Government College Kottayam has reached a new level of eminence in academic circles with the coveted A grade, an honor, accorded to the institution by the NAAC after reaccreditation. This is a milestone in the history of Government College Kottayam towards excellence in the zone of higher education, towards its professed goal of offering education of the best kind to all seekers of knowledge. Mahatma Gandhi University has exalted the Department of Physics to the status of an approved centre of research.The college hosted an event on the 8th of December 2016 to celebrate the twin achievement. Prof. C. Raveendranath, Hon. Minister for Education,Govt of Kerala inaugurated the celebration. Shri.Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, MLA, chaired the function. Prof. C. Raveendranath visited the Geology museum,observed the exhibits and suggested the upgradation of Department as a research centre.Dr Babu Sebastian Principal welcomed the meeting,Dr Krishnakumar K N (Vice Principal),Shri r Pragash (Syndicate member,M G University), Shri. Biju P I (PTA Vice President), Shri Anandhu P Sajan Chairman,College Union),Shri. V N Chandramohan (Former Syndicate member,M G University),Shri, Pusphanath (President,Alumni Association) delivered the felicitations.Shri Anish A U ( Joint Convenor) proposed the vote of thanks.