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Bharat BhavanBhaat bhavan is a cultural institution under the department of Culture,with the objective of creating a cultural Synthesis among the people of India. Developing its own language, culture and art and using it for self-expression is a basic right of every community and one that when exercised, endows it with a unique identity. A democratic society consisting of cultured citizens should constantly strive to move forward by mutual exchange of the ideas birthed by these channels of growth and expression. The Bharat Bhavan is a cultural institution, set up in 1984, with the aim of leading and encouraging such a symbiosis between communities and cultures. The Bharat Bhavan Administrative Committee is chaired by the incumbent Minister of Culture and vice-chaired by the Secretary of Department of Culture. The Member Secretary and other members of the committee are chosen and appointed by the Government.
Nalanda,Trivandrum Postal Code: 695004
 District: Trivandrum Country: India


The Reading Room is a reading club situated at Kowdiar in the green city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in India. It is a little bit of everyHEAD_blogthing a book lover would want. There is a colorful, fun children’s room where we have regular reading club activities and story hours for children. Here we read out stories to kids, encourage them to read out loud and have extremely fun and animated discussions. We organize word games and story writing/telling contests and a zillion little activities and games that make books and stories come to life for the little ones.Then there is a tranquil and quaint Reading Room itself meant for people to just settle in with their favorite reads for a few hours and escape from the everyday hustle bustle for a bit. We also have a small but growing stock of older books which our members can read and/or borrow  from at no extra cost. It’s also a bookstore for you to buy books from.In short, just as the name suggests, it’s a friendly little place for all book lovers – to browse, lounge, read, buy, borrow, be quiet, be loud and fun and just take in the atmosphere of books. It’s your corner little bookstore hangout http://www.inthereadingroom.com/p/contact.html


libraryThe State Central Library is one of the oldest Libraries in India. It was established in the year 1829 A.D during the reign of His Highness Sree Swathi Thirunal Maharaja of Travancore. The work of starting and organising the Library was entrusted to Col. Edward Cadogan, the then British Resident who was the grand son of Sir Hans Sloan, the founder of the British Museum. He was the first president of the Trivandrum Public Library committee. The successors of His Highness Sree Swathi Thirunal and the British Resident Col. Cadogan took active interest in the advancement and progress of the Library. At that time only a privileged class who were called to attend the Durbar of His Highness the Maharaja was allowed admission to the Library. The Library was then known as “Trivandrum People’s Library”.In the year 1898 AD the assets of Trivandrum People’s Library were transferred to the administrative control of Government on condition that “a suitable building should be erected for housing the Library for the benefit of the Public and that Government should undertake its maintenance in a suitable manner under such regulations as the Government may deem fit from time to time”. In 1898 this institution was opened to the public. His Highness Sree Moolam Thirunal took a special interest in the development of this library. He ordered the construction of a beautiful building for housing the library in 1900. AD the present building of architectural beauty in the Gothic style was put up in Trivandrum City in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. In the year 1938 A.D the administration of the Trivandrum Public Library was handed over to University of Travancore. In 1948 by a resolution of the State Legislature, the State Government was directed to take over the administration of the Library from the University.In the year 1958, the Trivandrum Public Library was declared as ‘State Central Library’. Subsequently in the year 1988 the library was given the status of a minor department under the administrative control of Higher Education Department with the State Librarian as Head of the Department. In the year 1992 Government declared Malayalam as the official language of this department.


Mar Ivanios College was established in 1949 and pursues excellence upholding the far-sighted vision of our revered Founder, Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios. The College is the first Institution in the University of Kerala to receive accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 1999. The College was also the first to be re-assessed and re-accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in 2004. In 2011 the College was re-assessed by the NAAC Peer team as part of the Third Cycle of re-accreditation process. Mar Ivanios College became the first private college affiliated to the University of Kerala to receive the status of CPE from the UGC. Upon the recommendations of the University Grants Commission (UGC), The College has been conferred with Autonomy status by the University of Kerala with effect from 13th June 2014.
Bethany Hills, Nalanchira P.O,
Thiruvanathapuram - 695015 Kerala, India.


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6-Kumaran Asan National Institute of Culture-Kumaran Asan National Institute of Culture (KANIC) was founded in 1958 with the aim of establishing an appropriate memorial for this great individual who was in the forefront of Kerala renaissance. Prof. Joseph Mundassery who was the Minister for Education during the EMS ministry and aasan_housen eminent literary figure laid the foundation stone for this prestigious institute. R. Sankar, former Chief Minister of Kerala and also a great thinker, educationalist and social reformer, was the first president of the institute.