Kerala institute of local administration (KILA), Thrissur is recognised as a Research Centre of Central University of Kerala and attached to the Department of international Relations vide order dated 14th July 2014.
The faculty members of KILA are also recognised as research Guides on central university of Kerala
As per UGC rules, each research guide of KILA is allotted to take a maximum of 8 Research Scholars. The students who are registered as Central University of Kerala Research Scholars with KILA.
All rules and regulations of the Award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) of the Central University of Kerala shall be applicable to the Research Scholars of central University of Kerala working in KILA