Pazhassiraja College was established in the year 1982 in the picturesque Wonderland of Wayanad District of Kerala situated on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. The College is affiliated to the University of Calicut and was founded by the 'Pazhassiraja Education Society' which was formed to cater to the needs of the local people in Higher Education. The founder Manager of the college is late T.U. Jacob, the then President of the Society. The college started functioning on the 20th of October 1982.
“Serve Humanity by moulding Morally upright, Intellectually trained, Socially committed and Spiritually inspired minds”
- To foster global competencies among students by imparting quality education
- To make the students catalysts in transforming the society
- To promote the quest for excellence
- To bulid up a community of teachers, professionally competent, vocationally dedicated and humane in dealings
- To be the preservers of noble human values
Wayanad is a remotely situated tribal district in Kerala. The population includes mainly the settlers who migrated from the lowlands of Kerala and the native tribal people. Their main source of revenue is from agriculture produce such as pepper, coffee, paddy etc. and the children of this highland did not have higher education facilities in the district until the first College was started here in 1964. The College had a humble beginning on 20th October 1982 with two Pre-degree batches. The early times of the college were miserable. Fighting against all odds, the college started with only 127 students, 7 teachers and 8 office staff and the first Principal Dr. O. Sooryanaryanan who came from Government Brennen College, Thalassery. The Society struggled a lot to get a suitable land for this College and finally they bought this piece of land of about fifteen acres, just 1.5 kilometers away from the zero point of Pulpally.
In the month of July 1992, the management of Pazhassiraja College was transferred to the Malankara Catholic Diocese of Bathery. The fast development of the College owes much to the foresighted vision of late Bishop Dr. Cyril Mar Baselios, the then Manager and Patron of the College, the first Bishop of the Diocese and the first Major Archbishop and Catholicos of the Malankara Catholic Church. In 1995 His Excellency Dr. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios became the manager and patron of the College. In 2010 His Excellency Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas became the Manager and Patron of the College and the College continues its cherished journey of higher education today under his able leadership and patronage. In 1992, the college acquired the minority status in accordance with the rights of the minority community granted in the Indian Constitution.
Though a minority institution, the college includes in its purview the educational aspirations of the society as whole irrespective of religion, caste, gender and social status. The institution seeks to foster equitable social development through the empowerment of individuals who can contribute to the common good. As a result they become aware of their role in social reconstruction. The college tries to facilitate and encourage higher education among people who have been denied such opportunities because of socioeconomic backwardness.
In the year 1990 the college was upgraded when the Govt. of Kerala sanctioned the first undergraduate course in Economics. Subsequently other courses such as B.A.History (1993), B.A.Tavel ana Tourism Management(1995), BBA (1998), B.Sc. Microbiology (1999). B.Sc. Biochemistry (2002),M.Sc.Microbiology (2002), Master of Travel & Tourism Management, B.A. Mass Communication (2005), B.A. English Literature (2013), M.Sc. Biochemistry (2013), MCJ (2013), M.A Economics (2014), M.Com(2014), B.Voc Food Science and B.Voc Agriculture (2018) and Econometrics and Data Management (2021) were sanctioned and at present Pazhassiraja College is a first grade College with Eleven UG and six PG Programmes .
In 2015 Pazhassiraja College was accredited with B Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
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