Nirmala College

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Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha
Established 1953
Affiliation Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Kothamangalam
Principal Fr. Vincent Nedungattu
Location Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India
9°58′38.14″N 76°35′46.81″E / 9.9772611°N 76.5963361°E / 9.9772611; 76.5963361Coordinates: 9°58′38.14″N 76°35′46.81″E / 9.9772611°N 76.5963361°E / 9.9772611; 76.5963361
Sports Basketball
Volleyball
Cricket
Affiliations Mahatma Gandhi University
Website http://www.nirmalacollege.ac.in/
Nirmala college logo.jpg
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Nirmala College is a first grade arts and science college in Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India run by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. The college admits undergraduates and post-graduates and offers degrees in the liberal arts, sciences and commerce. The College celebrated the golden jubilee in the academic year 2002-2003. The institution is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.[2] Nirmala College is governed by a Management Board consisting of 47 members. The Board meets at least four times a year and takes all important decisions concerning the governance of the college.

History[edit]

The College is run by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Kothamangalam. The College is situated in Avoly Panchayat of Muvattupuzha Taluk in the district of Ernakulam. The College is located on the Punalur-Muvattupuzha State Highway (SH-08), just 2 km drive from Muvattupuzha town. It was founded in 1953 by Mar Augustine Kandathil, Archbishop of Ernakulam to meet the educational needs of the Eastern parts of North Travancore, especially of the Syrian Catholic Community, at a time, when higher education was the wildest dream of the ordinary people living in the villages and the suburbs. In 1955, the College was raised to First Grade by starting B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com courses. Post Graduate courses were introduced in 1965 and Research facilities are now available in many departments.

Thus over the years, the College has grown in size and stature. The divine legacy left behind by the founders of this College and the rich heritage built up by their successors have placed the college on a high pedestal in the field of education and research. Nirmala College offers 15 Bachelor's degree courses, 11 Master's degree courses and has five research centers(Chemistry, Commerce, Malayalam, Hindi and Statistics).[3] Now Nirmala is one of the foremost colleges in Kerala with 2071 students and 123 faculty members. The College is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and is nationally accredited by NAAC at B++ grade (82.7% points) in 2007.

Other facilities[edit]

  • Amenities center
  • Chapel
  • Canteen
  • Central Computing Facility
  • Placement Cell
  • ATM-South Indian Bank

Academics[edit]

The college offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Arts/Humanities stream includes English, Economics, History, Malayalam and Sociology. Science courses include Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Computer Science. Commerce is also a stream at Nirmala College.

The college is located on a Hill (50 acre) campus in the heart of the Muvattupuzha. Its tree-lined pathways, academic buildings, steepled Gothic chapel and playgrounds make for a Landmark.

Courses[edit]

A list of undergraduate and post graduate courses are offered in this college are given below.[4]

Undergraduate[edit]

Remarks if any
B.A. Economics
B.A. English literature and Communication studies
B.A. Hindi
B.A. Malayalam
B.Com. Commerce
B.com. Computer Application
B.C.A. Computer Application
B.Sc. Zoology
B.Sc. Chemistry
B.Sc. Mathematics
B.Sc. Physics (Model1 and Model 2- Electronics
B.Sc Botany

Postgraduate[edit]

Degree Subject Remarks if any
M.A. English Literature
M.A. Economics
M.A. Hindi
M.A. Malayalam
M.Com. Commerce
M.Sc. Zoology
M.Sc. Chemistry
M.Sc. Statistics
M.Sc. ---
M.C.A. Computer Application

Alumni[edit]

Nirmala Alumni Association is one of the important supportive organisations in Nirmala college,[5] aim of which is to renew contacts and strengthen cordial relations and to keep alive the noble standards of Nirmala's culture and traditions. The association gives opportunities to exchange our views at appropriate intervals. It conducts various programmes for the welfare of the students, organizes meetings to highlight issues of national and contemporary relevance and collaborates with the college for reaching out programmes.

MCA[edit]

Department of Computer Science is a self-financing wing of Nirmala College.The MCA programme is of three years duration with two semesters for each year. This program with a batch strength of 60 students is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and is affiliated to M.G University, Kottayam. This course is intended to train graduates in the development and use of software for different applications. The major thrust is on giving the students a sound background in computing on business functions and mathematics relevant to computer software development.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nirmala College Values and Basic Information
  2. ^ "Arts And Science Colleges (Govt./Aided) of MGU in Ernakulam region". Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.nirmalacollege.ac.in/nirmalacollegemvpa/ugandpg.jsp
  4. ^ Ameeta Gupta, Ashish Kumar (2006). Handbook of Universities, Volume 2. Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. p. 535. ISBN 81-269-0608-1. 
  5. ^ "Nirmala Alumini Association". Retrieved 14 May 2012. 

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