Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha is a first grade college which has completed 67 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 with 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, Archibishop 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 seven 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 3158 students and over 140 faculty members spread over 17 UG programmes, 14 PG programmes and 7 research programmes. 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. The college was ranked at 91st position in NIRF rankings 2017. The college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and is nationally re-accredited by NAAC with A++ grade with CGPA 3.73 in 2021.