Kirtads in KozhikodeKIRTADS or Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes was set up in 1972. Initially, it was called as Tribal Research and Training Centre (TR & TC) and in 1979, it got recognised as KIRTADS that is working towards the development of the scheduled communities of Kerala.
There are three departments that work towards conserving tribal history and at the same time assist the researchers who conduct studies and research on the conditions of the tribal communities and come out with recommendations and suggestions for their well being. The departments are training wing, research wing and development wing. Apart from this, the institute has a library that consists of books on sociology and anthropology, an Ethnological Museum and also a Documentation Centre of the Art forms of the Scheduled Communities.
The Ethonological Museum established in 1973 houses the collection of various artefacts of the tribal culture and showcases to the outsiders. Some of the collections include costumes, household utensils, jewellery, traps and nets, musical instruments, bows and arrows, wood carvings, etc. The museum also has models of miniature huts. They also have collection of the well preserved medicinal plant specimens that shows their insight into the healthcare methodologies as well as the common medicines used by them.
KIRTADS also promotes folk art and culture through its “Adikalakendram” to revive the tribal art forms. Apart from that, it also works in reviving wood carving, mat weaving, basketry, pottery, etc. KIRTADS also have documented and recorded the generations of folk songs and the stories that were handed down to them.
How to Reach Kirtads in KozhikodeNearest Railway Station: Kozhikode railway station is well connected with other cities of India and from the railway station head towards the old railway over bridge and travel for 350m and then turn left at tea store and milma booth onto big bazaar and pass by Taj Agencies situated on the right at 270 m take the first right onto the Cherooty Road and Pass by Mathrubhumi employees multi-purpose society ltd on the left and at 1.2Km take slight right at Latha Arts and onto PT Usha Road passby Solution Factory Events and Promotions of the left and turn left at United Bank of India, Kozhikode Branch on to Edapally-Panvel Highway and passby HP on the right at 1.0 Km then turn right at Jayasree Bank onto Nadakkavu Cross Road passby ICICI Bank on the left and take left at Petrol Pump on Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway pass by Indian Oil Pump Eranhipalam on the left in 650m turn right at Newtops Bakery toward Chevarambalam Road and slight left onto Chevarambalam Road passby Popular Yard on the left and continue onto Golf Link Road and passby Juma Masjid on the right and the destination will be on the right.
Nearest Bus Depot: The nearest bus depot is Kozhikode Moffusil Bus Stop.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Kozhikode International Airport.
Address: KIRTADS, Golf Link Road, Chevayur, Kozhikode 673 017
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