KU Kerala University

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University: Kerala University

Address: Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695034

Phone: 0471 230 5994

Chancellor: P. Sathasivam

Courses: (BA) (BArch) (BBA) (BCA) (BCom) (BEd) (BFA) (BPA) (BPEd) (BSc) (BSW) (BTech) (BVoc) (LLB) (LLM) (MBA) (MA) (MCA) (MCJ) (M.Com) (M.Ed) (MPA) (M.P.Ed) (M.Plan) (M.Sc) (MSW) (MTA) (M.Tech) (MVA)

University Type: Public

Total enrollment: 

Founded Year: 1937

Website: keralauniversity.ac.in/

Vice-chancellor: P. K. Radhakrishnan

One of the first 16 Universities in India, the University of Kerala was founded as the University in 1937. During the 7 decades since the University of Kerala grew and shrunk physically and transformed itself in many ways. The University of Travancore was established in 1937 by a promulgation of the Maharajah of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the University. At present, the University has sixteen faculties and forty one departments of teaching and research in addition to study centres and other departments. Teaching, Research and Knowledge extension are the mandate of the Departments. They primarily focus on post-graduate (masters) programmes, MPhil programmes (1-year research degree) and doctoral research.

In 2007, the University awarded over 100 PhDs. (University's research activities are also going on in select affiliated colleges and other recognised research centres in and outside the state). The University has had in its faculties eminent scholars who were trained under legendary figures (Sir C V Raman's student in Dept of Physics, Prof S R Ranganathan's student in Library Science and Prof Benjamin Bloom's student in Dept of Education). Some of the faculty members themselves were legends, such as famous poet K Ayyappa Panciker, Oriental scholar T Ganapathi Sasthri etc. The total number of full-time students in the University Departments is above 2000 including research students and a modest number of foreign students. The Institute of Distance Education offers a number of under-graduate and post graduate programmes which cater to more than 7000 students, all over the country and abroad.

This university is providing all courses in master degree/Post-graduation such as : B.Sc. (Hort.) (FRUIT SCIENCE) (VEGETABLE SCIENCE) (FLORICULTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE) (PLANTATION, SPICES, MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC CROPS) (CROP IMPROVEMENT & BIOTECHNOLOGY) (HORTICULTURE CROP PROTECTION). This university has anti-raging subunit for staff and all other students to make them feel secure in university. This university has a lot of computer center and colleges also for the advances knowledge of technology in engineering and computer science.

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