The college was started as a Junior College affiliated to the University of Kerala in 1968 managed by the Travancore Devaswom Board. Foundation stone for the college building was laid down by Late Sri.M.K.Madhavan Nair I.A.S., and the building was inaugurated by Sri.Prakkulam Bhasi. Four years later, the college was upgraded as a first degree college in 1978-79 attaining affiliation for B.Sc.Mathematics and B.A.Economics. Later, degree courses on B.Sc.Physics (1979), B.Sc.Zoology (1980), B.Sc.Chemistry (1981) and B.Com.(1983) were started. In 1983, when the Kerala University was bifurcated, Pampa College opted for affiliation to Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The college became a Centre of Post Graduate studies with the affiliation of M.Sc.Mathematics course in 1984-85 and in 1995-96, M.Sc. Physics course was started. In 1997-98 a vocational B.Sc. course was started with Botany main and B.A.English vocational was started in 1998-99, followed by M.Sc. Chemistry in 2000-01.
With the addition of new courses, the college was expanded from time to time to provide enough infrastructure. The New Building Block was inaugurated in 1985 by Sri.N.Bhaskaran Nair, the then President, Travancore Devaswom Board. A new Arts Block and the College Ladies Hostel was started in 1988. In 1991, a full-fledged auditorium named C.P.R.Nair Auditorium in the name of former principal C.P.Ramachandran Nair was inaugurated. Year 1993 was an important landmark in the history of the college on completion of its 25th year of inception, and befitting programmes were conducted to celebrate the Silver Jubilee year. Very Next year, the college was affiliated to 12(f) of University Grants Commission, paving way for high standards in education and infrastructure.
1.Central Library: One among the most advanced of its kind in Kerala in terms of automation and scientific classification of books, the 3000 sq.ft. odd library of Pampa College has more than 20, 000 books, 20 odd journals, seven newspapers and 20 odd periodicals with back volumes. It is the first of its kind library in Kerala and M.G.Universities to use Dewy Decimal Classification Scheme
2.Computer Centre:Most of the departments in this college have Computers, which are in the process of being networked and further automated to assist in study programmes. The centralized network used for administration purpose enables easy and quick office administration of college affairs. Departments of Physics, Commerce and Mathematics have separate computer centres to assist the students in their study programmes. Now the college has set up an advanced computer centre with sufficient PCs and paraphernalia with an aim to achieve cent percent computer literacy for all students and staff of the college.
Open air Gymnasium: With a view to foster the talents and to carve healthy and confident individuals, the college has set a full fledged Gymnatium, with all necessary equipments under the well functioning Physical Education Department. Separate timings have been scheduled for the workouts of boys and girls.
4.P.G.Seminar Hall: Post Graduate students require serious environment and quality study tools to concentrate on their tight schedule of study programmes. With this view, the college has set an advanced P.G.Seminar hall that can accommodate about 60 students at a time, with executive chairs, H.P. Slide projector, hi-tech audio & video aids etc.
5.Canteen: The college has a full fledged canteen that offers high quality Kerala food at subsidized rates. Snacks and refreshments are also available.
A women's hostel is functioning near the college at Mannar. The Travancore Devaswom Board has constructed the hostel building and the girls students of the college who need accommodation are admitted on priority basis. The hostel is situated very near to the Mannar Thrikkuratti Temple. The hostel provides secure accomodation for 60 inmates.