University College Thiruvananthapuram

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University College, Thiruvananthapuram
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Type Public
Established1834;189 years ago (1834)
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Affiliations University of Kerala
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University College, Thiruvananthapuram (UCT) is a constituent college of the University of Kerala, based primarily in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the Indian state of Kerala.



The college is located at the heart of Thiruvananthapuram in a locality called Palayam.



Language faculties

Humanities faculties

Science faculties

Other faculties


University College is an affiliated college of University of Kerala. Hence admissions to BA/BSc, MA/MSc, M.Phil programs are done by the Online Centralized Allotment Process of the university.


College rankings
NIRF (Colleges) (2022) [1] 24

The college was ranked 24 among colleges in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2022 [1]

Notable alumni

University College Thiruvananthapuram has produced luminaries that include a former president of India, two former chief ministers of Kerala, cabinet secretaries, ambassadors, civil servants, IT doyens, teachers, poets, writers, artists and politicians.

Succession list of principals

H. H. The Maharaja's College

H. H. The Maharaja's Science College

HH. The Maharaja's Arts College

University College


On 3 May 2019, a first-year BSc Chemistry student attempted suicide on campus, alleging harassment from SFI leaders for not taking part in their programmes and disruption of classes. [4] [5]

On 12 July 2019, a final year B.A. Political Science student was stabbed amid a dispute between two groups of students belonging to the SFI, following which two SFI leaders were arrested. [6] [7] [8] Later in the day, answer sheets and the official seal of an Assistant Professor were recovered while clearing the SFI office on campus, raising questions on the credibility of examinations conducted by the university. The police also found fake seals and university answer sheets from the residence of a prime accused. [9] [10]

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