08-30-2014, 07:50 PM
Kannur University was established by the 22 of the Act of 1996 of Kerala Legislative Assembly. The University by the name "Malabar University" came earlier onset The University was inaugurated on March 2, 1996 by the former Hon. By the promulgation of an ordinance by the Governor of Kerala, on 9 November 1995 Chief Minister of Kerala. The objective of the Kannur University Act 1996 is to establish in the state of Kerala a teaching, residential and affiliating University, promoting the development of higher education in Kasargod and Kannur revenue Districts and the Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad District.
Kannur University is unique in the sense that it is a multi-campus university with campuses spread across various locations under its jurisdiction. The law provides that the university will establish, maintain, manage and develop campuses at Kannur, Kasaragod, Mananthavady, Payyannur, Thalassery, Kanhangad and such other places that are necessary for providing the possibilities of study and research to promote advanced knowledge in science and technology and other relevant disciplines.