Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha is a first grade college which has completed 64 years of glorious service to the cause of higher education. The college is managed by the catholic diocese of Kothamangalam and treads on to conquer new heights in the path of academic excellence. Towering aloft on the peak of a high hill, surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, intermingled by shady trees and distant from the clamour and confusion of the city, stands Nirmala College; the beacon light of learning and scholarship. Renowned for its picturesque landscape and tranquil serenity, the college provides a congenial atmosphere for study and research. The college is situated in Avoly Panchayat of Muvattupuzha taluk in the district of Ernakulam. It was founded in 1953 by His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Kandathil, Arch Bishop of Ernakulam to meet the educational needs of the eastern districts of north Travancore, especially of the 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 ve 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 us on a high pedestal in the field of education and research. Now Nirmala is one of the foremost colleges in Kerala with over 2700 students and over 140 faculty members spread over 16 UG programmes, 14 PG programmes and 5 research programmes. The college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and is nationally accredited by NAAC at B grade (CGPA of 2.85) in March 2013. In 2017, the college is ranked on the 91st position among all arts and science colleges in India by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in the NIRF rankings. Also, the college is accorded the star college status in 2017 by the Dept. of Bio-Technology, Govt. of India, in recognition of the advancements made by the science departments of the college in scientific research.
01-11-1949 : Application for the college submitted by Archbishop Agustine Kandathil to the University of Travancore.
26-12-1951 : Fr. Joseph Menacherry Laid the Foundation Stone.
17-06-1953 : Obtained University Order Sanctioning Inetrmediate Course in 3 Groups.
29-06-1959 : The College with 380 Dtudents and 20 Teachers was Inagurated by Msgr Mathew Pothanamuzhi, Manager.
01-12-1953 : Bishop Joseph Parekkattil took charge as Manager.
01-06-1955 : Women Students were also Admitted.
23-06-1955 : Sanction obtained for B.A. ECONOMICS, BSc. Maths and BCom.
10-01-1956 : Archbishop Agustine Kandathil, Founder Patron, EXpired and Bishop Joseph Parekkattil took over as Patron.
01-06-1956 : One Yeare Pre-University and 3 Year Degree Courses were introduced.
10-01-1957 : Diocese of Kothamangalam was inagurated. Bishop Mathew Pothanamuzhi became Patron of the College.
03-06-1957 : Msgr. T.K. Nambiyaparambil took over as Manager BSc. Physics, Chemistry and Botany were Started.
03-02-1958 : Union Ministor Mr. V.K. Krishna Presided over the College Day Celebrations.
15-06-1958 : Little Flower Hostel for Womens was Opened.
30-11-1959 : The College Stadium got Ready for Use.
18-11-1961 : Celebration of the sacredotal silver jubilee of Msgr.Thomas Nedumkallel, principal, who was honuored by the Holy see with the itl of Papal Chambarlain. The Nedumkallel Footbal Trophy was Started as Jubilee Memorial.
01-06-1964 : Two Year Pre-Degree Course replaced the One Year Pre-University Course. Msgr. Mathew Vallenkal took over as Manager.
01-07-1965 : Affiliation Recieved for Post Graduate Courses. in Ecconomic(M.A) and Comerce(M.Com).
07-01-1966 : Inaguration of College Auditorium by Prof. Samuel Mathai, Vice Chancellor.
05-06-1966 : Introduction of 3 Year Reorganized degree Course.
05-07-1967 : Affiliation of Msc. Chemistry.
31-05-1970 : Msgr. Thomas Nedumkallel Principal and the main Architect of the College Retaired.
01-06-1970 : Far. Mathew Palamattom took over as Principal.
01-06-1971 : The P.D.C III Group was bifurcated into Comerce Group and Economics Group.
26-06-1972 : Fee rates in Govt. and private colleges unified.
19-09-1972 : Agreement between Management and Government regarding fee collections, admission of Students, selection of staff and "direct payment".
20-03-1973 : Campus roads tarred.
24-04-1977 : Bishop Mathew Pothanamuzhi, Ptron owen its existence, retired, and Bishop George Punnakkottil took over.
01-06-1977 : Msgr. Cheriyan Veranany became Manager.
01-08-1977 : Fr. John Vallamattam took charge as principal in place of Msgr. Mathew Palamattam who was on leave.
26-01-1978 : Inaguration of Jeevajyothi.
06-03-1978 : Dr. V.K. Sukumaran Nair, Vice Chancellor Inagurated the Silver Jubilee of the College.
27-11-1978 : Governor Smt. Jyothi Venkattachellem Inagurated the Jubilee exhibition.
28-11-1978 : His E.M. Joseph Cardinal Parekkattil blessed the corner stone for the Jubilee Memorial Post Graduate Block.
02-12-1978 : Inter-Religious Meeting.
18-06-1979 : Msgr. Mathew Palamattam, handed over the principalship to Fr. John vallamattam.
01-08-1979 : Shift system for Pre-Degree Course was Introduced.
01-09-1979 : Rev. Dr. Mathew Thottiyil took charge as Principal in the leave vacancy of Fr. John Vallamattam.
01-08-1980 : Affiliation for B.A Malayalam and Hindi.
06-02-1982 : Bishop Mathew Pothanammuzhi Expired.
23-12-1982 : Affiliation for BSc Zoology.
06-03-1983 : Principal Fr. John Vallamattam resumed charge as Principal.
06-05-1983 : Msgr. George Edathotty became Manager.
02-10-1983 : Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam was established, incorporating 67 Colleges including Nirmala.
20-12-1984 : MSc. Statistics started.
07-07-1986 : Nirmala Volly Ball Trophy Started.
31-03-1987 : Rev. Dr. John Vallamattam retired.
01-04-1987 : Prof. T.J. Francis Xavier took charge as Principal.
14-04-1988 : Prof. T.J. Francis Xavier retired.
15-04-1988 : Prof. George James K took charge as Principal.
01-06-1989 : Shift system ended. Nirmala College was recognized as a research centre for Ph. D. in Chemistry.
16-03-1993 : Msgr. Thomas Nedumkallel Memorial Lectures was instituted by Bishop Mar George Punnakottil. Prof. Sukumar Azhikode and Prof. K. M. Tharakan delivered the lectures.
31.03-1993 : Principal Prof. George James K. retired.
01-04-1993 : Prof P.K. Joseph took charge as Principal.
11.06-1993: Affiliation for M.A. Malayalam.
15-05-1994 : Msgr. Thomas Malekudy took charge as Manager.
15-07-1995 : Nirmala Computer Academy started functioning
30-04.1996 : Principal Prof. P.K. Joseph retired
01-05-1996 : Prof. M.G. Joseph took charge as Principal.
08-09-1997: The foundation stone of Nirmala Matha Church was laid.
31-05-1998 : Principal Prof. M.G. Joseph retired.
01-06-1998: Rev. Dr. Thomas Periappuram took charge as Principal.
07-12.1998 : Affiliation for B. Sc. Physics Electronic Equipment Maintenance course.
25-10-1999 : The National Assessment and Accreditation Council NAAC Peer Team paid visit to the college.
01-09-1999 : Inauguration of U.G.0 sponsored B.Com Computer application course
20-12.1999 : M.A. Hindi Course was inaugurated.
01-01-2000 : Nirmala College was recognized as a Research Centre for Ph.D. in Commerce.
22-01-2000 : The college is accredited for a period of five years with Three Stars by NAAC.
01.06-2000 : De-linking of the Pre-Degree Course completed.
10-11.2000 : Rev.Dr. Mathew Thottiyil Endowment Lecture was instituted.
17-11-2000 : Research Centre for Commerce was opened.
28-12-2000 : Nirmala Matha Church in the College campus was blessed.
09-01-2001 : George Paul Foundation was inaugurated
08-01-2001 : Nirmala College was recognized as a Research Centre for Ph.D. in Malayalam.
27.03-2001 : Affiliation for M.Sc. Zoology.
01-08-2001 : UGC sponsored B.A. Communicative English was started.
16-08-2001 : Inauguration of M.Sc. Zoology Course.
09-09-2001 : Nirmala College Society was formed to start professional courses with the approval of AICTE.
17-01-2002 : Inauguration of Golden Jubilee Celebrations and blessing of the corner stone forJubilee Memorial Library cum research block by Bishop George Punnakottil.
15-03-2002 : Malayalam research centre was opened by Vice ChancellorDr.Cyriac Thomas.
31-03.2002 : Rev. Dr. Thomas Periyapuram retired.
01-04-2002 : Rev. Dr. George Thanathuparambil took over as Principal.
27-05-2002 : AICTE approval to commence MCA course.
06-11-2002 : The foundation stone for theGolden Jubilee Memorial Library cum Research Block was laid .
18-11-2002 : Inauguration of MCA course
02-012003 His Excellency Sri. Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala,inaugurated the Golden Jubilee Celebrations and the 10 day National Science and technologyExhibition (ORBIT 2003 and TIDES 2003).
19-03-2003 : Mega Alumni Day: Sri. M. T. Vasudevan Nair inaugurated the reunion of Nirmalites.The first batch students (Jubilee Batch), the first rank holders and the prominent alumni were honoured. Golden Jubilee Gold Medal sponsoredby Rev. Dr. C. A. Abraham was instituted.
23-01.2003 : Grand Finale of the Golden Jubilee,
• Inauguration by Sri. A.K. Antony, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala.
• Releasing of the special cover of the golden jubilee by Sri.Nalakath Soopy, Hon'ble Minster for education.
• Releasing of the first copy of 'Science and Society', a multi disciplinary biannual Journal by Sri. K.M. Mani,Hon'ble Minister for Revenue.
• Inaugration of theNirmala Academic and Research Publications (NARP), the publication division of the College.
• Opening of Consultancy Services Division (Edison Circle)by Sri. K. Francis George M.P.
30-11.2003 : The NSS unit of the College organised a Mega Free Eye Testing and Catract Surgery Camp in collaboration with the Arvind EyeHospital, Coimbatore.
08-12-2003 : The new Cafeteria was blessed and opened.
08-01-2004 : A Science Fair, Art Expo and Cultural Fest (Spectrum 2004) were organised(3 Days).
08-03-2004 : The Golden Jubilee Souvenir was released by Hon'ble Justice V.R. Krishna lyer.
19-03-2004 : The foundation stone for the new building for the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Science was blessed and laid.
10-05-2004 : Mar George Punnakkottil laid the foundation stone for the new block of the Ladies Hostel.
01-06-2004 : Media centre with broadband intemet connection, high resolution scanner, digital camera and other facilities was opened
02.08-2004 : The NSS Unit of theCollege was recognised as one among the Best Five Colleges of the M. G. University.
11.10.2004 : B.Pharm Course was inaugurated by His Excellency, Mar George Punnakkottil.
07-01-2005 : Dr. M. V. Paily, Former Vice Chancellor, Cochin University of Science & Technology inaugurated the two-day Science Fair, Cultural Fest (Meteor 05) and IT Fest (Cameo 05).
03-06-2005: Dept. of Hindi was recognized as Research Centre for Ph.D.
30-11-2005 : The formation display of the NCC bandset was flagged off by Mr.Baby Mathew, Managing Director Jeevan T.V. The first issue of the NCC Newsletter was released.
30.01-2006 : Talent day was celebrated. Rt.Rev. Dr. George Punnakottil, Chief Guest of the day awarded gold medals to eight rank holders in the university examinations held in March/April 2005.
01.02-2006 Network Resource Centre and Digital Library started functioning in the Golden Jubilee Memorial Library cum Research Centre.
03-02-2006 : The annual Science, Art and IT exhibition (Sparks 2006) was inaugurated by Prof. N.Unnikrishnan Nair,Former Vice Chancellor Cochin University of Science and Techology.
12-07-2006 : An extension block of LiWe Flower Ladies Hostel constructed with UGC assistance was blessed by Rt. Rev. Dr.George Punnakottil.
24-01-2007 : 3 day bang National Seminar and Annual Exhibition 2ISOTECH 2007'-was organised in collaboration with NAARRI and BRIT, Mumbai.
22-02-2007 : Golden Jubilee Memorial Library and Research Centre was blessed by Rt.Rev.DrGeorge Punnakottil. The Utility Block was also blessed. The first issue of 'Campus Light'-a spiritual magazine by the Xavier Board Unit of the College was released.
27-02.2007 : Football Court was extended into a full size court with 110x70 metres. Basket ball court was remodelled as per inter national standards. The Handball court and Tennis Court were completed.
26-03-2007 : NAAC Peer team visit - College re-accredited with B++ Grade.
25-05-2007 : Rev. Dr. T.M. George was selected for Dr. Sam Higginbottom National Award for the Best Principal instituted by AIACHE, New Delhi.
04-06-2007 : College won 'The Best College Award' instituted by Xavier Board of Higher Education,Kerala North Region for the year 2006-07 in recognition of the excellence in curricularand extra curricular activities with special emphasis on values in the campus.
19-06-2008 : Golden Jubilee of Little Flower Ladies Hostel was celebrated.
25-06-2008 : 'Magnum 2008' -Annual Science, Technology and Arts Exhibition was conducted.
01-02-2008 : Lt. Dr. V.C. James, ANO, NCC unit was recognised as International Judge and Range Official by International Shooting Sports Federation, Germany.
31-03-2008 : Rev. Dr. T. M. George, Principal retired.
01.04-2008 : Prof. P.C. James took charge as Principal.
22-02-2009: Annual exhibtion, 'Glitter 2009'
24-02-2009: The silver jubilee celebrations of Dept. of Statistics was inaugurated by Prof. N. Unnikrishnan Nair, Former V.C., CUSAT, Cochin.
02.04-2009: Nirmala College was recognised as a Research Centre for Ph.D. in Statistics.
29-06-2009 : Commencement of I DC classes with Choice Based Credit Semester System (CBCSS) and Grading pattern.
05-02-2010 : Annual science and art exhibitionm 'Scilore 2010'was inaugrated by Prof. Rajan Gurukkal, V.C., M.G. University
31-03-2010 : Prof. P.C. James, Principal retired.
01-04-2010 : Prof. N. Joy took charge as Principal.
25-06-2010 : Sports Authority of India (SAI) Extension Centre for Footbal started functioning.
11-01-2011 : Padmabhushan Dr. P. K. lyengar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission inaugurated INSPIRE Internship motivation program of the DST.
16-08-2011 : The newly built MCA block was blessed by Rt. Rev. Dr. George Punnakottil,Patron.
25-07-2012 : Affiliation for Unaided Courses- M.Com(Finance)., M.H.R.M., M.T.A., B.Com. (Taxation) and B.Com (OM &SP)
18-01-2013 : NAAC Peer Team Visit for Re-accreditation of the College.
09-02-2013 : Patron Mar George Punnakottil retired and Mar George Madathikandathil took charge as the Parton.
24.03-2013 : College Re-accredited with B Grade (CGPA of 2.85).
31.03-2013 : Prof. N.Joy, Principal retired.
01-04-2013 : Rev. Dr. Vincent Joseph took charge as Principal.
05-10-2013 : Affiliation for Aided course - MA English.
07-11-2013 : The foundation stone for the new building was blessed and laid.
19-12-2013 : All India Inter University Football Championship.
21-07-2014 : Affiliation for M.Sc. Mathematics, MCA (Lateral entry) & BTS.
11-10-2015 : Multipurpose Synthetic Court Opened.
16-21-12-16: Hosted the 42nd Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition 2015.
22.01-2016 : Nirmala Civil Service Academy Started.
16-05-2016 : Diamond Jubilee Block blessed.
31-05-2016 : Rev. Dr.Vincent Joseph, Principal transferred to Newman College.
01-06-2016 : Dr. T.M. Joseph took charge as Principal.
27-07-2016 : Foundation Day Lecture instituted and delivered by Prof. (Dr) N.R. Madhava Menon.
11-11.2016 : Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture instituted and delivered and by Dr. B. Ashok IAS.
15-19-2016 : Heritage Exhibition 'Paithrukam' organised to mark Diamond Jubilee of Kerala.
18-11-2016 : Mother Theresa Memorial Lecture instituted and delivered by Bishop Joshua Mar Ignathios.