Kottayam: The CMS College, one of the oldest colleges in Kerala, is all set to be the pioneer in academic tourism in the state. From October onwards, tourists can visit the grand old campus. As part of the ambitious project, a giant decorative fish exhibition would be arranged on the campus. Besides, a waste management plant in the model of Thumburmuzhi too would be built.
The construction of the building that has an area of 2000 sqft would be completed in two weeks. The centre built on a budget of Rs 15 lakh looks exactly like the Great Hall in the college. Those who register on the website and the mobile application of the college can view these. In the first phase, school students would be given priority for entry. Moreover, a museum would be built on 40 acres of land owned by the college with financial aid from the government.
The government has allowed Rs 2 crore for the construction of this building which has an area of 8500 sqft. Various types of printing machines and a computer donated by noted scientist and former student ECG Sudarshan would be part of the museum.
The authorities aim to promote the rich history of the college that was established in March 1817 and also to exhibit the incredible legacy in the field of printing and publishing that was started in 1845 with the printing and publication of Benjamin Bailey’s ‘Jnananikshepam’.