Sree Kerala Varma College

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Sree Kerala Varma College
Motto Asthu Vrittam Subham Sada
Motto in English Pure be My Life for Ever
Established August 11, 1947
Type Education and Research Institution
Principal Prof. K. Jayanarayanan
Location Thrissur, Kerala, India
Campus Thrissur
Website http://www.keralavarma.ac.in
Rama Varma XV, Maharaja(King) of erstwhile Kingdom of Kochi, the founder of the college

Sree Kerala Varma College is situated in Thrissur City of Kerala State, India. It was founded on 11 August 1947 by Rama Varma XV, the Maharaja of erstwhile Kochi State. The college was initially under the Madras University. Now it is affiliated to the University of Calicut.[1]

History[edit]

The college is now managed by Cochin Devaswom Board, an autonomous organization under the Government of Kerala.

Sree Kerala Varma College is situated in Thrissur city of Kerala State, India. The idea of starting a new college at Thrissur City originated from a committee of prominent citizens of Thrissur, in response to strong public demand. The members of the committee armed with the moral support of the public besides a few promises of financial backing approached "His Highness" Rama Varma XV, the then Maharajah of Kochi to enlist His Highness sympathy and blessing for the venture. His Highness in his turn was gracious enough to allow free use of the Merry Lodge Palace and the naming of the college as after "His Highness", Sree Kerala Varma College. "His Highness" in his turn was gracious enough to allow free use of the Merry Lodge Palace and the naming of the college as after "His Highness", "Sree Kerala Varma College". A free grant of one lakh rupees from the Devaswom funds together with 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". Greatly inspired and heartened by this magnificent gesture of "His Highness" the committee began to collect funds and completed all arrangements for opening the college on August 11, 1947. The college was initially under the Madras University. Now it is affiliated to the University of Calicut. As years rolled by, the college has grown and expanded considerably on a secure basis as a full fledged first grade instituition providing instructions in almost all the courses of study and occupying the pride of place as the biggest College under the Calicut University.

The college on the outskirts of the Thrissur has been a centre of liberal and socially responsible thought and activity for the 60 years of its history. The college is a leading educational institution in Kerala State. It has about 2,200 students on its rolls in 16 under graduate and 8 post graduate courses, with 105 members of teaching staff and more than 54 members of non-teaching staff. The motto "Asthu Vrittam Subham Sada" ( Pure be My Life for Ever) envisaged by the former Maharaja of Cochin, is the vision, leading light and constant source of inspiration.

The college endeavours to preserve the best traditions of liberal higher education, ensuring full freedom of expression to encounter multifarious ideological preoccupations. In both curricular and co- curricular activities the college aims at bringing out the best talents of the students. The college has taken up the mission with full commitment to bring up the students hailing from semi urban and rural areas, with poor socio economic backgrounds, on a par with those from better endowed urban areas. The college seeks to make the students competent to face the challenges of modern world with full confidence and social commitment. It provides hostel facilities for men and women. The women's hostel is situated within the college campus. The men's hostel is a short distance from the college campus near the NDS stadium complex of the college.

See also[edit]

St. Thomas College, Thrissur

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.keralavarma.ac.in/courses.htm

External links[edit]

SKV College Official Website: http://www.keralavarma.ac.in/