Thiruvananthapuram is a major center of education and is an academic hub. The literacy rate in Thiruvananthapuram district is 92.66%. There are a large number of schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Thiruvananthapuram district. It is also the seat of the Kerala University. The research center and higher education centers of the University of Kerala is located in Kariyavattom. There is a medical college in Thiruvananthapuram called as Trivandrum Medical College which is one of the best in our country. This Medical College is being promoted to the status of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
One of the regional centers of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit is in Thiruvananthapuram. There are several colleges which include Arts & Science colleges, Engineering colleges, Polytechnics, Law colleges etc in Trivandrum.
There are a total of around 1129 schools in Trivandrum which comes under Government and Private sectors. There are Central Schools which are under the control of the Central government. The first International School that was established in 2003 in Kerala was at Thiruvananthapuram and is called as Trivandrum International School. Measures have been taken for imparting education for the illiterate adults by implementing the Adult Literacy Programme.
List of Schools and Colleges in Thiruvananthapuram district
|Higher Sec School||128|
|Vocational Higher Sec School||51|
|Arts & Science College||30|
|Training College (B Ed)||20|
|Music & Arts||3|