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Government College, Kottayam is an arts and science college, run by the state Government of Kerala. It is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University and is located in Nattakom, close to Kottayam in central Kerala.
Established in 1972 and situated in a beautiful campus on the outskirts of Kottayam, Government College Kottayam has a prominent place in the academic and cultural arena of Kottayam, Kerala's City of Letters.
From its humble beginnings four decades back with three undergraduate and Pre-Degree courses, the College has evolved into a major higher educational institution in Central Kerala with a Research Centre, five Postgraduate Programmes and ten Undergraduate Programmes. The College functions under the Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala and is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam. A college with 12B status of the University Grants Commission, Government College Kottayam is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
Government College Kottayam was established by the Government of Kerala in 1972. The College was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Kerala, Hon. Sri. C. Achuthamenon. Foundation for new building was laid in 1976 and was inaugurated in 1980. New blocks were constructed in 1987 and 2007 and a women's hostel in 2012.
Today the College is in the path of modernization with facilities such as Smart Class Rooms, Edusat, Computerized Library, INFLIBNET, Modernized Laboratories etc. Three new courses, M A Politics, M Com and B A English, were started in 2012.Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are offered under the Choice Based Credit and Semester System of Mahatma Gandhi University. Along with the regular degree programmes, students can also obtain a second degree qualification in a vocational subject under the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme of the Government of Kerala.Academics
Government College Kottayam offers five postgraduate programmes and ten undergraduate programmes. The Department of Economics functions as a research centre approved by Mahatma Gandhi University. All programmes follow the Choice Based Credit and Semester System (CBCSS). Admission to all programmes is through the Centralised Allotment Process (CAP) of Mahatma Gandhi University. Working days are from Monday through Friday and class hours are from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM.Administration
Government College Kottayam functions under the Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala. The present Principal is Dr. P V Sasi. The College Council headed by the Principal and consisting of all Heads of Departments, two elected members from among the teaching staff and the Librarian and the Junior Superintendent as permanent invitees helps the principal in academic and administrative matters.Departments
Government College Kottayam
Nattakom P O
Kottayam, Kerala, India-686013
Ph: +91 481 2363116
Fax: +91 481 2363116
website: http://gckottayam.ac.inSee also