MES Kalladi College, Mannarkkad is the proud symbol of the Muslim Educational Society, Calicut to the cause of higher education in Kerala, especially to the educationally backward areas of Malabar. This is the first college started by the MES and it is also the felicitous outcome of the noble endeavor of the late Kalladi Cheriya Kunhammed Sahib and the local public. College is located in a vast area, a major part of which was donated by the late Janab Valayadi Kunhayammu Haji.
The college is situated 2 km away from Mannarkkad town on the side of Palakkad – Calicut National Highway and bordered by the perennial river “Kunthipuzha” and fortressed by panoramic hills of Silent Valley and Attappadi.
The college started functioning as a junior college in 1967 and was upgraded in 1971 with the introduction of degree courses in History, Economics, Mathematics, Botany and Commerce. Further it was upgraded as a Post Graduate college in 1978 with the introduction of M.Com.
The departments of History and Chemistry have been upgraded as Research Centres in 2016 and 2017 respectively, and are equipped with Modern Laboratories, Research Halls and Research Cubicles. The application for upgradation of Economics and Commerce departments as Research Centres are under processing at university evaluation. At present the college is offering 17 undergraduate, 9 postgraduate, 1 integrated MSc and 3 B.Voc. programmes in various disciplines, of which 11 programmes are in the Self Financing Mode. This Institution has well equipped laboratory facilities in Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Mass Communication, Food Technology and Computer Science. The College Library is automated with more than 50,000 bar coded books and journals. Library has a separate digital section with broadband internet connection and INFLIBNET facilities by which students have access to E-journals and E-books. Presently the library is in its process of modernization with RFID system. The two well equipped computer centres offer short term courses for students along with their regular programmes. College administration is facilitated with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and the implementation of E- learning with ICT integrated classrooms is at its completion.
The college is renowned for its achievements in sports and games in the national and international levels. The infrastructure includes a playground with 400 meters track, Indoor Stadium and gymnasium for physical fitness and training. The college has remarkable achievements in A-Zone and Inter-Zone arts festivals. The College provides UGC aided minority coaching for the academic improvement of poor and weak students and special coaching is provided for NET, SET, PSC exam, Bank Test etc. All the students benefit from exposure to national seminars and similar academic programmes through active participation.
Different Clubs and Forums: NCC- Navy & Army, Debate Club, Science Club, English Club, ED Club, Women Cell, Career Guidance & Placement Cell, Media Club, Tourism Club, Yoga Club, Cycle Club, Forestry Club, Bhoomitra Club, Agri-Horti Cultural Society, Apiculture Society, Debate Forum etc. offer a wide range of opportunities to students to nurture their talents and they promote their overall development. MES Medical Centre at Kakkuppady ( Attappady) with an ambulance is a prestigious Extension Project of the college. Also it runs different Best Practices as a part of its Institutional Social Responsibility.