Modern Higher Education System in Kerala is more than 150 years old and has played a key role in the development of the modern Kerala society. Though our society continuously remembers the names of some of the gurus of yesteryears, lives and deeds of many other great teachers have simply drowned in history. Here is a humble attempt to resurrect digitally the memory of these great teachers, including their writings and teaching reflections. The seed of this project was sown when the Hon. Minister for Education, Sri M A Baby was asked to unveil the portrait of Sri Maxwell Fernandez, the founding Head of the Journalism Dept in Kerala University (and also Calicut University) on October 29th, 2008. When he enquired about the area of specialization and writings and publication of Sri Maxwell, he was replied with silence. During his speech, he mentioned that scholars and teachers should not be remembered by their portraits alone, but by their scholarly work. He also announced that the Govt. would try to address this issue through a focused project. The project was soon formulated by the IHRD and the first phase is now completed. The focus of this phase has been Trivandrum and will extend to the whole state in the ongoing expansions. This massive project is planned to be constantly evolving.
Photos of Inauguration of Gurusmarana on 3.9.2010Patrons