Colleges and Institutes in Kerala

The state of Kerala has the literacy rate of about 91 percent, which is the highest literacy attained in comparison to any other Indian State. This was possible due to the utmost importance attached to Education. There are at present seven universities which have many affiliated colleges and educational institutions.

Under the Kerala University, Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi and Kannur Universities there are 186 Arts & Science Colleges, of which 38 are Government Colleges and 148 are in Private aided Sector. There are 140 Post Graduate Colleges in Kerala of which 20 are managed by Government and 120 are Private Colleges. Besides these, there is PG (post graduation) courses in Medical, Engineering and Agricultural colleges. There are also a large number of other private and government -owned educational organizations which offer various enlightening courses catering to the demands of varied careers.

Medical Colleges in Kerala
A career in the health sciences is compelling in Kerala with a large number of Government and Private Medical Colleges including Ayurveda, Homoeopathic and dental colleges. Especially Ayurveda medicinal treatments of Kerala have attracted world-wide attention because of its magical healing qualities. The colleges offering Medical studies in Kerala are -

  • Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Medical College, Alappuzha
  • Medical College, Kottayam
  • Medical College, Thrissur
  • Medical College, Kozhikode
  • Academy of Medical Sciences,
  • Medical College, Pariyaram, Kannur
(Ayurveda )
  • Govt.Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Govt.Ayurveda College, Trippunithura
  • VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottackal
  • Vaidya Retnam Ayurveda College, Ollur
  • Pankaja Kasthuri Ayurveda College, Kattakada, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Santhigiri Sidha College, Koliacode, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Govt.Homoeopathic Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Dr.Padiyar Memorial Homoeopathic M.C, Ernakulam
(Dental Colleges)
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  • Aptech Computer Education, Pathanamthitta
  • Associated Consultants Training 'N' Softwares, Pathanamthitta
  • Cad Point Digital Studio Planthottam Complex, Near Ksrtc, Pathanamthitta
  • Manipal Institute of Computer Education
  • Kerala Computer Application
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology Kottayam, Velloor
  • Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Computer Application
  • M.E.S. College Marampally
  • Aluva Kerala Computer Application
  • Kochi Kerala Computer Application
  • Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies
  • Marian College, Peermade
  • ER & DCI Institute of Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Union Christian College, Aluva Kerala
  • Kerala Engineering Colleges

    • Govt.Engineering College, Barton Hill, TVM Kerala
    • College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram
    • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Tech., Kottayam
    • Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur
    • Govt. Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram
    • Govt. Engineering College, Kozhikode
    • TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
    • MA College of Engineering, Kothamangalam.
    • Engineering College, Idukki
    • NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad
    • College of Engineering (LBS) Kasargod
    • Kerala College of Engineering & Technology, Ernakulam

    Kerala Polytechnics

    There are altogether 48 Polytechnics in the state including 7 Women's Polytechnics and 6 Polytechnics in Private Sector. Three year Diploma Course in 23 disciplines is offered in the various Polytechnics with an annual intake of about 9990 students. The courses offered are - Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Automobile, Computer, Chemical, Bio-Medicaland Tool and Die Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Electronics and Avionics, Textile, Polymer, Instrument, and Printing Technology, Wood and Paper Technology, Information Technology Architecture, Commercial Practice, Computer application ,Business Management and so on.

    Post Diploma Courses are offered in Industrial Electronics, Television Engineering and Computer Application at Central Polytechnic in Thiruvananthapuram, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Computer Design at Government Polytechnic in Kalamaserry, Foundry Technology at Maharajas Technological Institute in Thrissur, and Applied Electronics in Institute of Printing Technology and Computer Application in Women's Polytechnic in Thrissur.

    Law Colleges in Kerala

    The Kerala Law Academy Law College (Kerala University),Thiruvananthapuram- This College is the first and the only law college in the private sector in the State. It was started in 1967 as an evening college to impart instruction for LLB course, and over the years, the college has grown to become one of the premier law colleges in the state. Other Law Colleges of Kerala are-
    • Govt. Law College, (Kerala University) Thiruvananthapuram
    • Government Law College (Calicut University)
    • Govt. Law College, Ernakulam
    • Law College in Cochin University, Kochi
    • Law College in University of Calicut, Kozhikode
    Management Colleges in Kerala

    The different Management Colleges (private and non-private) in Kerala are-
    • Bhavan's Royal Institute of Management, Tiruvankulam
    • Cochin University, School of Management Studies,
    • DC School of Management and Technology, Idukki
    • Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
    • Institute of Management in Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram,
    • Mahata Gandhi University School of Management & Business Studies, Ernakulam
    • Mar Athanasiuus College of Advance Studies, Thiruvalla
    • Rajagiri Institute of Management, Ernakulam
    • School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi-St. Berchmans Institute of Management, kottayam
    • University of Calicut, , Kozhikode
    • Kerala University Trivandrum
    • St. Berchamans Institute of Management, Changanacherry
    Other Career/ Educational Institutes in Kerala

    Apart from the educational institutions and colleges, there are also a plethora of other career institutes where diplomas and degrees in different courses are offered. These are -
    • Kalabhavan Talented Resident School,Cochin - Art, Basic Education, Music, Language,Physical Education.
    • The IHRD (Institute of Human resource and development),Thiruvananthapuram - Applied science, Polytechnics
    • Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi - Forest Research Institute
    • Thripti Home Science Institute,Kottayam - Home Science
    • Kerala Kalamandalam, Thrissur District - Arts & Culture
    • Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad Bhavan,Trivandrum
    • Nettur Technical Training Foundation,Tellicherry - Tool & Die Making
    • CEDTI, (Centre for electronic design and technology for India),Calicut
    • Malayalam Language Instructional Material World Malayalee Council,Thiruvananthapuram - Malayalam Language Instructional Material
    • Oriental School of Hotel Management, Wayanad Dist.- Hotel Management
    • ZEPHYR Entrance coaching,Trivandrum - Entrance Coaching
    • Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan units at Trivandrum, Kottayam, Thrissur, Kochi, Kozhikode - Mass Communication
    • Centre for Development of Imaging Technology, Trivandrum
    • Institute of Journalism, Press Club, Kozhikode

    Last Updated on : 12/06/2013