Courses offered at Payyanur College, Kannur, Kerala

Courses offered at Payyanur College, Kannur, Kerala

Payyanur College was established in 1965 in Payyanur. It is accredited by NAAC with a B+ Grade in 2018 and affiliated with Kannur University. The College offers 14 Undergraduate courses, 4 Postgraduate courses and 3 Ph.D. Programmes.

Courses Offered by Payyanur College at the Undergraduate Level:

Eligible for candidates having passed 10+2 or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • B.A. Economics 
  • B.A. History
  • B.A. Political Science
  • B.A.  Malayalam
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Botany
  • B.Sc. Zoology
  • B.A. English
  • B.A. Hindi
  • B.A. Functional Hindi
  • B.Com.
  • B.B.A.

Courses Offered by Payyanur College at the Postgraduate Level:

Eligible for candidates having passed Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • M.A. English
  • M.Sc. Physics
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Mathematics

College Facilities :

The College Library has a collection of 52000 books, 89 academic journals, 50 periodicals, 10 newspapers and 200 CD ROMS along with e-resources such as e-books and e-journals. 400 books and 11 books related to career guidance and personality development are available for its users. It also has a reading room for the students and staff. In addition to this, each department consists of a Library.

A Computer lab functions in the College which includes 36 computers with broadband connectivity enabling an unlimited download facility. Practical training and examinations for computer-related courses are conducted in this lab.

A language lab is set up in the college to improve the English language skills of the students by enabling practical training. It mainly focuses on Listening and Speaking skills. The College also consists of an Audio-Visual Centre where seminars and workshops are conducted.

Payyanur College is equipped with hostels separately for boys and girls. Good food is served in the hostel along with pure water. Hospital, Markets and other services can be availed by the students staying in the hostel easily.

The Canteen provides quality food at an affordable price and also supplies appetizing snacks and refreshing beverages. The food is delicious and hygienic and provides Mid-Day Meal. A comfortable seating facility is also provided.

The Co-operative store fulfils certain needs of the students such as Textbooks, notebooks, records and all necessary stationery items at reasonable rates. Other facilities such as Xerox, Mobile recharge are made available.

College Facilities :

Payyanur College is equipped with a multi gymnasium to enhance the Physical and Mental Health of the students. The gym contains machines for exercise and work out, providing an ideal atmosphere for the students in sound development.

Museum and Galleries of Payyanur College consist of old artefacts, sculptures and objects. The Museum aims at collecting, preserving, interpreting and displaying objects of historical significance. Prehistoric stone tools, a replica of Harappan seals, Megalithic Monuments, Agricultural implements, etc. are some of the artefacts present in the Museum.

The College also consists of a herbal garden with over 300 species; Johncy Vanam, a conservation garden having over 50 endemic species; Medicinal Tree Conservation Garden that maintains over 100 species of medicinal trees; Solar Power Plant generating power of 21.5 KV; Rainwater Harvest Ponds which can carry 8.5-9 lakh litre; Alumni Park which serves as a centre for cultural interaction; and a 400-Metre Athletic Track and Football Field for the students to play sports.


Various Central and State scholarships are offered to meritorious students as well as to the students of socially and economically backward categories such as Post metric Scholarship, Central Sector Scholarship, Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship, State Merit Scholarship, District Merit Scholarship, Blind/Ph Scholarship, Snehapoorvam Scholarship, Muslim Nadar Girls Scholarship, Sanskrit Scholarship, Kerala Higher Education Scholarship 2021 and many more.

Programs such as National Service Scheme, National Cadet Corps, Additional Skill Acquisition Program, Walk With A Scholar and Scholar Support Program are conducted by the college for the welfare of the student community.

Placement Cell :

A Career Guidance Cell functions in Payyanur college with the aim of helping the students to gain information regarding various institution and courses for higher education. The Placement Cell also makes available various job opportunities through campus recruitments where companies such as Nokia, Samsung, etc., take part in recruiting the students.

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