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University of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram

University of Kerala formerly known as University of Travancore was established in 1937 and is located in Trivandrum , Kerala India. It is an affiliating university and presently has sixteen faculties and forty one departments of teaching and research in addition to study centers and other departments. Teaching, Research and Knowledge extension are the mandate of the Departments. The Institute of Distance Education offers a number of under-graduate and post graduate program-mes which cater to more than 7000 students, all over the country and abroad.

The University has over 150 affiliated colleges. There are

  • 60 are Arts and Science colleges
  • 2 Law colleges
  • 17 Engineering Colleges
  • 9 MBA/MCA Colleges
  • 37 Teacher Training Colleges
  • 4 Medical Colleges
  • 4 Ayurveda colleges
  • 2 Homeopathy Colleges
  • 1 Siddha Medical College
  • 3 Dental colleges
  • 10 Nursing Colleges
  • 4 Pharmacy Colleges
  • 2 Fine Arts Colleges
  • 1 Music College

The University also has a National College of Physical Education affiliated to it. The total number of students in these colleges crosses 84,000.The University has been publishing since 1946 the Journal of Indian History, a prominent publication in the area. The International Journal of Kerala Studies is also similarly an established Journal.

University of Kerala Faculties and Department

Faculty of Science(Dean: Dr. Ashalatha S.Nair)

  • Dept of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries
  • Dept of Botany
  • Dept of Biochemistry
  • Dept of Chemistry
  • Dept of Demography and Population Studies
  • Dept of Physics
  • Dept of Mathematics
  • Dept of Statistics
  • Dept of Geology
  • Dept of Zoology

Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology (Dean: Dr. V. P. Mahadevan Pillai)

  • Dept of Bio-Technology
  • Dept of Computer Science
  • Dept of Environmental Sciences
  • Dept of Futures Studies
  • Dept of Opto-electronics
  • Department of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Faculty of Social Science (Dean: Prof. G. Gopakumar)

  • Dept of Archaeology
  • Dept of Economics
  • Dept of Psychology
  • Dept of Sociology
  • Dept of History
  • Dept of Islamic Studies
  • Dept of Political Science

Faculty of Oriental Studies (Dean: Dr.C.R.Prasad)

  • Oriental Research Institute and Manuscripts Library
  • Dept of Arabic
  • Dept of Hindi
  • Dept of Linguistics
  • Dept of Malayalam
  • Dept of Sanskrit
  • Dept of Tamil

Faculty of Arts (Dean: Dr. Maya Dutt)

  • Dept of Communication and Journalism
  • Dept of German
  • Institute of English
  • Dept of Library and Information Science
  • Dept of Philosophy
  • Dept of Russian

Faculty of Commerce(Dean: Dr. .K.Sasikumar)

  • Dept of Commerce

Faculty of Education (Dean: Dr.M.S.Geetha)

  • Dept of Education

Faculty of Fine Arts(Dean: Dr.P.Venugopalan)

  • Dept of Music

Faculty of Law(Dean: Dr.K.C. Sunny)

  • Dept of Law

Faculty of Management Studies(Dean: Dr.K.S.Chandrasekhar)

  • Institute of Management in Kerala

Faculty of Physical Education(Dean: Dr Usha Sujit Nair)

Faculty of Homeopathy(Dean: Dr V M Janakykutty)

Faculty of Ayurveda (Dean: Dr A Nalinakshan)

Faculty of Dentistry (Dean: Dr N.O.Varghese)

Faculty of Engineering & Technology(Dean: Dr. B.Anil)

Faculty of Medicine(Dean: Dr K T Shenoy)

University of Kerala Courses and Programmes

Graduation in Business Administration
Masters in Science
Master Degree In Social Work
Master Degree In Personnel Management
Master Degree in Physical Education
Master of Performing Arts
Masters in Library and Information Science
Masters in Communication and Journalism
Master in Tourism Administration
Graduation in Physiotherapy
Graduation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
Graduation in Law
Graduation in Physical Education
Graduation in Science
Graduation in Education
Graduation in Commerce
Graduation in Performing Arts
Graduation in Fine Arts
Graduation in Hotel Management and Catering
Graduation in Arts

Kerala University facilities

  • Kerala University Library-The Kerala University Library (KUL), established in 1942, is the oldest and biggest university library in Kerala and is situated adjacent to the University Senate Hall campus in the Thiruvananthapuram city. It stocks over 3,50,000 books (growing at 5000 titles annually) and subscribes to nearly 500 journals/ periodicals/ magazines. It also offers digital information services such as UGC Infonet. Library is open 8 AM to 8 PM on all working days and 2 PM to 8 PM on Sundays
    Kerala University Library
    Palayam, University Post,
    Tel :+91-471-2308844 (Library),
    +91-471-2453791 (Librarian)
  • NSS
  • NCC
  • Youth Festival

Phone Nos:
0471-2305738 , 0471-2305994 ,2306422 (16 Lines)

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