Government L.P School
In education, Kunhimangalam has got its own inheritance. It has helped a lot to strengthen the National Movement against the British rule as well as for the social revolution. The history of education in North Malabar has got strong influence in the agricultural movement of this region. The great leaders of freedom struggle of this area who started their work through agricultural movement had a broad and sincere vision towards the advantage of education among common masses.

The national and agricultural movements have made immense changes in the social, cultural and educational sectors. In the earlier years, after the primary education, the people of Kunhimangalam were dependent either on Government High School at Payyanur or the Government High School at Madayi for higher education. However, higher fees and lack of transportation facilities hindered most of the people to get higher education. There was a night school in “Panachira” from where several people got educated who are still alive.

The first school in Kunhimangalam was the Govt. L.P. School and its first headmaster was Mr. P.M. Ramunni Master.

The first headmaster of Edanad West L.P. School was Mr. Raghavan Master.

The founder and the first headmaster of Edanad U.P. School was Sri V.V. Chindankutty Nayanar.

Sri C.V. Gopalan Nambiar was the founder and the first headmaster of Gopal U.P. School and he was the teacher for many of the erstwhile generation.

There are several kindergartens and educational institutions such as Four L.P. Schools, Three U.P. Schools, One unaided U.P. School, One High School, One Central School (Kendriya Vidyalaya), One College, English Medium Schools, etc…. in this village.



Government L.P School

Government L.P School


Government L.P School

Government L.P School













The first official school of Kunhimangalam founded in 1914 is the Government Central U.P. School. This institution has got its own historical importance as far as the political and developmental activities of Kunhimangalam are concerned.





Late Shri C.V. Gopalan Nambiar, who was the founder head master of this institution and very active in the social and education movement had his own insight. He was one among them who understood the importance of education and started this institution in the year 1914,as a full-fledged UP School. He underwent various hardships to sustain this institution. This institution grown-up very dramatically mainly because of the fact that it not only catered the students from Kunhimangalam but also from the other neighbouring villages.








Kunhimangalam High school was formed in 1966 with the initiative of the natives. Until then the natives used to depend High School in the neighbuoring places such as Payyanur and Madai. The contribution of Kunhimangalam High school is noteworthy to avail high school education to all class of pupils in the region. Today, Kunhimangalam High School has achieved state average in Secondary School passing rate. The Pass percentage for SSLC for the academic year 2005-2006 is 82.65%. The school is also achieved commendable success in performing arts, sports, mathematic competitions and other stage programs in sub-district, district and state levels.

Kunhimangalam High school is now upgraded to +2 with strength of more than 1500 pupils and playing a major role in giving quality education above state average. The pass percentage of higher secondary results for the academic year 2004-05 in the branches of Science and Commerce were 97 % and 80% respectively. The pass percentage of higher secondary results for academic year 2005-2006 in the branches of Science and Commerce were 99.14 % (116 passed out of 117 students which includes 78 distinction and 32 first class) and 80% (48 passed out of 60 students which includes 10 distinction and 30 first class) respectively which is a remarkable success rate compared to state average level.





P.E.S. Vidyalaya, an English Medium School following the Central Board of Secondary Education curriculum, was inaugurated on 14/06/1990. The institution is managed by the Payyanur Educational Society, Payyanur that also runs Payyanur College. This society is a secular, non-communal, non-partisan one, having over two thousand members. The first committee was constituted in 1963 under the presidentship of Advocate Late Sri. K.S. Umamaheshwara Iyer. Sri.K.G.Maller succeeded as president of the society till his demise in October 1997. The School is approved by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.

The chief objectives of the Vidyalaya are:

1. To provide facilities for the improvement of children in academic, cultural, physical and morel spheres.
2. To impart education of high quality to the pupils, in general.
Besides the pre-primary section there are classes from Std. I to XII.



Kendriya Vidyalaya Payyanur is a unit of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The present strength of the Vidyalaya is more than 1370 . At present it has classes from I – XII with classes I – VII three sections and Class VIII – XII with two sections each. The Vidyalaya has 3 terms in an Academic year; the first Term April to August, Second Term September to November and and third Term December to March.

The Vidyalaya started in the year 1988 in a rented building in Payyanur, but later in 1998 shifted to their own building, located at Payyanur Educational Society Complex, Edat