Ernakulam occupies an important place among the districts of Kerala in the field of literacy and educational standards. Ernakulam District is the first district in the whole country to have 100 percent literacy by 1990. Pothanicad, first panchayath in India that achieved 100% literacy according to state literacy programme is in this district. There are two prominent universities in this district - Sanskrit University, Kalady and Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kalamassery. Ernakulam district has the most number of educational institutions in the state. Kendriya Vidyalaya is located here.
There are about 49 colleges in Ernakulam. The reputed Engineering College are Adi Sankara Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mar Athanasius Engineering College, Matha College of Technology, Model Engineering College, Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, SCMS School of Engineering & Technology, Viswa Jothi College of Engineering & Technology, Federal Institute of Science & Technology, Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering, Toc H Institute of Science & Technology.
The famous Medical and Law colleges are Deva Matha Hospital, Don Bosco Hospital, Dr Padiyar Memorial Homoeo College, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Mar Augustine Jubilee Mission Hospital, Medical Trust Hospital, Nazath Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, Government Law College
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