With the motto of “For The Country and for The Home” Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram has a rich legacy of more than a century in providing quality higher education to girl students of the state. Women empowerment through education is the distinctive vision of the institution, which has been given emphasis in all the teaching, learning and research activities of our college. The college has emerged as a ‘centre of excellence’ in the state of Kerala offering 18 undergraduate programmes and 17 postgraduate programmes in various disciplines. Twelve of the departments have the research centre status. The four-storied central library with a large number of books, journals, periodicals, newspapers and other academic publications is the biggest resource to the academic community in the campus. Students are given the foremost importance and representation in the administrative, co-curricular and extracurricular activities in the college. College administration has taken all measures to facilitate admission, examinations and other student support services. Students of the college secure 30-35 ranks, every year in Kerala university examinations. A good number of students join for higher education and research on completion of the programmes. A reasonably good number of students qualify national level eligibility tests like UGC/CSIR-JRF-NET and GATE, every year. Many of the faculty members of the college have been actively involved in pursuing research and regularly publishing research articles in reputed national and international research journals. Our students excel in arts, sports and other extracurricular activities.
Students of our college have become members in several national, state and university teams of sports events. Our college has been in the third position among the affiliated colleges in university youth festivals for the last several years. Various co-curricular ‘new initiative’ programmes like scholar support programmes (SSP); for giving special training to needy students, walk with a scholar (WWS); for mentoring a few students with the good academic record, additional skill acquisition programme (ASAP); for giving training on additional job skills etc. are undertaken by the college in its full spirit. NSS, NCC and various clubs like literary, debate, quiz, drama, health etc. fully functional in the campus. A continuing education sub-centre of the University of Kerala Centre for Adult Continuing Education & Extension is here in the campus offering nearly 300 courses to the students of the college as well as to people outside the campus without any age barrier for women. Activities in connection with central government initiatives like Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and Ek Bharath Shrestha Bharath are organized by the college. Under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan programme, inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an inclusive India