List Of Education Ministers Of Kerala Since 1957

Find the complete list of education ministers of Kerala since 1957. Joseph Mundassery, the first Kerala Education Minister (vidyabhyasa manthri) , played a pivotal role in restructuring the education system in the state.

The controversial educational bill he proposed aimed at standardizing educational syllabus and pay structure in private colleges and schools.

The current education ministers of Kerala are R Bindu (Higher Education) and V Sivankutty (General Education).

The Complete List Of Education Ministers Of Kerala In Order

Below given is the full list of education ministers in Kerala since 1957.

NameTermChief Minister
Joseph Mundassery5 April 1957 to 31 July 1959E. M. S. Namboodiripad
P. P. Ummer Koya22 February 1960 to 26 September 1962Pattom A. Thanu Pillai
R. Sankar26 September 1962 to 10 September 1964R. Sankar
C. H. Mohammed Koya06 March 1967 to 01 November 1969E. M. S. Namboodiripad
C. H. Mohammed Koya01 November 1969 to 01 August 1970C. Achutha Menon
C. H. Mohammed Koya04 October 1970 to 01 March 1973C. Achutha Menon
Chakkeeri Ahmed Kutty01 March 1973 – 25 March 1977C. Achutha Menon
C.H. Mohammed Koya25 March 1977 to 25-0April 1977)K. Karunakaran
C.H. Mohammed Koya27 April 1977 to 20 December 1977)A K Anotny
U. A. Beeran27 January 1978 to 3 November 1978A.K. Antony
C. H. Mohammed Koya29 October 1978 to 07 October 1979P. K. Vasudevan Nair
C. H. Mohammed Koya12 October 1979 to 01 December 1979C. H. Mohammed Koya
Baby John25 January 1980 to 20 October 1981E. K. Nayanar
P. J. Joseph28 December 1981 to 17 March 1982K. Karunakaran
T. M. Jacob24 May 1982 to 25 March 1987K. Karunakaran
K. Chandrasekharan26 March 1987 to 17 June 1991E. K. Nayanar
E. T. Mohammed Basheer24 June 1991 to 16 March 1995K. Karunakaran
E. T. Mohammed Basheer22 March 1995 to 09 May 1996A. K. Antony
P. J. Joseph20 May 1996 to 13 May 2001E. K. Nayanar
Nalakathu Sooppy17 May 2001 to 29 August 2004A. K. Antony
E. T. Mohammed Basheer31 August 2004 to 12 May 2006Oommen Chandy
M. A. Baby18 May 2006 to 14 May 2011V. S. Achuthanandan
P. K. Abdu Rabb18 May 2011 to 20 May 2016Oommen Chandy
K. T. Jaleel (Higher Education)
C. Raveendranath (General Education)
2016 – 3 May 2021Pinarayi Vijayan
R Bindu (Higher Education)
V Sivankutty ( General Education)
20 May 20201 – Present Pinarayi Vijayan

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Kerala Education Ministers – Interesting Facts

  • The 1st Education Minister of Kerala: Joseph Mundassery
  • CMs who held the education portfolio: R Shankar and C. H. Mohammad Koya
  • The current Kerala Education Ministers: R Bindu (Higher Education) and V Sivankutty (General Education).
  • Who handled the education portfolio for the highest amount of time: C. H. Mohammad Koya

Education Ministers Of Kerala – FAQs

Find answers to all your questions about vidyabhyasa manthri of Kerala since 1957, starting from the first education minister of Kerala, Joseph Mundassery.

Who is the first Education Minister of Kerala?

Joseph Mundassery is the 1dt education minister of Kerala. He was member of the EMS ministry.

Who are the current Education Ministers of Kerala?

There are two ministers who handle education portfolio in the current Pinarayi ministry. R Bindu handles the portfolio of Higher Education while V Sivankutty handles General.

What is the office phone number of Education Minister of Kerala?

Below listed are the contact numbers of education ministers of Kerala:

R Bindu (Higher Education Minister)
Office : 0471-2332868, 2327574
Residence : 0471-2334133
Mobile : 9447741385
E-mail :
E-mail :

V Sivankutty (General Education Minister):  Office: 0471-2327574, 0471-2332868

Who is the second education minister of Kerala?

P. P. Ummer Koya is the second Education Minister of Kerala. He was part of the Pattom A. Thanu Pillai Government. He held the portfolio from 22 February 1960 to 26 September 1962.

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