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Farook College

Farook College marks a breakthrough in the renaissance of Kerala Muslims. In 1948, the year following Indian independence, Farook College was founded to light the darkness that benighted a community crippled by colonial pressure unparallelled in the history of the region. The Rouzathul Uloom Association, the parent body of the educational complex on the campus, took the lead in transforming the social fabric of the region through the expansion of the secular educational structure.farook College was the only  First  Grade College in Central Malabar at the time of its inception and was originally affiliated to the Madras University. Following the states’ reorganization, the College came under the  University of Kerala in 1957 and under the University of Calicut in 1968.

The saga of Farook College begins in the early 1940's, in the obscure Anakkayam village in Malappuram District, where a learned man ruminated on ways and means of spreading the light of knowledge among the members of his community who were floundering in the darkness of ignorance. He was Moulavi Abussabah Ahmed Ali, the founder President of the Rouzathul Uloom Association, which established Farook College. The first institution the 'Rouzathul Uloom Arabic College' was started in 1942 in Anakkayam. In 1946 a committee was formed with the intention of starting a first grade college.                                                       
        The College celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1974, the 40th Anniversary in February 1989 and the Golden Jubilee in 1999-2000. Farook College is today the biggest residential Post Graduate Institution under theCalicut University. It offers instruction in various disciplines,14 at the undergraduate and 13 at the postgraduate level, Six of the P.G. Departments are recognized research centres. The College is modelled on residential pattern, providing curricular and co-curricular activities for both mental and moral development of the students. special care for the moral standard of the students operated through religious and spiritual discourses help them enrich their personal as well as social identity. The College and its hostels are open to students of all castes and creeds and provide amenities for the creation of a healthy cosmopolitan atmosphere on the campus.

The college has been re-accredited with A Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, with CGPA of 3.34 on four point scale valid from March 2009. The college has been adjudged by the Government of Kerala to receive R. Sankar Award for the best special grade (Private) college in the state of Kerala for the years 1997-98 and 1999-2000. The College has been identified by the UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence, the first college under Calicutniversity to receive the status. Farook College has won the Moulana Abul Kalam Azad Literacy Award instituted by Moulana Azad Education Foundation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India for promoting education among the educationally backward minorities.The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, Govt. of India has given Minority Status to the College.