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One of the first 16 Universities in India, University of Kerala was founded as Travancore University in the former princely state of Travancore (now southern part of Kerala) and some neighboring parts of state of Tamilnadu in 1937 During the 7 decades since the University Kerala grew and shrunk physically and transformed itself in many ways. It is difficult to summarize what the Kerala University is in short.
The earliest origins of the university can be traced back to two institutions of modern learning in Kerala, the University College, Thiruvananthapuram and the Trivandrum Observatory. University College was initially founded as the Maharaja's Free School by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal in 1834, with Mr John Roberts. A Christian Missonary as rector and quickly grew into a college in 1866, affiliated with Madras University. When the university Travancore was founded, the departments of the college university departments, only to turn back again when the transformation to University of Kerala happened in 1957, University College still retains its connection with the University as an affiliated college. Trivandrum Observatory was founded in 1838 and had an internationally reputed scientist, John Caldecott FRS as the museum's first director. It was part of the Travancore University, but for a time was administered as an independent state institution. It is the oldest institution under the Kerala University.
University of Travancore was established in 1937 by a prevalence of Maharajah of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the University. Sir C. P Ramaswamy Ayyar, then Diwan (Prime Minister) of the state was the first vice chancellor. He was an outstanding scholar and administrator condition. It said the government made an unsuccessful attempt to invite Albert Einstein to be the first vice chancellor. The University was modeled after the best universities in the UK, and even today retains some of these features. Affiliating system of the University however evolved to be different from the college system in British universities...
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