Sree Narayana Guru is a saint and philosopher who has redrawn the social map of Kerela and contributed much on the egalitarian spirit of Keralites. The Guru carried out the most peaceful social revolution the world has ever seen, tried to eradicate the caste system and also applied his philosophy in a practical way for the betterment of the people. Sree Nārāyana Guru is revered for his Vedic knowledge, poetic proficiency, openness to the views of others, non-violent philosophy and his resolve to set aright social wrongs. Nārāyana Guru was instrumental in setting the spiritual foundations for social reform in today's Kerala and was one of the most successful social reformers who tackled caste issues in India. He demonstrated a path to social emancipation without invoking the dualism of the oppressed and the oppressor. Guru stressed the need for the spiritual and social upliftment of the downtrodden by their own efforts through the establishment of temples and educational institutions. In the process he brushed aside the superstitions that clouded the fundamental Hindu cultural convention of Chaturvarna.
Progress through education is one of the main principle of Sree Narayana Guru. The Guru urged us to enlighten ourselves with knowledge and to establish educational institutions to enlighten others. Sree Narayana Guru Trust started this engineering college by the name Gurudeva Institute of Science and Technology(GISAT) to impart technical education to the younger generation. The Trust envisions that this college will offer world class technical education with unequalled infrastructure and exemplary faculty right here in Kerala.
Sree Narayana Guru Trust has been formed under the auspices of the SNDP Yogam Kottayam Union for promoting equality, fraternity and secularism among the people based on the Teachings of Sree Narayana Guru. The Trust also intends to undertake charitable social work for the upliftment and betterment of the marginalized sections of society. The Trust is managed by a Board of Trusties under the guidance and patronage of The Hon.Gen.Secretary of SNDP Yogam, Shri. Vellappally Natesan.
The Other Institutions under SNDP Union, Kottayam
1- SN Arts & Science College, Kumarakom(Aided College). www.snascollege.com
2- PGRMSN College, Channanikkad, Kottayam. www.pgrmsncollege.com
3- Sree Narayana Public School, Channanikkad, Kottayam.