On a working capital of Rs 500/- donated by the then Pavukkara Pulayar Karayogam had begun the fund collection needed for the establishment of the college. The whole hearted support and service provided by Parumala Church, Muslim Jamayat, Mannar and Thrikkuratti Temple had helped in the proper functioning of the college.
The masses of the neighborhood consisted of farmers, peasants and small scale traders. The college started functioning at a time when the children of these proletarian families could not even dream of going for higher education. The college is stepping into its 50th year of academic excellence, providing higher education to each and every children of the houses in this area.
The social and cultural growth of the vicinity alongside the progression of the institution is noteworthy. The genesis of the college has resulted in the holistic development of Parumala and has witnessed an unprecedented development in Mannar too. The college has a campus caressed by the holy waters of River Pampa which makes the name of the college, ‘The Pampa College’ consequential. Pampa College is a public educational institution which still remains the only resort for higher education for the members of the ordinary families of majority of the village people.
Pampa college progressesed step by step, first as a junior college, then as a Degree College in the year 1978 and finally a Post Graduate College in 1984. Today the college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University. The college which has been accredited in 2003 by NAAC is going for its reaccreditation as per the new system. The college runs eight degree courses and four PG courses. Every year the students come out of the college with flying colors and they have been able to secure top positions in the university examinations many a times.