Dewaswom Board College

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The Travancore Devaswom Board is a semi-government organisation in the erstwhile Travancore, now southern part of the State of Kerala in India, constituted to manage the Hindu Temples in Kerala, with head office at Nandancode in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram [Trivendrum]. The famous Sastha temple at Sabarimala [a pilgrim centre situated in the western ghats], in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala State, is also under the management of this organisation. There are four aided colleges under the management of The Honourable Board. They are:

  • D. B. College, Sasthamcotta, Kollam Quilon district
  • D. B. College, Thalayolaparambu, Kottayam district
  • D. B. Pampa College, Parumala, Mannar, Pathanamthitta district
  • Sree Ayyappa College, Eramallikkara, Chengannur

D. B. College, Sasthamcotta , affiliated to the [1] University of Kerala [2] imparting knowledge to the community since 1964 [3] now offers U.G. programmes is thirteen disciplines and P.G. programmes in six. [4]. During its growth and development into a full-fledged Post-Graduate College the institution was headed by eminent personalities [5]. The Well known dramatist (the late)Prof.G. Sankara Pillai was the Head of Department of Malayalam. The alumni of the college include eminent cine artist (the late) Bharat Murali, Pravasi Samman recipient Dr. Ravi Pillai, Eminent scientists, engineers, politicians, etc.
The college is accredited with B++ grade by the NAAC.[please edit this]

The college offers following academci programmes:

Post Graduate Degree Course (Semester system)
1. M.Sc. Mathematics
2. M.Sc. Chemistry
3. M.A.Sanskrit Special (Vedanta)
4. M.A.English
5. M.A.Economics
6. M. Com
First Degree Programmes (Choice Based Credit and Semester system)
1. Sanskrit Special (Vedanta) (Core course) with Introduction to Jyotisham and Introduction to Philosophy (Darsana Parichaya) as complementary courses
2. Hindi (Core course) with Sanskrit and Translation as complementary courses
3. Malayalam Language & Literature (Core course) with Kerala Culture and Sanskrit complementary courses
4. Economics (Core course) with Political science and History as complementary courses
5. Political science (Core course) with Economics and History as complementary courses
6. History (Core course) with Political science and Economics as complementary courses
B.Sc. Degree
7. Mathematics (Core course) with Statistics and Physics as complementary courses
8. Physics (Core course) with Mathematics and Chemistry as complementary courses
9. Chemistry (Core course) with Mathematics and Physics as complementary courses
10. Botany (Core course) with Chemistry and Zoology as complementary courses
11. Zoology (Core course) with Chemistry and Botany as complementary courses
12. Polymer Chemistry (Core course) with Mathematics and Chemistry as complementary courses
B.Com Degree
13. B.Com.
D. B. College, Thalayolaparambu the second educational institution of its kind managed by the Travancore Devaswom Board, was established in 1965. The college is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The college had its affiliation to the Kerala University in the beginning and when the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam was established in 1983, the college came under its jurisdiction. The institution initially started functioning as a Junior College in 1965 with 6 batches of Pre-degree classes and a students strength of 480.

In 1972 the college was upgraded as a Degree College with the induction of BA Malayalam, Politics and BSc. Botany. The College now offers Degree courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Hindi and Commerce also. We also have Post Graduate courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Malayalam.

The student strength of the College at present is nearly 1150. There are fifty six members on the Teaching Staff and 43 members on the Non-Teaching Staff. Our college is situated in Thalayolaparambu, a rural area far from the din and bustle of city life. The college campus spreads on both sides of Thalayolaparambu-Ernakulam road. It is a scenic spot of natural beauty spreading over 22 acres (89,000 m2) of greenery all around. The idyllic, picturesque and serene ambience of the college provides an ideal environment for higher learning.

The college offers instructions in the following courses and subjects:

Post Graduate Degree Course M.Sc. Mathematics M.Sc. Physics M.Sc. Chemistry M.A. Malayalam


Politics (Main) with general Economics & Historical Roots of modern world (Subsidiaries) Malayalam Language & Literature (Main) with Kerala Culture & Sanskrit (Subsidiaries) Hindi (Main) with Journalism & Broadcasting and Functional Hindi (Subsidiaries)


Mathematics (Main) with Statistics and Physics (Subsidiaries) Physics (Main) with Mathematics and Chemistry (Subsidiaries) Chemistry (Main) with Mathematics and Physics (Subsidiaries) Botany (Main) with Chemistry and Zoology (Subsidiaries)


Vocational – Marketing (Semester System)

D. B. Pampa College, Parumala, Mannar, is established in [ please edit]

Famous Temples

Sabarimala, Chettikulangara at Mavelikkara, Vaikom, Ettumanoor, Ambalappuzha etc. are some major temples under the board.

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