The present form of the crest is the result of much labor and a long drown out correspondence. The shield which serves as the background is one of the oldest and simplest in heraldry. The crest is done in prominent colors, red and gold which are the proper college colors. Crown in the gold chief at the top of the shield indicates that the college is a Government institution. The crown symbolizing colonial rule was replaced post- independence, by a lighted lamp that signifies knowledge. The chevron in the gold is an ancient heraldic decoration and stands here for the imposing front of the main college building with its gabled roof.