he Government of Kerala accorded administrative sanction for the establishment of the Kottayam Dental College vide G.O.(MS) No.209/2000/H& FWD dated 7-8-2000. The present teaching department , Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery attached to Medical College, Kottayam and the building vacated by the pre clinical departments of Medical College Kottayam were decided to be utilized for the Dental College. Dr.K.George Varghese, HOD, Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Medical College Kottayam was nominated as the Special Officer.
Maintenance work of the existing building was carried out by the PWD and purchase of the necessary machinery and equipment were made.
The Mahatma Gandhi university granted affiliation for the college vide Order No. U .O. 2322/A1(2)/2000/ Acad. Dtd.3-1-2001.
For the formal approval of the college by the Dental Council of India , application was submitted before the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi , by the DME in February 2001 with all the necessary documents and a detailed Techno Feasibility report.
The office of the Dental College was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare Sri.V.C.Kabeer on 17/03/2001.
Dr.K.T.Sreelatha took charge as the first Principal of the new college on 8-11-2001.