Naipunnya School of Management, Cherthala is a project of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly which was established in Cherthala in 2003 under the visionary leadership of Rev.Fr. Sebastian Kalapurackal, the former Director of ‘Naipunnya’.
The Patron of the “Naipunnya Group of Institutions” is His Beatitude Cardinal Mar George Alencherry. The Co-Patrons are Bishop Mar Thomas Chakiyath and Bishop Mar Sebastian Edayanthrath. The Director is Bishop Mar Jose Puthenveettil, Rev.Fr.Dr.Paul Kaithottungal as the Executive Director and Principal and Rev. Fr. Siby Puthenparambil as the Assistant Executive Director.
It is the sister concern of ‘Naipunnya Institute of Management and Information Technology’ at Pongam Koratty which also runs a Public School at Edakkunnu. It was in 1998 that Naipunnya group of Institutions had its beginning at Pongam-Koratty. In 2003-2004 Naipunnya College was selected as the best Tourism-Management Institute by Kerala Tourism Department. Shri Oommen Chandy, the then Chief Minister of Kerala presented the award to Naipunnya Director Fr.Sebastian Kalapurackal in a function held at Thiruvananthapuram.
Naipunnya School of Management, Cherthala, affiliated to University of Kerala conducts degree courses in B.A. Communicative English, B.Com with Computer Application and B.Sc. Hotel Management and Catering Science, B.Com Tax, BCA, B.Com Travel & Tourism Management, BBA, B.Sc Computer Science,M.Com Finance,M.Sc Computer Science,M.A English.
‘Naipunnya’ as the name signifies aims at professionalism, discipline and holistic development of the students. Alappuzha and Cherthala have vast potentials in Tourism and Hotel Industry due to the natural settings and closeness to back waters. Naipunnya School of Management is committed to train and equip the youngsters with life enhancing skills related to Hotel Industry. Training is being given to the students in Five Star Hotels. Campus interviews and direct job selection facilities are the specialties of Naipunnya. The Hotel Management students get the highest standards of knowledge and skill here. The students are equipped to face the challenges of the Hospitality Industry and to improve their confidence and personal skills. The B.A. English and Communicative English students, besides class room training are sent for on-the job training in Media and Resorts. Communications being the most important criteria in any language, students are given training in presentation and communication skills. The B.Com. Commerce with Computer Application course aims at moulding energetic entrepreneurs and information technology experts besides creating youngsters having skills in trade, transport and banking.
Naipunnya School of Management, Cherthala is located very close to National Highway and Cherthala Railway Station. The Institute encompasses the best of the infrastructure, state of the art computer labs with most modern machines, language labs and library with internet facilities, training restaurants, kitchens and audio visual rooms. The teaching faculty here is the best of its kind. Students are given opportunities to participate in extra curricular activities, training programme, seminars, debates and quiz competitions. Periodical evaluation of students through internal assessments and class tests help them for the examinations.