List of institutions of higher education in Kerala

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Being the highest literate state in India, Kerala is home to some of the most reputed institutes for higher education in India.


The higher education system in India includes both private and public universities. Universities in India are recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.[1]
The types of universities include:


Central Universities[edit]

No. University


Discipline Founded
1 Central University of Kerala Kasaragod Science, Fine arts, Literature 2009
2 National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi Law 2005

State Universities[edit]

No. University


Discipline Founded
1 University of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Multidisciplinary 1937
2 University of Calicut Malappuram Multidisciplinary 1968
3 Cochin University of Science and Technology Kochi Multidisciplinary 1971
4 Kerala Agricultural University Thrissur Agriculture, Engineering 1972
5 Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam Multidisciplinary 1983
6 Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Kochi Sanskrit and Vedic studies 1994
7 Kannur University Kannur Multidisciplinary 1997
8 Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Wayanad Animal sciences 2010
9 Kerala University of Health Sciences Thrissur Medical, Paramedical, Health sciences 2010
10 Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies Kochi Fisheries, Climate science 2010
11 Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University Tirur Malayalam language and literature 2012
12 A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University Thiruvananthapuram Engineering, Technology, Management 2014
13 Sree Narayana Guru Open University Kollam Multidisciplinary Open University 2020
14 Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Engineering, Technology, Humanities 2020

Deemed Universities[edit]

No. University


Discipline Founded Deemed
1 Kerala Kalamandalam Thrissur Performing arts 1930 2006
2 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Science and Technology 2007 2008
3 National Institute of Technology Calicut Kozhikode Engineering and Management 1961 2002
4 Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Kozhikode Management 1996 1996
5 Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Ernakulam Arts and Humanities 2017 2017

Private Universities[edit]

No. University


Discipline Founded Deemed
1 Darul Huda Islamic University Chemmad Arabic language, Islamic Research and Education 1986 2009


Law colleges[edit]

Business schools / MBA colleges / management departments[edit]

Hotel management colleges[edit]

  • Naipunnya School Of Hotel Management, Cherthala
  • Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Kovalam
  • Munnar Catering College

Private colleges[edit]

Polytechnic colleges[edit]

Architecture colleges[edit]

Design institutes[edit]


List of engineering colleges in Kerala

Skill Training Center (Kaushal Kendra)[edit]

  • List of Skill Training Center in Kerala
  • OGTM Skills Academy is an Authorized Knowledge Centre & Training Partner A Govt. Skill Development Center, Training Partner IIIIER ( MSDE, Govt. of India )Kaushal Kendra For Professional, Entrepreneur & Research. IIIIER Kerala Centre, Govt of India.



indian maritime university kochi

Pharmacy colleges[edit]

Medical laboratory technology colleges[edit]

  • Alphonsa Para Medical School
  • Babes Paramedical Laboratory, Changanassery
  • Mary Queens Medical Technological Laboratory, Thiruvalla
  • Queen Mary's Medical Technological Laboratory, Karukachal
  • S.G Laboratory, Mallappally
  • St Julian Medical Technological Laboratory, Karukachal

Govt pharmacy colleges[edit]

  • College of Pharmaceutical Science, Kozhikode, Kozhikode Medical College
  • College of Pharmaceutical Science, Thiruvananthapuram, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur

Private self financing pharmacy colleges[edit]

  • A.M. College of Pharmacy, Vavvakkavu Post, Karunagappally, Kollam-690 528
  • Alshifa College of Pharmacy, Perinthalmanna
  • Amrita School of Pharmacy, AIMS Health Sciences Campus, Kochi
  • Crescent B.Pharm College, Madayipara, Kannur
  • The Dale View College of Pharmacy & Research Centre, Punalal PO, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Devaki Amma Memorial College of Pharmacy, PO Pulliparamba, Chelembra, Malappuram
  • Ezhuthachan National Academy Pharmacy, College & Research Institute, Maryamuttom, Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Fathima College of Pharmacy, Kollam
  • Grace College of Pharmacy, Palakkad
  • JDT Islam College of Pharmacy, Marikunnu PO, Kozhikode
  • Karuna College of Pharmacy, Iringuttoor, Palakkad Dist
  • Malik Dinar College of Pharmacy, Seethagole, Kasaragode
  • Mar Dioscorus College of Pharmacy, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Naserath College of Pharmacy, Othera, Thiruvalla
  • Nehru College of Pharmacy, near Lakkdi Railway Station, Thiruvillwamala, Thrissur
  • Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Moovattupuzha
  • Pharmacy College of St James Medical Academy, Govt. Hospital Road, Chalakkudy
  • Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Perumthurthi PO, Pathanamthitta
  • Royal College
  • Sri Vidyadhiraja Pharmacy College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • St. Joseph's College of Pharmacy, Muttom, Cherthala
  • ELIMS College of Pharmacy, Villadam, Ramavarmapuram P O, Thrissur
  • Hindustan College of Pharmacy, Kanjirapally, Kottayam
  • KTN college of pharmacy, chalavara, Palakkad

B.Ed colleges[edit]

  • NSS Training College, Pandalam
  • Al-azhar Training College, Thodupuzha
  • Ansar Training College for Women, Perumpilavu, Trichur
  • Arafa Teacher Education, Attur, Thrissur
  • Indira Gandhi Training College, Kothamangalam
  • Farook Training College, Calicut
  • Kaviyattu College of Education, Pirappancode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Mar Baselious Paulose II Training College, Puthencruz
  • Mt Tabore Training College, Pathanapuram
  • NSS Training College Ottapalam
  • Sree Narayana Guru Kripa Trust BEd College, Pothencode, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Titus II Teachers College, Thiruvalla
  • Mar Osthatheos Training College, Akkikavu, Thrissur
  • St. Gregorios Teachers'Training College, Meenangadi
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Malappuram Campus

Teacher training institutes (TTI)[edit]

  • Darul Uloom Teacher Training Institute, Thootha, Perinthalmanna
  • Fazfari Teacher Training Institute, Padinjattummuri, Malappuram
  • Mankada Orphanage Teacher Training Institute, Mankada, Perinthalmanna
  • T.D. Teacher Training Institute, Mattancherry, Kochi-2

Autonomous institutions[edit]

No. College Location Type Founded Autonomous declaration Management type Institution of National Importance
1 Centre for Development Studies Thiruvananthapuram Social Science 1970 1970 State No
2 Central Institute of Fisheries Technology Kochi Marine research 1954 1954 Central No
3 Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Kochi Marine research 1971 1971 Central No
4 Indian Institute of Spices Research Kozhikode Agriculture 1975 1975 Central No
5 Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode Kozhikode Management science 1996 1996 Central Yes
6 Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Computer science 2002 2002 State No
7 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam Kottayam Computer Science 2015 2015 PPP Yes
8 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Science, Technology 2007 2008 Central No
9 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram Science, Technology 2008 2008 Central Yes
10 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad Science, Technology 2015 2015 Central Yes
11 Indian Institute of Handloom Technology Kannur Textile technology 1987 1987 State No
12 Kerala Press Academy Kochi Media 1979 1979 State No
13 National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Campus in Kannur Kannur Fashion education 2008 2008 Central No
14 National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi Legal education 2005 2009 State No
15 National Institute of Technology Kozhikode Engineering 1961 2002 Central Yes
16 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Thiruvananthapuram Medical research 1990 2002 Central Yes
17 Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Medicine, Health science 1974 2002 Central Yes
18 IIIIER Kollam Automotive 2017 National Yes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "University Grants Commission Act, 001956" (PDF). Union Human Resource Development Ministry. Retrieved 3 September 2011.