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Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Economics), batch of 2017

Class timings are from 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM. In every six months, there is an internal exam and a semester exam. In a semester there are 3,4 assignments which should be submitted. Good teaching. That is a good experience. 


There are so many clubs and club activities which take place in our college. Cultural main festival is good.

About Govt College for Women, [GCW] Thiruvananthapuram

The Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram is one of the leading educational institutions in Kerala. It was started as the Sircar Girl’s School, in 1864 by the Royal family of Travancore .The Travancore Royal Family is renowned for forward thinking, progressive policies and enlightened ways of its members. Empowerment and welfare of women were among their prime concerns. The Royal family was well aware that these goals could be achieved only through educating the women folk. This led to the establishment of an educational institution for girls - the Sircar Girl’s School, in 1864. This was during the reign of Aayilyam Thirunal (1860-1880).

In 1897 during the reign of Sree Moolam Thirunal (1885–1924), this institution was upgraded as a second grade college and re-designated as The Maharaja’s College for Girls and affiliated to the Madras University. It was elevated to the status of a first grade college and was renamed as H.H. The Maharaja’s College for Women in 1920. In 1923 the College was shifted to its present location. In 1937, during the reign of Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma (1931–1949), the University of Travancore was founded and the College was affiliated to this university. When the University of Travancore was founded in 1937 the Women’s College was one of the first seven colleges to be affiliated to it. In 1957, a year after the founding of the State of Kerala, when the University of Kerala was founded, the college was affiliated to it.

The Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, has, for over a hundred years, been one of the leading educational institutions in Kerala and also a pioneering institution in the field of higher education of women. In 1952, degree courses were introduced in Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Philosophy, Malayalam and Sanskrit. From the early 1970s, the college embarked on a phase of expansion. New courses were introduced regularly and departments upgraded to P.G departments. Today the College has 22 teaching departments that conduct 16 U.G. courses and 17 P.G. courses. Eight of the departments are identified as research departments. We have over 2400 regular students. The College has strength of 159 teachers and 55 non-teaching staff members.


The Government College for Women stands to:

  • Provide a sound education in basic science and humanities
  • Inculcate high values through liberal education
  • Promote research and learning at the PG level and beyond
  • Provide a broad range of non-formal educational services
  • Transform society through the empowerment of women
  • Provide inexpensive educational services to the weaker sections of the society and reinvent itself in response to the changing demands of society
  • Develop responsible women leaders for the future


  • To provide quality higher education to girl students to enable them to face the challenges of the world with courage and confidence and mould them to be socially responsible citizens.
  • To create an environment to excel in all activities.
  • To impart knowledge and create intellectual power among the needy and deserving community.
  • To transform the student into a balanced personality through a wide variety of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • To impart ethical values for ensuring the harmonious functioning of the society.
  • To develop courage, confidence and competitiveness in the changing global scenario.
  • To imbibe and adopt successful governance practices for evolving sustained academia-industry linkage in order to match with the dynamic markets.
  • To develop socially responsible, sensitive and committed citizens capable of delivering value added services to the society at large.
  • To motivate the faculty members in academic research and extension activities so as to equip the students with the sophisticated techniques and help them to find solutions to the current problems of the society.

Departments :- 

  • Department of Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of History
  • Department of Home Science
  • Department of Malayalam

For more details about admission please contact :-

Phone: 0471- 2324986
Fax: 0471-2337730
Email: [email protected]


Facilities :-

  • Library
  • Edusat
  • Instrumentation Centre
  • Continuing Education
  • Counseling Centre
  • Canteen
  • Gym
  • Museum
  • Seminar Hall
  • Grievance Cell

Placement Cell :-

The College has a Placement and Guidance Cell with teaching faculty members as its convenors. The Cell has been able to arrange campus interviews by leading National and Multinational companies and many final year Degree and PG students have got placement over the last 5 years.

Besides, the Placement Cell conducts awareness programmes for the students on placement opportunities. The Career and Counseling Cell is the part of the Placement Cell that assists students in appearing for job interviews and examinat

Scholarship is provided to meritorious students in different schemes.


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Hi Slomia!

There is no BA(Psychology) in Govt College for Women, [GCW] Thiruvananthapuram.

Please check the following link for the courses offered by the college :


Answer By: Getmyuni

04 May 2016

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