Mannaniya College of Arts and Science is an outstanding educational institution affiliated to the University of Kerala. Started in 1995 at Pangode, a remote and underdeveloped village, 50 kilometers east of Thiruvanathapuram, owes its existence to the far sighted vision of Jamiya Mannaniya Islamiya charitable society, a body of Muslim religious scholars. The campus spreads on about 16 acres of picturesque land. The greenery and scenery in and around the college provide a serene and tranquil atmosphere for teaching and learning.
The college started functioning from 03.07.1995 and classes for the 1st batch of students commenced on 11.08.1995. In the beginning there were only three courses viz. B.A. Islamic History, B.Sc Chemistry, B.Com Co-operation later in the year 1998, B.Com Tourism & Travel Management course was added . In the academic year 2013-14 M.Com course also started. The first batch of graduates came out in 1998 and since then hundred of graduates have been coming out of the portals of Mannaniya.
The college now caters to the needs of the students of the hilly panchayaths of Thiruvanathapuram district, cutting across the barriers of class, caste, creed and religion. The college which enjoys 2F and 12B status of the U.G.C provides higher education to about 500 students in four under graduate courses and one P.G course. The college has also been granted the minority status by National Minority Commission. The college is now gearing up for the accreditation from NAAC.