About OIA

Office of International Affairs


Kannur University was established by the Act 22 of 1996 of Kerala Legislative Assembly. The University by the name “Malabar University” had come into existence earlier by the promulgation of an Ordinance by the Governor of Kerala, on 9th November 1995. The University was inaugurated on 2nd March 1996 by the then Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri. A.K Antony. The objective of the Kannur University Act 1996 is to establish in the Kerala state, 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 over at various locations under its jurisdiction. The Act envisages that the University shall establish, maintain, manage and develop campuses at Kannur, Kasaragod, Nileswaram, Mangattuparamba, Mananthavady, Payyannur, Thalassery and such other places as are necessary for providing study and research facilities to promote advanced knowledge in Science and Technology and other relevant disciplines.

Being one of the traditional Universities in India, the Kannur University had by and large catered to the academic needs of the students from Kerala and the neighboring states in India. The University has responded to the recent changes in world education scenario by promoting students and faculty from foreign countries to study/teach in the Kannur University. Recognizing the importance of inter-cultural and inter-institutional interactions in enriching the academic community, the University has envisaged the involvement of its foreign students and faculty in its academic research activities and also in the higher education programmes. This policy of the University is strengthened by the International Student Exchange Programmes and other international endeavors the University has commenced in the recent past. Students and faculty from neighboring countries and also USA, UK, Middle-east and Persia, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy have studied/taught at Kannur University in the recent past..

Members of OIA

Members Of OIA


Prof. SABU A
(Pro-Vice Chancellor)

Mobile : 9995760629

Email : sabua@kannuruniv.ac.in


DR. U Faisal

Mobile : 9447852915

Email : faisaludms@gmail.com


Dr. Sreebitha P V

Phone (Off) :0490 2345854

Email : sreebithapv@kannuruniv.ac.in


Dr. Anup Kumar Kesavan

Mobile : 8968654186

Email : akesav@gmail.com

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