|Chancellor||Governor of Kerala|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Rajasree M. S|
Location in Kerala
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (India)
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, also known as Kerala Technological University (KTU), is a state university located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It is both a teaching and affiliation university, with more than 150 affiliated colleges and over 160,000 students enrolled, having jurisdiction over the entire area of Kerala. It is an AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) and UGC (University Grants Commission) approved university that offers UG and PG courses under popular streams such as BTech, BArch, BHMCT, MTech, M.Arch, MBA, and MCA. Now, KTU also provides B.Tech Honours as well as Minor programs in addition to regular courses.
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University offers engineering and technology-related courses and has advanced courses and syllabi compared to the courses offered by its predecessor, the old Kerala University. It is a relatively new and reformed university, with its first batch in 2015.
As of 2018, the state government has given administrative sanction to set up the headquarters of Kerala Technological University (KTU) at Vilappilshala, on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram.
In 2014 May, KTU was established by the government of Kerala through an Ordinance. Kuncheria P. Isaac, a former Member Secretary of the All India Council for Technical Education was appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor of the Kerala Technological University, and M. Abdul Rahman, former All India Council for Technical Education Director, was appointed as the first Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university.