Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory of India. The word Lakshadweep means "One hundred thousand Islands". The two well known colleges of the island are, the Government Jawaharlal Nehru College and the Mahatma Gandhi College which offers degree courses in various disciplines of arts, science and technology. The Lakshadweep colleges specialize in various courses like English, British History, World History, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Applications, Physics, Botany, Zoology and Pisciculture.
Government Jawaharlal Nehru College offers courses in Certificate courses in Computing, Diploma in Disaster Management, PG Diploma in Health and Hospital Management, Certificate courses in Food and Nutrients, Certificate courses in Environment Studies, PG Diploma in Rural Development, Paramedical Courses, Mass Communication, Technical, Humanities.