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University of Kerala, formerly the University of Travancore, is a state-run public university located in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital of Kerala, India. It was established in 1937 by a promulgation of the Maharajah of Travancore, Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the university. C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer, the then Diwan (Prime Minister) of the State was the first Vice-Chancellor. It was the first university in Kerala, and among the first in the country.
|University of Travancore|
|Motto||कर्मणि व्यज्यते प्रज्ञा|
Karmaṇi Vyajyate Prajñā (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
|Wisdom manifests itself in action|
|Founder||Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma|
|Affiliation||UGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU|
|Chancellor||Governor Of Kerala|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr V. P. Mahadevan Pillai|
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It was established in 1937 by a promulgation of the Maharajah of Travancore, Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the university. C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer, the then Diwan (Prime Minister) of the State was the first Vice-Chancellor. It was the first university in Kerala, and among the first in the country.[better source needed]
Organisation and administrationEdit
The Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor, the Vice- Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and the members of the Senate, the Syndicate and the Academic Council constitutes the governing body of the university. The Governor of Kerala is the Chancellor of the university while Education Minister of Kerala is the Pro-Chancellor of the university.
|General – international|
|Times (World) (2020)||1001+|
|General – India|
|NIRF (Overall) (2020)||42|
|NIRF (Universities) (2020)||23|
University of Kerala was ranked 1001+ in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020. It was ranked 42nd in India overall by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020 and 23rd among universities.
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Notable alumni includes tenth President of India K. R. Narayanan, geneticist M. S. Swaminathan, ISRO former Chairman G. Madhavan Nair, INSA scientist Perdur Radhakantha Adiga, former Supreme Court judges, Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Fathima Beevi, legal luminary N. R. Madhava Menon, Indian film actor Mohanlal, Malayalam poets O. N. V. Kurup, Sugathakumari, historian M. G. S. Narayanan, cricketer Sanju Samson and many other eminent personalities.
10th President of India, K. R. Narayanan
Father of Green Revolution, M. S. Swaminathan
Father of Modern Indian Legal Education, N. R. Madhava Menon
Indian film actor, Mohanlal
- Ambalapuzha Gopakumar
- Jacob Abraham
- S. Suresh Babu
- M. A. Baby
- T. V. Rajan Babu
- Veliyam Bharghavan
- Tiffany Brar
- Sathyabhama Das Biju
- G. Devarajan
- C. Divakaran
- Renji Panicker
- Sanal Edamaruku
- Salim Gangadharan
- P. K. Gurudasan
- Thirunalloor Karunakaran
- O. Madhavan
- V. Madhusoodanan Nair
- Lopamudra R
- S. K. Satheesh
- T. N. Seema
- Bindu Ammini
- S. D. Shibulal
- M. S. Valiathan
- Mary Verghese
- D. Vinayachandran
- Rajashree Warrier
- Jagathy Sreekumar
- "Vice Chancellor". www.keralauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
- University of Kerala: History
- "Kerala University Act 1974" (PDF).
- "Top 1000 World University Rankings 2020". Times Higher Education. 2019.
- "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
- "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
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