GENERAL EDUCATION


The name ‘Thiruvananthapuram’ means Thiru Ananda Puram, the abode of the sacred snake-God Ananthan, on whom Vishnu, the God of Preservation is believed to be reclining. The old name Trivandrum is an anglicized form of the word Thiruvananthapuram.


Adult Literacy Programme is being effectively implemented. The Grandhasala Movement had taken roots years back and has grown ever since. In every village, in almost all the wards of panchayats, there is invariably at least one library and a reading room.

The State Central Library, which came into existence in 1829, has a sizable collection of valuable books and periodicals. The British Council Library and the University Library are notable for reference, in the city.

A profile of schools in the district*
 
Government
Aided
Unaided
Total
LP Schools
302
181
14
497
UP Schools
98
102
15
215
High Schools
118
94
27
239
Teacher Training Institutions
4
5
9
Higher Secondary Schools**
46
45
37
128
Vocational HSS**
30
11
41
TOTAL
598
438
93
1129
* 2002-2003 ** 2003-2004

HIGHER EDUCATION

The number of Arts and Science colleges in the district is 20 and the strength of students is estimated to be 15,926. The University of Kerala has its

research and higher education centres at Kariavattom, 20 kms from the capital city. There are 41 teaching and research departments in the University. Colleges from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts numbering 87, are affiliated to the University.

The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit with Kalady as headquarters, has its regional centre in Thiruvananthapuram and offers courses at degree and post graduate levels.


In Thiruvananthapuram district there are 2 Allopathic Medical Colleges 3 Ayurveda Medical Colleges, 2 Homeopathy Medical Colleges, 2 Nursing colleges, 1 Dental college, 1 Agricultural College, 11 Engineering Colleges, 2 MCA Colleges, 1 Music College, 3 Teacher Education College, 2 Law Colleges and 5 Polytechnics.

Following are the major educational institutions in the district:-

  All Saint’s College for Women, Veli.    Central Poly Technic, Vatiyoorkavu
  Christian College, Kattakada    College of Agriculture, Vellayani
  College of Fine Arts, Palayam    Government Arts College, Thycaud
  Dental College, Ulloor    Government College of Engineering, Kulathoor
  Government Ayurveda College, M.G. Road,   Thiruvananthapuram    Government Sanskrit College, M.G. Road, Thiruvananthapuram
  Government Homeopathic Medical College, Iranimuttam    Government Training College, Thycaud
  Government Law College, Barton Hill    Government Women’s Poly Technic, Neeramankara
  H.H. the Maharaja’s College for Women, Vazhuthacaud    K.N.M. Government College, Kanjiramkulam
  Kerala Law Academy Law College, Peroorkada    Lakshmi Bai National College of Physical Education, Kariyavattom
  Loyola College of Social Sciences, Sreekaryam    M.G. College, Paruthipara
  Mar Ivanios College, Nalanchira    Medical College, Ulloor
  NSS College for women, Karamana    Nursing College, Ulloor
  S.N. College, Chempazhanthi    Sri. Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Pappanamcode
  St. Xavier’s College, Thumba    The Swathi Thirunal Sangeetha College, Thycaud
  University  College, M.G. Road, Thiruvananthapuram     Government College of Engineering, Barton Hill,     Thiruvananthapuram
  LBS College of Engineering for Women, Poojappura    University Engineering College, Kariyavattom
  Mar Basellious Engineering College, Neeramankara    Mohandas Engineering College, Anad
  Muslim Association Engineering College, Venjaramoodu    Mary Matha Engineering College, Olathanni
  Mar Ivanios Engineering College, Kazhakkuttom    Lourd Matha College of Science and Technology, Kuttichal
  Government Polytechnic, Neyyattinkara    Government Polytechnic, Nedumangad
  Government Polytechnic, Attingal    Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  Somerwell Memorial CSI Mission Medical College,   Karakkonam  

 

 
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