University of Kerala

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 Kerala
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University of Kerala Headquarters
Former name
University of Travancore
Mottoकर्मणि व्यज्यते प्रज्ञा
Karmaṇi Vyajyate Prajñā  (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Wisdom manifests itself in action
TypeState University
Established1937; 85 years ago (1937)
FounderChithira Thirunal Balarama Varma
AffiliationUGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU
ChancellorGovernor Of Kerala
Vice-ChancellorDr V. P. Mahadevan Pillai[1]
Location,
India

8°30′12″N 76°56′50″E / 8.50333°N 76.94722°E / 8.50333; 76.94722Coordinates: 8°30′12″N 76°56′50″E / 8.50333°N 76.94722°E / 8.50333; 76.94722
CampusUrban
Websitewww.keralauniversity.ac.in
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University of Kerala
name board

The university has over 150 affiliated colleges and has sixteen faculties and 43 Departments of teaching and research. The Governor of Kerala serves as the Chancellor of university.

HistoryEdit

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.[2][better source needed]

Organisation and administrationEdit

GovernanceEdit

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.[3]

Affiliated collegesEdit

RankingsEdit

University rankings
General – international
Times (World) (2020)[4]1001+
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2020)[5]42
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[6]23

University of Kerala was ranked 1001+ in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020.[4] It was ranked 42nd in India overall by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020[5] and 23rd among universities.[6]

Notable alumniEdit

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.

OthersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vice Chancellor". www.keralauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ University of Kerala: History
  3. ^ "Kerala University Act 1974" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b "Top 1000 World University Rankings 2020". Times Higher Education. 2019.
  5. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  6. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.

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