Bishop Chulaparambil Memorial College, popularly known by the abbreviation B.C.M College, Kottayam, is a source of inspiration and empowerment for thousands of young minds. The college was started in the year 1955 by Rev. Dr. Thomas Tharayil, then Bishop of Kottayam. It was started as a homage to his predecessor Mar Alexander Chulaparambil who envisioned the empowerment of families through Women’s education and founded St. Anne’s High School for girls. The college has contributed significantly in uplifting the education, financial and social standards of the state, especially that of central Kerala. From a humble beginning as a junior college, the college has grown to offer 16 Under Graduate Programmes and 7 Post Graduate Programmes. It caters to the overall development of nearly two thousand students every year. The college is accredited with ‘A’ grade with a cumulative grade point of 3.16 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. For a detailed list of Programmes offered by the college kindly click here.
The college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and comes under the category of aided colleges managed by forward community. The admission procedure is governed by the rules and regulations of Mahatma Gandhi University and the government of Kerala. Seats of various programmes offered by the college are mainly classified as Open Quota seats, Mandatory and Special Reservation seats, Community seats and Management seats.
Open Quota seats
All prospective students of U.G. programmes of the college should apply for Merit Seats. Admission to Merit Seats are done through the Centralised Allotment Process (CAP) of Mahatma Gandhi University. Interested students should submit their applications through CAP of the university. For detailed procedures and instructions, www.cap.mgu.ac.in can be used.
Mandatory and Special Reservation Seats
Admission to the Sports Quota- exclusively for candidates with outstanding records in Sports & Games, Cultural Quota – exclusively for students who excel in Youth festival recognised by Director of Public Instruction (DPI), Persons with disabilities- exclusively for students suffering from not less than 40% of any disability as certified by a Medical Board constituted for this purpose, is done as per the conditions laid down by the university. For more information one may refer to the Prospectus published by the Mahatma Gandhi University. Candidates should apply through CAP to be considered for admission under this category. Admission to these seats will be conducted in the beginning stages of CAP and candidates should refer to the university website regarding dates for application.
Students applying for the reserved seats SC/ST/OBC/Ezhava/Muslim/ OBX/OEC/Latin Catholics other than Anglo Indians etc. need to apply only through CAP (cap.mgu.ac.in).
10% seats in the aided programmes are earmarked for candidates from Knanaya Catholic Community and is based on merit. These seats are not available in Self-Financing programmes. The application forms to be submitted at the college can be obtained from the College office or candidates may use downloaded application available here after remitting the prescribed fees online. Please note that candidates seeking admission in Community Merit should submit application at the college office and at the university admission portal. The application to the college office should include the testimony from Parish Priest and copy of certificates to prove the age and marks obtained in plus two or other equivalent examinations.
20% seats in the aided programmes and 50% seats in the self-financing programmes come under this category. Applicants for these seats should submit their applications in the college office directly or by post in addition to applying in the university admission portal. The application forms to be submitted at the college can be obtained from the College office or candidates may use downloaded application available here after remitting the prescribed fees online. The application to the college office should include copy of certificates to prove the age and marks obtained in plus two or other equivalent examinations.
1. Community Quota Seats
i. Candidates applying for Community Quota seats may use the application form which can be obtained from college office directly or the downloaded application form. Those who are using the downloaded application should remit the fees online through SBI Collect (https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm).
ii. Application to the college office, shall be submitted directly or through post, should include the testimony from Parish Priest and copy of certificates to prove the age and marks obtained in Plus two or other equivalent examinations.
iii. Candidates should apply through CAP as well.
2. Management Quota Seats
i. Candidates applying for Management Quota seats may use the application form which can be obtained from college office directly or the downloaded application form. Those who are using the downloaded application should remit the fees online through the SBI Collect (https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm).
ii. Separate application forms should be used for aided and self-financing programmes. Candidates can use the same application form for applying to three aided programmes. However, separate application forms must be used for each self-financing programmes.
iii.Application to the college office, shall be submitted directly or through post. It should include copy of certificates to prove the age and marks obtained in Plus two or other equivalent examinations.
iv.Candidates should apply through CAP as well.
3. Open Quota seats, Mandatory and Special Reservation Seats
i. Candidates need to apply through CAP only
4. Application forms received at the College office after the last date specified by the University, downloaded applications without remitting the prescribed fees, application forms that are incomplete or with false information will be rejected without notice.
5. Mere downloading the applications forms and/or remitting fees online will not make you eligible for admissions. Submission of application form and other eligibility conditions prescribed by the university should be fulfilled by the candidate.
6. Fee for the application form can be paid through SBI Collect (https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm) with the following options chosen:
State of Corporate/Institution : Kerala
Type of Corporate/Institution : Educational Institution
Educational Institution’s Name: Principal, Bishop Chulaparambil Memorial College
Applications will be made available in the College Office and in the College website from 2nd August 2021.
If there are any discrepencies, rules/conditions specified by the university will be binding
(Admission procedure of the college after CAP)
Due to the current situation prevailing due to COVID 19 pandemic, the candidates need not come to the college for verification of their certificates except when intimated by the University. The candidates who sought permanent admission to UG programmes in Bishop Chulaparambil Memorial College (BCM) after the allotment processes by the university may kindly do the following steps.
I) Remit the required fee due to the university (Rs. 50 for SC/ST and Rs. 1113 for all others) through www.cap.mgu.ac.in
II) Print the receipt of the above payment and download the allotment memo
III) Download, print and fill up the college application form
Application form for AIDED courses
Application form for SELF FINANCING courses
* B.Sc. Mathematics * B.Com Model I (Finance and Taxation) *B.Sc. Zoology
* B.Sc. Physics * B.Sc. Family and Community Science * B.A Economics
* B.Sc. Chemistry * B.A English Language and Literature Model I * B. A History
* B.Sc. Botany * B.A English Language and Literature Model II * B.A Sociology