Sunday, November 7, 2010

IIM Kozhikode Signs MoU with Yale University

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, IIMK, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yale University in the US.
The MoU would facilitate setting up of a Centre of Excellence in Academic Leadership (CEAL), a hub for training national and international faculty, deans and vice-chancellors of various universities.
The flagship programme of the partnership will be called India-Yale University Leadership Programme.
Apart from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, Yale University also signed agreements with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur to set up center of excellence in academic leadership to promote research and educational collaborations.
According to the media reports a six-member committee with equal participation from the three partnering institutes (IIMK, IITK and Yale university) will determine the norms/qualifications for participating in these leadership programmes.
This new initiative will help the IIMK to scale new glory in global higher education sector and to become a globally acclaimed premier institute. IIM, Kozhikode, which started in 1997 is ranked among the top five institutes in the country.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thusharagiri waterfall - Thusharagiri How to reach from Kozhikode

Thusharigiri Falls is one of the most popular picnic spot in Kozhikode ditrict. Thusharigiri is famous for its waterfalls where one of the fall Thenpara that falls from an altitude of around 75 metres.Chalippuzha River diverges into three waterfalls like a snowy spray.
Thusharigiri is ideal for trekking. This is also one of the best known place in Kozhikode for rock climbing. Adventure tourism has lot of potential in this area. You can start trekking from Thusharigiri and can reach Vythiri in Wayanad district by evening. The trekking will be through dense forest. You need to carry all the necessary things required for trekking.

How to reach Thusharagiri waterfall

Thusharagiri is around 50 kilometres from Kozhikode city. There are bus services available to Kodencherry which is the nearest town of Thusharagiri. You need to travel 11 KMs from Kodencherry to reach Thusharagiri. There are accommodation available i Kodencheri town. Or you can stay in Kozhikode itself. There are many towns on the way to Kodencheri.
  • Nearest Railway Station : Kozhikode 50 KMs
  • Nearest Airport : Kozhikode International Airport - 78 KMs

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Thusharagiri is from September to November.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kozhikode Tourist Attractions, Places - Kozhikode Tourism and Travel Guide

There are many places in and around Calicut with immense natural beauty. Kozhikode also known as Calicut is an ancient port city and today is the third largest city of Kerala. There are many historically importan places are there in Kozhikode. Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed Kappad near Calicut in 1498. Here is a list of tourist places in and around Kozhikode. Kozhikode is home to two premier educational institutions of national importance- the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, and the National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NITC).
Read: Kozhikode - Bangalore Route. How to Reach
Read :  Kozhikode Hotels where to stay in Calicut

IN Kozhikode city limits

Krishna Menon Museum and Pazhassiraja Museum

Krishna Menon Museum situated at East Hill is five km by bus from the Railway station and city bus station. Maintained by the State Archaeological Department and consists of ancient coins, models of temples, mural paintings, antique bronzes, dolmenoid cists and other items of archeological importance.


Kozhikode Beach is an important touris spot in the city. Well maintained beach sides and roads. A perfect place to spend your evening.

Sweetmeats Street

Sweetmeats Street or S.M Street got its name from the shops selling this famous Calicut Halwa. Kozhikode is famous for its Halwa and Sweets. This is one of the buiest sopping center of Kozhikode.


Beypore is its traditional ship building yard where the world famous "URU" is build, which has been a mode of transportation on the high seas for ages. It is just 11 KMs from he city and city buses are avaialbel to reach Beypore.

Thali Temple

A temple of Lord Shiva which is renovated in the 18th Century and includes shrines of Ganapati, Narasimha and Saasta. The temple is constructed in 14th century by Swamy Thirumulpad, the Zamorin of Calicut.

Dolphin’s Point

A wonderful place located about 2 km away from the city where one can see dolphin’s playing in the sea in the early morning. There is a Lions Club Park and the Light House there.


Manchiria is the heart of the city. Mananchira hosts cites important institutions like town hall and the public library. The Mananchira square is a good place to spend your evening.

Science Planetarium

Science Planetarium reveals the mysteries of universe and enlightens about the planets and stars. Situated in the heart of the city near Moffusil bus stand.

Sarovaram Park

Sarovaram is an eco-friendly development adjacent to Canoly Canal. It is one of the popular spots in the city to spend an evening.


A recreational boating centre within the heart of city can be seen at Arayadathupalam. Boating in pedal boats and row boats are facilitated here.


Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

Located 25 kms away from Kozhikode city. Kadalundi is the home for migratory birds. Starting from November till end of April Kadalundi becomes a dwelling place for thousands of migratory birds including Terns, Gulls, Herons, Sand pipers and Whim brels.

Kappad Beach

Kappad is 16 km away from Kozhikode city. Kappad is one of the most best beaches in the city and is in this beach that the Portuguese Navigator Vasco Da Gama landed on his discovery of the sea route from Europe to India in 1498.


Peruvannamuzhi is 60kms from Kozhikode city. The Peruvannamuzhi dam site, surrounded with hills is a beautiful picnic spot. The Peruvannamuzhi reservoir provided facilities for speedboat and rowboat cruises.


Kakkayam is around 78 km from calicut city. The orakuzhi water falls and dam site are places of interest.

Thusharagiri water falls

Thusharagiri is around 68 km from calicut city. A place brilliant for the famous eye catching water falls. Accomodations available nearby town Kodancheri.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kannur Engineering Colleges - Affiliated to Kannur University

There are few engineering colleges in and around Kannur. These engineering colleges are affiliated to Kannur University.
Three districts comes under Kannur University, Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad. Out of these colleges one (Government Engineering colege Nallaranad) belongs to Wayanad district and one (LBS college of Engineering) belongs to Kasaragod district.
Read :

Govt. College of Engineering

P.O. Parassinikadavu,
Kannur Dist. 670 563


  1. B.Tech. Civil Engineering: Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering : Seats 60
  3. B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering:Seats 60
  4. B.Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering: Seats 90
  5. B.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering: Seats 30

Govt. College of Engineering Nallarnad

P.O Nallarnad,
Wayanad Dist. 670 645


  1. B.Tech. Electronics & Comm. Engineering : Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Computer Science Engineering : Seats 60

L.B.S College of Engineering

Muliyar P.O,


  1. B.Tech. Computer Science Engineering : Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Electronics & Comm. Engineering: Seats 60
  3. B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering: Seats 60
  4. B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering : Seats 60
  5. B.Tech. Information Technology: Seats 60
  6. M.C.A. : Seats 30

Sree Narayanan Guru College of Engineering & Technology



  1. B.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering :Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Electronics & Commn. Engineering: Seats 60
  3. B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering : Seats 60
  4. B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering: Seats 60

Vimal Jyothi Engineering College

Jyothi Nagar,
Kannur 670 632


  1. B.Tech. Computer Science Engineering : Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Electronics & Comm. Engineering: Seats 60
  3. B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering: Seats 60
  4. B.Tech. Applied Electronics and Instrumentation: Sats 60
  5. B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering: Seats 60

Institute of Technology

Pavannoor Motta,
Kannur 670 602


  1. M.B.A: Seats 60

Chinmaya Institute of Technology

Web :


  1. MCA
  2. MBA

Sunday, October 10, 2010

GCEK kannur - Government College of Engineering Kannur

Popularly knows as Kannur Enginnering collge and GCEK, Government College of Engineering Kannur is one of the best Engineering colleges in North Kerala.The Govt. College of Engineering Kannur was established in 1986. The college is located at Mangattuparamba, around 15 km from Kannur Railway station on the national highway 17. The college is affiliated to Kannur University.
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Courses and Seat allocation

The Govt College of Engineering Kannur (GCEK) provides various regular, short-term and adhoc courses in the field of engineering. The college offers regular undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering. Selection of candidates is based on an entrance examination in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry conducted by the commissioner for entrance examination, Government of Kerala.
  • B-TECH Degree course in Civil Engineering : Seats :60
  • B-TECH Degree course in Mechanical Engineering : Seats :60
  • B-TECH Degree course in Electrical & Electronics Engineering : Seats :60
  • B-TECH Degree course in Electronics & Communication Engineering : Seats :90
  • B-TECH Degree course in Computer Science & Engineering : Seats :30

Contact Address
Government College of Engineering Kannur
Parassinikkadavu (P.O)
Kannur - 670 563
For more accurate and up-to-date information please visit the official site

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bangalore to Kozhikode Route- Driving directions to Calicut By Road.

How to reach Kozhikode from Bangalre by road? Kozhikode is also known as Calicut and is the major city of north Kerala.The Distance from Bangalore to Kozhikode is 352 km. Drive from Bangalore to Kozhikode takes about 7 hours by car depends on how many times yu halt for refreshments.
You can enjoy the drive because the highway passes through many different types of places.
The will drive through the heritage city of Mysore, the scenic Gundalpet ,the Bandipur National Park, The .... CONINUE READING»»

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kannur Medical College- KMC colleges,courses and facilities

Kannur medical college is affiliated to Kannur University  and is an un-aided college. Kannur Medical College Hospital is a 600 bedded Super Specialty Hospital located at Anjarakandy near Kannur. Kannur Medical College, with state-of-the-art facilities, and a dual commitment to excellence in medical care for every patient, and to produce the quality medical practitioners.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Learn magic at Kerala University - Magic Academy Thiruvananthapuram

Now you can become certified magicians with diploma and certificates from Kerala University.
The professional magic courses conducted by the Magic Academy Thiruvananthapuram have been recognised by the Kerala University.The courses have been recognised by Kerala University's Centre for Adult Continuing Education Extension (CACEE).
News media reports that Kerala University Vice Chancellor, Dr A Jayakrishnan and Academy Director Gopinath Muthukad signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard.
Now the exams will be conducted by the university. Kerala University's Centre...CONINUE READING»»..

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Christ University opens Nodal office at Thiruvananthapuram

Christ University Bangalore formerly Christ College has set up its first Nodal office in Kerala at Vazhuthacad, Thiruvananthapuram. The nodal office would function as a Research Centre as well as as the Information Centre of the university.
The center would function as a knowledge centre for any research activities where researchers will be able to use Christ universities Online Library, connected to the Christ University Library in Bangalore, to access about 15,000 journals and books for reference
According to media reports the Thiruvananthapuram nodal office would also be used for conducting workshops and seminars, besides meetings of Christ University students from Kerala
Established in July 1969 by CMI congregation, Christ College became the most preferred educational institution in the city of Bangalore within the first three decades.Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Union Government of India had declared Christ College as a Deemed to be University, in the name and style of Christ University on July 22, 2008.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Government College Kasaragod. | Courses |

The Government College Kasaragod started early in August 1957.The College shifted to its own permanent building at Vidyanagar on 02-01-1961.The college has B+ Level NAAC Accreditation. Government College, Kasaragod is situated 4 kms away from the Kasaragod town.
The College is affiliated to Kannur University and

Departments and Courses

* Department of Arabic
  • Master of Arts (M. A.) - Arabic
  • Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
* Department of Botany
  • B.Sc. Botany
* Department of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) - Chemistry
  • Master of Science (M. Sc.) - Chemistry
  • Ph D in Chemistry
* Department of Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Degree course in Computer Science
* Department of Economics
  • B.A Economics
  • M.A Economics
* Department of English
  • B.A. English
  • M.A. English
* Department of Geology
  • B.Sc. Geology
  • M.Sc. Geology
* Department of Hindi
  • B.A in Hindi
* Department of History
  • B.A in History
* Department of Kannada
  • B.A. Kannada
  • M.A. Kannada
  • Ph D (Research facilities)
* Department of Malayalam
  • B.A. Malayalam
  • M.A. Malayalam
  • Ph D (Research facilities)
* Department of Mathematics
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science (B Sc) Mathematics
* Department of Physics
  • Bachelor of Science (B Sc) Physics
* Department of Physical Education
* Department of Statistics
* Department of Zoology
  • B.Sc. Degree Zoology

College Contact Details

Government College Kasaragod
Kasaragod,671 123,
Kerala, India
Phone: (04994) 256027

To know more details and accurate information about Government College Kasaragod visit college website

Sunday, August 29, 2010

LBS College of Engineering Kasaragod (LBSCE).

L.B.S College of Engineering (LBSCE), Kasaragod was established in 1993 under the auspicious of L.B.S Centre for Science and Technology, Trivandrum.LBSCE is permanently affiliated to Kannur University.The LBS College of Engineering Campus is located at Muliyar, about 12Km from Kasaragod railway station, Kerala and 75Km from Mangalore airport, Karnataka.

LBSCE Kasaragod Courses

The College offers five B.Tech programmes and one post graduate programme in Computer Applications (MCA).
The intake for B.Tech course is 60 per branch.
Following are the courses offered:
Name of Degree            Specialisation                              Intake
B.Tech.(8 Semester)       1.Information Technology                      60
                          2.Electrical & Electronics Engg.              60
                          3.Mechanical Engineering                      60
                          4.Electronics & Communication Engg.           60
                          5.Computer Science & Engg.                    60
MCA     6.MCA                                         22

How to Contact LBS College of ENgineering Kasaragod

L.B.S College of Engineering,
Muliyar PO,
Ph: +91-4994-250290,Fax: +91-4994-250400

To know more details about LBS College of Engineering Kasaragod visit college website

Kerala's Appam, Puttu and Karimeen Curry to Feature on US TV Show

Appam, Puttu and karimeen curry all set to test the American palate soon. The famous Kerala dishes will soon feature in American TV programme 'No Reservations', in its sixth season.
According to media reports Anthony Bourdain, the intrepid celebrity chef and host of the Discovery Travel channel's culinary programme, shot the episode in the state. The episode will be telecast on the Discovery Travel & Living channel in India and the rest of the world later this year. Read the complete story here

So Appam, Puttu and Karimeen curry will get celebrity status and let us see how to prepare them.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

India's first Circus Academy opened at Thalassery

Thalassery or Tellichery produced many famous circus artists as well as known for many home for many circus companies.Thalassery always considered as the cradle of Circus industry not in Kerala but in India. The first Circus Academy of the country is inaugurated at Chirakunni near Thalassery.Kerala Sports Minister M Vijayakumar inaugurated the Circus Academy. The Kerala state government aiming to take the Circus academy to international standards with the cooperation of tourism department.
According to the media reports a permanent building for the academy over 10 acres of land would constructed at Kundoormala this year and the state government had made a budgetary allocation of Rs 25 lakhs for developing the academy.
The circus industry was almost dead in Kerala. This new move from government could rejuvenate this long neglected sports.

Monday, July 19, 2010

CBSE to Offer Courses on Mass Media Studies and Geospatial Practices

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to offer Courses on Mass Media Studies and Geospatial Practices at the senior secondary level, initially on a pilot basis for 33 schools.Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal launched courses.According to the media reports the agreements in this regard was signed between CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi and Whistling Woods International with whom they are partnering for the Mass Media courses and between the CBSE and Rolta India Ltd. with whom they are partnering in the Geospatial study courses.
The Mass Media studies will be Academic/Vocational course and Geospatial Practices will be Vocational course.
This is a welcome development and will encourage our children to take up new challenges in the fields of Mass Media and Geospatial practices.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kozhikode Hotels, IIM Kozhikode, Kozhikode Beach, Tourism , Hospitals, IT and Education.

The details about Kozhikode, Kozhikode hotels, Kozhikode resorts, Kozhikode hospitals,infopark Kozhikode, Kozhikode colleges etc are published across many posts in Live Kerala !
Here is a list of quick links to give you more information on all these.The list also includes details about where to stay at Kozhikode ,Kozhikode major educational institutes, Kozhikode univeristy. Also covers healthcare sectors , multispecility hospitals ,tourist spots and shopping malls!

Kozhikode Hotels, Resorts and Tourism

Kozhikode Hotels
Kozhikode Resorts
Calicut / Kozhikode tourist spots
Kappad Beach Tourism

Kozhikode University and Educational Institutions
University of Calicut Results,Calicut University Examination
IIMK,Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode-Academic programs
Kozhikode (Calicut) Arabic /Oriental Title Colleges
NIT kozhikode-nit calicut Courses -National Institute of Technology
Kozhikode (Calicut) Colleges -Arts / Science / Commerce Colleges
Nursing colleges in Calicut (Kozhikode)
Medical , Dental, Pharmacy and Ayrveda colleges in Calicut (Kozhikode)

Kozhikode Hospitals and Healthcare
Calicut Medical College : Information 
Multi Specialty hospitals of Calicut (Kozhikode)

Shopping Malls
Calicut shopping malls !!

IT and IT Parks, Companies
Cyberpark Kozhikode
Software Companies (IT) in Calicut
Kozhikode CyberPark -UL CyberPark - Uralungal IT park Calicut

Friday, May 7, 2010

GG Hospital Thiruvananthapuram -Trivandrum Hospitals

GG Hospital Thiruvananthapuram is one of the major private hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram.The hospital can accommodate 200 inpatients.GG Hospital is the pioneer hospital in the private sector in Trivandrum.
  • Gynaecology
  • Gastroentrology
  • Neurology
  • Urology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • ENT
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • General medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Chest & respiratory medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetology
  • Psychiatry
  • Dental
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology & imaging
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
Thiruvananthapuram 695 011
Telephone: +91 471 2557744
Fax: +91 471 2448463

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Medical College and Hospital Thiruvananthapuram

Trivandrum Medical College is located in Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital of Kerala.This is the oldest and most prestigious medical college in Kerala. It is being upgraded to the status of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The medical college campus also possess several other hospitals and institutions like the College of Nursing, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum Dental College, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Priyadarshini Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Sree Avittam Thirunal Hospital for women and children etc; working in it.The College is Controlled by Government of Kerala. Exams are held by University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Anesthesiology
  • Anatomy
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Biochemistry
  • Blood bank
  • BSc MLT Wing
  • Cardiology
  • Cardio thoracic Surgery
  • Community Medicine
  • Dermatology & Ventrology
  • ENT
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Gastroentrology(Medicinal)
  • Gastroentrology(Surgical)
  • General Surgery
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology
  • Medical record Library
  • Medicine
  • Nephrology

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pediatrics Cardiology
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pathology
  • PEID cell
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physiology
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiodiagnosis
  • Radiology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Regional Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Neuro Surgery

  • Neuclear Medicine
  • TB & Respiratory Medicine
  • Thorasic & Cardio
  • Telemedicine
  • Urology

Medical College,

Friday, April 30, 2010

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology (STIMST) Thiruvananthapuram

The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram is an Institute of National Importance established by an Act of the Indian Parliament.The Institute focuses on Patient Care, technology development of industrial significance and health research studies of social relevance. It is an autonomous Institute under the administrative control of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.It has a 239-bedded hospital for tertiary care of cardiovascular and neurological diseases, a biomedical technology wings.
Read: Regional Cancer Centre Thiruvananthapuram - RCC Trivandrum.
The Institute has the status of a University and offers postdoctoral, doctoral and postgraduate courses in medical specialties, public health, nursing, basic sciences and health care technology. It is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

  • Anesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Blood Transfusion Services
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic
  • Cell & Molecular Cardiology
  • Imaging Science & Interventional Radiology
  • Medical Records
  • Microbiology
  • Neorology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nursing Education
  • Pathology
  • Biomedical Technology

Medical College,
PHONE : 91-471-2443152
FAX : 91-471-2446433

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Regional Cancer Centre Thiruvananthapuram - RCC Trivandrum departments, contact information.

The Regional Cancer Centre(RCC), Thiruvananthapuram, was established in 1981 by the Government of Kerala and Government of India.Regional Cancer Centre has evolved into an internationally recognised centre for conducting a wide range of cancer research and providing state-of-the-art facilities for cancer diagnosis, treatment, palliation and rehabilitation. Patients are registered in R.C.C on the basis of a reference letter from registered (Modern Medicine) Medical practitioner.

  • Anesthesiology
  • Basic Research
  • Blood Bank
  • Clinical Research and Epidemiology
  • Community Oncology
  • Dental Wing
  • Imageology
  • Information Systems Division
  • Laboratory Medicine & Tumor Biology
  • Library & Information Services
  • Medical Oncology
  • Medical Records & Clinical Services
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nursing Services
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Pain Clinic & Palliative center
  • Pathology
  • Radiation Physics
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgical Oncology
How to reach? Contact information,phone numbers and website.
Medical College Campus,
Post Bag No.2417,
India 695011,
Phone 91-471-2442541
Fax : 91-471-2447454

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kozhikode gets Hospitality Management Institute

Another major institute coming up in Kozhikode.State Institute of Hospitality Management inaugurated at calicut.
Kozhikode already have many major education institutions including IIMK (Indian Institute of management) and NIT (National Institute of Technology).It also has numerous engineering colleges and Medical colleges including the Calicut Medical College (CMC).
There are 50 seats for the three year BSc programme, and the students are selected through an All India entrance test.
The institute will soon have added facilities and would start research programmes in hotel management and hospitality management. Most probably the institute will come up in the west hill area of Kozhikode.
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Engineering Colleges in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

There are a number of engineering colleges in Thiruvananthapuram district. Also Trivandrum has the prestigious Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.
Here is a list of Engineering colleges in Thiruvananthapuram.The list may not be complete and accurate

  • College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET), 
  • Government Engineering College (GECB) 
           Barton Hill
  • College of Engineering, (CEAL) 
  • LBS Institute of Technology for Women, 
  • Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, 
  • Lourdes Matha College of Science and Technology, 
  • Marian Engineering College, 
  • Mary Matha College of Engineering & Technology, 
  • Muslim Association College of Engineering, 
  • M G College of Engineering, 
  • P.A. Aziz College of Engineering and Technology, 
  • Sarabhai Institute of Science & Technology, 
  • Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, 
  • University College of Engineering, 
  • Rajadhani Institute of Science & Technology, 
  • Evan's institute of science and technology, Trivandrum
  • Pankajakasthuri College of Science & Technology, 
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) Thiruvananthapuram

IIST was inaugurated on 14 September, 2007 by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman ISRO.IIST is sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under Department of Space, Government of India. Dr. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, is the chancellor of IIST.
IIST offers graduate and postgraduate programs in space science and technology, and also serves as a research center.
IIST Admission Test Trivandrum- ISAT 2010
IIST offers undergraduates B Tech programme in Avionics, Aerospace Engineering and Physical Sciences. IIST also offers post graduate and doctoral programmes to meet the requirements of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Currently, IIST functions on a fully equipped campus which is adjacent to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre located on the Veli Hills, 12 kilometers from Trivandrum Central Railway Station and 4 Kilometers from the Airport. The main campus shall be functioning at Valiyamala, which is 18 kilometers from Trivandrum Central Railway Station.

The institute offers the following academic programmes:

1. Undergraduate Programmes (4 years):
  1. B. Tech (Avionics Engineering) with provision to specialize in Digital Electronics, RF and Microwaves, Control Systems, Software Engineering.
  2. B. Tech (Aerospace Engineering) with provision to specialize in Flight Dynamics, Aerospace Structures, Machine Design and Manufacturing Technology.
  3. B. Tech (Physical Sciences)with space applications in the areas of Astronomy, Earth System Science, Astro-Physics, Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing.
2. Masters Level Programmes (2 years): The institute will start the following master level programmes from January 2010.
  1. M.Tech in Softcomputing
  2. M.Tech in RF and Microwave Communications
  3. M.Tech in Applied and Adaptive Optics
  4. Research Programme (Ph.D)

For more details please visit :
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology M-CET (Trivandrum) -Thiruvananthapuram

Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology M-CET is affiliated to University of Kerala and AICTE New Delhi. M-CET is a prestigious technical education project from the leading industrial group –The Mohandas Group of companies, Thiruvananthapuram.
The college operates as a self financing college and offers B.Tech as well as MCA course.
The college is managed by V.N. Gangadhara Panickar Memorial trust. The college is affiliated to the University of Kerala and is offering B-Tech Courses of 4 years duration.

 Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology is designed as a Residential Educational Township, M-CET is situated in a 30-acre plot, which is endowed by nature’s naked serene loveliness in bounty. Separate hostel facilities to accommodate 500 boys and girls with spacious furnished single/triple bedded rooms are available inside the campus.M-CET follows procedures and policies of AICTE and ISO and as a part of its quality assurance the college has received ISO 9001: 2000 Certification

Courses offered::

Undergraduate B.Tech programs

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Post Graduate program

  • MCA (Master in Computer Application)

The collges address:

Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology
Anad PO, Nedumangad
Thiruvananthapuram 695544.

For more details visit the college website

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Thiruvananthapuram Hotels & Resorts, Luxury, Top Rated and Budget Trivandrum Hotels & Resorts

Thiruvananthapuram means "Abode of Lord Ananta" in Sanskrit and Malayalam.Being the state capital Thiruvananthapuram is the political nerve centre of Kerala.Thiruvananthapuram considered as one of the cleanest cities in India. Thiruvananthapuram , also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of the Kerala State.

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Given below a list of luxuary as well as budget hotels and resorts available in and around Thiruvananthapuram. The details given below may not be accurate. Visit the respective hotel websites or any online booking engine for more details.

Taj Residency, Thiruvananthapuram

C V Raman Pillai Road,

Kovalam Ashok Beach Resort

The Muthoot Plaza
Punnen Road
Accommodation Available from INR:5800

Mascot Hotel (KTDC)
Mascot Hotel (KTDC)
LMS Palayam

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram

The South Park
M G Road
Accommodation Available from INR:3500

Classic Avenue

Estuary Island
Poovar P.O,

Hotel Saj Lucia
East Fort

Hotel Residency Tower
Press Road

Ginger Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram
Technopark Campus Next to Technopark Club House

Isola Di Cocco,

Hotel The Grand Central
Opp Secreteriat

Palmleaves Beach Resort

Keys Hotel

Hotel Pankaj
M. G. Road

The Travancore Heritage Trivandrum
Chowara P.O. Trivandrum

Poovar Island Resort Trivandrum
Offers 6 floating cottages.

Hotel Horizon

The Ruby Arena
Kumarapuram Road

Hotel Chaithram (KTDC)

Jas Hotel

Hotel Marine Palace
NUP Beach Road,

Comfort Inn Grand
Opp. Secretariat,
M.G. Road,

Hotel Ruby Arena
Kumarapuram Road,
Medical College P.O,

Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort
Pozhikkara Beach,
Pachalloor P.O.,

The Varikatt Heritage Home

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Kollam hotels and resorts-Budget-Luxury accommodation Kollam -Quilon Hotels and resorts

Kollam district is famous for its cashew trading and processing industry.Kollam district is home to the largest fresh water lake in Kerala the Sasthamcottah lake.About thirty percent of this district is covered by the Ashtamudi Lake, thereby making it a gateway to the Kerala 

 Kollam also known as Quilon is Located 71 km to the north of Thiruvanathapuram Kerala and is an old seaport town on the Arabian coast.

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Here is a list of luxuary and budget hotels and resorts in and around Kollam. The rates given below are approximate and the information may not be accurate.

Aquaserene Resort, Kollam
South Paravoor P.O. Kollam District
Rates starts from INR 6050.

Cambay Palm Lagoon, Kollam
Ayurvedic Spa Resort
Vellimon West, Kollam
Rates starts from INR 3300.

Club Mahindra Ashtamudi Resorts Backwater Retreat, Kollam
Chavara South Kollam Quilon Kollam
Rates starts from INR 6100.

Aadithya resorts Lake side
Ashtamudi Kollam
Accommodation Available from INR:3950

Fragrant Nature Resort, Kollam
Nedungolam P.O. Paravur Kollam
Accommodation Available from INR:6000

South Paravoor P.O. Kollam
Accommodation Available from INR:8000

Valiyavila Family Estate
Panamukkom, Kureepuzha
Perinadu P.O., Kollam
Tariff ranges from From Rs. 1000 To Rs. 3000

The Beach Orchid Hotel, Kollam
Beach Kollam
Accommodation Available from INR:6450

Hotel Sudarsan, Kollam
Parameswar Nagar, Kollam

Kumar Palace, Kollam
Q.S Road Punaloor, Kollam

Nila Palace , Kollam
Nila palace Kollam. Cheerancavuezhukone kollam
Rates starts from INR 1700.

Regant Lake Palace, Kollam
Opp. Foundation Hospital Jn Puthenthura P.O. Neendakara Kollam

Hotel Sudarsan
Parameswar Nagar Kollam
Accommodation Available from INR:600

Xaviers Residency, Kollam

Shah International Hotel
Residency Road,Kollam
Accommodation Price per day: From Rs. 500 To Rs. 1800

Summer House Holiday Homestay
Thirumullawaram Beach
Thirumullavaram P.O,Kollam
Accommodation Price per day: From Rs. 700

Royale Regency Hotel & Convention Centre
Accommodation Available from INR:900

Jays Homestay
Near Prakkulam Boat Jetty
Valiyazhaikam, Kollam
Accommodation Price per day: From Rs. 1500 To Rs. 1500

Apichayan's Cliff Resort
Aryankavu, Kollam
Tariff Range: 300 - 2000

Yatri Nivas
Guest House Compound
Ashramom, Kollam
Accommodation Available from INR:1900

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thiruvananthapuram Places to visit and institutions - Trivandrum Tourism

Thiruvananthapuram , also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of the Kerala State.Being the state capital Thiruvananthapuram is the political nerve centre of Kerala.Thiruvananthapuram considered as one of the cleanest cities in India. Thiruvananthapuram means "Abode of Lord Ananta" in Sanskrit and Malayalam.The temple of Vishnu reclining on Anantha, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple remains the iconic landmark of the city.

Thiruvananthapuram is an ancient city with trading traditions dating back to 1000 BCE.The golden age in the city's history was during the mid 19th century under the reign of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal and Maharaja Ayilyam Thirunal.

Trivandrum is also a major academic hub and is home to several educational institutions including the University of Kerala, and to many science and technology institutions. Also Trivandrum is home to a cluster of research centres,and important institutions are given below

  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)
  • Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC)
  • Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS)
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)
  • Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute
  • ER&DC – CDAC
  • CSIR
  • National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology
  • Free Software Foundation (FSF)
  • Regional Cancer Centre (RCC)
  • Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST)
  • Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS)
  • Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI)
  • Priyadarsini Planetarium
  • The Oriental Research Institute & Manuscripts Library
  • Kerala Highway Research Institute
  • Kerala Fisheries Research Institute

The entire tourism package of the state such as hill stations, back waters, beaches, lagoons, and wild life sanctuaries are present in Thiruvananthapuram district

Prominent places in and around Thriuvananthapuram

Technopark Thiruvananthapuram
Technopark is India's first IT park and established in 1995.Technopark has developed into one of the largest IT Park in India.Technopark houses global majors like IBS Software Services, NeST Software, Infosys, TCS, McKinsey & Co., Ernst & Young, Allianz Cornhill, Tata Elxsi, UST Global, etc.

Shankhumukham Beach
Located about 8km from the city, this is a popular beach adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram airport. Matsya Kanyaka (Nymph) statue and a restaurant shaped like a star fish are some of the attractions here.

Kovalam Beach
This international beach, 12 km south of Trivandrum city, is one of the finest beaches in India. Kovalam located 16kms away from Thiruvananthapuram is one of the majors tourist centers in this part of Kerala.Kovalam considered as one of the best beaches of India. The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) had developed Kovalam as an integrated seaside resort which includes a string of cottages, the Halcyon castle, a shopping area, swimming pools, yoga centre, facilities for medicinal oil bath and massage and the Rajiv Gandhi Convention Centre with 1000 delegate capacity.

Varkala Beach
Varkala is a very secluded beach situated at a distance of 51km from Thiruvananthapuram.Hundreds of Hindu devotees perform 'Vavubali', a ritual performed for the ancestors soul to rest in peace, on the new moon day of the Malayalam month Karkidam.

Veli Tourist Village
Located very near to Trivandrum international Airport and the famous Sankhumukham Beach, Veli village is 10km from the city. The attraction is a waterfront park where the lake merges with the sea. Its gardens have been landscaped by lively sculptures of Kanai Kunjiraman.

Aruvikkara Dam
Situated on the banks of the Karamana River, this picturesque picnic spot lies 16km north of Thiruvananthapuram. Trivandrum city gets its water supply from the Aruvikkara reservoir. There is an ancient temple dedicated to Durga, on the banks of the river.

Agasthyarkoodam is 70 km from Thiruvananthapuram. About 1869 meters above sea level, Agastyakoodam is one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats. This peak, a pilgrim centre of the Hindus, according to tradition was home to the great sage Agastya, who was a confirmed bachelor. Hence Women are not allowed up the peak.This is an ideal place for trekking.
Meenmutti and Kombaikani Waterfalls
These are two magnificent waterfalls on the upper reaches of the Neyyar reservoir.
A trek of two kilometers, through dense forests, would take one to Meenmutty Falls, and a further two km, to the Kombaikani waterfalls.

Ponmudi is a a pleasant hillstation with an elevation of 912 m above sea level, Ponmudi is reached by road from Thiruvananthapuram. Ponmudi is 61 km from Trivandrum city.

Akkulam is one of the picnic spots, in Trivandrum city. The spot is developed on the banks of Akulam Lake.The international convention centre, which will be the largest in Kerala is under construction in Akkulam.

The Zoological Park
Located near PMG junction, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, the second oldest zoo in India is spread over 55 acres of land set amidst lakes, lawns and woodlands. The park is part of a well-planned botanical garden. It was established in 1857 AD as an annexe to the Museum by the Maharaja of Travancore.

Vizhinjam, 17km from Thiruvananthapuram is a fishing village famous for Ayurvedic treatments and its beach resorts.

Thiruvananthapuram Observatory
The observatory is located in the city , near the museum complex. From here, one can have a bird's eye view of the city.

Built in the Roman architectural style, this is the centre of government administration in Kerala and houses the offices of ministers and the bureaucracy.

Kerala Legislature Complex
Located at Palayam, this is the new building where the Legislative Assembly of Kerala meets.

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
Built by Maharaja Swathi Tirunal Balarama Varma, the King of Travancore, the palace is a fine example of the traditional Travancore style.It is situated on the South East side of Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple.

Museum of Science & Technology
Serve as a Study cum Recreation centre, Museum of Science and Technology is one of the famous tourist spot in Thiruvananathapuram.

Kanakakunnu Palace
Situated 800 meter North East of the Napier museum in the heart of the city, the palace belongs to the Kerala Government. It has the Nishagandhi open-air Auditorium and Sooryakanthi Auditorium The all India Dance Festival (Nishagandhi Festival) is organised by the Department of Tourism every year in the Nisagandhi open-air auditorium.

Sri Chitra Art Gallery
It is situated to the North of Napier museum and has an excellent collection of Indian art and has a collection of Paintings by Raja Ravi Varma , Svetoslav, Nicholas Roerich, copies of paintings of Ajanata and works from Mughal and Rajput miniature paintings and Tanjore painting.

Natural History Museum
It is situated to the east of Napier museum. It housed in a modern large double storeyed building at an elevated Ticket covers entry to all museum and galleries in the complex.

Napier Museum
One of the oldest museums of India, and named after Lord Charles Napier, the governor of Madras, this museum was established by Maharaja of Travancore 1855.

Padmanabhapuram Palace
This majestic old palace is 63kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Situated at Thucklai, on the way to Kanyakumari, this was once the capital of the State of Travancore.

Chacha Nehru Children's Museum
A major attraction for children is the Chacha Nehru Children's Museum which established in 1980. Situated 1 km north of City Central Bus Station

Sri Padmanabhaswami Temple
Sri.Padmanabhaswami Temple is one of the most famous Vaishnava temple in India and also the city's historical landmark.

Aruvipuram Siva Temple

Janardhan Swamy Temple
It is a 2000 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Located close to the Varkala beach
Bhagavathy Temple, Attukal Manacuad, East Fort
Popularly known as the Sabarimala of Women, this temple is one of the ancient temples of South India. 'Pongala Mahotsavam', one of the famous festivals in Thiruvananthapuram is held at this temple.

Jama Masjid, Beemapally
Beema Palli is a shrine on Beach Road, 5 km south west of the Railway station. The Shrine is dedicated to Beema Beevi, a Muslim women
believed to have divine powers and the festival is held in her memory.

Jama Masjid, Palayam
One of the important mosque in Thiruvanathapuram, this is situated near to Ganapathy temple and St. Joseph's Church which forms a rare example of communal harmony.

Christ Church
One of the landmark church in Thiruvanathapuram.It is sitated near Palayam.

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