Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD) is an autonomous educational institution established by the Government of Kerala in 1987. The institute is registered under The Travancore – Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable societies registrations Act 12 of 1955. The Institute’s Memorandum of Association and its rules and regulations have been judiciously framed with built-in growth provisions. The management of the institute is vested with a Governing Body composed of with the Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, Government of Kerala, as the Chairman and Chief Secretary to Government of Kerala as the Vice-Chairman.
Institute of Human Resources Development is dedicated to the scientific advancement, technological progress and economic growth of the country through human resources development. Based on the principle, “Think Globaly and Act Locally” it endeavours to bring about the welfare of the nation. It endeavours to provide education and training of consistently high stands through innovative and versatile programmes suitable for the current and emerging needs of the community.
Our Back Ground
The Phenomenal growth of contemporary technology and hi-tech applications during the recent past has created a dearth of qualified and trained personal having the required level of competence. This problem has been discussed at various forums and the fact that there are serious inadequacies in the present arrangements in qualitative terms has been taken note of All the same, there had not been any serious attempt to alleviate the problem by institutionalizing the whole concept, devoid of the rigid frame-work associated with a typical government institution. Though there are desirable checks and balances built in to any governmental system, often they fail to keep pace with emerging requirements and as a consequence, hamper the development of frontier areas in emerging technologies
Starting in 1987, with the institutional centre at Thiruvananthapuram and Model polytechnics in 1988 at Vadakara, IHRD has grown within a short period into a network of more than 87 institutions. In addition to regular courses of study in accadamic establishments, IHRD also runs short and long term employment oriented and continuing education programmes.