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UGC Academic Staff College
Year of Establishment : 1987
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Academic Advisory Committee

Each academic staff college will have an academic advisory committee with representatives from universities and colleges to advise on its programmes and activities. The Vice-Chancellor of the university at which the Academic Staff College is located will be the Chairman of the committee. 


Present Advisory committee


1.         Dr. A. Jayakrishnan
Vice –Chancellor, University of Kerala.


2.         The Secretary
University Grants Commission, New Delhi (UGC Nominee)


3.         Dr. Rajan Gurukkal
Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University (Member-Vice-Chancellor)


4.         Dr. A. Thanikodi 
Director, UGC-Academic Staff College, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore  

(Member-ASC, Director)


5.         Dr. P. Kingsly. A. Chandrasekhar
Director, UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Madras

(Member –ASC Director)


6.         Dr. G. Balamohanan Thampi 
Former, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala   (Member – Eminent Professor)


7.         Dr. N. Omanakumary,
Professor & Head, Department of Botany, University of Kerala

(Member-Head of Department) 


8.         Dr. Evangeline Shanthi Roy 
Professor & Head, Institute of English, University of Kerala

(Member-Head of Department)


9.         Rev. Fr. M. G. Mathew
Principal, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram  

(Member – Principal of Affiliated College)


10.       Prof. K. Lalitha
Principal, Women’s College, Thiruvananthapuram  

(Member - Principal of Affiliated College)


11.       Principal Secretary
Higher Education, Govt. of Kerala 

(Member – Govt. nominee)


12.       Dr. S. V. Sudheer 
Director, Academic Staff College, University of Kerala

(Member Secretary – Ex-officio)


13.       The Registrar
of Kerala (Special Invitee)


14.       The Finance Officer
University of Kerala (Special Invitee)



The tenure of the Committee is two years. 



How to Reach 



Academic Staff College is functioning in the Golden Jubilee Building at Kariavattom Campus of the University of Kerala. Visibly located on the side of National Highway 47. 

Trivandrum – Kollam – National Highway (NH- 47)

Distance from Trivandrum City
Central Railway Station – 15 Kms 
Central Bus Station – 15 Kms 
Airport – 24 Kms Trivandrum – Kariavattom 
Bus charges - Rs. 10 /-

Auto charges - Rs. 175/-
Taxi Charges - Rs. 300/- 

Geographical Details of the State

Location: South India 
Area: 38,863 sq. km
Population: 3,18,38,619 (Census 2001)
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Kerala is located on the southwestern tip of India with the Arabian Sea in the west and the Western Ghats towering 500 - 2700 m in the east. The State is divided into three regions - the coastal lowlands, the fertile midlands and the highlands. The lowlands of Kerala are networked by endless backwaters and the deltas of forty-four rivers. The midlands are rich with cashew, coconut, arecanut, tapioca, banana, rice, ginger, pepper, sugarcane and vegetable plantations. The forested highlands abound in tea, coffee, rubber and spice plantations and wildlife reserves.

Language: Malayalam; 
English is widely spoken. 
Religion : Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Time : GMT + 5:30
Currency : Indian Rupee 
Climate : Tropical Summer : Feb - May (24 - 33°C)
Monsoon : Jun-Sep(22-28°C)
Winter : Oct - Jan (22 - 32°C)