- Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College
The Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College in
Keralawas founded by the Zamorin of Calicut, H.H.Sri. Manavikraman Maharaja Bahadur, K.C.S.J., F.M.U., who started an English school in June 1877, to impart English education to the young members of the Zamorin's family. Today, it has grown into a prestigious institution.
In 1878, it came to be known as "Kerala Vidyasala" and it was thrown open to
Hinduboys of all castes.
In 1879, the institution was affiliated to the
University of Madrasas a second grade college. In 1900, the institution was renamed "The Zamorin's College". In 1904, the Zamorin constituted a Board of Management for the administration of the college. The present site of the college at Pokkunnuwas purchased with the help of a grant from the GuruvayurDevaswam.
In recognition of this gift,the institution was renamed "The Guruvayurappan College". In 1955, the college moved to its present site, at
Pokkunnu. In 1958, the college was affiliated to the University of Travancore, which came to be known as the University of Kerala. Later in 1968, when the University of Calicutwas formed, the college was affiliated to it.
The college acquired its present name "The Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College" in 1981.
* [http://www.zgcollege.org The Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College]
* [http://www.hindu.com/2004/05/22/stories/2004052200960500.htm "NAAC accreditation for Zamorin's College", The Hindu, May 22, 2004]
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