Ernakulam refers to the eastern, mainland portion of the twin cities of Ernakulam - Kochi in central Kerala, India. The city is the most urban part of Kochi and has lent its name to the Ernakulam district. Ernakulam in Kerala has become the famous educational hub for many students in and outside the state. There are numerous well reputed universities and colleges in Ernakulam. These institutions are approved by either the State government or the central government. The students can opt for higher studies also in various institutions in Ernakulam.In addition to the regular courses many colleges and universities in there offers correspondence courses through which the aspirants can pursue degree while working.