Govt. Arts & Science College, the only Govt. College in Kozhikode City Corporation, was started in 1964. This institution is the result of the determined efforts of the people of Kozhikode, to have an institution for all sections of students, when there was an unprecedented rush for admission. It is the manifestation of the aspirations of the people of this area. The College was established as per Govt. Order No.309/Edn dated 29.07.1964. Regular work started on 10.08.1964. College was originally affiliated to Kerala University but subsequently brought under the newly formed University of Calicut in 1968. The College started functioning with just two halls and an office room as a temporary arrangement at the campus of Govt. Training College, Mananchira, Kozhikode. The first principal was Prof. Karimpuzha Ramakrishnan, an eminent professor as well as an efficient administrator. The College was shifted to the permanent building at Meenchanda in 1970. Today the College has a vast campus of 20.15 acres, which was once under the Zamorin’s the ruler of Kozhikode. The College has a harmonious natural setting with a rich diversity of plant life. When the College started functioning, there were only pre- degree courses. By Degree, the College has grown in size and shape. Today the College has 12 Degree Courses, 8 P G Courses and 5 Research Centres.