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Kannur University
കണ്ണൂര്‍ സര്‍വ്വകലാശാല
Kannur university-logo.png
Established 1996
Type Public
Chancellor P. Sathasivam
Vice-Chancellor M.K.Abdul Khader
Location Kannur, Kerala, India
11°58′58″N 75°21′51″E / 11.98278°N 75.36417°E / 11.98278; 75.36417Coordinates: 11°58′58″N 75°21′51″E / 11.98278°N 75.36417°E / 11.98278; 75.36417
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC and AIU
Website www.kannuruniversity.ac.in

Kannur University was established in 1996 to provide development of higher education in Kasaragod, Kannur, and Wayanad districts of Kerala, India. It was established after the passing of Act No. 22 of 1996 of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. A university by the name of "Malabar University" had come into existence even earlier by the passing of an ordinance by the Governor of Kerala, on 9 November 1995.

Kannur University was inaugurated on 2 March 1996 by E.K.Nayanar, then Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala. Dr.P.K.Rajan was the first Vice-Chancellor. The objective of the Kannur University Act, 1996 was to establish in the state of Kerala a teaching, residential and affiliating university to provide for the development of higher education in Kasargod and Kannur revenue Districts and the Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad District.[1]

Kannur University is a multi-campus university, at Kannur, Kasargod, Mananthavady, Payyannur, Thalassery, and Kanhangad.[2]


Kannur University includes the following departments
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Inter University Center for Bioscience
  • School of Information Science & Technology, Department of Information Technology
  • School of English & Foreign Languages, Department of Studies in English
  • School of Education, Department of Education
  • School of Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology
  • School of Science & Technology
  • School of Life Sciences, Department of Biotechnology & Microbiology; Food Science
  • School of Management Studies, Department of Management Studies
  • School of Development Studies, Department of Applied Economics
  • School of Business Administration, (M.B.A)
  • School of Legal Studies, Department of Law
  • School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Department of Physical Education
  • School of Chemical Sciences, Department of Chemistry
  • School of Pure and Applied Physics, Department of Physics
  • School of Visual and Fine Arts, Department of Music
  • School of Pedagogical Sciences
  • School of Indian Languages
  • School of Geography & Environment
  • School of Health Sciences

Affiliated Colleges[edit]

Government Colleges[edit]

Professional Colleges[edit]

Training Colleges[edit]

  • Govt. College of Teacher Education, Thalassery


Arts and Science Colleges (Aided)[edit]

Training Colleges (Aided[edit]

  • P.K.M. College of Education [4]
  • Keyi Sahib Training College [5]

Oriental Title Colleges (Aided)[edit]

  • Nusrathul Islam Arabic College
  • Darul Irshad Arabic College

Unaided Colleges[edit]

  • College of Applied Science, Pattuvam
  • College of Applied Science, Pettikundu
  • College of Applied Science, Kuthuparamba
  • Malabar Islamic Complex Arts & Science College
  • Gurudev Arts & Science College
  • Aditya Kiran College of Applied Studies
  • Sir Syed Institute of Technical Studies
  • Taliparamba Arts & Science College
  • Deva Matha Arts & Science College
  • Mary Matha Arts & Science College
  • Sharaf Arts & Science College
  • Bhaskara College of Arts
  • Sa-A-Diya Arts & Science College
  • SNDP Yogam Arts & Science College
  • Dr. Ambedkar Arts & Science College, Sreesailam
  • Mahatma Gandhi Arts & Science College, Chendayad
  • I.T.M College of Arts & Science
  • Nalanda College of Arts & Science
  • Chinmaya Arts & Science College for Women
  • Peoples Co-Opeartive arts & Science College
  • Khansa Women’s College for advanced Studies
  • St. Joseph’s College, Pilathara
  • M. E. S. College
  • Sibga Arts & Science College

pilathara co-operative college,pilathara

  • Our College of Applied Sciences
  • Wadihuda Institute of Research and Advanced Studies

Oriental Title Colleges (un-aided)[edit]

  • Ideal Arabic College
  • Al-Maquar Arabic College

Professional Colleges (Un-Aided)[edit]

  • Lal Bahadur Shastry College of Engineering Kasargod
  • Sree Narayanan Guru College of Engineering & Technology Payyannur
  • Vimal Jyothi Engineering College Chemberi,Kannur
  • Institute of Technology, Mayyil Kannur
  • Chinmaya Institute of Technology Chala,Kannur
  • Don Bosco Arts & Science College Kannur
  • Mar Thoma College of Special Education
  • A. W. H Al Badar Special College
  • Malabar Institute of technology,Anjarakkandi Integrated campus, Kannur
  • College of Engineering & Technology, Payyanur, Kaithapram, Mathamangalam P.O., Kannur 670 307
  • St. Thomas College of Engineering and Technology, Sivapuram, Mattannur,Kannur
  • North Malabar Institute of Technology,Kanhangad,Kasaragod
  • Sadguru Swamy Nithyananda Institute of Technology, Kanhangad, Kasaragod
  • Mar Thoma College of Special Education, Badiadka, Beejanthadka, Perdala (P.O)
  • St. Gregorious College of Engineering, Devalokam, Perla, Kasaragod
  • People Institute of Management Studies, Munnad, Kasaragod 671541
  • Malik Deenar Institute of Management Studies, Seethangoli,

Ayurveda Colleges (Un-Aided)[edit]

  • Parassinikadavu Ayurveda Medical College

Medical Colleges (Un-Aided)[edit]

  • Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram
  • Kannur Medical College

Dental Colleges (Un-Aided)[edit]

  • Century International Institute of Dental Science and Research centre
  • Pariyaram Dental College
  • Kannur Dental College

Pharmacy colleges (un-aided)[edit]

  • Crescent B. Pharm College
  • Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ACME
  • Malik Deenar College of Pharmacy
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy

Nursing Colleges (Un-Aided)[edit]

  • Malik Deenar College of Nursing
  • College of Nursing, A. C. M. E.
  • Koyili College of Nursing
  • Century College of Nursing
  • Canossa College of Nursing
  • College of Nursing Kannur Medical College
  • Lourde College of Nursing

Other Colleges[edit]

  • Co-operative Institute of health Sciences


  1. ^ http://www.kannuruniversity.ac.in The Official Website of Kannur University
  2. ^ http://www.kannuruniversity.ac.in Official website of Kannur University

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395 news items

The Hindu
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:09:03 -0700

The High Court's dismissal of Kannur University's writ appeal seeking quashing of an earlier court order directing the university to appoint teaching staff on the basis of a notification in 2010 has put the university authorities in a bind. The verdict ...
Times of India
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:07:30 -0700

The authorities have already got in touch with Kannur University vice chancellor, added the minister. The artist village is a new concept in Kerala and this would give Kakkananpara a prominent place in the map of the art scene in the country, observed ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 17:07:19 -0700

Governor P. Sathasivam bestowed Kannur University's maiden Acharya awards on writer T. Padmanabhan; filmmaker and actor Sreenivasan; activist M.A. Rahman; and environmental activist Kallen Pokkudan at a function on the university's ...

Kerala IT News

Kerala IT News
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:39:05 -0700

In his interaction with the participants, Ajith encouraged them to form a structure involving Kannur Technolodge, North Malabar Chamber of commerce And BIC, Kannur University to fund the start-ups with innovative products from Kannur. Mahesh and Faisal ...
The Hindu
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:13:50 -0700

Kannur University has issued an order reversing the university Syndicate standing committee's earlier proposal to relax the norms for the appointment of Principals in aided affiliated private colleges. In the order issued on July 3, it has been ...
The Hindu
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:11:15 -0700

The centralised allotment process (CAP) of Kannur University to ensure a single window online admission of students to undergraduate courses in affiliated colleges in 2015-16 is nearing completion. Over 32,000 online registrations from candidates ...
The Hindu
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:10:02 -0700

The government said that, in fact, it had received several complaints in the past about the Vice Chancellors of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kannur University, and the Cochin University of Science and Technology ...

The Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:22:30 -0700

“During 1996 to 2013, a total of 904 appointments were made to these colleges--including 645 to colleges under Kerala University, 162 under Calicut University and 92 under Kannur University. If an average of Rs20 lakh were taken from each of the ...

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