Kannur also known as Cannanore, is a city in Kannur district in the state of Kerala. The literacy rate of Kannur Agglomeration is 96.23% which is higher than National Urban average of 85 %. Literacy rate for male and female for Kannur stood at 98.12 % and 94.64 % respectively. When it comes to higher education in Kannur District, it acts as the seat for higher education by hosting the Kannur University, which is a multi-faculty university conferring degrees under different subjects. As far as government colleges in Kannur District is concerned, it acts as the home for government colleges in the faculties of arts & science, Engineering, education and Ayurvedic medicine.