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Kerala University official site The University of Travancore which eventually became the University of Kerala was established in 1937 by a promulgation of the Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the University. Sir C. P Ramaswamy Ayyar, the then Diwan of the State, was the first Vice-Chancellor. It was the sixteenth University to be set up in India and ten Colleges within the State of Travancore which were affiliated to the Madras University became the affiliated colleges of the University of Travancore.

In 1957, the Kerala University Act, Act 14 of 1957, was brought into force and the University of Travancore was renamed University of Kerala. The University had three campuses located in three different parts of the State viz. Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode. In 1968, the University Centre at Kozhikode became a full -fledged University covering the Colleges and Departments located in Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode and Kannur Districts of Kerala. The Cochin University of Science and Technology and the Kerala Agricultural University were set up in 1971 and in 1983, the Mahatma Gandhi University was established. With the establishment of these Universities, the area of the jurisdiction of the University of Kerala has been limited to Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha Districts and some parts of Pathanamthitta District.

At present, the University has sixteen faculties and 41 departments of teaching and research. There are 157 affiliated colleges. Of these, 46 are aided Arts and Science colleges and 14 are unaided . There are two Law colleges, 17 Engineering colleges (of which 14 are unaided), four Medical Colleges (two are self financing) seven aided Teachers’ Training colleges, 30 unaided Teacher Training Colleges, four Ayurveda colleges, two Homeopathy colleges, one Sidha Medical College, two Fine Arts Colleges, one Music College, three Dental colleges (of which two are unaided), four unaided Pharmacy colleges and one college of Physical Education. Besides these, there are four affiliated institutions conducting two year full time MBA course, five colleges offering MCA and ten Nursing colleges, all in the unaided sector. The University’s Engineering College in Kariavattom campus offers courses like Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication etc...The University Departments offer a wide range of teaching and research at post-graduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The courses in the Departments are conducted in the Credit and Semester System . The University has also extended the Semester System to all the Post Graduate courses from 2001. At present, about 32 colleges offer post graduate teaching programmes. Some of the affiliated colleges offer , more read at
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SNM IMT - SNM Institute of Management & Technology is run by HMDP Sabha. The Engineering college is situated at Maliankara, a village 3 KM off NH-17 between N.Paravur and Kodungallore. The Institution has all the infrastructure / facilities such as class rooms,departmental laboratories, workshop, library, computer centr with LAN, broad band internet etc.SNM IMT - SNM IMT was established in 2002-2003 under the self-financing scheme. It is approved by the ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION (AICTE) and affiliated to M G University. The engineering college presently offers BTech Electronics & Communication Engineering, BTech Computer Science & Engineering, BTech Instrumentation & Control Engineering, BTech Electrical & Electronics Engineering and BTech mechanical Engineering.Sree Narayana Mangalam Institute of Management & Technology aims at providing competive quality education which creates not only brilliant technocrats but also individuals with high leadership skills and spiritual excellence. The Institution aspires to bring about holistic transformation in students through co-carricular activities. Transport facility and hostel SNM IMT has 4 college buses of its own plying from Ernakulam, Paravur & Kodungallur. The college provides separate hostel facilities for boys and girls at reasonable charges under the supervision if wardens. The hostels provide all facilities conductive to studies, privacy and comfort.

Mar Athanasius College of Engineering pioneered engineering education in central Kerala in 1961. Managed by Mar Athanasius College Association, the college was the first college in Asia under Christian Management. It was also the first engineering college to be affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University. MACE, as it is popularly known, has grown by leaps and bounds since. It now has six full fledged departments apart from the two auxiliary departments of Mathematics and Humanities...

To uplift the socially and economically backward communities of Kerala with special focus on women.The mission of the Trust is that the campus work as a centre that emanates the spirit of learning and harmonious existence and build up young minds that would be devoid of religious fanaticism, sectarian outlooks and corruption.

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