In pursuance of the National Policy on Education the Government of Kerala established
the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education in the year 1990. The Directorate
is envisaged as a central agency of the state government seeking to promote
all round development in Higher Secondary Education by establishing appropriate
philosophies, adequate institutional network, effective administrative systems
and well-qualified and motivated staff necessary to carryout academic and administrative
The pre-degree courses had to be segregrated from University education to bring
them under the ambit of authority of the Directorate. This had been done in
a phased manner and the entire process of de-linking was completed in 2000-2001.
Dearth of manpower and meagre infrastructure facilities have been the serious
maladies tormenting the department right from its inception. But transcending
all limitations, the concerted efforts by all levels of functionaries at the
Directorate have helped it to become a full fledged department and to attain
For detailed information, visit
official website of Educational Department of Kerala Govt.