CMS College founded way back in 1817 by the Christian Missionary Society of England and it enjoys a stellar reputation for its high-quality education portfolio across the disciplines of arts, commerce and science. The CMS College is the first institution of higher learning in India and was recently acknowledged as a college with potential for excellence by UGC (University Grants Commission) and received the B++ (very good) rating of NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). Spread across 32.5 acres in the heart of Kottayam town, 72 km from Kochi, CMS was one of the first institutions of tertiary education in India to admit women students in 1938. The college which began its innings with 40 students and four faculty members now boasts over 5,000 men and women students 3,000 in undergraduate and 2,000 in postgraduate programmes instructed by over 90 faculties.
The campus houses 14 academic departments in separate blocks and about 8 acres of land which is maintained as virgin forest to host a variety of plant and animal life. The campus offers well-furnished classrooms, four IT-enabled seminar halls, an educational technology facility centre, science laboratories, a printing press, internet browsing centre, a butterfly and herbal garden and an energy park. The library is well-stocked, and houses 76,000 volumes and 78 journal subscriptions besides providing access to digital resources. Sports facilities include separate playgrounds for cricket, football, soft ball and basketball.
Formerly affiliated to Madras University, the college is now affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and has 14 departments and 47 courses. There are six research centers in the college. PhD research work is conducted in the departments of Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, English and Commerce. Courses offered Bachelor of Science Mathematics Physics Chemistry Botany Zoology Family & Community Science Bio Technology Information Technology Bachelor of Arts English Communicative English Malayalam Economics History Bachelor of Commerce in Computer Science Master of Science Mathematics Physics Applied Physics Pure Chemistry Analytical chemistry Applied Chemistry Botany Bio Technology Zoology Food Service Management Information Technology Master of Arts English Literature Sociology History Economics Master of commerce in Finance Doctor of Philosophy Botany Chemistry Commerce Physics Zoology MCA, MBA and various other Diploma courses are also conducted.
CMS College, Kottayam (estb.1817) is a state government aided institution which offers bachelors and Masters Degrees in the arts, science and commerce disciplines. Under graduate programmes: Mathematics, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, family and community science, biotechnology, English literature, Malayalam, economics, history and B.Com (Tuition fees (per year): Rs.1,782-16,000) Post graduates programmes: Mathematics, physics, applied physics, chemistry, analytical chemistry, applied chemistry, botany, biotechnology, zoology, food service management and dietetics, English language and literature, sociology, history, and M.Com (Rs.2,412-60,000) Others. The George Sudarshan Centre for Computer Science offers five degree programmes BCA, M.Sc, MCA, MBA and MBA (IT) in association with the Sikkim Manipal University.
The college which began its innings with 40 students and four faculty members now boasts over 5,000 men and women students 3,000 in undergraduate and 2,000 in postgraduate programmes instructed by over 90 faculties.