Sanatana Dharma College

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Sanatana Dharma College
Type UGC Aided
Established 1942
Principal S. Nataraja Iyer[1]
Location Alappuzha
Language English
Affiliations University of Kerala, UGC

Sanatana Dharma College or S. D. College is an educational institution in Alappuzha, Kerala, India, affiliated with the University of Kerala. 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).

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, chemistry and Economics are approved research centers of the University of Kerala.

The current president and manager of the college are J. Ravindranatha Pai and J. Krishnan respectively. The college is headed by Prof Nataraj Iyer as the principal and Prof Jubily Navaprabha as the vice principal.


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 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 9 December 2017. 

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