Some mission of university are :- To emerge as a centre of academic excellence through holistic education and development of right skills
To be recognized as the hub of original research and innovative thinking that caters to the needs of the Industry and Policy Makers
To strengthen the Consultancy services of the University through a full-fledged University- Industry tie-up and thereby tap resources of the Industry for its teaching, research and extension services
The University of Travancore was established in 1937 by a promulgation of the Maharajah of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the University. Sir C. P Ramaswamy Ayyar, the then Diwan (Prime minister) of the State was the first Vice-Chancellor. He was an eminent scholar and an able administrator. It is said the Government made an unsuccessful attempt to invite Albert Einstein to be the first Vice-Chancellor. The University was modelled after the best Universities of the United Kingdom, and even today retains some of these features. The affiliating system of the University however evolved to be different from the college system in British Universities.
1. Kerala University Scholarships are offered to the candidates on basis of Merit. A total of 188 Merit Scholarships of the value of Rs. 2,500 each per annum and 169 Merit Scholarships of the value of Rs. 3,000 each per annum are awarded by the University.
2. Kariavattom Campus has a playground where students play football, cricket and hockey. Gymnasium and facilities for participating in adventure sports are available in the Department of Physical Education which houses a stadium as well.
3. The Kerala University Library (KUL), established in 1942, is the oldest and biggest university library in Kerala and is situated adjacent to the University Senate Hall campus in the Thiruvananthapuram city.