Ques. Are there good hostel facilities available for students in Sree Kerala Varma College?
Ans. Yes, Hostel is available for students who live far off from the college campus and cannot travel everyday. With lesser rent for students, the college provides dormitory and other room facilities. There is a separate facility for stay of boys and girls. Since ragging is strictly prohibited here, the students can enjoy hostel stay without any interference of senior students. Women’s hostel is situated within the college campus while men’s hostel is situated at distance. The accommodation facilities available for each of them is 220 for Women’s hostel and 120 for men’s.
Ques. Is there a popular alumni base of this college?
Ans. Established since 1947, Sree Kerala Varma College has a strong alumni base with a good number of towering figures in Kerala Politics and Kerala Legislative Assembly like:
- Professor Meenakshi Thampam(MLA)
- V.C. Kabeer( Former MLA)
- V. S. Sunil Kumar(Minister)
Filmmakers and actors like:
- Youssafali Kecheri
- Neelan Premji
- Urmila Unni
Ques. How far is the college located from Thrissur?
Ans. It is just 3 kilometres far from Thrissur. Out station students can reach here via rail or road in a taxi ride which will cost around INR 150 from the station. The students who wish to reside in the campus itself have an option to avail hostel facilities too.
Ques. Is the faculty of the college well qualified ?
Ans. Yes, Professors can at times be the most influential people for students and thus it becomes indispensable for a college to have teachers who have an enthusiastic nature and can provide their students with the best possible knowledge. Similar to this is the way the teaching staff at Sree Kerala Varma College works. With a power packed bunch of 94 teachers who are holding either a Ph.D or a Masters in Philosophy degree they provide experienced figures who can rightly inculcate their values, knowledge and life experiences in their students over time. A good example is Professor Dr. Arjun. K.J who has recently (2019) received ‘full bright fellowship’ award by USIEF( United States India Education Foundation).
- Around 40 teachers from various departments are Ph.D holders while 25 hold M.Phil degree
- Seven members have post doctoral research experience. A lot of them are members of various boards and universities. Some of their published works are as under -
- Dr. Anil Kumar: Abstract of the international seminar on Textual Tradition of Ayurveda’, Department of Vyakarana, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 2007.
- Dr. Arun. K. J- Published 20 papers in International peer reviewed journals.
Ques. Are there any facilities available for the specially abled?
Ans. Yes, SKVM is the first educational institution in Kerala to open a HEPSN (Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs) Unit. Students with special needs, especially the blind students from all parts of the state prefer Sree Kerala Varma College as a choice because of the favourable conditions for specially abled students here.The support provided for the physically challenged students and the activities to promote their skills and abilities are undertaken by the HEPSN unit. The college library maintains a Braille section and many aids are provided for the students with special needs to overcome their difficulties. Scribes for the blind students are maintained by the HEPSN unit in the college as well as voice recorders are provided to students.
Ques. Is the college NAAC accredited?
Ans. The college has received a Grade A-NAAC certificate for consistent quality education provided over 70 years. It is affiliated to Calicut University.
Ques. Is there any placement cell available?
Ans. With students alluding the college authorities for good placements opportunities and global companies like Google, Tata Consultancy, SBI, KPMG, HP, et cetera. coming together to hire from their college, it will be suffice to say that placements in Sree Kerala Varma College are extra ordinary. Most of the students here get placed with renowned recruiters in the job fairs and campus interviews conducted.
Ques. What are the other facilities maintained by SKVC?
Ans. Sree Kerala Varma College provides various facilities like Library, Hostel, The library has over 70,000 books, and 125 magazines and journals subscribed online as well as offline periodicals and magazines, newspapers, and access to INFLIBNET and NLIST. The library in this college is fully computerized and internet connectivity is also easily available for accessing e-library.
The college has 3 Seminar halls and auditoriums:
- V V Raghavan Auditorium (VVR) - Seating capacity 500.
- Prof P Sankaran Nambiar Hall (PSN)- Seating capacity 100.
- K P Narayana Pisharody Hall (KPN)- Seating capacity 500
The college also has a gymnasium with equipment for fitness, training and exercising.
Other facilities like Hostel and Computer labs are also available.
Ques. Why should one join SKVC?
Ans. Sree Kerala Varma College is one of the most renowned arts and science colleges under the University of Calicut. Further looking at the varied options that the institute provides in respect with the abundance of programmes and the facilities like Hostel, Gymnasium, Library and Canteen, thus making it a top notch institute in the field of art and science. Thus, we can conclude that Sree Kerala Varma College situated in the cultural capital of the state of Kerala is a wonderful opportunity for a student aspiring Under Graduate as well as Post Graduate programmes.