Kerala State Higher Education Council

Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) gives advice and coordinates the roles of government, universities and other institutions of higher education in Kerala. It evolves new concepts and programmes in higher education. 

Responsibilities of KSHEC

The Council has  the  following  general responsibilities  and  functions:

(a) to render advice to the Government, Universities and other institutions of higher education in the State;

(b)  to coordinate the roles of the Government, Universities and apex regulatory agencies in higher education within the State;

(c)   to evolve new concepts and programmes in higher education;

(d) to provide common facilities in higher education without impinging upon the autonomy of other institutions of higher education.

Bodies of KSHEC

The Council consists of three bodies namely:

Advisory Body

This body consisting of 33 members is responsible  for giving guidance to the Council and to evaluate and suggest corrective measures to ensure the proper functioning of the Council.

Governing Body

This is a 35 member high power body chaired by the Minister for Education responsible for taking final decision on all policy matters on behalf of the Council.

Executive Body

This is a 9 member body chaired by the Vice-Chairman of the Council. Apart from the Vice-Chairman, this body will include a full time member secretary, five part-time members, one Vice-Chancellor and the Secretary to Government, Higher Education. 

Some of the ongoing programs of Kerala State Higher Education Council are:

  • Erudite-Scholar-in- Residence Programme
  • Higher Education Scholarship
  • Journal : Higher Education for the Future
  • Teachers Training Programmes
  • Prabudhata
  • Dhaishanik Paryavaran
  • Brain Gain
  • Academic Volunteer Bank (AVB)
  • All Kerala Higher Education Survey
  • University Level Quality Standardisation
  • Cluster of Colleges Scheme

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The Kerala State Higher Education Council 
Science and Technology Museum Campus 
Vikas Bhavan P.O., PMG,Thiruvananthapuram-695033, Kerala, India
Phone: 0471- 2301293(Office), 2301297(Scholarship section)
Fax : 0471 2301290
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