Kannur is known as the land of Looms and Lore, because of the loom industries functioning in the district and ritualistic folk arts held in temples. Kannur is famous for its pristine beaches, Theyyam, its native performing art, and its handloom industry.
Kannur is of great strategic military importance. One of the 62 military cantonments in the country is in the Kannur Cantonment and is the headquarters of the Defence Security Corps and Territorial Army’s 122 Infantry Battalion (under Madras Regiment). Ezhimala Naval Academy (INS) is 35 km north of Kannur City. It is Asia's largest and the world's third largest naval academy. An Indian Coast Guard Academy is approved to be built at Kannur. This academy will be built on the banks of Valapattanam River at Irinave, east of Azhikkal. Kannur Cantonment is one of the important cantonments in India.
Britco & Bridco, are pioneers in the mobile phone servicing and training and was established in Kannur in the year 2003, by Prof. Late, P P Abdul Hameed, a retired Prof. of Sir Syed College Taliparamba, Kannur. This institute was the first of its kind in Kannur and so far we have trained 550 technology aspirants and nearly 90% of them are placed in India or abroad as mobile phone service engineers. Some of our alumni have also started their own mobile servicing centers and are doing very well.
In 2012 April we moved our training facility to a new strategic location which is more convenient for the day scholars with proximity to railway station and bus terminals. Apart from that it gives a calm serene atmosphere for learning. With the dedicated staff members who give an edge to sharpen the skills of our trainees, we provide a state-of-the-art lab and other training facilities for our participants to get acquainted with the latest trends in mobile technology. Because of the rush from outstation candidates, we are providing hostel facilities also for our students.
The institute is now managed under the leadership of Mr. Najeeb P., who is the successor of Prof. Late, P P Abdul Hameed. Mr. Najeeb is well updated with his technical knowledge on mobile phone technology and was one of the first students of Britco & Bridco, Kottakkal center.
RESEARCH CENTER FOR MOBILE PHONE TECHNOLOGY,
Pearl Building, South Bazar,