Calicut Heritage Forum ( has, in association with the family of Prof. K.V. Krishna Ayyar and some other donors, instituted an endowment fund to commemorate the contribution of Prof. Ayyar to the history and heritage of Kerala in general and Calicut in particular. One of the activities of the endowment is conducting an annual lecture on some aspect related to Prof. Ayyar’s contribution, to be delivered on the birth anniversary of Prof. Ayyar.
Another activity is encouraging original research in areas of history and culture of Kerala (and Calicut, in particular) by instituting a scholarship among research students (both M.Phil and Ph.D) working in these areas. The award will constitute a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 and a citation. Each year one scholar will be selected for the award who will be designated as ‘Prof. K V Krishna Ayyar Scholar’. The award will be presented at the annual endowment lecture to be held on 3rd November, 2022, where the recipient will be invited to give a brief presentation of her/his topic of research.
The selection committee consists of experts in the fields of history, culture and archaeology.
Applicants are requested to give the following details for being considered for the above award. Kindly note that the Committee will solicit the recommendations of your guide before finalizing the award. The last date for applying for this award is 30th September 2022.You are requested to e-mail the filled in form to
Your name, address, email and educational qualification
University/dept where you are pursuing research & name and email ID of the guide
Topic/Title of the dissertation
Brief description of the research topic
Yours Sincerely,
C K Ramachandran
Calicut Heritage Forum