Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala and it is the administrative capital of Kottayam district. Average literacy rate of Kottayam in 2011 were 97.21 compared to 95.82 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 97.97 and 96.48 respectively. Kottayam is served by more than 40 institutes of higher education. All major courses in the field of arts, humanities, science, engineering, law, medicine, business, and veterinary science are offered.