Government College Mananthavady had been a long cherished dream of the marginalised people of the hill area of Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad District. The college started functioning with Pre-degree III and IV Groups with 80 students in each, in a temporary shed attached to Thonichal Church on 1st September 1981.The college was upgraded by starting B. Com. degree course in 1991-92. B. A. English was started in 1993-94, B. A. Dev. Economics in 1998-99 and B. Sc. Electronics in 1999-2000.Sri P. J. Joseph, the then Minister for Education of Kerala inagurates the new permanent college building on 27th February 1999, and the college was shifted to the permanent building. PG Programme in Commerce is started functioning in 2012-13.
This college is located in a hillock near Payode in Edavaka Panchayat, Mananthavady Taluk, Wayanad District, just 3˝ kms
1.Smart Class rooms:The institution has 13 spacious, well ventilated class rooms (Smart class rooms) with black boards, white boards, interactive boards, LCD projector, podiums and adequate seating facility for learners.
2.EDUSAT facility: EDUSAT is the first Indian satellite built exclusively for serving the educational sector.
3.High speed Wi-Fi internet facility: GCM has fully Wi-fi enabled campus for uninterrupted flow of information to integrate the education process & develop new mind sets.
4.Digitalized Central Libarary:Central Library occupies a place of pride in GCM and is an essential component of the institute's outstanding research and education mission.
5.Digital Language Lab for developing communication skills: The GCM has set up a fully air conditioned Digital Language Lab with 20 multimedia computers, which is designed for learning foreign languages and equipped with headset, printer and scanners.
6 Central Computer Lab:The computer centre is a fully air-conditioned facility.
7 Electronics and Physics lab with advanced instruments: The College has well-equipped Electronics and Physics Labs to cater to the needs of B.Sc. Electronics Sciences course that the College offers.
The Government College Mananthavady has a well furnished Women’s hostel and Boys Hostel in the campus built with financial aid from Government.
The hostels have adequate space for dining and recreation. An atmosphere of mutual consideration and friendly co-operation coupled with care and comfort makes the hostel an enjoyable place to live in and a quite place to do serious study and relax.