C M S College, Kottayam was established in 1817 by the Church Missionary Society of England, is the oldest of the institutions for higher education in South India. In 1857 the college was affiliated to Madras University and at present, the college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The College was first accredited by NAAC in 1999 with Five Star. The reaccreditation was in 2007 with ‘B++’ Grade. The UGC granted the status of ‘Centre with Potential for Excellence’ in 2004. The college strives to achieve excellence by imparting quality education through teaching, learning, research and extension activities and to inculcate values of integrity, justice and compassion in the young minds to keep alive the missionary zeal of the founders.
Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Botany
Department of Mathematics
Department of Commerce
Department of English
Department of History
Department of Economics
Department of Statistics
Department of Sociology
Department of Biotechnology
Department of Computer Science
Toyo University, Japan
Greenwich University, UK
Madurai Kamraj University, Tamil Nadu
Amrita Viswa Vidyalaya, Coimbatore
Dr. K. R. Narayanan, former President of India
Mr.K. P. S. Menon; formulator of Indian Foreign Policy
Sardar K. M. Panicker, former Ambassador to China
Dr.E.C.G Sudharshan, world famous Physicist
Padmabhooshan Dr.Jacob Chandy, noted Neurosurgeon
Justice K. T. Thomas, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India;
Padmabhooshan Sri. K. M. Mathew, Chief Editor of Malayala Manorama;
Mr.Oommen Chandy, former Chief Minister of Kerala,
Mr.Suresh Kurup, Member of Parliament, Olympian Sally (former national football player)
Prof. Sudarshan, nominated for Nobel Prize 9 times for Tachyon Theory
Ethnobotanical, hotochemical and pharmacognostic studies on Premna serratifolia L.
DNA Barcoding of Murdannia (Commelinaceae) in Western Ghats
Development of A Microbial Consortium For The Degradation Of Natural Rubber And Implementation Of The Microcosm To Process Rubber Waste-Ist Installment Synthesis and Characterization of Albumin – Metal Conjugate Nanoparticles
Study on the hypocholesterolemic effect of selected herb suffering from Mild Hypercholesterolemia
Designing different material combinations of ceramic polymer composites for different technological applications
Studies on riverine flora of Pamba river basin, Kerala
Extra Curricular Activities
NSS - The College has 2 NSS units which also bagged the best NSS Unit award in 2010.
NCC - The NCC unit of college takes active participation in programmes. Both boys and girls are enrolled as cadets. Cadet Abhi Anil of the college was selected as a Best Shooter and Best Cadet during the Inter Group Competition 2012-2013.
The Great Hall auditorium which can accommodate about 700 people.
All the 67 classrooms are well furnished.
184 computers are made available throughout the Wifi and LAN enabled campus.
Built up area of the library is 21,786 sq. ft. consisting of General Library, PG Library, Reference Section and IT Zone. The current strength of materials comprises 69,000 books, 6127 titles, 63 Journals and 40 periodicals.
The college has 2 women hostel which can accommodate 210 students collectively and 1 male hostel with accommodation capacity of 20 students.
The college Cricket Team stood 1st in the M G University Intercollegiate Cricket 2011-2012
The college Soft-Ball Team stood 2nd in the M G University Intercollegiate Softball 2011-2012
Suraj S (Economics) got selection to the Kerala State Cricket Team
The college team stood 1st in M G University Cricket Tournament 2012-2013
The college team stood 2nd in M G University Soft Ball Tournament 2012-2013
Anjali Devi, a student of B.A English of the College won ‘Kalathilakam’ in M.G University Youth Festival in 2007
S.S Unnithan Memorial Award for the student securing highest mark in 1st Year M.Sc. Mathematics
Prof. Cherian Jacob Endowment Award for the best actor in Drama Competitions conducted by the college
Smt.K.M Mollykutty Memorial Award for the best outgoing B.Sc Chemistry student
Elizabeth Ninan Memorial Award for the student securing the highest marks in the 3rd Year B.A English Literature
Prof. G. Robblen Endowment for the best outgoing graduate in Botany
Prof. Andreas Graner Endowment for the best outgoing graduate student in Biotechnology
K.V John Endowment for the student securing the highest marks in 3rd Year B.Com
SC/ST Student Scholarships
Economically Weaker Section Student Scholarships
Post Matric Student Scholarships
Central Sector Scholarships
Suvarna Jubilee Scholarships
Muslim Girls Scholarships
Single Girl Child Scholarships
University Merit Scholarships
Labour Welfare Scholarships
District Merit Scholarships