Sanatana Dharma College

Sanatana Dharma College or S. D. College is an educational institution in Alappuzha, Kerala, India, affiliated with the University of Kerala.[2] It is one of the oldest affiliated aided colleges under the University of Kerala. The college has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is accredited by NAAC with A+ grade. It is the first and only college under university of Kerala which got A+ grade by NAAC.

Sanatana Dharma College
TypeGovt. Aided
PrincipalProf (Dr.) K. H Prema [1]
AffiliationsUniversity of Kerala, UGC

The college has twelve teaching departments which offers various undergraduate and nine postgraduate courses in arts, science and commerce. Its departments of Commerce, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Malayalam and English are approved research centers of the University of Kerala.

The current manager of the college is P. Krishnakumar. The college is headed by Dr. N. Saraswathy Antharjanam as the principal. The college Office Administration is managed by Senior Superintendent S.SanthoshKumar, Head Accountant R.Babu.


S. D. College was founded by K. Parthasarathy Iyengar and V. Sundara Raja Naidu as a contribution towards the educational uplift of the district of Alappuzha. The college was established under the management of Sanatana Dharma Vidyasala and was inaugurated on 20 June 1946 by Sir C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer.

A sister institution, S. D. V. College of Arts and Applied Science, Sanatanapuram, Kalarcode, Alappuzha (a self-financing college affiliated to University of Kerala and recognised by Govt of Kerala) was launched by the management in 2013.

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  1. ^ "Administration – SANATANA DHARMA COLLEGE". Retrieved 6 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Sanatana Dharma College - [SDC], Alappuzha". Collegedunia. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Kunchacko Boban revisits his college days". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 July 2019.

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