The Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD), a unique autonomous institute established by the Government of Kerala with head quarters at Trivandrum, is a network of academic, research and development institutions extending over different districts of Kerala. College of Applied Science, Haripad is affiliated to Kerala University and is established in 2012 with Regular courses of B.Sc(Computer Science), BCA ,B.Com with Computer Application and BBA. The college also provide PGDCA Course conducted by Institute of Human Resources Development.
The College has excellent Lab for Computer Science oriented study. An unlimited 24/7 Broad band Connection with 2 Mbps speed and four 512 Kbps connections form the backbone of Internet connectivity. The main computer lab is spacious, fully airconditioned and well planned consisting of more than 50 systems of which the major share is contributed by advanced machines. The lab has the latest hi-tech configuration of hardware and software. The lab is equipped with Operating Systems like Windows-Server, Windows-Desktop, and open source software like Linux. Multimedia Kits have also been set-up for students to develop their knowledge with creativity. The entire computer lab is provided with LAN networking. This lab help students to brush up their computer skills and translate their logic and imagination into innovative applications. An additional Programming Lab has been provided exclusively for developing programming skills.