Few colleges in Kerala can boast of a tradition as rich and varied as Govt Victoria College, Palakkad. It has established itself as one of the most distinguished centres of higher learning in the State. Although the college was started as a Rate School way back in 1866, the institution rose into prominence as a college of renown in 1887 when a great philanthropist, Sri Nellissery S. Narayana Iyer donated land gratis for the construction of this noble alma mater. Since then the college has had a tradition of principals who were excellent academicians and administrators and students who were always eager to strive hard in the pursuit of knowledge. Today, Govt Victoria College occupies a peak of prominence among the cultural landmarks of this scenic district, if not of Kerala. It is spread over a campus of 25 acres punctuated by the imposing buildings housing various departments. The clock tower in the campus, the popular college maidan with its Victorian giant tree offering shade to one and all, and the towering Sri M. Krishnan Nair Gate, are just a few of the major attractions of this college.
Dr. Maya C. Nair
Principal in Charge
Department of Botany
The Govt Victoria College, Palakkad, founded in 1888, is one of four heritage educational institutions and a centre of excellence in Kerala’s educational sector, aiming to train, guide, inspire, motivate, and lead young men and women to become successful leaders who can better serve the country. The campus in its life nurtured and brought up a number of leaders, professionals, artists, novelists and poets during the last 129 years. I am really honoured to be a part of this institution.
We focus on discovering, developing and drawing out the hidden talents and the magic lying dormant inside all of its students. From academics to co-curricular activities, perseverance and a never-say-die spirit are entrenched in the heart of every student not only making them good students, but brilliant human beings.
The following links provide information on the exam hall and seats for students taking Calicut University exams at Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad. Students are directed to sit only in their allotted seat number.
Calicut University C Zone Football second runner up Govt Victoria College Palakkad (December 2021)
Mr. Murali Sreeshankar is the spectacular Indian young athlete who created a national record of 8.26 metres long jump in 2021. Mr. Sreesankar has been pursuing B.Sc Mathematics at the Govt. Victoria College, during his participation in the first Olympics held in Tokyo.
Ms. Swetha (second MSc Botany) and Ms. Simran (Third BSc Physics) have been selected to Kerala Senior Women’s Hockey team.
Ms. Vidhya (Third BA Economics) and Ms. Dhanya (second Year B.Com.) have been selected for Kerala Junior Women’s Hockey team for the National Tournaments.
Mr. Sarath S of final year Computer Science won Gold medal in Calicut University Weight lifting Championship in 102 kg and 105 kg weight Catagories.
Dr. Maya C Nair of the dept. of Botany and her research team discovered a species from southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India. It is named Glycosmis nelliyampathiensis. Click here to go to the page.
Eugenia pokkudanii, discovered by A.M. Maya, K.M. Prabhukumar and V. Suresh of the department of Botany. Eugenia pokkudanii, a new species of Myrtaceae from Nelliyampathy, Palakkad District, belongs to the family Myrtaceae. Click here to go to the page.
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