Kerala is known as God’s own country. Kerala became the first state in India to be recognised as a completely literate state.
Universities in Kerala are Central University of Kerala, Kannur University, Mahatma Gandhi University, University of Calicut, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Kerala, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala Agricultural University, Aligarh Muslim University Malappuram, Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, EFLU Malappuram Campus, and an Islamic university (Darul Huda Islamic university).
Kozhikode is the major education city in Kerala which is home to two of the premier educational institutions in the country; the IIMK, one of the thirteen Indian Institutes of Management, and the only National Institute of Technology in Kerala. Kannaur hosts 13th Centre of NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology).
Premier educational institutions in Kerala are the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode; National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum (IIST), The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), College of Engineering, Trivandrum(CET), and the College of Architecture, Trivandrum (CAT), Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam.
Trivandrum Medical College is Kerala's premier health institute is being upgraded to the status of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode is one of the best MBA college in the state. The Asian School of Business and IIITM-K are two of the other premier management study institutions in the city.