This great institution, now known as the University College, was founded in the year 1834 by the Government of Travancore during the reign of his Highness
Sri  Swathi  Thirunal  Rama Varma,  one  of  the most illustrious rulers of the former State of Travancore, renowned for his devotion and notable contributions to art and
culture. The classes were conducted in an old building located about half a mile to the south of  the  University College,  on  the  premises where the Ayurveda College
stands today and was known as 'The Raja's Free School'. The school was moved to a new  building  constructed  for the purpose on the premises where the University
College is now located in the following year and continued as a free institution till 1863-64.  It was  one  of the  earliest  institutions in South India established under the
auspices of the Government for rendering education to the children of the State. In 1866, during the reign of  His  Highness Sri Ayilyam Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja
of Travancore, School was raised to the status of a College and was affiliated to  the University  of Madras.  It was named ' H.H. T he Maharaja's College' with Mr. John
Ross as the first Principal. The BA Chemistry course was started in 1884. The school section of the institution continued to function in the same premises till 1919.

                  In 1924 the Government decided to separate the Arts and Science Departments, The new institutions that came into being as result of the bifurcation were
called H.H. The Maharaja's  College  of Science and H.H. The Maharaja's College of Arts (situated at Thycaud). Later in 1942 the two institutions were rejoined and the
reunited College came to be known as the  University  College.   The Post Graduate  course in chemistry started in 1943. The centenary of the College was celebrated
flamboyantly in July 1966 and was inaugurated Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the then President of India.

                  In 1993, the Government  decided  to  shift the  Graduate courses  in two phases. 1st year classes of the 11 B.A, Degree courses were shifted to the new
buildings for the Graduate Section at Kariavattom during 1993-94 and those of the  B.Sc. Degree during 1994-95.  Later in 1996, these courses were brought back from
University  College  Graduate Section,  Kariavattom  to  this college.  M. Phil courses in  12 disciplines  were started during the academic year 1994-95. The University
College  now  comprises  20  postgraduate  departments  and 18 graduate  departments  with  about  278 members of staff (Teaching and Non Teaching and over 3100
students in its roll). This College has been recognised by the University as a Research Centre for M. Phil and Ph.D Degree in 12 disciplines.

                     UGC has recognized University College as a Centre of Potential excellence (CPE) in 2004. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has
accredited this college with A grade in 2010.


                                                                                                                                                                       For a detailed history, plz visit the College website
Courses offered

The college offers courses in different streams
B.A        History, Islamic History, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, English, Malayalam Language and
              Literature, Sanskrit     Language and Literature, Hindi Language and Literature, Tamil Language and Literature, Arabic
B Sc       Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Geology, Geography
MA         Economics, History, Islamic History, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Malayalam, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil,     Arabic
M Sc      Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Geology, Geography, Statistics
M. Phil   Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Economics, History, Philosophy, Malayalam, English, Hindi, Arabic

                                                                                                                                                                                                      For More Details
Succession List of Principals
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H. H. The Maharaja's College

Sri.  Jon Ross M.A.
Sri.  Robert Harvey M.A., L.L.D.
Sri.  H.N. Read M.A.  
Sri.  Lr. A.C. Mitchel D.Sc., F.R.S.E
Sri.  A.W. Bishop Ph.D                        
Sri.  L.C. Hodson M.A.                         
Sri.  A.R. Raja Raja Varma Kovil Thampuran M.A
Dr. J. Stephenson, B.Sc., A.R.D.S.C.

H. H. The Maharaja's College

Sri. R. Krishnaswamy Iyer, V.A.
Sri. James Pryde, M,.A., B.Sc. 
Sri. C.V. Chandrasekharan, M.A, (Oxon)
Sri. K.V. Rangaswamy Aiyangar, M.A., (Oxon)
Sri. K.L. Moudgil, M.A., D.Sc., F.L.C.
Sri. A. Gopala Menon, M.A., B.Com. 
Sri. R. Srinivasan, M.A. 

HH. The Maharaja's Arts College

Sri. K.V. Rangaswamy Aiyangar, M.A.
Sri. C.V. Ch&rasekharan, M.A, (Oxon)
Sri. A. Gopala Menon, M.A., B.Com.
Sri. P.G. Sahasranama Iyer, M.A.

University College

Sri. H. Subrahmonia Iyer, M.A., Ph.D.
Sri. V. Narayana Pillai, M.A., B.L.
Sri. V. Sundararaja Naidu, M.A., B.L.T.D,
Dr. T.K. Koshy, M.A., Ph.D.
Sri. C.V. Subbarama Iyer, M.A.
Dr. C.S. Venkateswaran, M.A., M.Sc., D.Sc.,
Dr. A. Narayanan Potti, M.N., Ph.D.
Sri. C.S. Venkateswaran
Dr. A. Narayanan Potti, M.A., Ph.D.
Dr. K. Bhaskaran Nair, M.Sc., D.Sc.
ri. V.R. Pillai, M.S., M.Sc.
Sri. E.P. Narayana Pillai. M.A. (Madras & Oxford)
Dr. N. Subramonia Wariyar, M.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D, FIC.
Dr. S. Parameswara Iyer, M.Sc., Ph.D

Sri. R. Suryanarayanan, M.A., B.T.
Dr. (Mrs.) N.I. Joseph
Sri. P. Madusudana Perumal Pillai
Sri. K.M. Zachariah
Sri. G. Nagappan Nair
Sri. A.G. Ramachandran 
Smt. A. Nabeesa Ummal
Prof. C. Egbertchellam
Prof. S. Ponnayyan 
Prof. K. Somanadhan
Prof. Rama Sarma
Prof. M. Sarojini 
Dr. H. Parameswaran
Prof. V. Hamsa Devi  
Prof. R. Balakrishnan Nair

Prof. I. Sundaram Pillai
Prof. R. Balakrishnan Nair
Prof. R. Harihara Subrahmonia Iyer
Prof. B. Padmakumari
Prof. P. Sahadevan
Smt. P. Saraswathy Amma
Sri. S. Mohan Kumar
Prof. B. Rishikesan Thampy
Sri. V.R. Ramachandran
Prof. S. Varghese
Smt. Vijayakumi Jaya Singh
Prof. Prasanna
Dr. A. Salahudin Kunju    
Dr. D. Maya 
Prof. M.S. Girija
Dr. Cyriac Mathews
Dr. Asha Balagandharan
Smt. Shobha Ravindranath
Dr. B S Mohanachandran
Dr. M Abdul Rahim
Prof. D Premlal 
Sri. K. B. Ajithakumar
Dr. S Rajookrishnan
Sri. R Thukasidharan Pillai
Sri. T P Nalinakshan
Dr. T G Sarathchandran
Dr. C Moly Marceline
Dr. Thomas Kuruvila
1866 - 1884
1884 - 1890
1890 - 1892 (acting)
1892 - 1909
1909 - 1915
1912 - 1915
1915 - 1916, 1918
1916 - 192

1924 - 1927
1927 - 1930
1930 - 1931
1931 - 1935 (on leave)
1933 - 1934 (acting) & 1935 - 1937 & 1938 - 1941
1934 - 1935 (acting)
1937 - 1938 & 1941 - 1942

1924 - 1928 & 1930 - 1933
1928 - 1930 (ag.) & 1933 - 1935
1935 - 1937
1937 - 1942
1942 - 1948
1948   (acting)
1948 - 1949  (acting)  & 1950
1949 - 1950
1950 - 1951 (acting)
1951 - 1957
1954   January- August  (acting)
1954   August-     1956 November
1956   November -1957 March
1957   April -       1960 February
1960   February - 1962 March
1962   March -     1964 March
1964   March -     1969 March
1- 4- 1959 to 3- 7-1969  (acting)
1969 to March 1977
1 - 4 -  1977  to  31 - 3 - 1978
1 - 4 -  1978  to    6 - 4 - 1981
6 - 4 -  1981  to  31 - 3 - 1982
1 - 4 -  1982  to  31 - 3 - 1984
1 - 4 -  1984  to  29 - 3 - 1985
1 - 6 -  1985  to  31 - 3 - 1986
1986 -  1987
5  - 8 - 1987  to  31 - 3 - 1989
20- 4 - 1989  to  31 - 3 - 1990
5  - 5 - 1990
14- 2 - 1991  to  31 - 3 - 1991
3  - 4 - 1991  to  30 - 4 - 1991
21- 8 - 1991  to  24 - 6 - 1992
24- 6 - 1992  to  3 - 11 - 1992

4 - 11 -1992  to  31 - 3 - 1993
24-  6 -1992  to   3 - 11 -1992  &  5 - 4 - 1993  to 18 - 5 - 1993
18 - 5 -1995  to  26- 12 -1995
26 -12-1995  to   17-  6 -1996
17 - 6 -1996  to   31 - 5 -1998
17 - 7 -1998  to   31 - 3 -1999
31 - 3- 1999  to   16 - 6 -1999  (Acting)
16 - 6 -1999      - 31 - 3 -2000
24 - 8 -2000 to     6 - 8 - 2001
6 -   8 -2001  to   16 - 8 -2002
17 - 8 -2002  to   31 - 3 -2003
28 - 6 -2003  to   30 - 6 -2003
1 -   7- 2003  to   30 - 4 -2004
1 -   5 -2004  to   31 - 3 -2005
18 - 8 -2005  to   28 - 4 -2006
28 - 4 -2006  to   28 - 7 -2007
27 - 7 -2007  to   30 - 6 -2008
19 - 7 -2008  to   31 - 3 -2009
18 - 7 -2009  to   31 - 3 -2010
18 - 6 -2010  to   31 - 3 -2011
01 - 4 -2011  to   23 - 2 -2011
23-02-2012   to   30-04-2012
27-08-2012   to   02-09-2012
04-10-2012   to   01-11-2012
21-03-2013   to   31-04-2013
01-05-2013   to   23-06-2013
24-06-2013   to   31-03-2014
09-04-2014   to   July 2014
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