Universities in Kerala

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.

Universities in Thiruvananthapuram

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.

Universities in Malappuram

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.

Universities in Thrissur

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.

Courses Offered

The universities in the state offer education programmes in different disciplines. Some of such disciplines are as follows:
  • Humanities
  • Science and Technology
  • Commerce
  • Management
  • Law
  • Animal Sciences
  • Medical
  • Health Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Sanskrit and Vedic Studies
  • Fisheries
  • Climate Sciences

Admission Process

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.


The fees for different colleges and courses differ from college to college or course to course.


List of Universities in Kerala

S.No.University NameCityAddress Email / Website
1Central University of Kerala Kasaragod Tejaswini Hills,Periye (PO), Kasaragod (DT), Kerala - 671316gopinath@cukerala.ac.in

2Cochin University of Science and Technology Ernakulam Thrikkakara, South Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 682022registrar@cusat.ac.in

3Kannur University Kannur Thavakkara, Civil Station P.O., Kannur District , Kerala Pin : 670 002registrarknruty@gmail.com

4Kerala Agricultural University Thrissur KAU P.O. 680 656, Thrissur, Kerala, India. www.kau.edu/
5Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies Kochi Panangad P.O., Kochi, Kerala, India Pin 682 506utypanangad@kufos.ac.in

6Kerala University of Health Sciences Thrissur Medical college PO, Thrissur, Kerala, India Pin 680 596helpdesk@kuhs.ac.in

7Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Wayanad Pookode, Wayanadregistrar@kvasu.ac.in

8Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam Priyadarsini Hills P.O, Kottayam Kerala, India Pin - 686 560mgumgu.ac.in

9Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Kalady P.B. No.14, Kalady, Kerala 683574www.ssus.ac.in/
10University of Calicut Malappuram Malappuram (District), PIN 673 635, Calicut University PO, Kerala, India,jce1@universityofcalicut.info

11University of Kerala Trivandrum The Controller of Examinations, Senate Campus University of Kerala, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuramku.controller@yahoo.in

12National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O., Kalamassery, Ernakulam, PIN - 683 503registrar@nuals.ac.in (Kindly mention the subject of your e-mail)

13Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University Malappuram Vakkad, Tirur, Malappuram Pin:676 502malayalasarvakalasala@

14Kerala Technological University Thiruvananthapuram CET Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala -695016university@ktu.edu.in

15Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram-695 547 Kerala,admin@iist.ac.in

16Kerala-Kalamandalam-Logo.jpgKerala Kalamandalam Cheruthuruthy Deemed University for Art and Culture, Cheruthuruthy - 679 531 via Thrissur, Kerala, Indiainfo@kalamandalam.org

17Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram IISER -Thiruvananthapuram, Computer Science Building, College of Engineering Trivandrum Campus, Trivandrum - 695016, Kerala, Indiaregistrar@iisertvm.ac.in

18National Institute of Technology Calicut NIT Campus P. O., Calicut, Kerala, India, Pin - 673 601www.nitc.ac.in/
19Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala, India. sct@sctimst.ac.in


Universities in India

Central Universities
HaryanaKeralaTamil Nadu
Jammu KashmirOrissa 
State wise Universities
Universities In Arunachal PradeshUniversities In Jammu And KashmirUniversities In Orissa
Universities In AssamUniversities In JharkhandUniversities In Punjab
Universities In BiharUniversities In KarnatakaUniversities In Rajasthan
Universities In ChhattisgarhUniversities In KeralaUniversities In Sikkim
Universities In GoaUniversities In Madhya PradeshUniversities In Tamil Nadu
Universities In GujaratUniversities In MaharashtraUniversities In Tripura
Universities In HaryanaUniversities In ManipurUniversities In Uttar Pradesh
Universities In Himachal PradeshUniversities In MeghalayaUniversities In Uttarakhand
Universities In Andhra PradeshUniversities In NagalandUniversities In West Bengal
Union Territories wise Universities
Universities In ChandigarhUniversities In DelhiUniversities In Pondicherry
IIT Universities
IIT bhuIIT indoreIIT mumbai
IIT bhubaneswarIIT kanpurIIT patna
IIT delhiIIT kharagpurIIT rajasthan
IIT gandhinagarIIT madrasIIT roorkee
IIT guwahatiIIT mandiIIT ropar
IIT hyderabad  
NIT Universities
NIT durgapurNIT kurukshetraNIT tiruchirappalli
NIT hamirpurNIT rourkelaNIT warangal
NIT jamshedpurNIT silcharNIT calicut
NIT karnatakaNIT srinagar

Last Updated on : March 10, 2016

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