Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of the state of Kerala and the headquarters of the Thiruvananthapuram District. Average literacy rate of Thiruvananthapuram in 2011 were 93.02 compared to 89.28 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 95.06 and 91.17 respectively. Thiruvananthapuram is an academic hub. The University of Kerala is located here. The regional headquarters of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is also situated in Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvanathapuram is served by more than 20 institutes of higher education. All major courses in the field of arts, humanities, science, engineering, law, medicine, business, and veterinary science are offered.