Thrissur is becoming a major center of education in Kerala with the establishment of several schools, colleges and other educational institutions that provide higher and better education. Thrissur is very much famous for the entrance coaching center which provides courses for the students who aspire to become a doctor or an engineer. They are specialized in preparing the students to successfully pass the various entrance examinations. Such centers also make Thrissur a major education center of our state.
The literacy rate of Thrissur district is 95.32%. There are some universities in Thrissur. The Kerala Agricultural University is situated in Vellanikkara in Thrissur and it was established in the year 1971. There is an extension center of the Calicut University at Thrissur. Kerala Kalamandalam is an institution in India that provides courses in dance and other classical art forms of Kerala such as Kathakali, Koothu, Mohiniyattam etc. This is a residential university and was established in the year 1930. It is located in Vallathol in Thrissur. Another major university that was inaugurated recently is the Kerala University of Medical and Allied Sciences. One of the regional centers of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit is also in Thrissur.
The central government has established the District Institute of Education & Training (DIET) in some districts of India according to the National Education Policy. In Thrissur this institute is located in Ramavarmapuram and its main aim is to improve the primary education and to conduct researches on account of this. They work as a resource center providing help to the teachers and schools, make them aware of latest technologies, conduct research works etc.
List of Schools and Colleges in Thrissur district
|Higher Secondary School||119|
|Vocational Higher Sec School||36|
|Arts & Science College||30|
|Training College (B Ed)||1|