NSS College, Nemmara was founded in the year 1966 by Padmabhushan Mannath Padmanabhan, the founder of NSS. The college, affiliated to the University of Calicut started as a Junior college in 1967 with four batches of Pre Degree and 80 students. It was upgraded to a Senior College in the year 1971-72 and offered under graduate courses of Commerce, History, Chemistry and Mathematics. College celebrated its tenth anniversary in the year 1976-77. With the introduction of shift system in 1979-80 the number of pre degree batches rose from four to six. B Sc Physics commenced in the same year. As the college strode along more under graduate and post graduate courses were added; BA Economics in 1980-81, M Sc mathematics and B.Sc Botany in 1981-82, B.Sc Zoology in 1982-83, M Com in 1984-85, BA English in 1994-95,BBA in 1997-98, BSc Instrumentation in 1998-99, M Sc Chemistry in 2013-14 and BA Malayalam in 2014-15. Now the college offers a total of 12 under graduate courses and three post graduate courses.
In 2017 this esteemed institution was Re-accredited with ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
NSS College Nemmara, located in the economically backward zone of Nemmara caters to the educational demands of a vast area which includes even the tribal villages of Nelliyampathy. The college which has more than a thousand students under its wings has long been the answer to the higher education dreams of the region. Though struggling under a lack of infrastructural facilities it has shed unwavering light into the lives and careers of many.
NSS College Nemmara celebrates its golden jubilee in this academic year. Its vision of empowerment through uncompromising quality education and mission of creating a class of intellectually capable citizens who are socially and environmentally conscious become more and more coherent and valid with each year.