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 in all the sixteen departments who are into the initial lap of their academic career. Their intellectual and physical resources have to be oriented towards keeping up the A Grade twice acquired by NAAC accreditation. I am sure that the senior generation of academics will definitely throw their weight behind me in sustaining the grades of excellence in teaching, learning, research, and sports which have been the bedrock of the success saga of our HEI that is now into its glorious Diamond Jubilee year. Sixty long years have made the college an integral part of the District of Kannur where it stands as an institution that has been instrumental in building up a cosmopolitan culture breaking the barriers of caste, religion, creed, and wealth. This has been our vision and the college has traversed through the last six decades along the rough roads of the social enlightenment of the northern region of Malabar. Students who join for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are a composite group hailing from varied social, cultural, and economic background. The college has a very strong student support mechanism aided by the government, PTA, College Office support staff and alumni. The Parent Teachers’ Association is our wellspring of resource in times of crisis and contingency. The Management keeps a close monitoring mechanism in updation and quality assurance. I repose my trust and confidence in the stakeholders and the local community who I am sure would support me and co-operate in all the endeavours.
Dr. Ajayakumar K