Wayanad is known for its scenic beauty and unique climate, but when compared to other districts in kerala, wayanad is socially and educationally backward. In order to make up this deficiency , This institution was established in 2008 at mananthavady under the management of IHRD. The college was given the name P.K.Kalan memorial college of applied science as attribute to  P.K.Kalan,the former Kerala folklore academy chairman and tribal Gaddika artist of Wayanad. P.K Kalan was very active tribal leader who worked hard for the upliftment and well being of all the tribals in wayanad. He became a strong voice against the social evils and superstitions in the society.

 This college was affiliated to University of Kannur with regular courses of Bsc Computer Science, B.Com with computer Application, B.Com Co-operation and M.Com Finance. Beside short term diploma courses Like DCA are also conducted. Considering  the social structure of wayanad, the seats are reserved as 50%  for ST ,30% for SC and 20% for General categories. P.K.K.M CAS take special care in arts and sports talents of the students and provides enough facilities and practices to improve it. Each year nearly 100 student’s pass out of the college well prepared to enter into suitable jobs.

The best way to bring forward those who are discriminated and socially suppressed is to give them proper education and social orientation which may make them self sufficient P.K.K.M CAS is flying up to this glorious goals.

P.K.K.M CAS,Mananthavady managed by IHRD started functioning during the academic year 2008-09 at the mananthavady Govt college campus. College was inaugurated on 11.08.2008 by Sri M.A Baby (Minister of education,govt of Kerala) in the presence of Sri A.K Balan (Minister of Electricity and welfare of scheduled tribes), Sri A.P Abdullakutty MP, Sri KC Kunjhiraman MLA, Sri P.Krishnaprasad MLA and Sri MD Shreyamskumar MLA. The college is affiliated with Kannur university and started with UG courses BSc Computer science and B.Com with Computer application. Later in 2020-21 B.Com Co-operation and M.Com Finance courses were also included. The construction of the college building at Paingatteri in Edavaka Grama panchayath was inaugurated on 05/12/2016 by prof.C.Ravindranath(Minister of education,Govt of Kerala)in the presence of Sri O.R Kelu MLA and Dr.P sureshkumar, Director of IHRD.The newly constructed building was inaugurated by Dr.K T Jaleel(Minister of Higher Education , Govt of Kerala ) in the presence of Sri O.R Kelu MLA and Dr.P sureshkumar, Director of IHRD on 07/01/2021.