Kerala Council for Historical Research [KCHR] is an autonomous institution committed to scientific research in history and social sciences. Funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Kerala, KCHR is a recognised research centre of the University of Kerala.KCHR is located at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala State, India, in the multi-purpose cultural complex Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan at Nalanda. for more click here
KCHR offers doctoral, post-doctoral and internship programmes and short term courses in social theory, research methods, epigraphy, palaeography and numismatics. Research, publication, documentation, training and co-ordination are the major domains of KCHR activities.
KCHR has a well-equipped library and research resource centre with a fairly large collection of books on Kerala history and society.KCHR publications include twenty-seven volumes on Kerala society that are of vital research significance.
KCHR has a three tier organizational set up with a Patrons Council, Advisory Council and Executive Council.
The Chairman of KCHR is Prof. K.N.Panikkar, former Professor and Dean,