The beautiful state of Kerala or God’s Own Country as it is popularly known to be, is bordered by Arabian Sea in its west and meandered by several rivers. Its backwater locations, paddy fields and stretches of coastline make it a hotbed of ecotourism while its high literacy rate, well-developed health care facilities and excellent quality of life makes it the brightest face of India. Kerala boasts of an elaborate infrastructure for collegiate as well as specialized education. There are several universities that impart higher education as well as facilitate continuing education.
Types of Universities:
You can pursue graduate, postgraduate, doctoral and professional programs in various subjects from several universities such as University of Kerala and University Of Calicut in Kerala. There are also specialized centers of education such as Kerala Agricultural University and Cochin University of Science and Technology, where you can excel in specific areas like Agriculture and Engineering Science and Technology respectively.
Mode of Education and Functioning:
There are several universities in Kerala such as Kannur University which offer regular programs and open learning courses in several streams. Universities like Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit also offer part-time programs and evening courses in addition. Some universities offer courses on their campuses as well as through the affiliated colleges while there are other Kerala universities, which conduct various kinds of courses at the campuses, regional centers or off-campus centers. There are also academic centers of excellence such as Mahatma Gandhi University, which have launched collaboration with some top institutes across the globe and exchange programmes for improving knowledge of technologies.
Several of these universities emphasize on continuing education programs and extension programs based on training and advisory services so that the knowledge and technology evolved can be transferred across various strata of society.