The Muslim Educational Society, Kerala's most prestigious and renowned educational Organisation had its inception in the year 1964. Basically evolved as a charitable institution, mainly to grant scholarships and educational aids to the poor and the needy, this organization gradually spread its activities to bring about a remarkable transformation in the educational status of the backward classes of people, especially the Muslim community. The formation of the Muslim Educational Society was a socially committed and timely venture of a small group of Muslim intellectuals led by the great Neurologist of the yester years , Dr. P.K. Abdul Ghafoor, the founder President of the Muslim Educational Society. He had dedicated his entire life for an educational revolution in the country and pledged to keep the lamp of knowledge aloft to illuminate the life of a society which was until then neglected and denied access even to the portals of primary education. And thus in 1964 was formed the Muslim Educational Society, registered under the Charitable Societies Registration Act 1860 (Central Act XXI of 1860) under Regn. No. 54/1964, situated in Bank Road, Calicut The predominant aims and objectives of the Society as laid down in the bye-laws are to render committed service for the Educational, Social, Cultural and Economic advancement of the poor and the backward communities of the country in all possible ways. The late Dr. Abdul Ghafoor the founder President could reap an enviable success in establishing a large number of academic institutions under the banner of the MES and make MES the largest organization in the Country that distributes scholarships to the poor students.
Though MES had a very humble beginning, it is functioning at present as one of the top-notch educational agencies in Kerala with a wide network of over 20 reputed CBSE Schools, 6 high schools & H.S.S.s under state syllabus and 12 well-established regular degree colleges, and 7 among them imparting instruction in Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Science and allied fields are NAAC accredited post-graduate institutions.