Al Jamia Al Islamia is a pioneering charitable institution of higher education that has earned an iconic status in the most literate state in India, namely Kerala. Situated in the state of Kerala that lies to the south of India, it was set up by the Islamic Movement in 1955 as a bold attempt to educate the Muslim society at a time when Muslims were rather uninitiated to the sphere of education and a pressing need was felt that something should have been immediately done about the desperate condition of the community. The ultimate aim behind the establishment of an Islamic institution in the midst of non-Muslim society was the renovation of the Muslim society and the propagation of Islam among the Indian communities. A number of schools, colleges and other institutions are currently run under its administration. It intends to groom a new generation of youth, conscious of their responsibilities both to Islam and society at large.