Calicut Heritage Forum invites applications, from research students working (for MPhil/PhD) on the history and heritage of Kerala, for the Prof. K. V. Krishna Ayyar Award 2023.
The Prof. K. V. Krishna Ayyar Award encourages original research in areas of history and culture of Kerala (and Calicut, in particular). It is open to MPhil and PhD students working in these areas.
One scholar will be selected for the award, which carries a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 and a citation. The selection committee consists of experts in the fields of history, culture, and archaeology.
The awardee will be designated as Prof. K. V. Krishna Ayyar Scholar. The award will be presented in Calicut on 9 November 2023, where the recipient will give a brief presentation of their topic of research.
The Award arises from an endowment fund instituted by the Calicut Heritage Forum in association with the family of Prof. K. V. Krishna Ayyar and other donors, to commemorate the contributions of Professor Ayyar to the history and heritage of Kerala in general and Calicut in particular. The endowment also supports an annual lecture on some aspect related to Professor Ayyar’s contribution, delivered on his birth anniversary.
Last date for applying: 30 September 2023
To be considered for the award, please email the following details to
Your name, address, email address, and educational qualification
University/Department where you are pursuing research &
Name and email address of the guide

Topic/Title of the dissertation

A brief description of the research topic





Note: The selection committee may solicit the recommendation of your guide before finalising the award.
C. K. Ramachandran
Calicut Heritage Forum