The Department of Computer Science was established in 1985 via amendment number 55 in the statutes of the University of Kerala. The Department was initially housed in the Senate hall campus at Palayam, Trivandrum, but in 1993 moved to the present more spacious building in the Karyavattom campus. It now enjoys a unique position among the University Departments and other advanced Institutions offering Computer Science and Information Technology programmes in the State.
The Department has a fully computerized Library with more than three thousand titles in Computer Science and allied area. "SOUL", the special software developed by INFLIBNET for the modern libraries is used in the Department. A web based information system is developed for managing the non-textual documents of the Department like thesis, dissertations, seminar reports, project reports, negotiated study reports etc.