Panampilly Memorial Govt. College (PMGC)

Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy, established in 1975, is wholly owned and managed by the Government of Kerala. It offers Undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes in four branches of learning such as Commerce, Economics, Mathematics and Politics. The college and its academic programmes are affiliated to the University of Calicut. The college is also recognized by the University Grants Commission, and included in 2(f) and 12(B). It is accredited by NAAC, Bangalore at ‘B’ Grade on four point scale.

Two main academic blocks, an auditorium, a library and a canteen on the main campus offer a lot of state-of-the-art facilities for research oriented learning. A richly stacked library, computer and language labs, inflibnet, high speed internet, and Satellite Interactive Terminal are among the numerous modern facilities available at the college.

The academic odyssey of the students does not end with university examinations. The years that have gone by bear testimony to the cultural caliber of the students of the college. The venues of university youth festivals often reverberate with the name of ‘Panampilly’. The activities of our students are not restricted to the four walls of the classrooms. With utmost care, they gently nurture a herbal garden. They go out into the village around and engage themselves in out-reach programmes by facilitating the much-needed succor to the needy and the poor.

Teachers are an excellent lot, ready to work day in and day out. Many of them are actively engaged in the production of new knowledge. The college is proud of the many publications by its faculties. A good number of teachers are on the university’s academic bodies, ensuring a strong and healthy rapport with the university. In this way, the college is also able to play a major role in the quality enhancement aspect of the university in general, and the college in particular.

The college also maintains good relationships with the Member of Parliament, MLA, the Municipal Chairman and the ward councilors. A few of our departments have strong linkage with industry. The alumni of the college are everywhere in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, America and Australia. Many of them are pursuing higher learning in centres of excellence at the national level.


Chalakudy is a small municipal town in the south of Thrissur District in central Kerala. It is geographically positioned at 22 km towards the north of Kochi International Airport connected by the four-lane National Highway 47. It has a population of about 50,000, with an average literacy of more than 90%. It has two public-funded institutions of higher education – Panampilly Memorial Government College and Sacred Heart College (for women), 7 km from each other. Widely known tourist destinations such as Athirappilly Waterfalls and Vazhachal Cascades are 30 km from here. Thrissur Vadakkunnathan Temple, the cradle of Thrissur Pooram, is only 30 kms away. Water theme parks such as Silver Storm and Dream World are closer. The landscape of the area commands a picturesque panoramic view. The terrain comprises a rich diversity of land types such as mountains, hills, forests, rivers, dams, reservoirs, canals, plains, and fields. Demographically too, Chalakudy is a good specimen of “god’s plenty” – every shade of the vast Hindu spectrum, adivasis, Christians and Muslims – all live in perfect harmony, a microcosm of the great Indian unity in diversity.


Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy, was started in 1975. It marked the fulfillment of a long cherished aspiration of the people of this semi urban highland geographical entity. The college is situated at Potta, 6 km away from Chalakudy town. It is named after the late Panampilly Govinda Menon, an illustrious son of Kerala. Born in 1908, Panampilly (as he was dearly called) was a statesman and politician of subtle and mature judgment, a diplomat and orator. He had a glorious political career at the state and the national levels. As a tribute to his brilliant political career in the state, he became the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Travancore and Cochin. At the national level, Panampilly was a Minister of State for Food initially, and then he rose to become the Cabinet Minister for Law and Social Welfare in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet in 1967. He is also known to have been instrumental in the nationalization of banks.


The College Coat of Arms was approved by the Director of Collegiate Education vide letter No. F-13370/77/K. data:text/mce-internal,Dis., dated 26th March 1977.

The logo is circular in shape, with the name ‘Panampilly Memorial Govt. College, Chalakudy’ written in English in the outer circle. The inner circle depicts an open book on which is reflected a human head, which symbolizes a person acquiring knowledge.

The motto of the College “Sradhavan Labhate Gnanam” (श्रद्धावान् लभते ज्ञानम्) is written in Devanagiri script above the book in the inner circle. The verse, quoted from Bhagavad Gita: 4.39, may be translated as follows: “The one who is full of faith, who is devoted to it, and has subdued the senses, obtains Knowledge (i.e., the diligent acquires knowledge).”

Members of the Panampilly Govinda Menon Smaraka College Committee, 1975

Chief Patron: Sri. K.Karunakaran, Hon. Minister / President: Sri AC George, Hon. Minister / Patron: Sri PP George, MLA / Secretary: Janab CC Ismail



Affiliation as Junior College granted by University of Calicut

Government Order

The college came into being vide a Government Order (GO)

College started

College started functioning at the Basic Training School, Chalakudy with..Read More

The college as Panampilly Memorial Government College

Government Order obtained naming the college as Panampilly Memorial Government..Read More

College formally inaugurated by Sri C Achutha Menon

College formally inaugurated by Sri C Achutha Menon, Hon. Chief..Read More

 BCom started


BA Economics started


College shifted to new campus

College shifted to new campus; new building inauguration by Sri..Read More

BSc Mathematics started


MA Economics, BA Political Science started


Silver Jubilee Celebrations


Auditorium inaugurated by Sri K Karunakaran

Auditorium inaugurated by Sri K Karunakaran, MP (@Rs.10  lakh funded..Read More

Library Block inaugurated by Sri VS Achuthanandan

Library Block inaugurated by Sri VS Achuthanandan, Opposition Leader in..Read More

Starts receiving central assistance

Section 2 (f) & 12 (B) of the UGC Act..Read More

MCom started


New Block

New Block & MCom inaugurated by Prof Savithri Lakshmanan, MLA

Canteen inaugurated by Sri BD Devassy

Canteen inaugurated by Sri BD Devassy, MLA (jointly funded by..Read More

Language Lab installed


Front Wall & Gate

Front Wall & Gate funded by Sri BD Devassy, MLA..Read More

UGC sponsored programmes

UGC sponsored programmes such as Entry into Service/NET, SET Coaching/Equal..Read More

IQAC was constituted


Basket Ball court

Basket Ball court got constructed by Sri BD Devassy MLA..Read More

NAAC accreditation

NAAC accreditation of the college at ‘B’ Grade (valid until..Read More

Women’s Hostel

Women’s Hostel funded by UGC-Plan X (2007-12) came into being

Add-on course in Communication Skills in English started


Coaching programmes

UGC Plan XII takes off – UGC programmes such as..Read More

Playground, Indoor stadium & Outdoor stadium

work started on playground, indoor stadium & outdoor stadium @..Read More

MSc. Mathematics, MA Political Science started


Quality Enhancement Programmes

Quality Enhancement Programmes launched by Government of Kerala 1) Scholar..Read More

Quarters for Principal’s, Faculty & Staff

Principal’s Quarters, Faculty Quarters, Staff Quarters – Kerala Government’s administrative..Read More

New facilities installed

New facilities installed 1) LAN; 2) Air conditioning principal’s room;..Read More