The Educational scenario has undergone a sea change in the modern times with the entry of job oriented courses and high tech facilities of promoting learning. Mala has number of educational institutions from the Preschools up to Post-graduation level. Besides number of schools and colleges, Mala Trichur obtained some prominent places in the higher education field such as Engineering college, BEd College, MBA College.
Education In The History of Mala Thrissur
Mala in the ancient period had rich heritage in the field of Education. Even in the Ancient period, there were efficient scholars and writers in the surrounding areas and the prominent among them were Jesuit fathers. The first printing press in Thrissur District was at Sampaloor and it was started by around 1580, by Jesuit Fathers.
The St. Paul Seminary along with the press was of the noteworthy centers of art and literature. There were remarkable contributions to Malayalam and Tamil Literature. "Theology" by Robert Nobilee, "Grammer" by Rev. Decosta and Tamil Dictionary by Ignatius were some prominent works among them.
Kerala Education Department and Schools
The General Education Department is one of the important departments in Kerala that control Primary level to Higher secondary school education. The Director of Public Instruction is the Head of the Department. The Director is also the Commissioner for Government Examinations in the state.
He is assisted by Additional Directors, Joint Directors, Senior Administrative Officer, Senior Finance Officer, Law Officer, Deputy Secretary, Accounts Officers, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors and other staff in the headquarters. The Joint commissioner, the Secretary, The Assistant Secretary and other staff, located in the Pareekshabhaven, assist him in various Government Examinations conducted by the Department.
For administrative convenience and improving the efficiently in school education, district offices are functioning in the 14 revenue districts of the state headed by Deputy Directors of Education. Each revenue district is divided into Educational Districts and further into Educational Sub-Districts.
There are 36 Educational Districts and 161 Educational sub-districts in the State. Each District Educational Office is headed by District Educational Officer (DEO) and each Educational Sub-District Office is headed by Assistant Educational Officer (AEO).
The DEO attends the administration of High Schools, Training Schools and other special types of schools in the Educational District. The AEO is primarily responsible for the administration of all primary schools within the Sub-District. The Department plays an eminent role in the physical and mental development of all pupils studying in schools.
There has been tremendous growth in educational facilities at all levels of education in the state during the last 50 years. The private and public sectors together played significant role in attaining the present level and their contribution to the field are remarkable.