Sree Swathi Tirunal Govt College of Music, Trivandrum is the most reputed institutions in South India, established in 1939, providing certificate courses in Vocal, Violin, Veena, Mridangam and Kerala nadanam. Situated in the heart of the city of Trivandrum, the college has a beautiful campus in 5.6acres, and a perfect ambience for nurturing musical talents of future promises. Adorned by legendary musicians as faculty members, and having a record of bringing forth most number of musical icons, the college stands as the epitome of preserving the tradition of Carnatic Music in Kerala. Known for its music resourcefulness and academic excellence, the college is marching forward with developmental activities with each passing year, creating milestones in the history of this heritage institution.

Around 250 students learn music in this great institution every year becoming torch bearers of an 80 year long tradition. The students of this prestigious institution are regular participants in various events including the All India Radio competitions and have been prize winners right from the time of inception to the present day.  The college also actively takes part in the University youth festival and has been consistently winning the Music Over all Championship for several years now.

Sree Swathi Tirunal Govt Music College is simply one of the attractions in Trivandrum city, for it is known for its admirable and unmatchable patronage to art forms preserving the heritage, in its purity.


Know the Campus and Amenities

Apart from the Main building of the Principal’s office, the college has various department buildings and several other utility blocks.

Dr L Muthayya Bhagavathar Memorial Auditorium

The college has a well maintained auditorium with a seating capacity of 300, and a perfect music acoustic. The auditorium is utilized for various academic programmes and concerts. Auditorium is currently under renovation for further enhancements.


The college has a digitally well organized Library that has more than 9000 books with almost all important literatures on music. The college library is a frequent spot for research scholars and eminent academicians.

Recording Studio

The college also has a well equipped Recording studio with all latest technology, hardware and software. The studio is utilized for providing knowledge regarding Digital recording, and other studio disciplines to the students. All the programmes held in the college are archive in the studio.

Ladies Amenity Centre and Girls Hostel

College has a Girls Hostel in its campus, providing facilities to 75-80 girl student occupants with three cooks, a hostel warden and a 24 hours security.

There is also a ladies amenity centre in the campus, providing lounges, first aids and other primary facilities.

Academic Programmes and Activities

The college organizes various Academic programmes initiated by Govt of Kerala namely, Sadhana, Scholar in residence, Preserving Great masters are conducted annually providing opportunity for the students to interact with Performing artists of international eminence. All the performances are archived for future references.

The college provided students immense opportunities to perform in diverse reputed venues, representing the college, with the noblest intention of propagating works of Swathi Tirunal and other great Kerala Composers.

An academic tour is organized by the College with the aid of the state government for the students to different places of musical significance annually.


Parent Teacher Association

The college has a well functioning and supportive Parent Teacher Association. The parents are well informed about the various activities in the college and the academic progress of their wards.

College Union

The college has a very active Student Union which takes hand in hand effort in every programme organized in the college. With the guidance of the faculty members the college union works for the welfare of the college students through various activities.

Alumni Association

The old students association is in constant liaison with the college, and extends full cooperation in every step. The alumni association of the college is an important support system.