Ernakulam district occupies a special place among the districts of Kerala in the field of literacy and learning. Ernakulam district is the first district in India to obtain 100% literacy rate by the year 1990. The current literacy rate in Ernakulam district is 95.68. Ernakulam has many institutes that provide various higher education courses. This place is attracted by all for getting an admission in graduation or post graduation courses. There are several colleges here which offer numerous courses and the faculty and administration is excellent. All these attract students from different parts of the country. It is in Ernakulam that the number of educational institutions is highest in Kerala.
There are 2 universities in Ernakulam namely Sanskrit University at Kaladi and Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in Kalamassery. The centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University is also at Kochi. CUSAT was established in 1971and this university has all the advanced facilities for higher studies and research in various courses. The CUSAT campus is at Thrikkakara and a new campus having an Engineering college and college of Computer Application has been established in Kuttanad in Alappuzha. Most of the colleges in Ernakulam are affiliated to the M G University which is at Kottayam.
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit is at Kalady and was established in the year 1993. This University provides courses and research in Sanskrit, Philosophy, Indian and foreign languages etc.
List of Schools and Colleges in Ernakulam district
|Higher Secondary / High School||141|
|Vocational Higher Sec School||169|
|Arts & Science College||32|
|Training College (B Ed)||2|
|Training College (TTC)||14|