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College of nursing , Kottayam was started in May 1982, as the third Government College of Nursing in Kerala. Prof C.Chandrakanthi assumed charge as the first Director of the College on 20-05-1982.The first batch of 25 students were admitted on 03-01-1983.Since the physical facilities at Kottayam were inadequate, College functioned at College of Nursing, Trivandrum from January 1983 to November 1985. In 1984 when Mahatma Gandhi University came into existence, the College was affliated to MG university. In November 1989, the College was shifted to kottayam with three batches of students and started functioning at the old administrative block of Medical College. The student strength was extended from 25 to 50 from 1994 admission onwards and from 50 to 60 from 2003 admission onwards.

The new building for the college was inaugurated on 29-06-1997 by Shri A.C Shanmughadas the Honourable Minister for Health and Family Welfare.

Historical Events

May 1982 : Govt. College of Nursing Kottayam started functioning
January 1983 : Admission of I Batch BSc (N)students (25 Seats)
Jan 1983 to Nov 1985 : College functioned at Trivandrum
1.11.1985 : College shifted to Kottayam

17.5.1986 : Recognized by Indian Nursing Council
1988 : Alumni association was formed
Sept 1992 : No of seats for BSc (N) enhanced to 50
March 1994 : Construction of new building for college started

June 1997 : New college building inaugurated
Dec 1998 : Youth Red Cross unit started
Feb 2000 : GNM Course (TSP) started. Annual intake 20
Oct 2001 : Counseling cell ‘Insight’ inaugurated
25.7.2003 : New hostel building construction started
Aug 2003 : BSc (N) seat enhanced to 60

2004 : MSc (N) started (4 seats)
2005 : MSc (N) seat enhanced to 22
Sept 2006 : New hostel inaugurated
Oct 2007 : Jubilee year of CNK
2013 : A new hostel of Govt. College of Nursing was inaugurated


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