Two events in London played important roles in laying the foundation of Kerala Model of development :
(i) the formation of London Missionary Society in 1795
(ii) formation of theChurch Mission Society in 1799.
The Protestant missionaries from Germany and England laid the foundations of western education in Kerala by opening English grammar schools, high schools, and colleges.Some of the early Christian missionaries had performed valuable services for the development of the Malayalam language:the grammatical works and dictionaries by Arnos Patiri (Johann Ernestus Hanxleden), Angelo Francis, Rev. Bailey, Rev. Richard Collins, and Dr. Gundert are substantial contributions to the study of Malayalam.
This Virtual Pallikuutam is to remember the life & work of all the missionaries who introduced 'modern education' in the former princely states of Travancore and Cochin during the first half of the 19th century using real പള്ളിക്കൂടംpallikuutam close to the churches.