St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College founded in 2005 and affiliated to the Kannur University. It is located at Pilathara. This college is owned and managed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kannur. Diocese has two centuries of experience in the field of education in North Malabar. At a time when the educational institutions capable of augmenting the resourcefulness and competitive acumen of the younger generation is conspicuously inadequate in the region, the relevance of such a college is significant.