Sree Kerala Varma College has had a towering presence amongst all the colleges in Thrissur district as well as in the state of Kerala, ever since its inception in 1947. These 76 years have seen many students pass through the gates of Sree Kerala Varma. Many of these students are now well-known and well-respected in their respective fields. Many towering figures in Kerala Politics and the Kerala Legislative Assembly, world-renowned scientists and academicians, poets, journalists, Theater and cinema personalities, industrialists and sports personalities have all been students of this college.

Sree Keralavarma College | Thrissur

Our Founder

Sri Kerala Varma XV (also known as Aikya Keralam Thampuran)

The idea of starting a new college at Thrissur originated from a committee of prominent citizens of Thrissur, in response to strong public demand. India was on the cusp of Independence and naturally, anxieties were high regarding the state of education in a newly independent country. The existing colleges in the city were not adequate to meet the growing requirements of the time and the call for a new institution to welcome the growing numbers was at an all-time high.

The committee, armed with the moral support of the public and a few promises of financial backing approached the then Maharaja of Cochin, Sri Kerala Varma XV (also known as Aikya Keralam Thampuran)  to enlist his support for the venture. His Highness graciously allowed the free use of his Merry Lodge Palace and its grounds for the new college. A free grant of one lakh rupees from the Devaswom  Funds together with a loan of four lakhs towards capital expenses (which was later modified as a free grant), and a free grant of two hundred and fifty candies of timber were also sanctioned by His Highness.

The college was thus named SREE KERALA VARMA COLLEGE after the Maharaja, remembering his grand gesture. The college was opened to students on 11 August 1947 by the Maharaja himself. Kavithilakan Prof. P. Sankaran Nambiar was the first principal of the college.  Miss V.K. Malathy was the first student of the college who later, went on to become a faculty in the Department of English.

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Office Bearers

Ramesh Mannath | +971 55 512 5346


After graduating with a BSc in Botany in 2005, Ramesh Mannath relocated to the UAE in 2007. He excelled as an ICC scorer and actively participated in numerous international cricket tournaments. Presently, he serves as an Area Sales Manager at M/s Sanipax.

Adv Sanafer Arakkal  | +971 56 889 7000

General Secretary

Sanafer Arakkal, a graduate who completed his BA in Political Science from 1996 to 1999, pursued further studies, obtaining an LLB and an MBA in Marketing. Currently based in the UAE, he serves as a co-founder of Concept Advocate and Business Consultants.

Sudarshan Perumbully | +971 56 38 0399


Mr. Sudarshan Perumbilly, leveraging his international experience, adeptly interprets data, enhancing our decision-making processes. His unwavering commitment propels success, channelling his professional expertise to elevate our alumni community to greater heights.

Nithin Thilakan

Vice President

Nithi Thilakan is a graduate of B.Sc chemistry who has been part of the college since his pre-degree days. He has been part of the SKVC alumni association since its founding days. With a long tenure in the automobile industry, he is now an entrepreneur with his firm, Apta International FZC.

Bijoy N I

Joint Secretary

Bijoy N I, a Keralavarmite who attended college from '1986 to '1988, now serves as the Key Accounts Manager at a logistics company and ardently supports SKVC OSA UAE.

Satheesh Vasudevan

Joint Treasurer

Satheesh Vasudevan(SV) by profession working as Sales Manager of Citrol Lubricants L.L.C for the last 21 years in U.A.E has been a regular supporter of our organization since 2004. His company has financially supported the organization for various events.

VC Ma​noj

AKCAF Events Rep.

VC Manoj is a dedicated leader committed to fostering unity and making a positive impact on our alumni. As President & Secretary of OSA, and currently serving as Chief Cultural & Charity Coordinator at AKCAF Events, he exemplifies commitment and service. Recognized by the Dubai Government for his 25 years of social work, his dedication reflects his commitment to uplifting the less fortunate.  

Vinod Menon

AKCAF Association Rep.

We are privileged to have Mr. Vinod Menon among us, whose dedication significantly contributes to strengthening the reputation and unity within our alumni community. His exceptional ability to nurture relationships highlights his invaluable role in achieving our common objectives

M Radhakrishnan

AKCAF Association BOD

Machingal Radhakrishnan (1985-91) Batch. Recipient of "Keerthimudra" from SKVC, awarded during its Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Director Board Member of AKCAF Association, accredited by CDA. Former President & General Secretary AKCAF & OSA. Anchor, Public Speaker, Pooram TV Commentator, T20 World Cup Radio Commentator, Invited Moderator at SIBF & EAFL.