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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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Toc H is an international organization head quartered in U. K. It came into being in 1915 on the war front of Belgium during the first world war to serve the wounded and afflicted soldiers.Cochin Branch of Toc H started in the early seventies. In the beginning it focused on rehabilitating Leprosy and TB patients. Later, it engaged in rehabilitating the beggars in the city of Cochin in collaboration with the Corporation of Cochin.Education is the basic for all kind of development of a society. Realizing the need of quality education in Kochi,Toc H started Toc H public school in Kochi . Now Toc His is the synonym for excellence in education, crowned with a reputation that is painstakingly achieved over 25 years of successful existence. Now Toc H is an inevitable extension of the gorgeous Toc H ethos to keep abreast with emerging technologies and to impart technical education with global perspectives. The Institute should evolve as a Centre of Excellence for Professional Education, and a breeding ground for nurturing innovative talents of our young generation in the fields of Engineering, Technology and Research. The graduates of the Institute should act as catalysts for transforming the Society by being pioneers in technological up gradation, setting higher ethical standards with a strong base in Science and Technology, and striving to achieve higher quality of life for the less privileged. "To provide high quality resources of manpower, infrastructure and technological ambience to the students to empower and enhance their cognitive potential, to excell in their chosen field of Engineering, Technology or Research; to develop ethical values and character for building social values and above all, to develop empathy for the need of the society, to remove social and economic disparity. To provide the faculty an academic environment for good teaching and learning practices, for the benefit of all stake holders; viz, the students, teachers, the society and the institution".Toc H Institute of Science & Technology is located at Arakkunnam near Mulamthuruthy in Ernakulam District of Kerala State. The institute is 26 kms away from the city of Kochi - the Queen of Arabian Sea. The city is well connected with all major cities of India by Air, Railway and National Highways. The airport at Kochi is just 50 minutes drive away.

Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies Tiruvalla (MACFAST)- Kerala, India, is a postgraduate school that offers specially developed courses in the fields of Information Technology, Biosciences, and Management Studies. It is owned and managed by the Corporate Educational Agency of the Catholic Diocese of Tiruvalla, a religious and charitable society with His Excellency Isaac Mar Cleemis as the President and Patron. A large number of schools, colleges, hospitals, hostels, medical and paramedical institutions (Pushpagiri Medical College, Tiruvalla), and research centres have been established throughout India in the past 70 years. Situated amidst lush green tropical trees, MACFAST, is housed in a modern, multi- storeyed building with a total built-up area of 2,00,000 sq. ft. It comprises lecture halls, seminar rooms, conference halls, offices, and a well-stocked Business and IT library as well as a digital library. The institution has a 2 Mbps leased line Internet connection with more than four class C private IP addresses in a large network consisting of more than 200 computers and several servers running on open source operating system. The college provides hostels for girls and boys under the supervision of the Rev. Sisters and Fathers.The College conducts MBA and MCA courses, each with a student strength of 60 with the approval of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). All the courses are affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University - Kerala. MACFAST is thus able to bring out, each year, a significant number of postgraduate professionals, specially trained to suit the needs of both the industrial and educational sectors.

The School of Bethany has been growing rapidly and changing dramatically over the years. We want to keep you apprised of resources available to you and of the news about the BSJHSS community as a whole.Bethany alumni initiation was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Solomon, Manager, Bethany St. Johns Higher Secondary School, on April 17th 2005, presided over by Rev. Fr. Mathai OIC, Principal, Bethany St. Johns Higher Secondary School.

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