Kottiyam

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Kottiyam
Town
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Kottiyam Town
Coordinates: 8°51′44″N76°40′12″E / 8.86222°N 76.67000°E / 8.86222; 76.67000 Coordinates: 8°51′44″N76°40′12″E / 8.86222°N 76.67000°E / 8.86222; 76.67000
CountryIndia
State Kerala
District Kollam
Government
  TypePanchayath
  Body Adichanalloor, Mayyanad
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691571
Telephone code0474
Vehicle registration KL-02
Nearest city Kollam (Quilon)
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Village Bank in Kottiyam North Malabar Gramin Bank Kottiyam Branch.jpg
Village Bank in Kottiyam

Kottiyam is one of the fast developing suburban towns located at the southern end of Kollam city in Kollam district, Kerala, India. The town is home to many popular educational institutions, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and retail stores. Kottiyam is strategically located and therefore a regular stopover for long-distance travellers wishing to freshen up during their journeys.

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Geographical location

Kottiyam is on the National Highway 66 between Kazhakoottam town and Kollam City. There are regular bus services from Kollam City. It is at a distance of around 12 km (7.5 mi) from the City of Kollam and 11 km (6.8 mi) from Paravur Town.

The nearest major railway station is Kollam Junction. Mayyanad railway station is closer, but some passenger trains and a few express trains have halt there. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, 60 km (37 mi)

Kottiyam town and Adichanalloor Panchayath

A major portion of Kottiyam town is located in Adichanalloor Panchayath. Adichanalloor is a special grade Grama Panchayath in Kollam

Places of worship

Several mosques, temples and churches are situated in this area:

Schools

Institutions for higher education

SN Polytechnic College (S.N.P.T.C) Kottiyam in 2008 SN Poly (S N P T C) kottiyam in 2008.jpg
SN Polytechnic College (S.N.P.T.C) Kottiyam in 2008

Polytechnic college

Arts and science college

MMNSS College Kottiyam was started in 1981 by the Nair Service Society in memory of its founder, Shri. Mannathu Padmanabhan. It was recognized by the University Grants Commission in 2004. As part of its extension activities, the Women's Cell, NSS and NCC units engage in free Eye testing and blood donation camps for the socially backward people of the neighbouring villages. The students have also set up a herbal garden. Though a small college, its teams in shuttle badminton, chess, cricket and football have been doing well in the intercollegiate level. The development goals set by the college for the next five years include Language lab for English, Office and Library automation and better laboratories for science subjects.

Nursing college

ITI

Sn trust pvt ITI Kottiyam

Training colleges

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