Ernakulam: Maharaja’s College here is one of the oldest institutions in Kerala. Most of the Malayalee students dream to study in this institution.

On 2 August Maharaja’s College broke new ground when it greeted its first batch of transgender students to the campus.

Praveen Nath, a Nenmara native trans man, took admission for BA English here under transgender quota.

Praveen is one of the three students who took admission at Maharaja’s College following the government order assuring reservation for transgender students at arts and science colleges in the State.

Maharaja's College is one of the first institutions providing education to transgender students too.

Apart from Praveen, transgender students Daya Gayathri and Theertha Sarvika have taken admission to the college. They also arrived today for the classes.

Praveen lived as a girl for 20 years, and then he revealed his identity. As everyone Praveen too faced a lot of criticism.

But Praveen is so happy that he got a chance to study at one of the best colleges in Kerala with his own identity.

The college students welcomed Praveen without any bitterness. Praveen also told the local media that he is feeling happy in the college and he will have a good time in the college with other students.