Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb has said that civil service academies will be set up in Palakkad and Kozhikode. The Education Minister, who arrived at IAS topper Haritha V. Kumar’s home here on Tuesday, said the academies were proposed to be set up on the lines of the Kerala State Civil Service Academy in the capital for the benefit of civil service aspirants in the northern districts.

Mr. Rabb, who was accompanied by academy director U. Subhash and coordinator P.M. Rajeev, said Ms. Kumar's achievement was an honour for the State.

Ms. Kumar said the group discussion, which formed part of the training programme, was of great help to the aspirants.