottayam

Kottayam is one of the recently developed and emerging cities in the state of Kerala. The top colleges in Kottayam offer courses in the field of engineering, science, nursing, management, medicine, computer application, and pharmacy. The top 10 colleges in Kottayam offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral courses. 

The top colleges in Kottayam provide financial assistance to students by means of various scholarships and bursaries. The scholarships are provided on academic merit and the financial background of students.

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Top 10 Colleges in Kottayam: Admission Process

Admission to courses in the top 10 colleges of Kottayam is done on the basis of multiple entrance exams like KEAM, NEET, JEE, GATE, CAT, CMAT, GPAT, KMAT Kerala, NATA, and CUET.

Top Colleges in Kottayam: Entrance Exam 2024

Entrance examinations accepted by the top colleges in Kottayam are: 

NATA - National level entrance examination for admission to undergraduate courses in architecture colleges.

GPAT - Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test conducted by National Testing Agency for admission of Pharmacy graduates into the Masters programmes. 

KMAT Kerala - Entrance exam for admissions to various management schools across Kerala. 

CUET - The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the annual online CUET (Common University Entrance Test) for undergraduate admissions in central universities.

NEET - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is held annually for admission to undergraduate courses in the field of Medical and Allied Sciences. 

CAT - Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted annually for admission into IIMs and other B-schools offering MBA/PGDM courses. 

GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) is a national-level exam conducted in online mode every year. Organising Institute for GATE 2024 is Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru.

List of Top Colleges in Kottayam - NIRF Ranking 2023

National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) opts for a process by which colleges and universities across India are evaluated on various parameters like resources and amenities available, research outcome, placement rate, and so on. The final ranking of the institutions is derived by giving weights to the parameters. The rankings for some of the top colleges/universities in Kottayam are:

College Name

Category

NIRF Rank 2023

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

University

31

S.B. College, Changanacherry

College

54

CMS College Kottayam

College

85

Top Government Colleges in Kottayam: Fee-Wise

The top government colleges in Kottayam with their fee range:

Top Private Colleges in Kottayam - Fee-Wise

The top private colleges in Kottayam with their fee structure:

Top Courses Offered by the Top Colleges in Kottayam

College Name

Course offered

MG University (MGU) - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 

L.L.B, M.B.A

S.B. College, Changanassery 

B.ScB.Com

CMS College Kottayam 

B.Sc, B.Com, M.B.A

IIIT Kottayam - Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam 

B.E / B.Tech

Berchmans Institute of Management Studies,  Changanacherry, Kottayam 

M.B.A

SME Kottayam - School of Medical Education, Kottayam

B.Pharma, B.Sc

Saintgits Institute of Management 

M.B.A

STAS Kottayam - School of Technology and Applied 

B.C.A, M.C.A

RIT Kottayam - Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology

B.E / B.Tech, B.Arch 

Mangalam School of Architecture and Planning, Kottayam 

B.Arch 

Government Medical College, Kottayam

M.B.B.S 

Top Colleges/Universities in Kottayam: Placements Wise

The top colleges in Kottayam have placement cells or training and development cells which assist students in securing internships and conduct on-campus placement drives. The placement cell of the best colleges in Kottayam invites reputed companies to the campus and also helps students with the placement process by conducting mock interviews, seminars, workshops, and training sessions. The median salary at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as per NIRF 2024 reports are given below:

Top College in Kottayam

Median Salary-UG

Median Salary-PG

IIIT Kottayam Placement

Rs. 14,32,000

NA

MGU, Kottayam Placement

Rs 3,60,000

Rs 6,00,000

S.B. College, Changanacherry Placement

Rs 3,45,000

Rs 4,36,000

Saintgits Institute of Management Placement 

Rs 4,00,000

Rs 7,00,000

RIT Kottayam Placement 

Rs. 4,00,000

Rs. 4,12,000

Some of the Top Colleges in Kottayam with Their Top Recruiters are:

Placements in Top Colleges in Kottayam

Top Recruiters

IIIT Kottayam

IBS, TCS, NIWE, Suntec, UST Global, Mindtree, Wipro, Infosys, Bosch Technologies, Informatics, NISSAN

MGU, Kottayam

Mahindra Finance, TVS Group, Sabari Distributors, SBI Life Insurance, EBEN Telecom, SutherLand Global, L and T Construction, Paragon Polymer

S.B. College, Changanacherry

IBM, Microsoft, EY, TCS, Wipro, Accenture, Capgemini, Federal Bank, MRF, Dell, Amazon, Toppr, Club Mahindra, Pepsico, KPMG

Saintgits Institute of Management 

Asian Paints, ITC Limited, KPMG, Airtel, HCL, SBI Mutual Funds, Federal Bank, HDFC Bank, Aditya Birla Group, IndiaMART 

RIT Kottayam

TCS, Microsoft, IBM, Wipro, ZOHO, MRF, Bosch, South Indian Bank, Quest Global, Oracle

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MG University (MGU) - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

Kottayam, Kerala
3.5/55 Reviews
Public/Govt

MG University (MGU) - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

Kottayam, Kerala Public/Govt 3.5/55 Reviews
NIRF Ranking: 52
NIRF Ranking: 52
B.Sc Life Sciences
600+ Brochures downloaded so far
600+ Brochures downloaded so far

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kottayam

Kottayam, Kerala
Public/Govt
B.Pharma
100+ Brochures downloaded so far
100+ Brochures downloaded so far

Top Institutes Accepting Applications

R Sankar Smaraka Sree Narayana College, Kottayam

Kottayam, Kerala
Private
BBA
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    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Institute of Communication and Journalism, Kottayam

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    St Dominics College, Kottayam

    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Henry Baker College, Kottayam

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    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry

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    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Baker College for Women, Kottayam

    Kottayam, Kerala
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    Baker College for Women, Kottayam

    Kottayam, Kerala Private
    B.Com Finance and Taxation Model I
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    Government Dental College, Kottayam

    Kottayam, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Government Dental College, Kottayam

    Kottayam, Kerala Public/Govt
    BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      School of Computer Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

      Kottayam, Kerala
      Public/Govt
      M.Sc Computer Science
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

        Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology, Kottayam

        Kottayam, Kerala
        Private
        BCA
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Mangalam School of Architecture and Planning, Kottayam

          Kottayam, Kerala
          Private
          B.Arch
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Thiruhrudaya College of Nursing, SH Medical Centre, Kottayam

          Kottayam, Kerala
          Private
          B.Sc Nursing
          • Fees : 3.73 Lakhs
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Hindustan College of Pharmacy, Kottayam

          Kottayam, Kerala
          Private
          B.Pharma
          • Fees : 5.44 Lakhs
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Caritas College of Pharmacy, Kottayam

          Kottayam, Kerala
          Private

          Caritas College of Pharmacy, Kottayam

          Kottayam, Kerala Private
          B.Pharma
          • Exams : KEAM
          • Fees : 5.07 Lakhs
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          The School of Indian Legal Thought, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

          Kottayam, Kerala
          Public/Govt
          BA LLB
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

            St Teresa's Teacher Training Institute, Kottayam

            Kottayam, Kerala
            Private
            D.El.Ed
              Brochures downloaded so far
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              Gregorian Institute of Health Sciences, Kottayam

              Kottayam, Kerala
              Private
              B.Voc Cardiac Technology
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                NSS Training College, Changanacherry

                Kottayam, Kerala
                Private

                NSS Training College, Changanacherry

                Kottayam, Kerala Private
                B.Ed
                • Fees : 6.83 K
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                MASCOM Kottayam - Manorama School of Communication, Kottayam

                Kottayam, Kerala
                4.8/52 Reviews
                Private
                PGD Print and Digital Journalism
                • Fees : 1.25 Lakhs
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                National Homoeopathy Research Institute Mental Health, Kottayam

                Kottayam, Kerala
                Public/Govt
                MD Practice of Medicine
                Brochures downloaded so far
                Brochures downloaded so far

                PG Radhakrishnan Memorial Sree Narayana College, Kottayam

                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                ANSS Homoeo Medical College, Kottayam

                Kottayam, Kerala
                Private

                ANSS Homoeo Medical College, Kottayam

                Kottayam, Kerala Private
                BHMS
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                GIAL Kottayam - Girideepam Institute of Advanced Learning, Kottayam

                Kottayam, Kerala
                3.5/55 Reviews
                Private
                MBA
                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                  Baselius College, Kottayam

                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                  Government College of Nursing, Kottayam

                  Kottayam, Kerala
                  Public/Govt

                  Government College of Nursing, Kottayam

                  Kottayam, Kerala Public/Govt
                  B.Sc Nursing
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                    Caritas College of Nursing, Kottayam

                    Kottayam, Kerala
                    Private

                    Caritas College of Nursing, Kottayam

                    Kottayam, Kerala Private
                    B.Sc Nursing
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                    College of Nursing, Guru Education Trust, Kottayam

                    Kottayam, Kerala
                    Private
                    B.Sc Nursing
                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                      Mar Sleeva College of Nursing, Kottayam

                      Kottayam, Kerala
                      Private
                      B.Sc Nursing
                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                      Thiruhridaya College of Nursing, Kottayam

                      Kottayam, Kerala
                      Private
                      B.Sc Nursing
                      • Fees : 3.73 Lakhs
                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                      BCF College of Nursing, Kottayam

                      Kottayam, Kerala
                      Private

                      BCF College of Nursing, Kottayam

                      Kottayam, Kerala Private
                      B.Sc Nursing
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                        Good Shepherd College, Kottayam

                        Kottayam, Kerala
                        Private

                        Good Shepherd College, Kottayam

                        Kottayam, Kerala Private
                        B.Com Computer Applications Model I
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                        Gregorian Institute of Technology, Kottayam

                        Kottayam, Kerala
                        Private
                        B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                        Leyamma Memorial College of Nursing, Kottayam

                        Kottayam, Kerala
                        Private
                        B.Sc Nursing
                          Brochures downloaded so far
                          Brochures downloaded so far

                          Little Lourdes College of Nursing, Kottayam

                          Kottayam, Kerala
                          Private
                          B.Sc Nursing
                            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                            St Mary's Training College, Karikode

                            Kottayam, Kerala
                            Private

                            St Mary's Training College, Karikode

                            Kottayam, Kerala Private
                            B.Ed
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                              Assumption College, Kottayam

                              Kottayam, Kerala
                              5.0/52 Reviews
                              Private

                              Assumption College, Kottayam

                              Kottayam, Kerala Private 5.0/52 Reviews
                              BA Economics
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                              KG College Kottayam - Kuriakose Gregorios College, Kottayam

                              Kottayam, Kerala
                              4.5/52 Reviews
                              Private
                              B.Com
                              • Fees : 6.82 K
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                              CMS College, Kottayam

                              Kottayam, Kerala
                              Private

                              CMS College, Kottayam

                              Kottayam, Kerala Private 4.5/511 Reviews
                              B.Com Finance and Taxation Self Finance
                              300+ Brochures downloaded so far
                              300+ Brochures downloaded so far
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