Nirmala College

Nirmala College
Pin - 686 661
Ernakulam District
Kerala, India

Courses & Programmes


Subject Subsidiaries Sanctioned Strength

1. B.A. Economics Indian History & Political Science 60
2. B.A. Malayalam Kerala Culture & Sanskrit 30
3. B.A. Hindi Functional Hindi & Journalism 30
4. B.Sc. Mathematics Physics & Statistics 60
5. B.Sc. Physics Mathematics & Chemistry 36
6. B.Sc. Physics (Vocational) Applied Electronics (Semestral) 24
7. B.Sc. Chemistry Physics & Mathematics 36
8. B.Sc. Botany Zoology & Chemistry 36
9. B.Sc. Zoology Botany & Chemistry 32
10. B.Com.(Taxation) 50
11. B.Com. (Computer Applications) 30
12. B.A. Communicative English 30
13. B.C.A. 60


1. M.A. Economics 15
2. M.Sc. Chemistry 10
3. M.Sc. Statistics 15
4. M.Sc. Zoology 12
5. M.A. Malayalam 15
6. M.A. Hindi 15
7. M.Com. 15
8. M.C.A. 60


The Department of Chemistry was recognised as a Research department in 1989 (AC.A II(II) / 505/88 dated KTM 29th Jan. 1988). It is one of the foremost centres of research in Chemistry in affiliated colleges.
The Department of commerce was recognised as a Research Centre by the M.G. University in January 2000 (AC.A VI / 3323 / RC. / 98 dated 18th Nov. 1999). The centre provides computing facilities.
The Department of Malayalam was recognized as a Research Centre for Ph.D. by Mahatma Gandhi University on 8th February, 2001(AC.A VI/2/3185 - R.C. 2000 dated 8th Feb. 2001).
The Department of Hindi was recognized as a Research Centre for Ph.D. by Mahatma Gandhi University on 3rd June 2005 (AC. A VI/2/1023/R-C/04 dated 3rd June 2005).
The Department of Statistics was recognized as a Research Centre for Ph.D. by Mahatma Gandhi University on 2nd April 2009 (1565 AC. A VI/1/RC/2009 Acad. dated 2nd April 2009).


1. Chemistry
Dr. Dominic Jacob E. Nirmala College Dr. K.J.John Nirmala College
2. Commerce
Dr. James Mathew Nirmala College Dr. Gabriel Simon Nirmala College Dr. Gireeshkumar G. S. Nirmala College Dr. K. G. Jose Nirmala College Dr. K.P. Saraswathyamma Nirmala College
3. Malayalam
Rev. Dr. Thomas Periappuram Nirmala College Dr. Sr. Seelia Thomas P. Nirmala College Dr. Lissie Joseph Nirmala College Dr. Jose George Nirmala College Dr. Beenamma Mathew Nirmala College Dr. Joshy Varghese Nirmala College
4. Economics
Dr. T.M. George School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, M.G. Univ.
5. Zoology
Dr. Shaju Thomas CMS College, Kottayam 6. Hindi Dr. C. Viswanathan Nirmala College Dr. James George Nirmala College Dr. Suja C. Nirmala College 7. Statistics Dr. Johny Scaria Nirmala College Dr. Seethalekshmi V. Nirmala College Dr. Jacob T.M. Nirmala College

Career Oriented (Add-on) Programmes

UGC introduced Career Oriented Programme for vocationalising the undergraduate education.  The students, while pursuing their degree programmes, can opt for these courses which will enhance their skills and employment opportunities. At the end of the first year of education, students will be provided with a Certificate, in the second year - a Diploma, and in the third year - an Advanced Diploma along with their conventional degrees.  The Certificate/ Diploma/ Advanced Diploma will be awarded by the University.

The courses will have progressive approach and will be on credit system. Students can join for Diploma course only on successful completion of Certificate course and for Advanced Diploma course only on successful completion of Diploma course.

The courses sanctioned at Nirmala College are 

  • E-Business
  • Portfolio Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management (conducted by the Dept. of Commerce)
  • Information Technology (conducted by the Dept. of Physics). 

These courses are interdisciplinary in nature and hence students of any degree programme can opt for the courses.
Course                                                                  Duration
E-Business                                             30 credits
Portfolio Management                             30 credits
Insurance and Risk Management              30 credits
Information Technology                           30 credits

Certificate Courses
Courses in Computer Applications
Courses such as Diploma in Computer Application (DCA) and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) are offered by the College under the co-ordination of the Department of Computer Science and Commerce.
Certificate Courses in Computer Applications
Computer courses are given to the students during working days and holidays from 9 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 5 pm and also at free hours for the practicals. Thirty students are accommodated at a time for each Course.
Sl     Course                                                                                 Duration    

  1.  1     MS Word / MS Excel                                    30 hours each
  2.  2     Dot Net                                                    120 hours
  3.  3     MS Powerpoint / Internet                                5 hours each
  4.  4     C / C++                                                    100 hours each
  5.  5     Adobe Photoshop / CorelDRAW                      50 hours each
  6.  6     Project Support                                             10 hours
  7.  7     Hardware                                                      30 hours

Human Resource Development Training

The college provides a Foundation programme for integral development as part of the curriculum. The course content is spead over a year and the duration is four credits. Certificates are issued towards the completion of the course.
Sl     Course     Duration
1     Life guidance and Orientation classes        15 hours
2     Philosophy of Religion and Christian Doctrine     10 hours
3     Sex Education     5 hours
4     Soft skill and Personality Development     15 hours
5     Career Information     5 hours
6     Legal Awareness Class     5 hours
7     Nature Conservation and Environmental Studies     5 hours
Certificate Courses
Sl     Courses     Duration     Conducted by
1     Interactive English course     2 Credits     Dept. of Engish
2     Diploma in Computer Applications     2 Credits     Dept. of Commerce

Coaching classes for Competitive examinations
    3 Credits     Nirmala Institute of Competitve Studies
4     Coaching for National Eligibility Test     3 Credits     ''
      Mushroom Cultivation and vermicomposting flower arrangement,
Vegetable Carving and Bonsai making     2 Credits
      Dept. of Botany
6     Folklore and Ayurveda      2 Credits     Dept. of Malayalam
7     Yoga and Meditation      2 Credits     Dept. of Malayalam
8     PG Diploma in Translation     3 Credits     Dept. of Hindi

      Coaching Classes for ICWAI Examinations
(a) Foundation Course
(b) Intermediate Course     16 Credits
16 Credits

Dept. of Commerce

Computer Labs

There are four separate Computer Labs for BCom, BCA, MSc Statistics and MCA which mostly concentrate on regular curriculum, research and project work. Short term diploma courses are also conducted.
Language Lab

The language laboratory is of the ‘Listen-Respond-Record-Compare-Monitor-Inter Communicate type, conforming to international specifications of performance and features. Its use of two independent cassette mechanisms makes the system more versatile. The language laboratory system consists of 15 student stations, master console with stereo recording facility, CD player, cassette players, micro phones on gooseneck stand, recording units, headphones and speaker boxes. Audio cassettes and CD ROMs produced by the BBC improve the speech and pronunciation of students. The lab is supervised by the department of English. It provides short term course on Spoken English.

Coaching Classes

NICS is an authoritative coaching centre for Civil Service, UPSC, PSC, Bank PO, Public Sector, TOEFL, TSE, TWE, IELTS, CGFNS, NCLEX, USMLE, PLAB, GRE, GATE, GMAT, IIT JEE, CAT, NET, SET, UGC-CSIR, JRF, and all major competitive examinations.

NICS has formulated a scientific methodology for competitive studies with exhaustive printed study materials in modular fashion, extensive seminars/discussions, frequent student presentations, stringent internal assessment and overall personality development and attitudinal restructuring.

The institution offers eminent academic schedules at affordable fees structure. Nirmala College Management offers scholarships and fee concessions for the meritorious and the financially constrained.