CIGI Milestones

18 August 1996

  • CIGI was born in a meeting of likeminded educationalists and social activists gathered in a meeting at Paramount Tower, Calicut. The meeting decided to register an organization as an NGO for educational and career upliftment


  • Set up formal office at Kohinoor, Calicut University


  • Formed national advisory council under the chairmanship of Dr. Sayed Hamid
  • Formed state advisory council with the representation of all Muslim organization in Kerala


  • Formal launching of CIGI by Dr. Syed Hamid and one day educational seminar. CIGI's Vision and Agenda were declared in the MEETING
  • Started career guidance campaign Kasargod to Trivanndrum
  • North, Central and South Zones came to existence


  • Started Resource development and networking activities
  • Shifted office from Kohinoor to Ramanattukara
  • State level Resource Person training. The first generation leaders of CIGI were evolved through this program
  • Became the authorized admission test centre for Aligrah Muslim Univesrity, JamiaHamdard, Cresent Civil Service Coaching centre
  • Career Mission Camapaing- started concerted effort to ruralize the career guidance services. Conducted 500 career guidance classes across the state with support of Peevees Public school, Nilambur
  • Zonal level grassroots expension
  • First district coordination committee came to existence in Wayanadu. They started to conduct career guidance classes at all panchayths of Wayanadu district. A competitive coaching centre also was established there
  • Career guidance workshops at 5 Taluks in Trivandrun
  • Expanded the institutional networks. Got an inroad to Government and aided colleges
  • First career exhibition at Arakkinar Calicut and Peeves School


  • Our key resource persons were trained by Regional Institute of Education, Mysore in psychometric career assessment
  • Introduced Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT)
  • Training of DAT administrators and Counsellors at Calicut
  • Aptitude test Campaign
  • Effective Study Habits (ESH) Campaign- Built a resource pool of ESH trainers
  • Conducted 500 ESH training sessions at public schools across Kerala
  • Vision Workshop at Peruvannamuzhi
  • Expansion of District coordination committees. DC's came to existnace in Kasargod, Kannor, Kozhikkod, Malappuram, Trissure, Ernakulam, and Kollam
  • Expansion of grassroots units. Satelite units were formed in Trikkarippur, Kanchirod, Muttil, Koduvaally, Perambra, Karikkod, Kodungallore, Chavakkad, Pavaratty, Edavanakkad, Kanhirappally, Erattupettaetc
  • Campaign of Popularzing competitive examinations
  • Parenting Effectiveness Campaign (PET) Campaign- Conducted 500 PET trainings at grassroots pockets
  • Expansion of networks to Middle east countries such as Muscat, UAE, Doha, Kuwait, Bahrain


  • Saudi chapter came to existence
  • Shifted office to Vrindavan colony, Calicut
  • Service expansion to expatriate
  • Started Motivation Activation Program (MAP)
  • First Institutional quality development program- Proactive Project for Excellent performance ' PEP
  • Started admission orientation and coaching for entrance tests for Central Universities
  • Distribution of application form of Hamdard, JNU, DU entrance tests
  • Started residential camps for students
  • Started Winscan- a follow up training program for academically meritorious students
  • Training for Scholarship awardees of PM Foundation
  • Training for scholarship awardees of AFMI (American Federation of Muslims of India
  • Started SET Coaching


  • The breakthrough project Vijayabheri in association with MalappuramZillaPanchayath, which made remarkable progress in quality of public education in the district
  • Started teachers training
  • CIGI was entrusted to implement many Government project


  • Career guidance resource development workshops for Department of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE)
  • Guidance workshops at Lakshadweep
  • Introduced Transactional Analysis workshops, first time in Malabar
  • Fist TA Study Circle formed


  • Career Futura- A legendary events of career solutions at Calicut
  • GEAP Campaign
  • Introduced Mahall Empowerment Program
  • Special projects for AHADS, KIRTADS, CAPART, SC/ST Departments etc
  • Counseling for students of pre metric/post metric hostels of SC/ST students


  • Introduced a special project for academic and career betterment of Orphan students named STEP
  • Expansion of Vijayabheri to other districts
  • RP training expansion to middle east
  • Popularization of DAT
  • Expansion of services in to Indian Schools in Gulf


  • Formation of CIGI International
  • Started psychological counseling at HQ
  • Expansion of quality improvement project for various public educational institutions with support Of PTA's concerned
  • Introduced Total Achievement Program TAP
  • Started Vacation camps
  • Career Mapping - a research project to standardize DAT to Kerala norms. The test was administrated over 4000 students across Kerala at free of cost
  • a student's social initiative YES INDIA formed under CIGI's support
  • Introduced a special project for quality improvement of Orphanages
  • Started training for Madrassa teachers with the support of Local Self Government
  • Decennial Celebration


  • Started training for Imam and Khatibs based at Phapins, Trikkarippir
  • Started a special project for Grassroots Empowerment project named SAGE experimentally
  • Association with RGNIYD for providing Internship for students of MA Career guidance
  • Introduced CLAP- A youth empowerment project


  • A breakthrough step: SAGE- an action research project on socio- educational development which is implemented at 10 grassroots pockets
  • Hosted South Asian conference of Transactional Analysis


  • Started a special project of women empowerment in association with Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association
  • Convocation of Leadership development course for Imams
  • Career caravan