The history of T.M Jacob Memorial Government College, Manimalakunnu is the ever-inspiring story of the daring initiatives of the Rural Education Society (RES- NO.ER-332/76), a charitable trust founded by the agrarian people in the Thirumaradi panchayat for satisfying their thirst for higher education. The year 1981 witnessed the starting of a GovernmentCollege at Manimalakunnu, a result of the commendable work of late Sri. K.C. Zacharia, Ex. MLA (President), Sri. M. J. Jacob Muttappallil (Secretary), and Sri. Thomas Mathai Pallippattu (treasurer), the then office bearers. Originally affiliated to the University of Kerala, this college now stands affiliated to the MGU, Kottayam.
Now the college offers two postgraduate and six undergraduate programmes. The college has the distinction of being one of the few state owned Arts and Science college in central Kerala using ICT techniques for augmenting teaching-learning processes.