colleges in the city are either run by the government or by
private trusts and individuals. The schools are each
affiliated with either the Indian Certificate of Secondary
Education (ICSE), the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE),
or the Kerala State Education Board.
the medium of instruction in most private schools; though
government run schools offer both English and Malayalam. After
completing their secondary education, which involves ten years
of schooling, students typically enrol at Higher Secondary
School in one of the three streams—Arts, Commerce or
Science. Upon completing the required coursework, the student
can enroll in general or professional degree programmes.
The Cochin University is situated in the city. Most of the
colleges offering tertiary education are affiliated either
with the Mahatma Gandhi University or the Cochin University.
Other national educational institutes include the Central
Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training, the
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, the National
Institute of Oceanography, the Central Marine Fisheries
Research Institute and the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.