S.N.M. College Maliankara symbolizes the steady advancement of an underdeveloped village, with its vast population belonging to the backward classes, towards social and cultural regeneration. Its mission has been, as enunciated by the great social revolutionary of Kerala, Sree Narayana Guru," Emancipation through education". The institution upholds the message of the great Guru and strives to be a source of enlightenment to the people at large ,and the poor and socially backward, in particular. From its inception in 1964, the college has been rendering commendable service as a center of learning and culture.
TThe academic community of the college is totally committed to help evolve a new generation of young
people into kind and responsible citizens. The institution's thrust is to impart holistic education to young
men and women from all strata of society and develop in them employability and the other skills
necessary for being successful in life. The area, where the college is situated, is no more an isolated,
underdeveloped part ,it is on the wings of development and progress.
The college is a legacy of the Vadakkekara Hindu Matha Dharma Paripalana Sabha, a voluntary organization formed in 1882, by the spirited youth of the backward Ezhava community in the Vadakkekara region. The H.M.D.P. Sabha, Moothakunnam as it is popularly known, launched a vigorous campaign for social justice and liberation from social bondage. The message and benediction of Sree Narayana Guru Swamikal provided inspiration and the right direction to the activities. As a part of the movement, the Sabha took initiative in the establishment of educational institutions. The institutions, run by the Sabha, have played a leading role in fighting the evil of illiteracy and ignorance among the poor and downtrodden and raising the cultural standards of the masses. The S.N.M College Maliankara is another link in the tradition.
The College was inaugurated in 1964 by Sri.Sahodaran Ayyappan, an ardent disciple of Sree Narayana
Guru and also a leading public figure championing the cause of social liberty. It was in a cluster of
thatched sheds near the Moothakunnam temple that the classes were held in the beginning. The
foundation stone for the college building at Maliankara was also laid at the time by Sahodaran Ayyappan
himself. The College was shifted to the new campus at Maliankara in 1965.The present massive building
was constructed in subsequent years, providing facilities for the expansion of the College.
Degree Courses were started in 1972, Post Graduate Courses in 1983 and Research Centre in 2011. The college has a student strength of 2068 at the Under Graduate and Post Graduate levels comprising of 13 Degree Courses, 8 P G Courses and 2 Research Centers. The college has been re-accredited by NAAC with 'B++' grade with a CGPA of 2.81. Efforts are being made to secure more Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses and Research Centers to make the College a leading center of higher education in the state.