Universities in kerala - Backbone of education system
The universities in kerala are the major source for the higher education of keralites and also from other states. There are state universities, national university, national institute, national law university etc.
The universities in kerala provide the source for the higher education in the state.
The colleges across the state will be under particular universities. There are several types of universities in kerala like state universities, national university, national institute, national law university etc. Totally there are sixteen universities in kerala.
Those universities are
1. Kerala university : founded in 1937. This is situated in Trivandrum. There are 46 arts and science colleges affiliated to this university. www.keralauniversity.ac.in is the website.
2. Calicut university : founded in 1968. This is situated in Thenjippalam in Malappuram district. There are 60 arts and science colleges affiliated to this university. www.universitycalicut.info is the website.
3. Cochin university of Science and Technology (C U S A T) : founded in 1971. This is situated in Kalamassery in Ernakulam district. www.cusat.ac.in is the website.
4. Mahatma Gandhi university : founded in 1983. This is situated in Athiranpuzha in Kottayam disrict. There are 63 arts and science colleges affiliated to this university. www.mgu.ac.in is the website.
5. Agricultural University : founded in 1971. This is situated in Mannuthy in Thrissur disrict.
6. Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University : founded in 1993. This is situated in Kalady in Ernakulam disrict. Website is www.ssus.ac.in
7. National Institute of Technology : It is a deemed university. It was started as Regional Engineering college in 1961. They got NIT 2002. www.nitc.ac.in is the website.
8. Kannur University : founded in 1996. Kannur University is a multi-campus university, at Kannur, Kasargod, Mananthavady, Payyannur, Thalassery, and Kanhangad. There are 18 arts and science colleges affiliated to this university. www.kannuruniversity.ac.in is the website.
9. Sree Chithira Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and technology : It is a national institute equivalent to a university. It was founded in 1973. It is under the National Science and Technology Department. Website is www.sctimst.ac.in
10. Kerala Kalamandalam : It is a deemed university for art and culture. It was founded by renown malayalam poet Vallathol Narayana Menon in 1930. It is situated in Cheruthuruthy village of Thrissur District. Website is www.kalamandalam.org
11. National University of advanced legal studies : It is a national university established in 2005. It is situated in Ernakulam district. website is www.nuals.ac.in
12. Central University of Kerala : It comes under the National Human Resource Department. Established in 2009. It is situated in Kasargod district. Website is www.cukerala.ac.in
13. Kerala University of Health Sciences : Established in 2010. It is situated in Thrissur district. There are 205 colleges affiliated to this university. Website is www.kuhs.ac.in
14. Kerala University of Fisheries and Oceans Science : Established in 2011. It is situated in Panangad in Ernakulam district. Website is www.kufos.ac.in
15. Kerala Veterniary and Animal Science University : Established in 2010. It is situated in pookkod in Wayanad district. Website is www.kvasu.ac.in
16. Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University : Established in 2012. It is situated in Thunchanparambu, Tirur in Malappuram district which is the birth place Thunchath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, father of malayalam language. Website is www.malayalamuniversity.edu.in
These are the universities for higher education and research which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects and provides undergraduate education, postgraduate education, research etc.