Type of College

Minority - Aided

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "B" Grade




Mahatma Gandhi University

About Alphonsa College, Palai

Alphonsa College, Palai is a women's degree college located in Palai, (Dist. Kottayam) was established in 1964.

It is one of the premier colleges established to impart & provide in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates and prove to be a milestone on the part of progress.

The college is affiliated with the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and it is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) on under Act, 1956.

It is re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "B" Grade - (CGPA Score 3.00 on a 4 Point Scale in 3rd Cycle) on 8th July 2013.

The fundamental aim of the Alphonsa College is to impart spiritually-oriented and value-based education to young women under circumstances congenial to their all-round development. It encourages the students to aim at excellence not only in academic pursuits but also in every aspect of human endeavor to achieve perfection.

It is a women's college, providing regular courses at primarily the higher secondary and undergraduate levels which are located in a rural part of a Palai played a pioneering role in the field of higher education.

Alphonsa College is a religious minority institution owned and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Pala. The institution is at present run under the efficient stewardship of the Patron, His Excellency Mar Joseph Kallarangattu, Bishop of Pala.

Alphonsa Institute of Computer Studies (AICS), started in 1996, is mainly run for the students in the B.A, B.Sc and Post Graduate Courses in which computer is also a subject or is essential for the purpose of the courses.

The Institute is fully accredited by DOEACC Society to conduct `O` Level Course. It offers other courses like PGDCA, Advanced PGDCA, DCA, DOA, CAC and short-term courses like Ms. Office, DTP, Photoshop, C, C++, Internet & E-mail etc.

The college conferred the status of grant-in-aid college that the fees and all the facilities for the students are fixed by the government. The student's admission is done as per the Admission Criteria prescribed by the affiliating university.

The college has awarded as the best college by the affiliating university and also a number of awards in publication, offering scholarship & also awarded by the different society.

The college offers three years undergraduate courses in Arts, Science, & Commerce streams with optional specializations and offers two years postgraduate courses in Arts & Science stream with various specializations under the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. It also offers Vocational & Add-On Certificate courses.


  • To create self-reliant and liberated young women with traditional cultural values and moral integrity, who will be agents of social transformation in their families and society


  • To equip our students with deep knowledge and globally acceptable skills
  • To develop values of self-respect, tolerance, discipline, hard work and patriotism
  • To promote learning that will contribute to women empowerment by enabling women to become self-reliant
  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The college has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The college runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for the students
  • The college also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts in Economics Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in History Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Arts in English Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Politics Full Time 2 Years B.A
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce in Taxation Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Vocation in Fashion Technology Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Vocation in Sports Nutrition & Physiotherapy Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA) Full Time 1 Year 10+2
Diploma in Office Automation Full Time 1 Year 10+2
Diploma in Office Management Full Time 1 Year 10+2
P.G Diploma
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) Full Time 1 Year Graduation
Additional Courses
Add-On Courses:
Computer Awareness Course (CAC)  
Short Term Courses
Govt. of India O’Level Computer Courses
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Classroom
  • Workshop
  • Seminar Halls
  • Playground
  • Reading Rooms
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Common Rooms
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation





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