Clubs & Forums
1. Subject associations
There are 9 Subject Associations functioning actively in the campus. A teacher of the department is the President of each Association. These Associations arrange special meetings, seminars, lectures, competitions and social functions. The Associations function for the all-round development of the students of the department concerned. Secretaries of the associations are requested to observe the following rules:
a. Do not invite speakers to the College without first consulting the President of the association or Staff adviser and the Principal.
b. Whenever a meeting is arranged in the College, give particulars about it to the Principal sufficiently early. This will also help to avoid clash with the other programmes in the College.
c. To invite students from other colleges and outside agencies, the details of the performance must be explained to and permission obtained from the Principal.
2. Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
There is an actively functioning PTA in our college. The PTA assures the participation and co-operation of the parents and teachers in the all round development of the students of the college. Every year the PTA raises substantial funds meant for the benefit of the student community. Separate parent teacher meetings are held for various departments. The membership fee is collected during the time of admission. Parents are encouraged to meet the staff members in order to facilitate co-operation and collaboration in our educational work.
3. Alumni association
The college alumni association aims at promoting lasting relationship between students and their Alma Mater. It organizes get-together, seminars etc. The Association has overseas chapters in Behrain, Germany and Chicago.
1. Value Education Classes
Students have the opportunity to attend value education classes from 10.00 am to 10.30 am on Wednesdays. The classes are conducted with a view to inculcate a deep sense of values for life in the students. Awards are given to toppers of each class after the annual value education examination.
2. National Service Scheme (NSS)
The NSS is part of the Development of Youth Affairs and Sports under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. It is a voluntary organization for students and the teachers. The NSS has been introduced in colleges and universities all over India in response to the Kothari Commission’s recommendation that education should be oriented to the social needs by involving students in service to the community.
Student volunteer who has completed 240 hrs of work and attended a special camp during the course of two years is eligible for NSS Certificate from the University. This certificate gives weightage for higher studies and is an additional qualification for appointment in public services.
3. National Cadet Corps (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps is a voluntary organization working under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Able bodied men students can seek admission to the NCC unit in the college. The Ladies wing of N.C.C. was started in 2004-2005. Besides imparting a sense of discipline, it helps students to take up career in defence services. A successful completion of the NCC training will be an additional qualification for getting admission for higher studies and for securing jobs.
4. Sports and Games
The college offers sports and games facilities to every student who desires to develop his or her potential abilities and qualities for sportsmanship, team spirit and physique. Facilities for all the major items of games and athletics are provided. All students of the college are expected to take part in sports and games and other physical education activities.
The university will award grace marks to those who distinguish themselves in sports and games. The university will also award a number of scholarships on the basis of the performances of students in sports and games. The department of physical education conducts intercollegiate competitions like Msgr. Nedumkallel Memorial Football Tournament, Prof. George Paul Memorial Volleyball Tournament etc. every year.
5. Science Forum
The Science Forum was established to create awareness and interest among students in science subjects. It motivates students to conduct exhibitions in the various branches of science. The Science Forum conducts Quiz, Debates, Seminars and Talks on various topics in different disciplines of science, especially on the recent developments in the field of science and technology. It also brings in experts in the field to enlighten and guide students on the career options in science.
6. Spiritual Animation Programmes
Every academic year, spiritual animation programmes are arranged for teachers and students. Prayer meetings are held on all Wednesdays from 9.00 a.m. to 9.45 a.m. On every First Friday and on Special occasions, there is Holy Mass in the college chapel adjacent to the college, which is attended mostly by the Catholic Students. The chapel is open to everyone for prayer and meditation.
Extra Curricular Activities
1. Catholic Students Movement (CSM)
Catholic Student Movement was started in 1989 in different colleges in Kerala. In 1993 CSM was officially declared by KCBC as the only approved catholic student organization in the catholic colleges of Kerala. All students who are desirous of integral personality development can take membership in this organization. To realize this objective CSM has three dimensional activities, ie spiritual, intellectual and cultural.
2. Quiz Club
To develop the intellectual capacity of our students and create a healthy competitive spirit in them the quiz club organizes quiz sessions regularly. The activities of the club will surely promote the competitive skill and the general awareness of the students and will step up the information level of students.
3. Nature Club
The Nature club conducts a number of programmes to promote love of nature among the students and make them conscious of the various ways in which they can work effectively to preserve the eco- system. The programmes include Nature Camps, Environment education, wild life surveys, mountaineering etc.
4. Debating Club
The club has been very active ever since its inception. The club aims at developing the oratory and communicative skills of the students. The club conducts debates and discussion at intervals and resource persons are hired to give training in public speaking.
5. Career Guidance and Placement Cell
The Career Guidance and Placement Cell helps students to prepare for suitable careers. The Cell conducts workshops and programmes on career orientation, higher study options, self-employment, entrepreneurship management etc. The Cell has a well-equipped career Library with useful books and periodicals. Experienced resource persons give career counselling to students.
6. Music Club
It is an attempt to identify and encourage those who are blessed with a mellifluous voice and the gift of melody. Through its activities the club has been able to generate a great deal of enthusiasm among the students especially among the lovers of music.
7. Oratory Club
Articulating one’s thoughts in effective language is an art in itself. Mastery over English need not essentially qualify one for effective communication. To help the students convey their ideas impressively, Oratory Club arranges programmes.
8. Blood Donation Club
It has a wide membership comprising students and teachers. Those belonging to different blood groups are categorized and kept in reserve to meet emergency situations. Numerous instances can be quoted when our blood donors came to the rescue of the public in and around Muvattupuzha. Through Blood Donation, the students by giving a lease of life to the sick are made to practise selfgiving love.
Nirmala promotes a forum- Varnasala - for the budding talents to experiment and perfect their penchant for drawing and painting. The art exhibition (‘Chithramela’) conducted every year under the auspices of Varnasala is a time when our young artists display their creative urge and kaleidoscopic vision on paper and canvas using colours and strokes and indeed provide a feast to the eye.
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10. Students Counselling Cell
The cell organizes orientation programmes for students and also provides counselling facility to the needy. Leadership training programmes are conducted.
11. Women's Cell
To cater to their all round development and well being of lady students, a Women’s Cell is at work which urges to think that each woman has to shine out as a light unto herself and unto the world around her. To empower and equip them with confidence and strength of character, plans and programmes are chalked out and effectively implemented. The Women’s Day conducted annually is a time when the girls of the college shed out their inhibitions and vie with one another to display their talents in extra curricular activities.
12. Anti Narcotic Cell
The cell organises seminars and classes to impart awareness against the social evils like AIDS, drugs, smoking etc.
13. Folklore Club
In order to preserve and promote the ancient cultural heritage, a Folklore club is functioning in the College. The Nirmala Folklore Club is affiliated to the Kerala Folklore Academy, Kannur. Traditional rituals like Theyyam, Thiriuzhichil etc are annually staged in the college auditorium for the awareness of students. Eminent Folklore artistes are invited to deliver extension lectures for the students.
14. Tourism Club
As per the directions and encouragement of the district tourism Promotion Council, a tourism club was set up in Nirmala College Muvattupuzha to create proper awareness about tourism among the youth. Tourism club organises quiz programme, periodical seminars and discussions in the college on various topics related to tourism.
15. Entrepreneurship Development Club
An entrepreneurship development club has been formed in the college in association with the Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala. The club aims at inculcating entrepreneurial culture among students and nurturing the latent entrepreneurial talents in them.
16. Film and dramatic club
Cinema is a medium for social criticism and the dissemination of ideas. Drama, a relatively young theatrical form has also proved itself to be an excellent vechicle for airing, stimulating and thought provoking ideas. The Film and Dramatic Club combines these two noble aspects to imbibe and inculcate the aesthetic ideas and values to the budding artistes of Nirmala to ‘become great’ in this field.
1. Nirmala Academic and Research Publications (NARP)
This is the publication division of the college. NARP publishes the Research Journal ‘Science and Society’, a biannual journal. Besides it publishes books from various departments in the college.
2. Edison Circle
Nirmala launched its Consultancy Services Division named Edison Circle in the academic year 2002-2003. It provides consultancy in areas such as nature conservation, environmental education, statistical data analysis, solid waste management, water quality analysis, mushroom cultivation, investment analysis etc.
3. Nirmala Institute of Competitive Studies(NICS)
NICS provides state of the art coaching for major competitive examinations. It 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.