Sree Ayyappa College, Eramallikkara is one of the leading educational institutions in Central Travancore, is owned and managed by Travancore Devaswom Board, which has its headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram. Travancore Devaswom Board, which boasts of managing the world renowned Sabarimala temple, is an autonomous body constituted under the Travancore Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions Act XVth of 1950. It is entrusted with the task of administering 1206 temples in the erstwhile Princely state of Travancore comprised in the state of Kerala which were earlier administered by the ruler of Travancore prior to the integration of the Princely states of Tranvancore and Cochin in 1949. The Constitution of the Board was based on the Covenant entered into by the Maharaja of Travancore in May 1949 and concurred and guaranteed by the Government of India.
The Board comprises of President and two members, the President and one member is nominated by the Hindu members of the Council of ministers and the other Member from the Hindu members of State Legislature. The term of the President and Members is for a period of three years. It has a Secretariat and its headquarters is at Nanthencode, Thiruvananthapuram.