Prof. C. Raveendranath is Minister for Education of the Government of Kerala. He is Communist Party of India (Marxist) politician from Thrissur and Minister of the Kerala Legislative Assembly from Puthukkad Assembly Constituency.
He is the son of Shri K. Peethambaran Kartha and Smt. C. Lekshmikutty Elayamma, born at Cheranallur on 22 November 1955. He has a Masters degree in Science and was a professor in St. Thomas College, Thrissur. He is an active worker of C.P.I.(M), Area Committee Member and Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad.