Government College Mananthavady

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Government College Mananthavady
Motto 'Education for Total Liberation'
Type Government College
Established 1981
Principal Anithakumari
Students 545
Location India Mananthavady, Wayanad, India
Affiliations Kannur University

Government College, Mananthavady is the oldest college of Mananthavady town in Wayanad District.


Government College Mananthavady had been a long cherished dream of the marginalised people of the hill area of Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad District. The college started functioning with Pre-degree III and IV Groups with 80 students in each, in a temporary shed attached to Thonichal Church on 1 September 1981. The College was affiliated to University of Calicut (Now affiliated to Kannur University).

The first UG course B.Com was started in the academic year 1991–92. At present the B.Com degree is specialised in finance . P.G Programme in Commerce started functioning in the academic year 2012-13.The P.G department of commerce has 40 UG seats and 20 PG seats. The department has a prestigious Management Club and conducted a Commerce and Management Fest Esperenza in the academic year 2014–15.

B. A. English was started in 1993-94, B. A. Dev. Economics in 1998–99 and B. Sc. Electronics in 1999–2000. Sri P. J. Joseph, Earlier Education Minister of Kerala inaugurated the new permanent college building on 27 February 1999, and the college was shifted to the permanent building.

This college is located in a hillock near Payode in Edavaka Panchayat, Mananthavady Taluk, Wayanad District, just 3½ km. North East from Mananthavady–Kalpetta highway.

Now the college with four degree courses stands as an oasis of learning for the hundreds of students who come out with thing colours from higher secondary schools around the vast area of Wayanad. This young institution has ample scope for great expansion and development which is expected in due course.

The college has several facilities including Hi Speed WiFi, Internet lab, Edusat, Physics and Electronics Lab, Centralised Computer lab, Canteen, Smart classrooms, Hostel facilities for Girls and Boys, etc. The college has several clubs, NSS and NCC units. Wayanad Heritage Museum is a major attraction in the college.[1]

Courses offered[edit]

  • M.Com.Finance
  • B.Com. Income Tax
  • B.Sc.Electronics
  • B.A.English

Contact information[edit]

  • Govt. College, Mananthavady, P.O. Nalloornad, Mananthavady,Waynad - 670 645
  • Telephone Numbers: 04935-240351(O), 04935-250296 (R), 9446535486 (M)