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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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The College of Engineering, Chengannur (CEC), was established in the year 1992 under the auspices of the Institute of Human Resources Development, a Government of Kerala undertaking. It offers undergraduate courses, leading to the award of B.Tech. Degrees of the Cochin University of Science And Technology.

The College is located at Chengannur, a town in the heart of Travancore, Kerala. The college is very well-equipped and has a highly competent staff. Equipped with all required resources and more, the college ranks high among Engineering Colleges in Kerala. Besides excellent academic training, the college also provides a positive base for an individual's overall development with its share of co-curricular and extra-curricular organizations and events. A high level of technical and general awareness among students is a salient feature of CEC. Highly stringent standards of evaluation always maintain the students at a high level of academic excellence.

Currently, there are two branches of Engineering in the institution, Electronics & Communication and Computer Science. An intake of 90 into each branch every year implies 900 students in four Semesters at any given time. Most of the administrative activities of the College are left to Student Organizations, paving way for the development of leadership skills. Besides, a constantly updated Syllabus keeps the students abreast of every new development in their field.

The College is highly accessible. It is just off the M.C. Road. The average distances from the two nearest Airports at Cochin and Trivandrum are 120 and 125 Kilometers respectively. Chengannur is well-linked both by road and rail to all major towns in Kerala. The college is situated within 1 kilometer radius of both the Bus Stand and the Railway Station. Highly innovative, energetic and enthusiastic, the Students of CEC have countless achievements to their credit. Various student bodies have been formed in the college - both Technical as well as non-technical - which keep the students actively involved in various activities.

The fact that most of the former Students of CEC are now placed in reputed multinational companies stands testimony to the effectiveness of the training imparted to them at CEC. Our students have found their way into major multinational companies.

Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre was established in 1978 as a nonprofit, charitable institution aimed at treatment and management of Cancer in Central Kerala. Over the years Amala has grown to become one of the major voluntary tertiary level hospital in India having modern diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities to combat Cancer and other ailments. This 550 bed hospital complex is unique in having three principal systems of medicine namely Allopathy, Ayurveda and Homeopathy in the same campus. We are handling an average of 4,000 new Cancer cases and 6,000 Cancer inpatients in an year. The centre manages 35,000 Cancer outpatient visits yearly.

Offers degree and post graduate courses in arts, commerce and science.

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