The Institute came into existence on 28th January 1987. The Institute's Memorandum of Association and its rules and regulations have been judiciously framed with built-in growth provisions. The management of the Institute is vested with a Governing Body composed of ex-officio members only with the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Kerala State, as its Chairman and the Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala as the Vice-Chairman.

The functional management of the institute is controlled by an Executive Committee, headed by the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Kerala State,with the Principal secretary to Government of Kerala, Higher Education Department, as Vice-Chairman