The capital of Kerala has long been a hub of intellectual and commercial activity, with over two millennia of recorded history. With trade links stretching back to the dawn of history and having played host to one of India’s earliest universities, the vibrant city and longtime capital has always contributed immensely to the overall development of the state of Kerala in the fields of Infrastructure, Education, Tourism and Culture. Consistently ranked one of the best governed cities in India, it is also one of the least polluted urban areas in the country and ranks among the best on its quality of life and socio-economic indicator.
Trivandrum has for past several decades been a hub for information technology, research and development and space sciences. It hosts Technopark, India’s first and one of its largest technology office parks, that employs about 60,000 people. Trivandrum contributes almost 70% of the state’s software exports and is, by far, the largest technology hub amongst secondary cities in India. It is also the main base of research and development for the Indian space program and has developed a world class knowledge ecosystem comprised of over a dozen national level research institutes, in areas from biotechnology to material sciences.