About Thiruvananthapuram


Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala and is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. The city is referred by Mahatma Gandhi as the “Evergreen city of India”. It boasts of various famous and interesting places including Padmanabhaswamy Temple and the Napier Museum. It further offers the best scope for international multicultural activity mix with Germany’s Goethe Zentrum, France’s Alliance Francaise and Russia’s Gorky Bhavan centers in the city.

Thiruvananthapuram is a major educational hub of the state. Major institutions include the University of Kerala, Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).