It was a dream come true to the citizens of the locale when Sree Narayana College, Chathannur was founded in the name of the great philosopher, saint, seer and social reformer, Sree Narayana Guru. Bearing in letter and spirit the lofty ideals of the Guru, this institution of higher learning established on 31 August 1981 under the Sree Narayana Trusts, Kollam, has been imparting knowledge to the entire society, with the vision of “Liberation through Education”.It was the pioneering efforts of the founder manager late R.Sankar that realised the dream of establishing a group of institutions named after Sree Narayana Guru. This great temple of education endeavors to mould a humane , intellectually accomplished , morally awakened and socially committed fraternity of young men and women through education.

Sree Narayana College, Chathannur situates at Karamcode, near to the KSRTC Bus Station Chathannur in Kollam district in Kerala. The College is managed by the Sree Narayana Trusts, Kollam, one of the leading educational agencies in the state. It is affiliated to the University of Kerala, and has 12 B recognition from the UGC .

The first Principal of the college was the noted academician Prof. K. Udayakumar. Ever since its inception in 1981, Sree Narayana College, Chathannur has catered to the educational and intellectual needs of young men and women from the rural areas of south Kollam .

The college offers degree courses in Mathematics, Commerce, Chemistry & Industrial Chemistry and History. At the Post-Graduate level, the college offers M.Sc Mathematics and M.Com ( Finance stream). Various clubs and study centers function to encourage and nurture the aesthetic and literary talents of its members.

Conscious of its inceptual obligation, it takes education to the doorsteps of the poor and marginalized sections of the society and endeavours to mould a humane, intellectually progressive, morally awakened and socially committed group of young men and women.