The roots of JDT Islam Orphanage & Educational Institutions trace back to a pivotal moment in history - the year 1921, during the time of the anti-British agitations of Muslims in Malabar. In the face of brutal suppression by the British army, the suffering endured by the people was profound and immeasurable.

Muhammad Abdurrahman Sahib, the then KPCC president and a leader of Khilafat Movement, moved by the plight of his community, appealed to the British authorities to address the problems faced by the Muslims. Despite his efforts, no action was taken, leading him to take the issue to the leading dailies like The Hindu from Madras and Bombay Chronicle, resulting in a report that garnered significant attention and had far-reaching repercussions.

During the All India Khilafat Conference held in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, Sahib delivered a heartfelt lecture that highlighted the torment and anguish faced by the Mappila children of Malabar. His impassioned speech resonated deeply with the audience, prompting the formation of a committee, with Maulana Shaukatali as its chairman, to alleviate the sufferings of the Muslims. As part of the relief efforts, Maulana Abdul Qader Qasuri, member of a wealthy family of Punjab Province and a freedom fighter, sent his sons to Malabar at the request of Abdur Rahman Sahib, leading to the establishment of six relief centers that provided free food grains to over 25,000 destitute individuals for more than six months. As a continuation of such activities, JDT Islam Orphanage is started. Many people like Ponmadath Moideen Koya, Kottaparam Maliekal Kadiri Koya Haji provided all kinds of assistance.

In 1922, with the special permission of the then Viceroy Wavel Prabhu, Jam’iyyat Da’wa wa Tablighul Islam (JDT Islam) officially commenced its activities in the new Madathummal House on Silk Street, Kozhikode. The orphanage then moved to the Anchuman-e-Islam Sabha Hall on 3rd July 1922, situated in front of the old Hajoor Kacheri. At its inception, the orphanage embraced 77 orphans, comprising 52 boys and 25 girls.

Under the guidance of Zamorin of Calicut, JDT Islam extended its reach to Jamiyat Hill, Vellimadukunnu. Subsequently, three subsidiary institutions were established in Edavanna, Tirurangadi, and Kodungallur, which eventually flourished into independent entities.

The devastating floods of 1924 and the deadly cholera outbreak of 1943 led to an increase in the orphanage's membership as it continued to fulfill its mission of providing care and education to those in need.

On 25th April 1930, the construction of the main building was initiated with the support of Queen Aisha Bivi Aliraja of Arakkal, but her untimely demise in 1931 halted the progress. However, her third son, Arakkal Hussain Raja, carried forward her legacy and completed the building in memory of his mother on 30th November 1932.

Over the years, JDT Islam expanded its educational offerings, establishing a lower primary school in 1932, which later evolved into a high school in 1957. Today, JDT Islam Orphanage & Educational Institutions continues to shine brightly, providing a nurturing environment and quality education, enlightening the lives of thousands of students, and carrying forward its legacy of compassion and dedication.

JDT Islam orphanage
Designed by the internationally acclaimed award-winning studio, Collaborative Architecture, headed by Lalita and Mujib, JDT Islam Madrassa and Primary School stands as a testament to innovation and progressive educational space design. Since its inception, the project has garnered recognition as a benchmark institutional endeavor in the country, captivating hearts with its out-of-the-box approach to learning environments.
LP School
Welcome to LP School, a cherished institution that has been empowering young minds since its humble inception in 1932 under the auspices of JDT Islam Orphanage. We recognize the vital role of lower primary education as the stepping stone towards higher learning. Our dedicated team of qualified and experienced teachers works tirelessly to provide a nurturing environment where every student can flourish academically and personally.
High School
Welcome to JDT Islam High School, an esteemed institution that has been shaping young minds since its establishment in 1957. Over the years, our school has grown into one of the top-ranking educational establishments in this region of Kerala. With a total strength of over 2000 students and a dedicated faculty of 75 talented teachers, we are committed to providing quality education and nurturing the young and budding generation of tomorrow.
IGNOU Study Centre
NIOS Study Centre
Vocational Higher Secondary School
Iqraa English Medium School
Established in 1991, JDT Islam Iqraa English Medium High School has become a distinguished institution renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and holistic development. Following the Kerala government syllabus, our school stands as a symbol of knowledge and progress, providing a nurturing environment for students to flourish.
Polytechnic College
College of Pharmacy
Since its establishment in 1996, JDT Islam College of Pharmacy has earned a prestigious reputation among institutions offering pharmacy education. Within a short span of time, it has become one of the most sought-after Pharmacy Colleges in Kerala. Initially offering a diploma in pharmacy program, the college's mission is to produce skilled and dedicated pharmacists through rigorous training. Proudly, the institution has produced numerous talented Pharmacy Diploma holders who have secured successful employment in various health sectors in India and abroad.
Higher Secondary School (Aided)
Higher Secondary School (Unaided)
Senior Secondary School
Since its establishment in 2002, JDT Islam New Hope English School has remained at the forefront of providing quality education to young learners. Affiliated with CBSE New Delhi, our school proudly follows its syllabus, offering a holistic and enriching educational experience.
New Hope English Medium High School
Informatic Centre
College of Arts & Science
College of Nursing
Established in 2005, JDT Islam College of Nursing is an affiliated self-financing nursing college under the Kerala University of Health Sciences. Backed by IQRAA International Hospital, a 360-bedded multi-specialty tertiary care center in Malapramba, Kozhikode, the college is recognized by KNMC and INC. Offering a comprehensive four-year Basic BSc Nursing program, the college admits 50 students annually. The curriculum is one of the most comprehensive in the field of Nursing, providing students with a strong foundation in clinical knowledge and skills.
College of Physiotherapy
Established in 2005 and affiliated with the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS), JDT Islam College of Physiotherapy is a prominent institution that offers a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course of four and a half years duration, accommodating 50 students annually. Additionally, it provides a Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) course with two specializations: Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal & Sports and Physiotherapy in Cardio-Respiratory, which spans over 2 years. The college's mission is to produce graduate specialists in allied health science, equipped with transferable intellectual and practical skills to serve the community.
Iqraa Higher Secondary School
Institute of Commerce and Technology
School for Differently Abled
Welcome to JDT Islam School for Differently Abled, a compassionate institution dedicated to providing specialized care and education to children aged three to 15 years with unique needs and abilities. Our school offers a comprehensive range of programs, including care groups, pre-primary, primary, and secondary classes, tailored to meet the diverse requirements of our students.
Iqraa Academy
IQRAA Academy stands as a pioneering institution, offering best training in various fields of the healthcare and paramedic sectors. Backed by IQRAA International Hospital and Research Centre, the academy is committed to providing top-notch education and skill development. As a recognized Service Provider and Skill Knowledge Partner of TATA Institute of Social Sciences - Mumbai (TISS-SVE), IQRAA Academy offers BVOC programs in Dialysis Technology, Medical Imaging Technology, and Medical Lab Technology.