Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology is an acclaimed institute rendering excellence in the field of science and commerce. The college has its base in the city of Tavanur in the district of Malappuram. The college stands as the only Agricultural Engineering College in the city of Kerala. The college started functioning in the year of 1963. The college tends to inculcate technical and soft skills to the core in the students.
The KCAET, Tavanur is the seat of the erstwhile Rural Institute established by the Government of India in the year 1963. This institute was taken over by the University in 1975 and renamed as Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT). The IAT offered Diploma in Agrl. Science (DASC), Diploma in Agrl. & Rural Engineering (DARE) and Agrl. Mechanic Course (AMC). The Kerala Agricultural University established the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology in the year 1985 by upgrading the IAT and renamed it as "Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology".
The Instructional Farm attached to the College has been identified as one of the centres for producing grafts/seedlings/seed materials under the integrated breeder seed multiplication programme.
Attached to the College there is a Dairy Unit in the College which has a herd strength of 30 at present. A veterinary Hospital also functions in the College which provides ample facility in Artificial Insemination and treatments of animals to the nearby farmers.
The 40 hectare KCAET campus is located in Tavanur village on the southern bank of Bharathapuzha. Tavanur village in Malappuram district lies 8 kilometres west of Kuttippuram Railway Station and 12 kilometres north of Ponnani. The campus is situated on a hill commanding an enchanting view of the natural scenary around.