According to the 2011 Census, the literacy level of Kerala was 94 percent. Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDPY), Nair Service Society and the Muslim Education Society (MES) have made significant contributions to the growth and development of education in the state. Not only school education but also university-level education is at par in Kerala. With high literacy rate, it is also home to many higher education institutions. The Central University of Kerala is one of the 15 new Central Universities established under The Central Universities Act, 2009 (Act No.25 of 2009) offering courses in science, fine arts and literature. There are many state and deemed universities in the state and it also houses some of the institutions of national importance.
Thiruvananthapuram can be called the educational centre of the state. The University of Kerala, the oldest university of the state, is located in Thiruvananthapuram. The region houses many other professional colleges that include medical colleges, engineering colleges and law colleges. There are also few Ayurveda and homeopathy colleges in the region. Trivandrum Medical College, which is a premier health centre in Kerala, has been upgraded to the status of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, which is one of its kinds, is also located here. The Kerala Technological University that imparts education in management, engineering and technology is also situated here.
The region has two main universities - Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University and the University of Calicut. There is a proposal by the state government to establish two more universities - Ayurveda University and English and Foreign Language University.
Kerala University of Health Sciences that offers courses in medical paramedical and health sciences is located in Thrissur. Another university in this area is the Kerala Agriculture University offering programmes in engineering and agriculture.
The universities in the state offer education programmes in different disciplines. Some of such disciplines are as follows:
Every university has its own set of guidelines for the admission process. Generally, the admission criteria are based on merit; however, some universities also conduct entrance examinations for admission to some courses. Students can fill in the application online as well as offline.
List of Universities in Kerala
|S.No.||University Name||City||Address||Email / Website|
|1||Central University of Kerala||Kasaragod||Tejaswini Hills,Periye (PO), Kasaragod (DT), Kerala - 671316||[email protected]
|2||Cochin University of Science and Technology||Ernakulam||Thrikkakara, South Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 682022||[email protected]
|3||Kannur University||Kannur||Thavakkara, Civil Station P.O., Kannur District , Kerala Pin : 670 002||[email protected]
|4||Kerala Agricultural University||Thrissur||KAU P.O. 680 656, Thrissur, Kerala, India.||www.kau.edu/|
|5||Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies||Kochi||Panangad P.O., Kochi, Kerala, India Pin 682 506||[email protected]
|6||Kerala University of Health Sciences||Thrissur||Medical college PO, Thrissur, Kerala, India Pin 680 596||[email protected]
|7||Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University||Wayanad||Pookode, Wayanad||[email protected]
|8||Mahatma Gandhi University||Kottayam||Priyadarsini Hills P.O, Kottayam Kerala, India Pin - 686 560||mgumgu.ac.in
|9||Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit||Kalady||P.B. No.14, Kalady, Kerala 683574||www.ssus.ac.in/|
|10||University of Calicut||Malappuram||Malappuram (District), PIN 673 635, Calicut University PO, Kerala, India,||[email protected]
|11||University of Kerala||Trivandrum||The Controller of Examinations, Senate Campus University of Kerala, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram||[email protected]
|12||National University of Advanced Legal Studies||Kochi||NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O., Kalamassery, Ernakulam, PIN - 683 503||[email protected] (Kindly mention the subject of your e-mail)
|13||Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University||Malappuram||Vakkad, Tirur, Malappuram Pin:676 502||[email protected]
|14||Kerala Technological University||Thiruvananthapuram||CET Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala -695016||[email protected]
|15||Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology||Thiruvananthapuram||Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram-695 547 Kerala,||[email protected]
|16||Kerala-Kalamandalam-Logo.jpgKerala Kalamandalam||Cheruthuruthy||Deemed University for Art and Culture, Cheruthuruthy - 679 531 via Thrissur, Kerala, India||[email protected]
|17||Indian Institute of Science Education and Research||Thiruvananthapuram||IISER -Thiruvananthapuram, Computer Science Building, College of Engineering Trivandrum Campus, Trivandrum - 695016, Kerala, India||[email protected]
|18||National Institute of Technology||Calicut||NIT Campus P. O., Calicut, Kerala, India, Pin - 673 601||www.nitc.ac.in/|
|19||Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology||Thiruvananthapuram||Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala, India.||[email protected]