The Muslim Educational Society (Regd.), Calicut, in short MES, established in 1964, is the biggest Educational agency in India, running more than 150 educational institutions in India and abroad including Medical College, Dental College, Engineering Colleges, Nursing College, first grade PG Arts & Science Colleges, state-aided Higher Secondary schools, C.B.S.E. Schools and an array of job oriented institutions
At the time of inception of the Muslim Educational Society, the stratum of the Muslim & backward communities in the state at large was quite disturbing when compared to the privileged classes. The Muslims were extremely backward in the field of Education and they had only 3 Colleges and a handful of Schools under their management. But as a result of the persistent and intense awareness campaigns carried out through Seminars, Symposia, Educational Conferences and similar education promotional programmes , the Muslim Educational Society succeeded in bringing about a radical change in the outlook of the community and this inspired this great organization to take up modern education in a big way. Now it has been found that out of the total population of nearly 70 lakhs of Kerala Muslims, at least, 10 lakhs have been directly or indirectly benefited by the educational activities of the MES. The literacy rate of Kerala is cent percent which is the highest in the country and MES can proudly claim its share of credit for having contributed to it in great measure. Other indices of modernization like low infant mortality rate and high life expectancy etc. are also the highlights of the society in Kerala in achieving which, MES has also played a significant role. It can be proudly mentioned that it was the MES which is instrumental in enhancing the educational status of especially Muslim Women who were behind the doors till then, destined to be the home makers throughout their life. It is gratifying to note that their presence in the educational field which was hardly 1% at the time of inception of MES has now risen to a tempting 70%. Similarly their presence in the professional education field, especially in Medical and Engineering filed has also gone upto 70%.
MES has also envisaged to set up establishments to promote moral and spiritual values among the public, work for the welfare of women and children and establish and maintain Old age homes and rehabilitate destitutes.
In 1994, it was the setting up of the MES College of Engineering at Kuttippuram in Malappuram District, the first self-financing college in the private sector in Kerala, that kick started an historic revolution that was to follow in the state to promote education to the deprived class and MES has a real right and reason to be proud of this committed initiative to fulfill its mission. How aggressive and consistent was the growth that followed in the educational scenario of the state since then is part of history now . And in 2003, there emerged the MES flagship institution – the MES Academy of Medical Sciences, which now is comprising a Super specialty Post graduate Medical College, Dental College, College of Nursing, School of Nursing and institute of Para-medical sciences. The latest additions to the MES panel of professional institutions are the MES Institute of Technology and Management, Chathannur, Kollam, MES College of Engineering and Technology, Kunnukara, Ernakulam and MES College of Architecture, Kakkodi, Kozhikode.
All the Aided Post Graduate Colleges run by MES are accredited by the NAAC. All the MES colleges, including unaided self-financing colleges have consistently been achieving high percentage of results in the university examinations with many a student securing meritorious ranks.