Palakkad previously known as Palghat, is a large town and municipality in the state of Kerala and is the administrative headquarters of the Palakkad District. Average literacy rate of Palakkad in 2011 were 89.31 compared to 84.35 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 93.10 and 85.79 respectively. This city is acting as the home for a number of educational institutions, which are run both by the Government of Kerala, Government of India and private bodies. Some notable government colleges operating in the city of Kerala is • Government College of Engineering, Government Teacher Training Institute, Government College, Government Victoria College etc.