Model Parliament Competition is one of the major programmes of the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs. It is conducted in colleges in order to build awareness among students about the process and proceedings of the Indian Parliament and creates a sense of democratic citizenship. One college (Government/Aided) from each legislative constituency is selected by the MLAs for the competition.
The Institute gives Rs. 10000/– as performance allowance to the colleges participating in the competition. Best three colleges would be awarded Rs. 10000, Rs. 7000, and Rs. 5000 respectively along with trophy and certificate. The event ends with the repeat performance of the winner college in the Old Assembly Hall of Government Secretariat. Two Best performers from each district are selected as best parliamentarians. Institute organises a two-day camp at Trivandrum and a visit to historically important Places for the best parliamentarians.