College of Nursing , Kottayam was started in May 1982, as the third Government College of Nursing in Kerala.
The ALUMNI association was formed in1988 under the leadership of Sr,M. Consolata, who was elected as the first president of ALUMNI association. The ALUMNI association was established with an intention to create and maintain a life-long connection between the college and its alumni members. The Alumni association works to connect alumni members, support students and build an unforgettable experience through diversity of events, programmes and services. The mission of the ALUMNI Association is to foster strong bond between alumni members and the College of nursing, Kottayam.
The association has formulated a bye-law that give guidance to the activities of the association. The major objectives of the association is as follows
- Establish sense of esprit de corps among members.
- Maintain an effective communication network among alumni members and the institution.
- Provide opportunities to meet share the experiences periodically.
- Encourage institutional loyalty and work towards educational excellence.
- Uphold the dignity of the profession and maintain the professional standard.
- Provide financial assistance to the members.
- Participates in the overall development of the Institution..
Silver Jubilee Celebration
The first four batches celebrated their silver jubilee. The association usually conduct special general body meeting to honour the silver jubilee batches from 2012 onwards. In 2016 the fifth batch is celebrating their silver jubilee .so this time we have planned for a grand get- together of the first five batches as they know each other and they are the pioneers of this college. In the beginning stages of college these batches worked together for the betterment of the college even there were scarcity of faculty members, library books, physical facilities and so on . So it will be a good time to cherish the olden days .
Honouring of Teachers
Eminent teachers are the back bone of any educational institution. At that time
we had few dedicated teachers who spent their valuable time, imparted their
knowledge with the students during the initial period. So this time we decided to
honour the teachers who taught these first five batches, so that we can show our
respect and love towards them.
We expect the co-operation of the all alumni members for this year’s function. We expect your physical presence as well as financial help from each alumni member.
From the desk of Secretary
Dear ALUMNI members,
The ALUMNI association has been working for the development of the college since its founding in many ways like purchasing books for the library ,donating money for the developmental activities of the College. Earlier the faculty of nursing college held various executive positions in the association and they worked for the Association even they were not alumni of C.N.K. We remember all the faculty members who worked as executives of this association. I would like to mention the name of Sr.Consolata, who was the founder of this association. Eventhough she was the president, she used to do the job of secretary, editor or the job of treasurer .The ALUMNI association remember her contributions with great pleasure and gratitude. Now it is a proud moment for the ALUMNI association that most of the office bearers of the present executive committee members are ALUMNI of C.N.K. Because many of the ALUMNI members joined as faculty of C.N.K. The faculty constitute alumni members from first batch ,4 th batch, 5 th batch ,11 th batch,15 th batch and so on. The greatest hurdles faced by the association is lack of participation of the alumni members during the general body meeting or special get -together. But of course there are few members who regularly attend the meeting and majority of them were from the first fewbatches of college. The participation from the new alumni members was very limited. It is another feather on the success of ALUMNI association is that we have launched our new website in(2016).We hope it will improve the communication among the members by sharing information on various activities going on in the college even they are away from the college. Dear pravasi alumni we know, you have very busy schedule ,heavy work load and your family commitments . We are proud of you and appreciate the excellence in the area wherever you woks. But we should not forget the institution that helped to acquire a degree in nursing. Because of that certificate you could get a job in a foreign country and with your hard work you have achieved your present position. So it is my kind request you that while visiting your home or parents spare few moments to visit your alma mater and share your achievements in your professional or personal life. I invite more creative ideas from you , alumni members, to make the alumni association more efficacious and to develop strong bonding with your alma mater.
Sulekha.A.T.[1 ST BATCH BSC(N)]
Govt College of nursing
Gandhinagar. P.O, KTM.