Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College
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The Zamorin of Calicut on his throne as painted by Veloso Salgado in 1898
|Founder||Sri. Manavikraman Maharaja Bahadur|
|Location||Pokkunnu, Kozhikode, Kerala
|Affiliations||University of Calicut|
The original institution was founded by the Zamorin of Calicut, H.H.Sri.Manavikraman Maharaja Bahadur, as an English school in June 1877, to impart English education to the young members of the Zamorin's family. In 1878, it came to be known as "Kerala Vidyasala" and was thrown open to Hindu boys of all castes.
In 1879, the institution was affiliated to the University of Madras as a second grade college. In 1900, the institution was renamed "The Zamorin's College". In 1904, the Zamorin constituted a Board of Management for the administration of the college. The present site of the college at Pokkunnu was purchased with the help of a grant from the Guruvayur Devaswom.
In recognition of this gift,the institution was renamed "The Guruvayurappan College". In 1955, the college moved to its present site, at Pokkunnu. In 1958, the college was affiliated to the University of Travancore, which later came to be known as the University of Kerala. Later in 1968, when the University of Calicut was formed, the college was affiliated to it.
The college acquired its present name "The Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College" in 1981.
The college offers 3 year undergraduate degree programs in 12 different specializations as well as 2 year post graduate programs in 9 specializations. The college also has a computer center which offers vocational training to students and conducts Diploma course in computer applications.
Important milestones in the evolution of our institution are presented below:
- 1878 - The institution was named as “Kerala Vidyasala” and was thrown open to the Hindu boys of all castes
- 1879 - Got affiliated to the University of Madras as a second grade college
- 1900 - The institution was renamed as ‘The Zamorin’s college’ in recognition of the Zamorin Raja’s role in promoting the institution
- 1904 - Constituted a board of management for the good governance of the college
- 1955 - Shifted to the present location at Pokkunnu, 9 Km. east of Calicut railway station. The new 92 acre campus was established with financial assistance from Guruvayur temple Devaswam and hence the institution was named as Guruvayurappan College
- 1957 - Got affiliated to the University of Travancore which became the University of Kerala in 1958.
- 1968 - Affiliation transferred to the newly formed University of Calicut
- 1981 - Renamed as “The Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College”
- 2004 - Accredited with B ++ by NAAC
- 2011- Reaccredited with B grade by NAAC
The notable alumni of this college include V. K. Krishna Menon, Former Union minister for Defense, S. K. Pottekkatt, Malayalam author, Indian Ambassador M.P.M. Menon, K. Surendran (politician) , Joy Mathew, Film director and activist and K. P. Kesava Menon, the founder of the Malayalam newspaper, Mathrubhumi.
- The Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College
- NAAC accreditation for Zamorin's College, The Hindu, May 22, 2004
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