The good thing about the University affiliated colleges is the pool of qualified faculty members. The majority of the faculty members are the alumnus of NITs with a working experience of 10+ years. The professors will guide you as much as they can. But the exam conducting team is the worst in the worst. They won't care about the students, especially the final year ones. What’s the point of all that learning if we can’t get the necessary certification for that?
I pursued B.Com from Kannur University. My experience with the university was a bag of mixed feelings. On the academic level, it was all good. Extracurricular activities will leave you with some memorable moments. But apart from that, it’s a tough road ahead. The delayed exams, the delayed results, and the absence of placement cell were some of the other examples of mismanagement in the Kannur University.
My admission was done on the basis of the class 12 merit list. After my name was published on the merit list, I went to college for a Personal Interview which was followed by document verification. After that, I was granted admission. But for PG programs, one has to take the entrance test and score high in order to qualify for the exam.
The fee structure was quite nominal. One year fee, of my B.Com course, was somewhere around 18,000 INR. Which was quite decent when you compare it with other Universities in the state.
The exams are conducted annually, i.e. exams at the end of the session. But now, the exams are being conducted semester-wise, like most of the other universities. The internal assessment, which included marks for practicals and classroom activities, accounts for 30%. The only victims of this mismanagement across the university are the final year students of both UG and PG courses. Even the study material is provided to the students just a few days before the exam, or as in some cases, just one day before the exam.
University also offers a scholarship to students who are facing any financial crisis. Also, students can avail fellowships offered by the Kerala Government, called eGrant.
There were no placement initiatives, apart from the IT department. I had to look for jobs on my own. That’s when I realized that a degree from Kannur University holds very little weightage outside Kerala.
Academic achievement, as well as extra-curricular activities, are better than Calicut University. Kannur University would organize inter-university competitions in which numerous colleges affiliated to the university would participate. The main attractions were some of the cultural events like Dhwani.
Kannur University is an affiliated University, with seven campuses spread across the state along with several community colleges. Course Curriculum for the M. Com. was quite thorough. But the Kannur University has a history of Delaying the Annual exams. Not only that, you can’t expect the exam results to be announced on time. The lazy university officials would take almost a year to publish the results.