University College, one of the prestigious higher educational institutions in Kerala, was founded in the year 1834. Over the past 150 years, it has emerged as one of the pioneering Government Colleges in the field of teaching, learning and research. The College has been placed at 18th position in the National Institutional Ranking Framework ranking by Ministry of Human Resource Development. At present, the College offers 50 different courses under the Undergraduate, Post graduate, M.Phil streams and there are 12 Research Centres leading to Ph.D. The College has 22 Departments in Science, Social Sciences and Language faculties with more than 220 qualified and experienced teachers.
In order to foster the academic and extra-curricular activities of the students, the College has established a number of extension centres and various clubs including Education centre, Remedial Coaching Centre, Career and placement Cell, Women’s study centre, Online Education and Research Centre (OERC), Nature Club, Film Club, Drama Club, Botanical Club and many more. The College has a special grade library, free internet facility at OERC and Broad band Internet connectivity in all the departments.
Civil Services Coaching Centre was established in the College in 1960 as an independent Sub Centre by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala, providing free coaching to eligible candidates appearing for All India Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. It has successfully completed 72 batches of students for the Preliminary and Main Examinations of CSE. CSCC is equipped with modern teaching and learning facilities such as LCD projectors and has well experienced faculty comprising Retired Professors and Teachers from different departments of the College as well as outside.
Facilities offered by CSCC
- Reference facility in the College general Library during working hours
- Reference section and book borrowing from the CSCC library
- Competitive examination magazines and journals
- Browsing facility at the OERC during College working hours