KTM College of Advanced Studies, formerly Darunnajath Arabic College Karuvarakundu is one of the pre-eminent institutions run by KaruvarakunduDarunnajath Islamic Centre (Estd.1976)- the educational agency which has made substantial contributions towards re-writing the educational and social profile of the state of Kerala.
The College, which had a modest start as a private institution in 1986, was originally meant for the high school graduates from the orphanages under DNIC. The College got affiliated to the University of Calicut in 1995 and signed the Direct Payment Agreement with the Government of Kerala and subsequently became a grant-in aid institution. The college holds the privilege of being the first ever oriental college to be recognized under 2(f) & 12(B) Act of the UGC in Kerla. The College was accorded minority status by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India in 2012. At present the College runs two Under Graduate programs, one Post Graduate program and a Doctoral program. Located in a serene and sylvan ambience in Karuvarakundu Gramma Panchayat of Malappuram district, overshadowed by the verdant hills of the majestic Western Ghats, KTM College of Advanced Studies is ideally suited for academic activities.
With a view to enlarging the scope of the academic activities of the College and making its reach accessible to a wider public, the College was converted to a regular arts and science college in 2018. The college which keeps up prestigious track records both in the academic and non-academic spheres aims at moulding a morally sound, academically excellent and socially committed generation of youth.
To mould a generation imbued with human values and equipped with the necessary skills and
competence to face the challenges of the changing world.
Anchoring in the noble ideals of diversity and pluralism, the College strives to make the
reach of its academic activities available to all the sections of the society, especially
the marginalized and needy.
To innovate the teaching-learning methods in tandem with the developments in the digital and
To implant human, humane, patriotic and environmental values in students so as to make them
socially committed and deeply responsible citizens.