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PSMO College: A Vision of Empowering Society

Updated on March 25, 2016
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PSMO (Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College) was established in 1968, affiliated to the University of Calicut. PSMO College shares a glorious past of academic excellence. In March 2016, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India rated with ‘A’ grade. PSMO College situated at a distance of 13 Km from Calicut Airport, 8 Km from Parappanangadi Railway Station, and 1 Km from NH 17 from Kakkad.


During the beginning of the 2nd half of the 20th century, Tirurangadi was a place of educationally backward masses. But there were many social leaders who were actively participated in the freedom struggle of India. Some great leaders took their valuable efforts to empower these backward people. Even though the popularity of Tirurangadi spread among people, the major problem faced by the society was the backwardness in the education field. At this time, the management of Tirurandai Muslim Orphanage Committee decided to serve for the society. Their long visions lead to establish PSMO College at Tirurangadi in 1968. Anyway, the college was established as a junior aided college, affiliate to the University of Kerala. But after few days the college changed its affiliation to the University of Calicut due to the University re-organization in Kerala. Later college promoted to Post Graduate College in 1980.

PSMO College: Academic Matters

Now, PSMO College is operating in around 21 acres of land. The college offers 10 Under Graduate courses and 7 Post Graduate courses, under aided scheme. Commerce department, Chemistry department and History department are upgraded to research departments. The college allows around 1500 students to study in every year with all the under graduate and post graduate courses. The period for an under graduate course is 3 years and post graduate course is 2 years.

Under Graduate Departments

The college is providing the following under graduate courses by different departments.

I – B.A in English by Department of English

II- Teaching common courses by Department of Arabic

III- Teaching common courses by Department of Malayalam

IV- Teaching common courses by Department of Hindi

V- B.A in Economics by Department of Economics

VI- B. Sc in Mathematics by Department of Mathematics

VII- Teaching various courses by Department of Statistics

VIII- B. Sc in Physics by Department of Physics

IX- B. Sc in Chemistry by Department of Chemistry

X- B. Sc in Zoology by Department of Zoology

XI- B. Sc in Botany by Department of Botany

XII- B.A in History by Department of History

XIII- B. Com by Department of Commerce

XIV – BBA by Commerce Department.

Post Graduate Departments

Following are the post-graduate departments of the college and offering various courses as listed below.

I – M.A History by Department of History

II- M.A in English by Department of English (language and literature)

III- M. Sc in Mathematics by Department of Mathematics

IV- M. Sc in Physics by Department of Physics

V – M. Sc in Chemistry by Department of Chemistry

VI – M. Com by Department of Commerce

VII- M.Sc in Zoology by Department of zoology.

Research Departments

Following are the research approved departments of the college.

I -Department of History

II - Department of Commerce

III- Department of Chemistry

Totally, around 75 teaching staffs and more than 40 non- teaching staffs working in the College.

Student support services

The College authority is giving special care for the betterment of students. Many prizes and awards are offering by the College for the outstanding performance of the students. Following are the awards and prizes offered by the College authority

I – Pocker Sahib Memorial Prize

II- Seethi Sahib Memorial Prize

III- C.H. E brahim Haji Memorial Prize

IV – L. Abdul Majeed Memorial Prize

V - Professor. K. Ahamed Kutty Memorial Prize

VI- Professor N.V. Zulaikha Memorial Prize

VII- Musthafa Memorial Prize

VIII- Best sportsman cash award

IX – Professor V. Mohamed Kutty Memorial Prize

X – Professor Damodaran Memorial Prize

XI- Professor A.K. Mohammed Memorial cash prize


Numbers of scholarships are awarded in every year for the College students. Which includes scholarships like UGC sponsored Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship and other central and state scholarships. Applications for scholarships invited at the beginning of the course and apply through on-line. Moreover, apart from this, the college offers PSMO College PTA Scholarship, PSMO College Alumni Association UAE Chapter Scholarship…

College Library and Digital Library

PSMO College has a fully computerized library and providing more than 42000 Books and 150 printed journals, news papers, magazines, e-books etc. The College library is one of the largest libraries in the state, Kerala. The broadband internet connection enables the students and teachers to learn more with the help of videos and other advanced facilities.

Civil Service Coaching Institute

A Civil Service Coaching Center is working in college and conducts classes in holidays. The main objective of the Civil Service Coaching Center is to help students for preparing for UPSC Civil Service Examination and other competitive examinations. Civil Service Coaching Center conducts interaction classes with Civil Servants.

IGNOU Study Center

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is operating in the college from 1992 onwards. Only those persons can join in IGNOU after the age of 18. IGNOU provides different courses. IGNOU is very much suitable for part- time and distant learners.

UGC Aided Equal Opportunity Centre & SC/ ST Minority Coaching Centre

UGC Aided Equal Opportunity Centre and SC/ ST Minority Coaching Centre is working in the college, provides students, courses for preparing various competitive exams, National Eligibility Test examination etc.

UGC Aided Career Counseling Cell

UGC Aided Career Counseling Cell supports the students for preparing competitive exams, career opportunities, and guide for students…

NET / SET Coaching Centre

NET / SET Coaching Centre help the students to prepare for competitive exams like NET and SET conducted at state and national levels.

Computer Centre / UGC Network Resource Centre

UGC Network Resource Centre is functioning in the college with the broadband internet facilities to assist learning of both teachers and students.

Sports and Physical Education

Physical Education department is controlling the sports and games activities of college. Reservation seats are allotted for each class for those students, who are actively participating in sports and games. Physical Education department prepares various college teams for football, cricket, volleyball, tennis and other items in each year.

College Hostel

The College provides hostel facilities for non residential students. A well functioning girls’ hostel is running in the college. There is also a sports hostel for male students.

College Canteen

A canteen is working within the College aiming the refreshment of the students and staffs.

Co-operative Store

A Co-operative store is working in the college availing stationary items, books, and other study materials etc.

Extra Curricular Activities

The college provides various kinds of extracurricular activities for the overall development of the students. Following are the extracurricular activities aiming the student community.

I – National Cadet Corps (NCC)

II- National Service Scheme (NSS)

III- Campus Awareness Theatre

IV – Sargavedi (debates, speeches, seminars…..)

V – Ganithavedi (Mathematics)

VI- Astronomy Club

VII – Tourism Club

VIII- Entrepreneurship Development Club

IX - Red Ribbon Club (blood donation) ………..etc.


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The founders of PSMO College donated their life for the social services. Now the college has passed more than 42 successful years. But the present leaders of PSMO College are keeping the right path drawn by the founders of college. The importance of PSMO College is that, the institution serving for the society. At this same time many educational institutions are became profit hunters and commercialized the educational sector. So, the leaders of PSMO College are the role model for all. They are not receiving any penny amount of commission from staffs or students even at the time of students’ admission or staffs’ recruitment. It is a different institution. Many foreigners came and studying in the College. There arise a question why always PSMO College?

The answer is lies in its vision set by the founders of PSMO College.




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