A Brief History

Early in 1964, the enlightened public of Kanhangad and Nileshwar resolved to honour the memory of Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of modern India by undertaking educational and cultural activities in this educationally backward area. In pursuit of this idea, a dedicated and learned team set up in 1966, an educational society known as "The Nehru Memorial Education Society" under the distinguished presidentship of the late Shri. C. K. Nair following which the society was duly registered. The establishment of Nehru Arts & Science College, Kanhangad in this backward coastal tract was the major task the society had set before themselves and had subsequently accomplished it.
The society acquired a plot of 30 acres at Padnekkad and applied for affiliation to the University of Kerala for a junior college in the locality. The foundation stone of the college building was laid on 1st April 1968 by Late Janab. C. H. Mohammed Koya, The Minister for Education, Kerala while in office. Meanwhile, the area came under the territorial jurisdiction of the Calicut University, to which the college was affiliated. First year Pre-Degree classes commenced on 14th August 1968. The college was upgraded in 1972. Presently, the college is affiliated to Kannur Univeristy.

The College Emblem

The college emblem consists of four harmoniously arranged sectors with the motto of the college inscribed at the top - 'JNANAM VIJNANA SAHITHAM' meaning  'Knowledge Leads to Wisdom' - and the name of the college written along the sides.

The four sectors, when viewed clockwise, depict a rose, an open book, an atom model and the year of the establishment of the college. The rose is reminiscent of the late Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the persona the institution derives its name from. Further, it signifies the fragrance of  knowledge the institution aims at spreading far and wide. The open book representing 'Arts' stands for the treasure of knowledge accessible to one and all, and the atom model represents 'Science'.

The shape of the emblem resembles a shield. This institution of higher learning is situated in one of the most backward districts of the state. It stands to shield the people of this area from illiteracy and ignorance.

Aims & Objectives

The college aims at serving the educational requirements of the people of Kasaragod District, most of who are economically and socially backward. Individual growth is impossible without educational development. This factor prompted the management to establish a college in a backward area.. Education for and all-round development is the declared objective of the institution. The college, inter alia, intends to:

Academic Growth

  • 1968 -  Pre-Degree
  • 1972 - B.A History and Economics (Double Main)
  • 1975 - B.Com
  • 1978 - B.Sc Mathematics & Statistics (Double Main)
  • 1979 - B.Sc Zoology
  • 1980 - B.Sc Physics
  • 1984 - M.Sc Statistics
  • 1989 - B.A History
  • 1989 - B.A Economics
  • 1993 - M.A History
  • 1995 - M.Sc Physics
  • 1996 - Sports Hostel
  • 1998 - B.Sc Industrial Chemistry (Aided By UGC)
  • 1998 - B.Sc Polymer Chemistry
  • 1999 - M.A English
  • 2001 - B.Sc Plant Science
  • 2001 - B.Sc Statistics
  • 2001 - B.Sc Mathematics
  • 2001 - Research Center in Statistics - Ph.D Programme
  • 2002 - Conitnuing Education Centre - PGDCA
  • 2004 - Distance Education Centre - Kannur University
  • 2004 - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Centre
  • 2006 - C.K. Nair Memorial Library
  • 2008 - K.V. Kunhambu Memorial Women's Hostel
  • 2013 - M.Com
  • 2014 - B.A. Malayalam

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P.O. Padnekkat
Kasaragod (Dist.)
Kerala - 671314

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