Sree Narayana College, Punalur is a centre of higher education in the eastern alcove of Kollam district in Kerala. The institution was established in devout memory of Sree Narayana Guru, a saint, poet, philosopher and one of the greatest social reformers Kerala has ever produced. The College is managed by the Sree Narayana Trusts, Kollam, one of the leading educational agencies in the state. It is affiliated to the University of Kerala, and has 12 B recognition from the UGC and ‘B’ Grade accreditation from the NAAC.
The college was officially inaugurated on 15th July by Shri. R. Sankar, the then Chief Minister of Kerala. The first Principal of the college was the noted social scientist Dr. P. Vijayaraghavan. Nestling in a verdant hillock of twenty-five acres, the college comes alive with the sound of hundreds of young men and women ascending their temple of learning and enlightment. Ever since its inception in 1965, Sree Narayana College, Punalur has catered to the educational and intellectual needs of the youth, uplifting the society in the eastern niche of Kollam district.
The college offers degree courses in Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Mathematics, Commerce and History. A vocational course in B.A. Communicative English was introduced in 1998-99. At the Post-Graduate level, the college offers M.Sc. in Chemistry and Mathematics.
The college also conducts a myriad of short-term programmes and courses for the all-round development of the student’s personality. Various clubs and study centres function to encourage and nurture the aesthetic and literary talents of its members. A multi-gymnasium has been set up in the college for the development of physical prowess and sporting talents.
Conscious of its inceptual obligation, it takes education to the doorsteps of the poor and marginalized sections of the society and endeavours to mould a humane, intellectually progressive, morally awakened and socially committed group of young men and women.