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Technical Education-Kerala

Engineering Education in Kerala

The department of Technical Education was established in the year 1957, even though the first Engineering College in the State started functioning in the year 1939. From one institution in the year 1939, the number has grown to 156 when it reached 2013 and the seats from 21 to 52,000 respectively. The landmark events witnessed by the State in the Engineering Education sector are as below.

Milestones in Kerala Engineering Education

Year

Milestone

1939

College of Engineering Trivandrum was established

1958

TKM College of Engineering was established as the First Govt. aided institution

1961

Regional Engineering College Calicut was established as the first Central Govt. supported institution in the State

1989

Model Engineering College was established as the First Engineering College managed by a Government owned agency (IHRDE)

1993

College of Engineering Chenganur and LBS College of Engineering Kasargod was established as the First Self Financing institutions in the State

1994

MES College of Engineering was established at Valanchery as the first Private Self Financing Engineering College


The count of Engineering institutes which offer undergraduate courses in different disciplines are shown in Table 5 for the State of Kerala. It shows a steep growth in the technical institutes in the state. There were a total of only 19 institutes in the state prior to 2000 which grown up to 156 till this time.

Growth of UG level Institutions in Kerala

YEAR_OF_ESTABLISHMENT

NUMBER_OF_INSTITUTES

 

PRIOR_TO_2000

 

19

2000

9

2001

16

2002

28

2003

10

2004

7

2008

3

2009

20

2010

15

2011

16

2012

9

2013

4

2014
Grand Total

5
161