List of Universities in Kerala


Kerala is considered as one of the major roots for education in India. It bags the high literacy rate compared to other states in India. The universities in Kerala are not only intended deliver education to students but also to make a foundation for cultural development. In Kerala there are seven universities at present. The Kerala University is the most renowned university in Kerala. There are many Arts and Science institutions and Postgraduate colleges under these universities. In addition to these there are colleges for PG in Engineering, Agricultural and Medical courses.

The schools in Kerala provides basic educational standard to the students whereas the universities deliver the higher education to many aspirants. The universities in Kerala provide various specializations in the field of higher education. The different branches in higher education can be chosen by the students according to their favor.

Autonomous Institutions and Controlling Authority

The colleges in Kerala are either controlled by the State Government or by private managements. The admission to these colleges under various universities is regulated by the Government. The private management shares the half of seats with government. For the rest, admission procedures are according to its board of authorities.

Universities/Autonomous Institutions located in the Northern part of Kerala

  • Kannur University, Kannur
  • Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
  • National Institute of Technology - Calicut (NIT-C)
  • University of Calicut, Kozhikode (Calicut)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday University

Universities/Autonomous Institutions located in the Central part of Kerala

  • Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • M.G University, Kottayam
  • Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
  • Kerala Kalamandalam, Thrissur
  • Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Ernakulam

Universities/Autonomous Institutions located in the Southern part of Kerala

  • University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
  • Mahatma Gandhi University

Deemed Universities in Kerala

  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
  • Kerala Kalamandalam, Thrissur
  • Amrita Vishwavidyalaya

Top most Universities in Kerala

Some of the top universities in Kerala are the University of Kerala, MG University, University of Calicut, Kerala Agricultural University and CUSAT. The other popular private institutions are IIMK, and IIST. Some universities also offer distant education programs. They are Mahatma Gandhi University, University of Kerala, and University of Calicut.



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