Sanatana Dharma College was established in 1946 under the initiative of Sri K. Parthasarathy Iyengar and Sri V. Sundara Raja Naidu. It was an extension of the Sanatana Dharma Vidyasala established in 1905 by Rao Bahadur K. A. Krishna Iyengar and Dr S. Venkitarama Naidu under the auspices of the Alappuzha chapter of the Theosophical Society. The college premises were shifted to its present location in 1950. Sanatana Dharma Vidyasala, which manages the college, is a non-profit making institution that has made substantial contributions to the social, educational and cultural milieu of the otherwise backward district of Alappuzha situated in the south of Kerala. The Vidyasala provides educational facilities from kindergarten to doctoral research through institutions such as S.D.V. English Medium Higher Secondary School, affiliated to the C.B.S.E., S.D.V. High School For Boys, S.D.V. High School For Girls, S.D.V. Boy's Higher Secondary School, and S.D. College. The college celebrated its diamond jubilee and other important milestones in a befitting manner. 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 affiliated to the University of Kerala and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as research facilities through approved research centres in different disciples.
Sanatana Dharma Vidyasala, a non-profit making institution registered under the Companies act, has contributed much to the social, cultural and educational activities of Alappuzha. The Vidyasala, which celebrated its centenary in the year 2004-2005, owns and manages the following educational institutions
• SDV High School For Girls.
• SDV High School For Boys.
• Sanatana Dharma College.
• SDV English Medium Higher Secondary School (Affiliated to CBSE)
• SDV Boy's Higher Secondary School.
S.D.V Management Committee
Sanatana Dharma Vidyasala / Manager S.D College
Nirmal, Ammenkovil Road, Mullackal, Alappuzha
Ph: +fill(O), 91 477 2262025(R)
Secretary Sanatana Dharma Vidyasala
Rose Garden, North of Iron Bridge, Alappuzha
Ph: +fill(O), +91 477 2251474 (R)
Sri. S. Mahadevan
Kailas, Pazhaveedu, Alappuzha
Ph: +91 477 2242206 (O), 2262446 (R)
Ph: +91 477 2707519
25, West Street, kilpauk Gardens Colony, Madras
Ph: +91 044 26443921
Madhavi Mandiram, Vellakinar, Alappuzha
Ph: +91 9847159749 | 0477 2251039
Kizhakke Madom, Boat Jetty Road, Alappuzha
Ph: +91 477 2267589
Mob: +91 98950 53199
Ph: +91 477 2268078
K. Subrahmanian Nair
Alappattuveli, Kalarcode, Alappuzha
Ph: +91 477 2268119
The administration of the college is undertaken by an office under the stewardship of the principal who is also helped by the vice-principal. There are separate sections dealing with different aspects of administration including the academic and non-academic requirements of the students, scholarships, examinations etc. Students can approach the office on all working days from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM and from 1.30 AM to 4.30 PM. For general information the public can contact the Information Desk near the main gate.
R Geethakrishna Pai
Sreeramam, Kalacode., Alappuzha 3
Phone: +91 477 2266357| Mob: +91 9249112910
Sri. V. Viswanatha Subrahmanian
Viswesh, Thekkenada, Ambalappuzha
Phone: +91 477 2270267
Warden - Hostel for Women
Dr. Jubily Navaprabha
Phone: +91 477 2266331 (O), +91 477 2266853
Nodal officer 0f AISHE
The college is the oldest affiliated aided college under the University of Kerala. The university designs all its courses, conducts the examinations and awards graduate & post graduate degrees in Arts, Sciences & Commerce. The college is also recognized by the University Grants Commission. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accreditted the college at four star level.The NAAC peer team visited the college on 17, 18 and 19,March 2011 for re-accreditation and re-accredited with CGPA of 3.14 at A grade
The college is situated at Kalarcode 4 Kms south of Alappuzha town. It is on the National Highway-47. It is approximately 5 Kms from the KSRTC bus station and around 6 Kms from the Railway Station. The Alappuzha - Changanassery road joins NH-47 on the Northern side of the college.