Ambika Arts College was established in the year 1982 by the initiative of few educated youths from Palakkunnu. Later this institution was undertaken by Palakkunnu Sri Bagavathi Kshethra Vidyabyasa Samithi.
Ambika Arts College grown in to one of the important centers of higher education in kasragod district. Social commitment and quantitative education with minimum cost are the guiding principles of this educational institution.
Ambika Arts college plays a vital role through the accommodation of those who could not get entry in the conventional system; in higher secondary and university education;. It also provide opportunity to those who discontinued their formal education. In this program of study, college offers both Higher Secondary and Degree courses.