Government Victoria College, Palakkadd

Government Victoria College, Palakkad, Pincode-678001, Kerala, India.

The institution was started in the year 1866 as a Rate School as it depended for its finance upon an educational rate which was at that time levied by the Local Government. In 1871 the local Fund Act came into force and educational rates were abolished; the school was taken over by the Local Fund Board.

In 1877, the school became a Government High School and in 1884, it was handed over by Government to the management of the Municipal Council, Government paying the net charges of the college. In January1888 the high school was raised to the rank of a Second Grade College and was affiliated to the University of Madras. The Municipal Council resolved to work the institution on the salary grant system from 1st April 1894.

A new block of building was erected in 1901. In 1913, a hostel with a beautiful quadrangle and furnished accommodation for 100 students was opened and in the next year further addition to the college buildings was completed. The college was taken over by the Government of Madras on Ist April 1919 and raised to the First Grade from Ist July 1925 with provision for teaching History and Philosophy. In1939, the college was affiliated for teaching B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. In July 1950 B.Sc. Courses in Botany and Zoology was introduced. A new Science block was completed in February, 1951.

With the introduction of the three-year Degree course the intermediate course was abolished and the Pre-University course was started in 1956. As a result of the formation of Linguistic Provinces, the college was affiliated to the University of Kerala in 1957. Post-graduate course in English Literature and Statistics and pre-professional course in Engineering and Non-Engineering were started in the same year. Postgraduate course in Zoology was started in 1958 and Physics in1960. Pre-Professional courses abolished in1966 and in 1967 students were admitted to the first batch of Pre-Degree class with commerce subjects. The M.A. course in Economics and M.Sc. in Botany were started 1970, M. Sc Chemistry and B.A Tamil in1978 and M.A History in 1979. Vocationalisation of Degree Courses was introduced under UGC assistance in B.Sc. Zoology and B.Com. in 1996.

  • The college organizes many workshops, events for the students which make them confident
  • The college gives human values with the best quality of higher education
  • Peaceful atmosphere to study.

Government Victoria College, Palakkad, Pincode-678001, Kerala, India.

The College has various national and international collaborations.

  • E. M. S. Namboodiripad, communist politician and first Chief Minister of Kerala
  • V. R. Krishna Iyer, former Supreme Court judge, former minister
  • M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Jnanpith Award-winning writer and filmmaker
  • O. V. Vijayan, author and cartoonist
  • T. N. Seshan, former Chief Election Commissioner
  • E. Sreedharan, civil engineer
  • Unni Menon, playback singer
  • K. N. Panikkar, historian

A person, who have passed Higher Secondary/Intermediate (10+2) any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto, shall be eligible for the course.


  • Boys Hostel
    The college has a boy’s hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students.
  • Girls Hostel
    The college has a girl's hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students.
  • Gym
    The college has a Gym facility for all the students.
  • Library
    Government Victoria College General Library is one of the oldest College Libraries in Kerala, which started functioning along with the inception of the institution. It is equipped with more than a hundred thousand reading materials in various formats housed mainly in General Library and in different departmental libraries. All these resources sufficiently supplement the academic, intellectual, recreational and spiritual requirements of the members of this prestigious institution. Resources of the library are open to all the students, teachers, nonteaching members and research scholars in the institution. A user-friendly interface for searching documents (OPAC) is also available in the library. Library transactions are fully automated with internationally acclaimed free library software called KOHA. The General Library is functioning in an independent building, with a seating capacity of 140 people in the reading room. It subscribes to various newspapers and periodicals in English, Malayalam and Tamil languages, and a number of peer-reviewed reference journals. Borrowers are highly discouraged to make any marks/writings in books, fold pages, damage the binding, underlining of passages, writing remarks, tearing pages/pictures, etc.
  • Sports
    The college has sports facilities for all students.
  • Cafeteria
    The college has a cafeteria facility for all the students and staff.
  • Auditorium
    The college has an auditorium facility for events and seminars.
  • Medical/Hospital
    The college has a health center with a first aid facility for the students.
  • WiFi
    The college campus is WI-FI enabled for all the students and staff.
  • IT Infrastructure
    The college has an Excellent IT infrastructure facility The computer laboratory has 26 computers connected with the LAN facility. Each computer has 80 GB hard disc, 256 RAM, Windows XP, Microsoft Word, and other office applications.
  • Laboratories
    The college has a departmental based laboratory facility for the students.
Boys Hostel
Girls Hostel
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