The vision of Devikulam MLA Shri S. Rajendran to establish an educational institution here for the betterment of the next generation and all sections of the people including the tribal community made the IHRD college in the area a reality.
Despite the financial difficulties, with much help from the government and authorities, especially from MLA Shri S. Rajendran, IHRD, MG University Syndicate and Kanthalloor panchayat body, the college started working with three courses : BSc Computer Science & BCom CA
The infrastructure of the college, including buildings, classrooms, college bus, electricity, furniture etc., was improved gradually over the years with the help of many. The involvement of Shri S. Rajendran was crucial at every step of the development of the college. The institute has been renamed as Anchunadu Applied Science as per the directions of the MLA and the committee.
In addition to the existing courses, a course called B.Com (Taxes) has also been sanctioned.
Most of the students studying here are from the Munnar Estate area. The students who study in the college are the ones who work for wages during the holidays and evenings, carrying the expenses of their education and the family. Although they come from limited circumstances, they all have a service attitude. To nurture this, the college has formed an NSS unit for upliftment and participates in Nature Camp, Special (Camp Backward Village Awareness Programs, Pulse Polio Distribution, Prevention of Infectious Diseases, Blood Donation to Patients etc.
In addition to the NSS unit, there are the Red Ribbon Club, the Nature Club, the Women's Cell and the Tug Awareness Club. Every year, Arts and Sports competitions and College Day are held under the auspices of the College Union.
Since 2010, 766 students have been admitted. 80% of these are in SC / ST / OEC categories
396 students have completed their studies in the last four years and currently 343 students are studying in the college