Academic Divisions of the Council

             Kerala State Higher Education Council functions as a collective of the Government, Universities, academics, experts and people’s representatives in order to forge a synergic relationship among them by occupying an operational space in between the Government and Universities and between Universities and apex level regulatory bodies, with the objects of
(i) ensuring the autonomy and accountability of all institutions of higher learning in the State,
(ii) promoting academic excellence and social justice by providing academic input to the State Government for policy formulation           and perspective planning, and
(iii) guiding the growth of higher education in accordance with the socio-economic requirements of the State.

In order to achieve such objectives, the Council has the role to
(i) review and coordinate the implementation of policies in all higher education institutions in the State including Universities,              research institutions and colleges,
(ii) network various programmes in higher education undertaken and promoted by the Central and State Governments and by               national level regulatory bodies,
(iii) undertake independent work for the generation and dissemination of new ideas in higher education,
(iv) provide common facilities for all Universities, research institutions, colleges and other
centres of higher learning
(v) provide for the generation and optimum utilization of funds for the expansion and development of higher education and
(vi) undertake such other programmes for promoting the objectives of social justice and excellence in education.

As a part of enhancing the activities more systematically, to provide common facilities for the entire State by establishing following Three centres,

(1) Centre for Research on Policies in Higher Education
The Kerala State Higher Education Council provides advice on policy matters to the government in general and on specific issues referred to the council by the government. In accordance to the issues, committees are constituted for making policy recommendations to the government. The council takes independent studies also. Financial assistance is provided to conductSeminars/Workshops/Training etc. at various levels for the above purposes. Consultation n on policy issues, conduct of periodic/annual public lectures on highereducation, organising international/national/state level workshops/seminars/conferences on higher education etc. are some of the programmes initiated by the council under this division

      (2) Centre for Curriculum Development and Examination
The Kerala State Higher Education Council suggests improvements in curriculum and syllabi of undergraduate and post graduate courses in the state, in accordance with the evolving social and academic changes and challenges. The council also facilitates the development and publication of appropriate teaching materials including textbooks, educational software and e-learning facilities etc. in order to improve the quality of education. In order to fulfil these objectives, necessary committees are formed to study the situation and revamp curriculum/syllabi. Besides, seminars/workshops on curriculum development, curriculum revision, examination reforms etc. are conducted at various levels, orientation/training programmes for teachers are also held. Conduct of workshops on Outcome Based Education (OBE) is one of the important activities presently undergoing. 


      (3) Centre for Human Resources Development and Capacity Building
Centre for Human Resource Development and Capacity Building is one of the three academic divisions of the Council. The Centre strives to improve the intellectual and academic resource available to us. It envisages a socially oriented approach in all its activities. Some of the major on-going projects of the Centre include Prabudhatha (Community Higher Education) and Workshops for researchers and faculty. The former attempts to establish public participation in higher education in the state while subjecting these institutions to social auditing, and promotes in them a sense of answerability to the society in their visions and methods. The workshops of the Centre equip teachers and researchers with latest trends and paradigms in academic trajectories.