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Department of Arabic
The Department of Arabic of University College is one of the oldest centers of teaching Arabic in the State of
كليـّة الجامعة ترُونـنـتـبُرَام، كـَـيـْرالا الهـنـد
a College with Potential for Excellence (UGC)
Re-accredited by NACC at Grade 'A' Level (CGPA of 3.16)
The institution, now called the University College, was founded in 1834 by the Government of Travancore during the reign of Swati Thirunal Rama Varma. In 1866, the institution was raised to the status of a college affiliated to the University of Madras. In 1857, Government of Kerala took over the management of the college. The college celebrated its centenary in 1969. The University College now comprises 20 Post-graduate and 18 Graduate departments with about 278 members of staff and over 3164 students on its roll. The college has been recognized by the University of Kerala as a research centre for M.Phil. and Ph. D. degree in twelve disciplines. The college has also been accorded 'College with Potential for Excellence' status by the UGC. University College is the first government college in Kerala to have been recognized thus. The College has been re-accredited by the NAAC of UGC at grade 'A' level with a CGPA of 3.18 on a four point scale on 4th September, 2010.