Sri C. Achutha Menon Government College

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Sri C. Achutha Menon Government College
Entrance of C. Achuthamenon Government College, Thrissur.jpg
Type Government educational institution
Established 1972
Principal Prof. U.S. Mohanan
Location Thrissur, Kerala, India
Affiliations University of Calicut

Sri C. Achutha Menon Government College is situated in Kuttanellur, in Thrissur city of Kerala in India. The college is affiliated to the University of Calicut and has hostel facilities. The college provides bachelor's degree courses in various streams like arts, commerce and science.[1][2]

History[edit]

Thrissur Government College was established in 1972 in response of strident demands from various sections of the society to have a Government College in Thrissur, the cultural capital of the state. The goals were to promote excellence in the sphere of higher education and cater for the aspirations of the less privileged sections of society. The college started functioning in the present Government Training College premises on 14 August 1972 with 200 students and 9 teachers. Prof. Subbayyan T R was the first principal. The courses offered were one Pre – Degree batch each for the 3rd and 4th Groups and Degree courses in History and Economics. The college, affiliated to the Calicut University, was formally inaugurated by the then Chief Minister, the Late C. Achutha Menon on 28 October 1972. Two more courses,viz. B.A English and B.Com were started in 1976 and 1978respectively. The introduction of the M.Com course in 1984 added a feather to the cap of the college, elevating the institution to the level of a Post-graduate college.

In recognition of the good performance of the college and its potential for development it was resolved to shift the college to a 25-acre land campus of its own at Kuttanellur. The foundation stone for the new building was laid by Sri. K. Karunakaran, the then Chief Minister, on 20 April 1985. In 1991, the college shifted to the new campus. After the shifting of the college, it started three new Post-Graduate courses of History, Economics and English in 1995, 1996 and 1998 respectively. In the year 1997, which was its Silver Jubilee year, the college was renamed Sri. C Achutha Menon Govt. College, after the late Chief Minister.

Departments[edit]

  • Commerce and Management Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Sanskrit
  • Statistics
  • Political Science
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology

Academic courses[edit]

This college offers both under graduate and post graduate courses.

Under-Graduate Courses

  • B A Economics
  • B A English
  • B A History
  • B B A
  • B Com
  • Bsc Computer Science
  • Bsc Psychology

Post-Graduate Courses

  • M A Economics
  • M A English
  • M A History
  • M Com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Striving to achieve excellence". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2005-12-20. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Arts/Science/Commerce Colleges". University of Calicut. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 

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