Sree Kerala Varma College

Sree Kerala Varma College is a government aided college in Kanattukara, Thrissur, Kerala, India. Founded in 1947 by His Highness Aikya Keralam Thampuran, the Maharaja of erstwhile Kingdom of Cochin.[1][2][3][4] Managed by the Cochin Devaswom Board, Sree Kerala Varma College (affiliated to the University of Calicut) is one of the most well known academic institutions in Kerala. Located in a vast lush green campus, only 3 kilometers away from the heart of Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala.

Sree Kerala Varma College
ശ്രീ കേരള വർമ്മ കോളേജ്
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Sree Kerala Varma College
Other name
SKVC, Royals
Mottoअस्तु वृत्तं शुभं सदा
Motto in English
Pure be My Life for Ever
TypeGovernment Aided College
Established11 August 1947; 75 years ago (1947-08-11)
FounderH.H Aikya Keralam Thampuran
Academic affiliations
Officer in charge
K. Jayanarayanan
PrincipalProf. Narayanamenon V A
Academic staff
110
Students2570
Undergraduates2220
Postgraduates300
50
Location,
10°32′N 76°11′E / 10.53°N 76.19°E / 10.53; 76.19
CampusUrban
Sporting affiliations
University of Calicut
Websitewww.keralavarma.ac.in
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Aikya Keralam Thampuran, Maharaja of the erstwhile Kingdom of Cochin, the founder of the college.

Sree Kerala Varma College is a semi residential college. Blessed with rich flora and fauna, this campus offers the seekers of knowledge 8 Post Graduate and 16 Under Graduate programmes besides hosting 3 Research Centres (Malayalam, English and Political Science). An excellent academic team from various faculties (including 40 Ph.D. & 25 M.Phil. degree holders) heads the academic activities. Fully equipped with amenities like centralized library, science and language laboratories, hostels for boys and girls, SKVC also is vibrant with a creative and socially committed campus having National Cadet Corps (India), N.S.S., Nature Club, Film Club, Drama Club, Fine Arts Club.

HistoryEdit

The idea of starting a new college at Trichur city originated from a committee of prominent citizens of Trichur, including Cheloor mana Itti Ravi Namboodiri who was a member of the first Legislative Assembly of Kingdom of Cochin in 1925 in response to strong public demand. The members of the committee approached His Highness Aikya Keralam Thampuran, the then Maharajah of Kochi who allowed free use of the Merry Lodge Palace and the naming of the college after His Highness, Sree Kerala Varma College.

A grant of one lakh rupees and a loan of four lakhs towards capital expenditure and a free grant of two hundred and fifty candies of timber were sanctioned by His Highness. The college was initially under the University of Calicut.

AcademicsEdit

This prestigious institution which is the alma mater of multitudes who have made their mark in various fields, was awarded the highest grade A by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council in 2009 for its meritorious performances and contributions. Sree Kerala Varma College holds rich tradition extending beyond seventy years in the higher education scenario of Kerala. This college has acclaimed fame among the colleges of the affiliating Calicut University for its splendid performance on varied fronts like diversity of its teaching departments and the excellence in academics.

The contributions of Sree Kerala Varma College in Arts, Science, Languages, Humanities and Commerce are invaluable.

DepartmentsEdit

FacilitiesEdit

LibraryEdit

The College Library is a spacious two storey building, housed next to the Administrative Block. The library has over 70,000 books, subscriptions to both online and print periodicals and magazines, back volumes, and access to INFLIBNET and NLIST. The library caters to the staff, students and research scholars affiliated to different departments. The library is equipped with OPAC facility. Reprography services are provided in the Co-Operative store adjacent to the library building.

HostelEdit

The college provides hostel facilities for boys and girls subject to availability. The women's hostel is situated within the college campus and men's hostel is in a short distance from the college campus near the NDS stadium complex of the college. Women's hostel provides accommodation for nearly 220 students and men's hostel for nearly 120 students.

SportsEdit

The Prof. N D Subramaniam Stadium of the college has facilities for playing various games like cricket, basketball, and football. The very sporting achievements of the college have their beginning in training facilities available in this stadium.

  • Gymnasium

The college Gymnasium is housed in the Main Block. A wide selection of equipment for fitness, training, exercising and body building.

Student lifeEdit

Students can take part in a range of activities from sports (football, cricket, basketball, handball, kabbadi, swimming, boxing, etc.). National Cadet Corps, National Service Scheme, Nature Club, Film Club.

FestivalsEdit

All major festivals of Kerala are celebrated in the college with great enthusiasm.

  • College day is usually celebrated during the last days of the academic year

Notable alumniEdit

Notable facultiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kerala Verma College". Mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Sree Kerala Varma leads in D-zone fete". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur". Indcareer. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  4. ^ "The tricky winger of Sree Kerala Varma". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  5. ^ "പ്രശസ്ത ഫോക്ക് ലോറിസ്റ്റ് സി.ആർ.രാജഗോപാലൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". Kairali News | Kairali News Live. 31 January 2022.