Sir Syed college, a centre of higher education named after Sir Syed Ahmed Khan to perpetuate the memory of the pioneer of Muslim Educational Movement in India, is committed to the cause of transforming the social fabric of North Malabar through the expansion of the secular educational structure.Sir Syed college was established by the Cannanore District Muslim Education Association (Regd.) in 1967 mainly to impart moral and liberal education to the educationally backward Muslims of north malabar region.The college start functioning as a junior college under the University of Kerala in 1967. Subsequently it came under the university of Calicut in 1968 and under the Kannur university in 1996.
Canteen: Meals and refreshments at confessionals rate are available in the canteen for both staff and students.
IT Centre:A well-equipped computer centre is functioning in the College to provide computer training for the staff and students. Students can avail this opportunity along with their regular college studies.
Library: The well equipped Central Library has a collection of 40640 books and 110 Journals and Periodicals of national and international level.
There are two hostels maintained by the College. (i) the Malikdeenar Hostel for Men and (ii) the Ladies Hostel.