Government Brennen College, Thalassery
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|Motto||Knowledge is Power|
|Principal||N. L. Beena|
|Location||Thalassery, Kerala, India|
Brennen College is an educational institution in Kerala, affiliated to Kannur University. It is located in Dharmadam, Thalassery of Kerala state, India. The college evolved from a school established by the English philanthropist Edward Brennen, master attendant of the Thalassery Port, who had made Thalassery his home. There are 21 departments in the college. The college was granted special heritage status by the University Grants Commission in 2016 with an aim of conserving college which is more than 125 years old.
Government Brennen College developed out of the free school established in 1862 by Edward Brennen, a master attendant of Tellicherry Port. It was elevated to the status of a II Grade College with F.A. Classes in 1890. The institution became a I Grade College in 1947, and it was shifted to the new building at Darmadam in 1958.
The Brennen College campus is situated in Dharmadam Panchayath on a hillock just 5 km north of Thalassery town and 1 km away from Kannur-Thalassery National Highway. The campus has 16.5 acres (67,000 m2) of land housing the academic departments, administrative office, central library, student hostels, staff quarters, and play ground.
Brennen college has a Central Library with about 21600 books which contained many vary rare and otherwise not available Malayalam books printed during the nineteenth century mainly at Basel Mission Press, Mangalore. The library has prepared an electronic catalogue of these Malayalam publication in 2004. it is the first electronic catalogue in any Indian language with search mechanism in the local script. The library is a unique source for reference for regional studies.
The college has 21 departments:
- Islamic History
- Political Science
- Physical Education
- Pinarayi Vijayan
- A.K. Balan
- A. K. Premajam
- Rajan Gurukkal
- A.N. Shamseer
- Punathil Kunjabdulla
- N Prabhakaran
- Akbar Kakkattil
- Shihabuddin Poythumkadavu
- E. Ahamed
- James Mathew