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The motto of the college is: enlighten through education.

Sree Narayana College, Chempazhanthy was established by the Sree Narayana Trusts, Kollam, in memorial obeisance to the great social reformer and seer, Sree Narayana Guru. Chempazhanthy is a village of historical importance, as it is hallowed by the birth of the Guru (1855). It was the revolutionary vision of this great sage that metamorphosed the state of Kerala, which was called a lunatic asylum by Swamy Vivekananda, into one of the most progressive states of India. Chempazhanthy, the birth place of the Guru, is ten kilometers away from Thiruvananthapuram city. The Guru sowed the seed for a radical change in the Society of Kerala and launched a campaign against social evils and morbid traditions. The Philosophy and the reformatory of the Guru changed the lives of the downtrodden and marginalised people more than the activities of all other social reform movements in India put together.

The Sree Narayana College Chempazhanthy, situated in an undulating verdant campus of thirty acres, was formally inaugurated on 20 July 1964, by Sri. R. Sankar the then Chief Minister of Kerala. Prof. T.C. Rajan, the noted social scientist, was the first Principal. This college was established for providing educational opportunities to the young men and women of our country especially the members of the socially ang educationally backward community. It extends its service to the members of the other community also to the possible extent irrespective of caste or creed. The College imparts education and training to more than 2000 students every academic year by offering degree courses in History, Economics, Commerce, Political Science, English Language & Literature, Sociology, Psychology, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology and Botany. With the introduction of a post graduate degree course in History in 1982-83, the college was elevated to the status of a post graduate institution. This was followed by the M.Sc degree in Chemistry in 1998-99. Keeping pace with technological innovations and knowledge at its frontiers, the institution undertook the computerization of all the departments, the general library and the administration. A well equipped computer laboratory with internet access, functions for the benefit of the students, teachers and researchers.

Conscious of its inceptional obligation to imbibe and disseminate the revolutionary ideal of one caste, one religion, one God, the college thrives for the extirpation of communalism, sectarianism and provincialism. It stands for Enlightenment through education and endeavours to mould a humane, intellectually accomplished, morally awakened and socially committed fraternity of young men and women.

The college continuously strives to internalize and institutionalize excellence by improving the quality of its services and upgrading the available infrastructural facilities. Sree Narayana College Chempazhanthy was evaluated and assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission. The executive committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council awarded B+ level to Sree Narayana College, Chempazhanthy on the basis of its academic performance, infrastructure facility etc. The post accreditation period is marked with tremendous development in academic as well as creating carrier opportunities. This college is a centre of campus selection of various internationally reputed IT companies.

The college stands for academic excellence, development of skills and character formation based on the philosophy of Narayana Guru. 

Our Mission
1. To empower the students with deep knowledge and awareness of current developments in their chosen subjects.
2. To create a centre of excellence through the formation of young people empowered to create a bright future for themselves, irrespective of cast, creed, religion or language through dissemination of knowledge, skills and noble values.
3. To create a sense of duty towards the community by upholding ethical and professional standards in education and realization of higher values of life to make the students responsible citizens and thereby to contribute to the society and nation at large.
4. To equip the students with skills necessary to succeed at very high levels in a competitive world.
5. To develop creativity, innovation and habits of self study among the students.
6. To assist the students in developing a sense of personal worth, social consciousness, emotional maturity, loyal citizenship, respect for labour and proactive leadership.
7. To encourage students to apply the knowledge to contemporary issues.
8. To inculcate respect for all faith and foster religious community.
9. To encourage students for the effective use of information technology and media.
10. To promote harmonious interpersonal relationships

1 When a student meets a member of the teaching staff of the college within the campus or outside, it is a matter of politeness that he/she should greet him/her.
2 When a teacher enters a class, the students must keeps standing until the teacher has invited them to sit down or he/she himself/ herself occupied his/her seat.
3 Students should keep with them texts and note books required for the classes they attend.
4 No student shall leave the classroom during a lecture without the permission of the teacher.
5 Students who happen to have no class should not loiter in the corridors of the campus during the class hours.
6 Students are forbidden to attend or organise any meeting in the college or to collect money for any purpose without the permission of the Principal. They should not circulate among the students any notice of petition or paste it any where in the college premises without any written sanction of the Principal. Political activism is strictly banned in the campus. Students resorting to strikes are strictly prohibited from entering the verandah of the building or the class rooms.
7 Students are not allowed to make a complaint in a body or to address any authority in collective petition. Such combined action is subversive of good order. They should always be respectful to seniors and superiors, polite and courteous to all, ready to oblige and show themselves lovers of good order and decourm.
8 Habitual negligence in college work, dishonesty, obscenity in word or any other acts of misconduct will involve severe disciplinary action.
9 Students are forbidden from making any mark on the furniture or on the walls of the college.
10 Students are expected to maintain decency and decorum in dress and behaviour.
11 Any damage done to college property will have to be made good.
12. Any student who is persistently insubordinate, who is repeatedly or wilfully mischievous, who is guilty of fraud or malpractice in connection with examinations or who, in the opinion of the Principal, is likely to have an unwholesome influence on his fellow students, shall be removed from the rolls. The removal shall be temporary or permanent according to the gravity of the offence.

To fulfil the vision and mission of the college following activities are undertaken:
» Providing quality higher education in humanities, arts and science subjects
» Efforts were made to provide value education to the students.
» Teachers are committed to the academic improvements and upliftment of the students. They follow tutorial ward system and have a closer contact with students.
» Teachers update themselves by organizing and attending seminars, conferences and workshops and by presenting and publishing papers.
» Teachers actively involve themselves in undertaking Major and Minor Research Projects, besides guiding Ph.D., scholars.
» As part of the Choice based Semester Course offered at the graduate level, elective Courses, Complementary courses and Skill-Based Courses are offered to students to develop their potentialities in various levels.
» Career Guidance and Placement Cell provides training to students on Personality Development and Soft-skill Development and prepare them with employable skills.
» All programmes of academic and non academic nature are planned for an over all growth of the student community.
» Our College having an experienced team of highly qualified, motivated and dedicated staff supported by infrastructural facilities is imparting meaningful and disciplined education to students. The main aim of the college is to create a group of knowledgeable and responsible citizens who would be an asset to the future society.

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