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Malappuram, once considered as backward in education has become the land of higher education enthusiasts. It is being transformed to an education hub of Kerala with many institutions of national and state level prominence getting established here. The progress that Malappuram has achieved in the field of education during the last decade is tremendous. Great strides have been made in the field of female education with the joint effort of public and Government which has created a model for other districts especially minority districts in India.

Along with Government educational projects, Malappuram is attracting private investment in the filed of Education. Many big shots in the field have informed State officials their interest in establishing Institutions in Malappuram. Many projects are under planning stage while many are awaiting necessary approvals. Some have started construction works as well.

Whatever be the past, future of Malappuram is promising in the hands of young generation of Malappuram. Lets discuss about educational projects, plans, prospects and suggestions here. Though Malappuram has achieved remarkable position on education, there are area that needs urgent consideration right from school infrastructures to seats, Quality increasing programs to capacity building. So let your thoughts flow out here!!


Universities / University Campuses

1. University of Calicut - Thenjipalam, Malappuram
2. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Malappuram Center- Chelamala, Malappuram
3. Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University - (Office at Thunchan Memorial College, Tirur) , Campus yet to be established, likely to come up at Athavanad, Malappuram
4. English And Foriegn Languages University Malappuram Campus - ( Land transfer to be held on Jan 24, 2013), Edu-Health City, Malappuram
5. University of Ayurveda ( Under planning stage ) - Kottakkal, Malappuram.

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Edu-city to be inaugurated within two months

MALAPPURAM: The proposed multi-crore project of 'Edu-city' at Panakkad in Malappuram would be inaugurated within two months. This was informed by the Industrial Minister P K Kunhalikkutty after his visit at the project site at Panakkad on Friday.

The process of setting up English and Foreign Language University (Eflu) on the Edu-city campus is in final stage. Minister said the land for setting up the Eflu campus in Edu-city would be handed over to Eflu authorities within two months. The survey process has already been completed prior to the handing over of the land, he said.
The Edu-city is being set up in 243 acres of land. 75 acres of land would be handed over for Eflu campus. Apart from Eflu, Institute of Technical Education, Institute of Engineering and Technology, International Business School, Finishing School, School of Science and Commerce and School of Law and Media also would be set up on the campus.

The Infrastructure Kerala Limited (INKEL) had showcased the Edu-city project with an estimated cost of 3000 crore in Emerging Kerala 2012, the investors meet held at Kochi in September to attract multi-national firms to the project.

The preliminary steps for setting up an international educational hub and medical city at the land of Industrial Department at Panakkad was started one year back and Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) had announced that the project will be a joint venture with Infrastructure Kerala Limited (INKEL).
Executive Director of Inkel N Shashidharan Nair and Malappuram special officer Abdul Majeed also accompanied the minister.
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Fresh impetus for Malappuram centre of Aligarh University

MALAPPURAM: The special discussion between chief minister Oommen Chandy and Union minister for HRD Pallam Raju on Saturday at Kasaragod has rekindled fresh hopes on the development of Malappuram centre of Aligarh Muslim University.

The Union minister promised the CM and AMU officials that steps will be taken to remove technical hurdles involved in the releasing of fund to carry out development works at the centre.

As per the initial proposal the cost of the proposed centre was Rs 1,100 crore. But the MHRD and University Grants Commission (UGC) denied the approval saying that the amount was not affordable. The project proposal was then revised and the estimated cost was downsized to RS 140 crore. The initial works on the proposed campus at Chelamala have already started using the Rs 10 crore initial fund. The revised project is yet to get MHRD approval.

When the AMU VC informed the chief minister three months ago that the delay in approval of the project proposal is the major roadblock to the project, he discussed the issue with MHRD officials. But the issue was not resolved.

Director of the centre P Muhammed, who was also present at the Saturday's meeting, said response from the Union minister to the demands of the state government was very positive. "We had informed that it would be difficult to run the centre in next the academic year without the financial aid. We are hopeful that the Centre will consider the issue seriously," he said.

Union minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor and Union minister of state for external affairs E Ahammed were also present at the meeting.
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MALAPPURAM: With political parties and social organizations in the district pressurizing the state government for a government arts and science college in Tanur, an expert committee of collegiate education department visited Tanur on Monday. The team visited the Fisheries School and Kattilangadi School, the locations which are under the active consideration of authorities to start the college. The team also visited the Government ITI near Tanur.

The team included deputy director of collegiate education B K Shobhana, superintendent O Balan and section officer M Suhail Farooq. Abdul Rahman Randathani, MLA and Tanur panchayat president M P Ashraf accompanied the team.

The team members have informed that the report on the visit would be submitted to the collegiate education director soon.

An amount of Rs 5 crore was earmarked in the 2012 finance budget to set up a government arts and science college in Tanur constituency. Abdul Rahman Randathani had submitted a report regarding the availability of land to set up the college to the government two months ago.

Education minister P K Abdu Rabb had said that the state government will give top priority to set up a college at Tanur, which is an educationally backward region

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ent-college-in-Tanur/articleshow/17950996.cms
 

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INKEL to set up education hub in Malappuram

INKEL Limited and INKEL-KSIDC Projects Limited (INKID), a company prmoted by INKEL Limited and Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (KSIDC), proposes to set up an education hub in Malappuram district, a top official of INKEL said Wednesday.

INKID/INKEL has identified 168 acres of land to set up a the "world class" education hub at Karathode in Malappuram, T Balakrishnan, Managing Director, INKEL Limited, told reporters here.

Besides, an area of 75 acres of land has already been allotted for an off campus of English and Foreign Languages university (EFLU) which will be operational by next academic year, he said.

INKEL Limited has invited Expression of Interest from prospective investors, consortium experts to develop and operate projects envisaged in the Edu City at Malappuram in 168 acres.

As per the conceptual plan developed by International Master Planners, INKEL Greens comprising of Institute of Engineering and Technology, International Business School, International Residential School, Finishing School/community college, hospitality and residential areas will be developed in this 168 acres, he said. A 300-bed facility cancer hospital is proposed to be set up by INKEL with 100 beds in the first phase, he said.

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EFLU Malappuram Campus gets CM's nod



Kerala Chief Minister has approved the land transfer for EFLU Malappuram Campus, from GoK to EFLU authority.:cheers:
 

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Edu City to uplift backward areas
KANNUR: The Edu City project of Inkel at Panakkad has the potential to change the notion about Malappuram as an educationally backward district, said T Balakrishnan, managing director of the pubic private partnership company in which the state government holds 26 per cent stake.

"Though the general perception is that people in Malappuram are backward in academic sector the reality is different because the district probably has the highest rate of females who pursue higher studies," he said on the sidelines of an interactive session on Edu City with the prospective investors here on Wednesday. The percentage of women pursuing higher education is around 55% in the state while in Malappuram it is around 60%, he said, adding that even the young housewives are showing interest in pursuing higher studies, which is a positive trend.

"Investors have a great opportunity in starting courses at the Edu City that suit women, as there is sufficient scope for such courses," he said.

Balakrishnan also said the financial set up of Malappuram is strong and it would naturally reflect in the education sector too, underscoring the possibilities of Edu City.

He said the master plan for the project is ready and Inkel is keen to attract more investment from the northern part of Kerala to give a local flavor to the project.

"However, we would welcome NRI investments as well as the campuses of foreign universities subject to the existing laws and regulations in the country.

The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) has already been given 75 acres to set up its campus and the first phase is expected start in 2015, he said.

He also said Inkel is keen to start new projects in other places including Kannur, in infrastructure, commercial and education projects. "Though we have not identified any new project as such in Kannur, we are happy to cooperate with the food park project of the North Malabar Chamber of Commerce," he added.

N Sasidharan Nair, executive director and M Abdul Majeed project director of Edu City also attended the conference.
 

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Expert team to study university project

MALAPPURAM: The proposed Ayurvedic University at Kottakkal is expected to get a boost. An official team appointed by the national innovation council chairman Sam Pitroda will visit Kottakkal soon, to study the proposed project of Ayurvedic University.

The Ayurvedic University at Kottakkal was announced in the finance budget 2012, by the minister K M Mani. An amount of Rs 1 crore was earmarked for the project, in the budget. But the process to set up the university campus was moving at a slow pace for the last one year.

The government had announced that Malappuram district collector M C Mohandas would be appointed as special officer of the university. But the official order regarding this is yet to be issued.

Local MLA, M P Abdusamad Samadani had held a discussion with education minister P K Abdu Rabb and the officials of national innovation council in Thiruvananthapuram recently. MLA told TOI that Sam Pitroda has agreed to send a team of the council to Kottakkal. The government has already sought the service of Pitroda as chief mentor for its planning and agendas.

"The team can suggest various aspects such as project design, location, courses, administration plans and other innovative ideas regarding the university," said the MLA. "Once the team submits the study report, we will move on to procedures, including land acquisition, to begin the work."

Meanwhile, government is yet to take a decision regarding the location of the university. Earlier there was a plan to lift the Kottakkal Ayurvedic Medical College to the status of Ayurvedic University.

Announcing the university in the budget Mani had said the university will attract more foreign tourists to the state, as thousands of tourists visit Kerala for ayurvedic treatment every year.
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