Sree Kerala Varma College

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Sree Kerala Varma College
ശ്രീ കേരള വർമ്മ കോളേജ്
Sree Kerala Varma College
Other name
SKVC, Royals
Mottoअस्तु वृत्तं शुभं सदा
Motto in English
Pure be My Life for Ever
TypeGovernment Aided College
Established11 August 1947;75 years ago (1947-08-11)
FounderH.H Aikya Keralam Thampuran
Academic affiliations
Officer in charge
K. Jayanarayanan
Principal Prof. Narayanamenon V A
Academic staff
Undergraduates 2220
Postgraduates 300
10°32′N76°11′E / 10.53°N 76.19°E / 10.53; 76.19
Sporting affiliations
University of Calicut

Sree Kerala Varma College is a government aided college in Kanattukara, Thrissur, Kerala, India. Founded in 1947 by His Highness Aikya Keralam Thampuran, the Maharaja of erstwhile Kingdom of Cochin. [1] [2] [3] [4] Managed by the Cochin Devaswom Board, Sree Kerala Varma College (affiliated to the University of Calicut) is an academic institution in Kerala. Located in a vast lush green campus, only 3 kilometers away from the heart of Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala.


Aikya Keralam Thampuran, Maharaja of the erstwhile Kingdom of Cochin, the founder of the college. Keralavarma king.jpg
Aikya Keralam Thampuran, Maharaja of the erstwhile Kingdom of Cochin, the founder of the college.

Sree Kerala Varma College is a semi residential college. Blessed with rich flora and fauna, this campus offers the seekers of knowledge 8 Post Graduate and 16 Under Graduate programmes besides hosting 3 Research Centres (Malayalam, English and Political Science). An excellent academic team from various facilities (including 40 Ph.D. & 25 M.Phil. degree holders) heads the academic activities. Fully equipped with amenities like centralized library, science and language laboratories, hostels for boys and girls, SKVC also is vibrant with a creative and socially committed campus having National Cadet Corps (India), N.S.S., Nature Club, Film Club, Drama Club, Fine Arts Club.


The idea of starting a new college at Trichur city originated from a committee of prominent citizens of Trichur, including Cheloor mana Itti Ravi Namboodiri who was a member of the first Legislative Assembly of Kingdom of Cochin in 1925 in response to strong public demand. The members of the committee approached His Highness Aikya Keralam Thampuran, the then Maharajah of Kochi who allowed free use of the Merry Lodge Palace and the naming of the college after His Highness, Sree Kerala Varma College.

A grant of one lakh rupees and a loan of four lakhs towards capital expenditure and a free grant of two hundred and fifty candies of timber were sanctioned by His Highness. The college was initially under the University of Calicut.


This prestigious institution which is the alma mater of multitudes who have made their mark in various fields, was awarded the highest grade A by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council in 2009 for its meritorious performances and contributions. Sree Kerala Varma College holds rich tradition extending beyond seventy years in the higher education scenario of Kerala. This college has acclaimed fame among the colleges of the affiliating Calicut University for its splendid performance on varied fronts like diversity of its teaching departments and the excellence in academics.

The contributions of Sree Kerala Varma College in Arts, Science, Languages, Humanities and Commerce are invaluable.




The College Library is a spacious two storey building, housed next to the Administrative Block. The library has over 70,000 books, subscriptions to both online and print periodicals and magazines, back volumes, and access to INFLIBNET and NLIST. The library caters to the staff, students and research scholars affiliated to different departments. The library is equipped with OPAC facility. Reprography services are provided in the Co-Operative store adjacent to the library building.


The college provides hostel facilities for boys and girls subject to availability. The women's hostel is situated within the college campus and men's hostel is in a short distance from the college campus near the NDS stadium complex of the college. Women's hostel provides accommodation for nearly 220 students and men's hostel for nearly 120 students.


The Prof. N D Subramaniam Stadium of the college has facilities for playing various games like cricket, basketball, and football. The very sporting achievements of the college have their beginning in training facilities available in this stadium.

The college Gymnasium is housed in the Main Block. A wide selection of equipment for fitness, training, exercising and body building.

Student life

Students can take part in a range of activities from sports (football, cricket, basketball, handball, kabbadi, swimming, boxing, etc.). National Cadet Corps, National Service Scheme, Nature Club, Film Club.


All major festivals of Kerala are celebrated in the college with great enthusiasm.

Notable alumni

Notable faculties

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