Type of College

Minority - Aided

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade




Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

About CMS College Kottayam

CMS College Kottayam was established in 1817 as the realization of a shared dream and passion of a group of European missionaries (the Church Missionary Society, England) and the royal family of the erstwhile Travancore.

It is one of the premier religious minority 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) in 1970 under Act, 1956.

It is re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "B" Grade - (CGPA Score 2.55 on a 4 Point Scale in 3rd Cycle) on 10th March 2012.

It is a co-educational college, providing regular courses at primarily the higher secondary and undergraduate levels which are located in a rural part of a Kattakada played a pioneering role in the field of higher education.

The college welcomed students from different religious and ethnic affiliations. The college campus thus became a crucible of community life that transcended the traditional boundaries.

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 was also recognized & conferred the status as “College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)" by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi on 1st August 2005.

The college offers 14 undergraduate and 14 postgraduate programmes. For all undergraduate programmes, an Open Course is offered in Semester V. The Departments decide on the electives and optional subjects that need to be included in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. All programmes function in the modular form.

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

The first Western-style college in India now has fourteen departments teaching 47 courses. There are six research centres in the college. Research work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy is conducted in the departments of Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, English, and Commerce.

UG courses are under Choice Based Credit and Semester System (CBCSS) and PG courses are under Credit and Semester System (CSS) of the affiliating university. It also offers Add-On Certificate courses.


The CMS College shall be a centre of excellence for imparting value-based liberal education aimed at promoting inclusive and holistic growth of the learner with thrust on real-time needs


The college strives to:

Achieve excellence by imparting quality education through teaching, learning, research and extension activities
Inculcate values of integrity, justice, and compassion in the young minds to keep alive the missionary zeal of the founders
Execute academic and administrative policies in a flexible environment
Ensure optimum utilization of resources for the benefit of the society
Create awareness of human rights, cultural and spiritual heritage, scientific temper and ecology
Empower students as the agents of transformation and equip them to face local and global challenges

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, auditorium, 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
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) on 4th February 2004 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 & Wi-Fi 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
The college also provides NCC training to its students. The NCC cadets attend different camps and earn pride for themselves and for the college
The college Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment

Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Taxation Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Commerce in Finance Full Time 2 Years B.Com
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Computer Application Full Time 3 Years 10+2
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • UPS
  • N.C.C.
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation





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