Sree Narayana College, Sivagiri, Varkala was established and stands for the realization of its Vision “Liberation through Education” as envisaged by Sree Narayana Guru, the guiding light of our college. The Kerala society has evolved through several social transformations. The teachings of Sree Narayana Guru had a major role in this social transformation of the Kerala society towards modernization. Considerable emphasis has been given to education, which is a means of social liberation. The society is still in the bondage of ignorance and slow pace of modernization. Our College is located in a socially and economically backward area. Our College plays a leading role for the liberation and emancipation of the young generation.
The College started its functions modestly as a junior college. In the fourth year of its inception, University sanction was obtained to start Degree courses in Malayalam, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Subsequently B.Com, B.Sc Geology and B.A.History were started in 1980, 1981 and 1998, respectively. In 1981 the College was elevated to the status of a first-grade College with the opening of a Post-Graduate programme in Economics. Later M.Sc in Physics was started in 1995 and M.Sc in Analytical Chemistry in 2001. The restructured course B.Com with Hotel Management and Catering was started in 1999. Now the Institution has eleven Under-Graduate courses, four Post-Graduate courses and the research programme in Economics.
This underlines the very strong scholastic tradition of the institution that spans over half a century. The College is committed to impart indepth knowledge and understanding so as to enable students to advance new frontiers of knowledge. The enhancement of the infrastructure is in tune with the growth in its academic requirements. Research being the most potential area of higher education, the college takes maximum care and attention to promote a research culture among the faculty and students. Thus the college concentrates on total quality by introducing a holistic approach in its academic pursuit. The College provides quality education by assuring a peaceful, learner friendly, progressive and democratic ambience in fulfilling its noble vision, mission and goal