The college came into being in 1975 after years of strenuous attempt by the local society represented by its eminent persons. The opening of the college ushered in a new era of growth and awareness in the locality. The naming of the college after the veteran freedom fighter and leader of national standing, C.K Govindan Nair, itself was an eye opener to all.
After continuing as junior college, first in a lent-up part of the Perambra High School for 17 years from August 1975 to November 1987, B.Com was introduced as the first degree course in 1991-92.This was followed by the introduction of the BA Degree in History in 1993-94 . Then came a series of developments such as the introduction Bsc.Mathematics and then during 1999-2000 the introduction of BA Degree in Economics and MA Degree in History. In the meanwhile steps were taken to introduce computer facilities and a computer lab was installed in 1998. Later in 2011-12, B.Sc. Degree in Physics was started.
library: The Library is envisaged to serve the needs of our faculty, research scholars, students and other academia and is developed as an important repertoire of learning resources, functioning as the heart of the college.
Heritage Museum: It was a matter of prestige to the Department of History, CKGM Government Govt. College Perambra to start a in the college. The Heritage Museum began funcHeritage Museumtioning during the academic year 2005-06 by the initiative of the faculties and students of the Department of History.