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Kerala University official site http://www.keralauniversity.edu/ 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 http://www.keralauniversity.edu/
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BCM College was founded by His Excellency Bishop Thomas Tharayil, a pioneer in women's education in the Christian Community of Central Travancore. A priest true to heaven and an educationalist concerned with the progress of the world, Bishop Thomas Tharayil founded this institution in honour of his illustrious predecessor, His Excellency Bishop Alexander Choolaparambil, in 1955, with a student community of 63 girls. Bishop Thomas Tharayil felt that women's education was the key to social progress.Prof. V.J. Joseph was the first principal of this college which began with eight members on the teaching staff and one member in the non-teaching staff. The college was formally inaugurated by Cardinal Valerian Gratius. As per the University specification a lady Principal, Sr. Fidelius of the Mangalore Carmel Convent was appointed.From its humble beginnings the college has made steady progress and is now one of the foremost Women's Colleges in Kerala with over 1400 students.The college motto is SAPIENTIA ET GRATIA i.e. WISDOM AND GRACE, the two essential qualities in a woman. Believing that the true purpose of education is the overall development of personality, the college tries to promote spiritual and moral growth along with intellectual development. It is expected that when a student leaves the portals of B.C.M. after her education, she will have become what our founder visualized as the ideal educated woman, one who combines in her wisdom and grace. B.C.M College aims at the integral personalized education of the young. It strives to mould intellectually well trained, morally upright, socially committed, spiritually inspired men and women for the India of today.To accomplish this, special efforts are made to enable the students,
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About CUSAT cochin university of science and technology :

Promotion of Science and Technology, being the principal objective of our National Planning, The Government of India adopted the new scientific policy resolution on 4th March 1958 to give impetus to the movement throughout the country. One of the concrete steps of Kerala Government’s commitment in this direction was the establishment of the Unviersity of Cochin in 1971 for the specific purpose of the development of higher education with particular emphasis on post graduate studies and research in Applied Science, Technology, Industry and commerce. The University of Cochin was later reorganized as Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in February 1986. The University’s basic philosophy and goals find eloquent expression in its coat of arms emblazoning the moto “thejasvi nava dhitamastu” which is essence means may learning illumine us both (the teacher and the taught). Starting from 1996- 97 CUSAT became international in student admissions and faculty exchanges. It is strengthening contacts and collaborative tie ups with international universities and institutions and is in the path of growth as a global centre for generation of new knowledge in frontier areas of learning. CUSAT has entered into academic collaborations and exchange programmes with many notable institutions across the USA, Europe, Russia, Japan, France, Korea etc. Promotion of Science and Technology, being the principal objective of our National Planning, The Government of India adopted the new scientific policy resolution on 4th March 1958 to give impetus to the movement throughout the country. One of the concrete steps of Kerala Government’s commitment in this direction was the establishment of the Unviersity of Cochin in 1971 for the specific purpose of the development of higher education with particular emphasis on post graduate studies and research in Applied Science, Technology, Industry and commerce. The University of Cochin was later reorganized as Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in February 1986. The University’s basic philosophy and goals find eloquent expression in its coat of arms emblazoning the moto “thejasvi nava dhitamastu” which is essence means may learning illumine us both (the teacher and the taught). Starting from 1996- 97 CUSAT became international in student admissions and faculty exchanges. It is strengthening contacts and collaborative tie ups with international universities and institutions and is in the path of growth as a global centre for generation of new knowledge in frontier areas of learning. CUSAT has entered into academic collaborations and exchange programmes with many notable institutions across the USA, Europe, Russia, Japan, France, Korea etc. Syndicate, Academic Council, Senate and the Boards of Studies in different faculties are the principal authorities of the University. Syndicate is the chief executive body which meets every month. The Academic structure comprises of 9 faculties viz. engineering, environmental studies, humanities, law, marine sciences, medical sciences and technology, science, social sciences and technology. A sophisticated test and instrumentation centre (STIC) was established in 1996 in collaboration with the government of Kerala. Centres also exist inter-disciplinary studies, micro processor research, national manpower information, rural development and appropriate technology, ocean electronics, science in society, information resource management, neuron science, creative writing, comparative literature, population studies, monsoon studies and economic policy and analysis.The UGC has selected CUSAT has a Centre for Excellence in the field of lasers and opto electronic sciences for which a new centre (CELOS) has established. The Union Ministry of HRD has acknowledged School of Legal Studies has a depository of intellectual property rights and a Chair has been introduced. In recognition of the academic excellence of CUSAT, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has instituted the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Chair for contemporary studies during September 2005. By giving recognition to several well established premier research institutions in the country and the Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy, the University has brought within its reach the resources available in these institutions for the use of the academic community. Specialisations are available in almost all faculties/ departments for higher studies and research.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has recently listed CUSAT as an institution to be upgraded to the level of IIT. The ground works for achieving the IIT goal in full swing. The University has a 180 acre campus at Thrikkakara and a lakeside campus at Kochi. Besides, an engineering college campus at Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha, the rise bowl of Kerala. The Lakeside Campus located in Ernakulam houses the Schools of Marine Sciences, Industrial fisheries and a men’s hostel. Located 15 km north of Ernakulam City, the main campus at Thrikkakara houses teaching and research departments, auxiliary institutions, hostels, guest houses, coffee house, visiting faculty complex, computer centre, central library, post office, bank, health centre, play grounds and courts and a gymnasium besides the main administrative building that remains of the traditional Kerala architecture. Syndicate, Academic Council, Senate and the Boards of Studies in different faculties are the principal authorities of the University. Syndicate is the chief executive body which meets every month. The Academic structure comprises of 9 faculties viz. engineering, environmental studies, humanities, law, marine sciences, medical sciences and technology, science, social sciences and technology. A sophisticated test and instrumentation centre (STIC) was established in 1996 in collaboration with the government of Kerala. Centres also exist inter-disciplinary studies, micro processor research, national manpower information, rural development and appropriate technology, ocean electronics, science in society, information resource management, neuron science, creative writing, comparative literature, population studies, monsoon studies and economic policy and analysis.The UGC has selected CUSAT has a Centre for Excellence in the field of lasers and opto electronic sciences for which a new centre (CELOS) has established. The Union Ministry of HRD has acknowledged School of Legal Studies has a depository of intellectual property rights and a Chair has been introduced. In recognition of the academic excellence of CUSAT, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has instituted the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Chair for contemporary studies during September 2005. By giving recognition to several well established premier research institutions in the country and the Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy, the University has brought within its reach the resources available in these institutions for the use of the academic community. Specialisations are available in almost all faculties/ departments for higher studies and research.The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has recently listed CUSAT as an institution to be upgraded to the level of IIT. The ground works for achieving the IIT goal in full swing. The University has a 180 acre campus at Thrikkakara and a lakeside campus at Kochi. Besides, an engineering college campus at Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha, the rise bowl of Kerala. The Lakeside Campus located in Ernakulam houses the Schools of Marine Sciences, Industrial fisheries and a men’s hostel. Located 15 km north of Ernakulam City, the main campus at Thrikkakara houses teaching and research departments, auxiliary institutions, hostels, guest houses, coffee house, visiting faculty complex, computer centre, central library, post office, bank, health centre, play grounds and courts and a gymnasium besides the main administrative building that remains of the traditional Kerala architecture.
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Affiliated to University of Calicut (kozhikkode) , college has well-equipped Laboratories, Workshops, Computer Centre, Library and other facilities. To run the various programmes and to man the various departments, the Government Engineering College Thrissur is utilizing the services of about 200 well-qualified teachers, 80 specially trained workshop and laboratory technicians and about 100 administrative staff. Edusat facility is available in the college from 2006.

Government Engineering College Thrissur offers following full time courses Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Chemical Engineering Production Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Architecture

Part time courses conducted by Government Engineering College Thrissur for Diploma holders Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronics Engineering Chemical Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering

Post graduate programmes in following areas with intake of 8 students Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering Dept) Production Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Dept) Power Systems Engineering (Electrical & Electronics Engineering Dept) Process Control (Chemical Engineering Dept) Computer Applications (MCA).(Computer Science & Engineering Dept.) 30seats
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