With well-stocked library, contemporary classrooms, fully equipped laboratories, seminar room, computer centre, conference rooms, internet facility, gymnasium, auditorium, canteen and hostel, the college offers a platform to develop. The college even offers scholarship to bright students. Even transport facility is provided.
The sister concern of H. H. The Maharaja’s College, Thiruvananthapuram earlier, the new College named Government Arts Collegewas inaugurated on the 4th of July, 1924. Government of Kerala held the reins of the management of the college when the Kerala University Act was passed in the year 1964-65. Same year, the college introduced two year Pre-degree course. The college was later upgraded into a First Grade College. Thereafter, it was named Government Arts College in the year 28th of July, 1971. The college boasts of eminent personalities as its students including the former President of India, Dr. K. R. Narayanan, the former Governor of Maharashtra, Dr. P. C. Alexander, the noted poet of Kerala, Sri Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, the well-known critic in Malayalam, Prof. S.Guptan Nair, Chairman, ISRO, Dr. G Madhavan Nair, Dr. M. S. Valliathan among others. At present, Government Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram,
Extra-curricular activities – Three units of Service Scheme ACERS - Arts College Rhetoric Society, and various Science Clubs offer students to develop their skills in several extra-curricular activities.