Thunchan Memorial Government College was started in the year 1980. The decision to start a Government College was the long cherished dream of a group of socially committed visionaries of this area. It was materialized as the result of the fusion of their enthusiasm, hard work, diligence and zeal. Apart from the primary aim of imparting knowledge, this institution has been visualized to play a more significant role, namely the improvement of the otherwise educationally backward Malappuram District in general and the coastal belt of Tirur Taluk in particular. The College was inaugurated by the then Educational Minister of Kerala, Sri. Baby John. For the present generation, it might be a surprise to learn that this prestigious College had a very humble beginning. With no separate building of its own at that time, the classes were initially held in the few class rooms of the nearby Paravanna Government High School. One of the rooms of the nearby Master's Lodge served as the make-shift office room of the College. In 1981, t his College was aptly christened as Thunchan Memorial Government College, thus honoring the father of modern Malayalam Language, whose birthplace is Tirur. Thanks to the untiring enthusiasm and efforts of the College Sponsoring Committee, the College was shifted to its new premises by 1984. The Committee received generous helps from the public by way of donation. 22.5 acres of salubrious land at Vakkad was purchased and a College building was constructed on the land at the cost of Rupees five lakhs. 17th November 1984 is a memorable day in the annals of the College. On this day, the College started functioning in its own building. Thus the present College Campus came into existence The Sponsoring Committee is also credited with arranging the infrastructure and providing the necessary facilities so that the Pre-Degree Courses in Humanities (Third Group) and Commerce (Fourth Group) could be started immediately. With unbounded gratitude we remember all the members of the Sponsoring Committee whose yeoman services contributed to the birth and step by step growth of the College. These members did the spade work for developing the College into a good temple of learning. We are grateful to each of them.