Inspired by Sree Narayana Guru’s call to “Seek freedom and enlightenment through education”, a few distinguished citizens of Nattika, felt the need to start a College in this backward area. They sought the guidance of Sree Narayana Trusts, Kollam. A meeting presided over by the Late Sri. R. Sankar, held at Ayyanthole, Thrissur, on 15th October 1965 took the decision to establish the College. Consequently, Nattika Sree Narayana College Local Committee was constituted which elected the Late Sri. T. R. Raghavan as President and the Late Adv. N. K. Kuttiraman as Secretary.
The committee proceeded with the endeavour to collect funds, acquire land and property and set up a building for the college.Messrs Elite Fabrics, Thrissur contributed the land worth more than Rs. 1 Lakh. The committee succeeded in collecting the requisite funds within a remarkably short period. The Foundation stone of the building was laid by the Late Sri. R. Sankar in the presence of a large, distinguished gathering on 10th April 1966. The building was completed within the time-limit and affiliation was secured from the University of Kerala. The college was formally inaugurated by the Late Sri. K. Ayyappan (Sahodaran) on 30th June 1967. The college was affiliated to the newly constituted University of Calicut in July 1969.
The college attained the status of a first grade college in Kerala in June 1970 with the commencement of Degree courses in Economics, Commerce, Botany and Zoology. B. Sc. Physics was started in 1978, M. Com in 1979 and B. Sc. Mathematics in 1981. The South-Block was constructed in 1982. B.Sc. Chemistry and M. Sc. Zoology was started in 1983 and, M.Sc. Mathematics in 1984. The construction of the North Block was completed in 1992 and the building was inaugurated by the Late Sri. M. K. Raghavan, the then Gen. Secretary of S. N. Trusts.
The Silver Jubilee of the college was celebrated during 1993-1994. B. A. Malayalam was started in the same year. The college acquired further progress when M. A. Economics was started in 1995, M. Sc. Physics in 1998, M. Sc. Botany in 1999 and M.Sc. Applied Chemistry in 2001.
In obeisance to our Patron Saint Sree Narayana Guru, a Gurumandapam was constructed in front of the college by the management & well-wishers to mark the Golden Jubilee year of the college during 2017-18. A spacious two storey library was also constructed during this year with the generous funding from prestigious alumni members to commemorate the golden jubilee of their alma mater.
The assessment and accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) rated the college at B+ Grade in 2005 and re-accredited it with B grade in 2014. Another significant achievement secured by the college is a position in the 150-200 rank band of National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2019. The college look forward to scale better heights in the years to come and is gearing up for the 3rd cycle of re-accreditation by NAAC.
The college expects co-operation from all stakeholdrs in maintaining the reputation of this institution as a centre of excellence.