Ranking: NAAC Reaccredited (A + Grade, CGPA 3.53, III Cycle, 2017)


Sanatana Dharma College is an Arts and Science college established in 1946 and affiliated to the University of Kerala. It is a premier higher education institution that has made a remarkable contribution to the cultural and intellectual climate of Alappuzha. The college is famed for its excellent and committed faculty and modernized infrastructure facilities. A variety of conventional as well as new generation courses in the under-graduate and post-graduate levels are on offer. Among the twelve teaching departments Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics and Mathematics are research departments that offer Ph.D. programmes. It also boasts of a long list of illustrious persons from all walks of life who are the alumni of the college. The college is recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12(B). The NAAC re-accredited the college in the 3rd cycle with A+ grade and CGPA of 3.53 during June 2017.
This is the official website of the college and contains information about academic and non-academic activities of the college.

Message from the Manager

Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha has been imparting valuable service in the higher education sector of Kerala. The management of the college has always focused on giving quality education to the weaker sections of the society. The college was started by its founding fathers with the mission spreading the message of the eternal truth to the society at large. We are proud that the college has added its mite to the building up of a modern nation in India and continue to participate in that patriotic endeavour. We solicit co-operation from all sections of society in continuing our mission.

Message from the Principal

Sanatana Dharma College is a prestigious institution with rich heritage and tradition established in the erstwhile Travancore one year before the independence of our country. The College was established in 1946 by two eminent stalwarts of Alappuzha-Late K. Parthasarathy Iyengar and V. Sundararaja Naidu and is the oldest Aided College affiliated to the University of Kerala with A+ Grade in the third cycle of NAAC re-accreditation. The College is with 13 teaching departments and a students strength of more than 2000. We have 13 Under Graduate Programmes, 9 Post Graduate Programmes and 6 Departments are Research Centres of the University of Kerala. So far 17 Ph.D. Degrees were produced from the College: 9 in Botany, 7 in Zoology and 1 in Economics. Two Ph.D. theses-one in Botany and another in Mathematics are already submitted in the University of Kerala. More than 30 research scholars are currently doing research in various research departments. Out of the 77 permanent faculty members, more than 50 are with Ph.D. Degrees including a faculty member with Ph.D. Degree from the prestigious IISC, Bengaluru. Some of the remaining faculty are currently doing Ph.D. or already submitted the thesis. College Alumni is enriched with very prominent personalities in all walks of life including former as well as present Ministers, MPs, MLAs, Vice Chancellors, IAS, IPS Officers, Chartered Accountants, Scientists, Professors, Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, Film Directors, Lyrics, Actors etal. I took charge as the Principal of this Institution on 11/06/2018 as per the selection based on the revised UGC norms. I wish all the success to the College.