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Sree Narayana College, Kannur is one of the biggest institutions of higher education in Kannur District. The College was founded in the name of His Holiness Sree Narayana Guru, the greatest saint and social reformer. The founder manager, Late R Sankar made pioneering efforts to start a group pioneering efforts to start a group of institutions named after Sree Narayana Guru.The college was established in 1960 by the people of Thiyya community under
the leadership of late R Shankar by collecting resources in both cash and kind from
the people of Kannur. Shankar, the founder manager, christened the institution after the great saint and social reformer Sree Narayana Guru as Sree Narayana College Kannur, and brought it under the management of Sree Narayana Trusts, Kollam. The college was formally inaugurated by R. Shankar the then Chief Minister of Kerala on 6th July, 1960, and now it is sixty years old.
August 1856 when a child was born in a humble cottage in the pretty hamlet of Chempazhanthi near Trivandrum, no one knew it marked the dawn of the most remarkable epoch in the social evolution of Kerala. This child was to blossom forth as the great sage Sree Narayana, the most revolutionary social reformer Kerala has produced. To have proper appreciation of the magnitude of Sree Narayana's achievements, it is necessary to understand the background of the social conditions in which he was born and brought up. Kerala, reputed for its natural beauty and richness of life, was alas, the accursed land of caste tyranny at that time; to such an extent that it was really a "lunatic asylum" as Swami Vivekananda branded it...
I took up the administration of Sree Narayana College Kannur, in
2020, the year Covid 19 pandemic fell upon us posing unprecedented
challenges and tasks which had to be taken up on a war footing. In this age
of new normal we had no models or manuals to forge ahead to sustain our
consistently maintained standards of excellence in academics, research,
extension and sports.As most things are transacted online on digital
platforms the college finds itself robust and resilient with the presence of
young faculty members ...