Sree Narayana College, Kollam is one of the earliest and the greatest centres of higher education in Kerala. Affiliated to the University of Kerala, the College is managed by the Sree Narayana Trusts, Kollam, one of the leading educational agencies in the state. Bearing in letter and spirit the name of Sree Narayana Guru (1854-1928), the great saint-philosopher, social reformer and mystic poet, the college was started in 1948 by S.N.D.P Yogam and its able and inspiring leader R. Sankar (1909-1972). In 1952 the Sree Narayana Trusts was formed to manage and mastermind the activities of the Yogam. Since its inception in 1948, Sree Narayana College, Kollam has not only spearheaded the uplift of the socially and educationally backward sections of our society but has also created a glorious history of outstanding academic activities, thus making itself the leader of the institutions of higher education in the state.