Government Brennen College is a pioneer institution. It is affiliated to Kannur University and reaccredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade, University Grants Commission (UGC). The College offers Degree courses in 16 subjects and Post Graduate courses in 9 disciplines. The selection and admission of students to various courses is purely on merit basis. The college also ensures the statutory reservation of seats for students of socially backward communities, students from Lakshadweep, physically handicapped students and eligible athletes and players.

The college has all necessary facilities like library, laboratory, computer laboratory, classrooms, Sports Facility, Medical facility, Cafeteria, Auditorium facility and Hostel etc. The co-curricular, social service programme of NCC and NSS units, various teaching departments have undertaken Extension programme.