Kottayam is one of the most beautifully, naturally and historically rich cities of Kerala. It houses many monuments and institutions that were established centuries ago. Apart from the beauty and history, Kottayam also has many excellent medical colleges that provide world class education to the students.
CMS (Church Missionary Society) College is an NAAC 'A' Grade accredited college which was founded in 1817, more than 2 centuries ago and is one of the oldest institutions of higher studies in India. It originally offered studies of various languages, mathematics and geography. Today, after 2 centuries it still maintains its reputation and offers many more fields of studies including bachelors' and masters' programs in medical and science courses like botany, zoology, biotechnology etc. The college infrastructure is beautiful and well equipped with all amenities required for the best education. The faculty and staff are carefully chosen so that students learn only from the best. The college's library has a larger collection of books than any other college library in Kerala and includes many rare books.
Bharath College was founded in 1970 and has earned a reputation as one of the best paramedical colleges in Kerala. Honoured with many state and central level awards, the college has a distinguished status that adds to the employability of its students. Bharath College offers bachelors', masters' and diploma courses in diverse paramedical disciplines. It also offers soft skills and communication skills courses to all the students for their wholesome development. The college has X-ray and ECG clinics; modern, computerized labs and its own placement cell. Hostel facility is available for girls with spacious rooms equipped with all amenities and clean mess.