Kerala the southern State of India is one of the priority list when we speak about achievements of India in different domains. The state has highest literacy rate in India. Thiruvananthapuram erstwhile Trivandrum being Capital City of Kerala and largest city of deep south has more to offer in compared to other smaller cities. Every year at the start of academic session students from not only neighboring areas but also from other parts of India and world reach to Thiruvananthapuram for bachelors, masters and research programmes. Possibilities are multidimensional. The economy of Thiruvananthapuram largely comprises of Information Technology, education, plantations, aerospace, commerce and tourism. Model School Trivandrum, founded in 1885 is one of the oldest schools in Kerala.
Government schools comes under the direct control of Kerala State Education Board (KSEB). The main language of class delivery are Malayalam and English but Hindi and Telugu are also in use. The schools administered by government of state are affiliated with with The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT). Also you can find schools affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
The St. Mary's Higher Secondary School is considered as one of the largest schools in Asia, with the total number of students exceeding 12,000.
Thiruvananthapuram is a major educational and research center with various institutions in the fields of space science, information technology, physical science, biotechnology, engineering and medicine. City has three universities of which two are state universities and one deemed university. The top research institutes in Thiruvananthapuram includes, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala (IIITMK), National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-Dit), Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Oriental Research Institute & Manuscripts Library.
Kerala University is ranked as the best university in Kerala according to the MHRD's National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The University College, Thiruvananthapuram is the best college in Kerala.