Kerala University is a public state university, also known as the University of Travancore situated in the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. There are a total of 16 faculties and 41 departments of teaching and research in the university. The university is known for focusing more on post-graduate programs, M.Phil programs, and doctoral research. Over 150 colleges are affiliated with Kerala University. Out of 150 colleges, 60 colleges are Arts and Science colleges. There are 2 Law colleges, 9 MBA colleges, and 17 B.Tech colleges. Apart from this, there are 4 Medical, 4 separate colleges for Ayurveda, 2 Homeopathy colleges, 3 Dental Colleges, and 10 Nursing Colleges. At present, around 84,000 students study in these colleges.

Kerala University​ Quick Update

June 22: Kerala University UG Semester VI Exam 2021 to begin from June 28-July 9. Check Here 

June 8: Kerala University Timetable 2021 Released for UG, PG Exams. Check Here 

May 07: KU M.Tech Admission 2021 application form registration deadline is June 30, 2021. Check Here 

May 05: KU PG Admission 2021 application form released, application deadline is June 30, 2021. Check Here

April 27: University of Kerala Admission 2021: Application Deadline for IMK is July 17, 2021. Check Here

April 27: University of Kerala Admission 2021: Application Deadline for UIM is July 31, 2021. Check Here

There are five major campuses of Kerala University. They are - Senate House Campus, Kariavattom Campus, Thycaud Campus, University Library Campus, and Physical Education Campus. There are also a number of study centres affiliated with Kerala University. These study centres are specialized in programs such as Nano-Technology, Kerala Studies, Bioinformatics, Women’s studies, Learning Difficulties, Sree Narayana Studies, Gandhian Studies, etc.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has placed Kerala University at the position of 1001+. It was ranked 42nd in India and 23rd among Universities in 2020 by NIRF.

Kerala University Quick Facts

  • Kerala University is a state university recognized by both UGC and NAAC.
  • It is accredited with Grade A by NAAC.
  • Kerala University provides 819 courses across 13 streams.
  • Admissions in Kerala University are either done through merit-based or entrance examination.
  • KEAM, NATA, GATE, CAT, KMAT, CMAT, and KU CAT are some of the examinations which the Kerala University accepts for admission in a wide range of courses.
  • The University campuses and colleges are well equipped with facilities like Library, Sports grounds, Canteens, study centers, etc.

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Kerala University Ranking

The university is ranked by NIRF and Outlook-ICARE as one of the best universities in India. Given below are Kerala University rankings:

  • The University of Kerala ranked 23rd in India by NIRF, 2020.
  • The University of Kerala ranked 22nd in India by NIRF, 2019.
  • The University of Kerala ranked 30th in India by NIRF, 2018.
  • The University of Kerala has been ranked 56th by the Outlook-ICARE in 2019 with a score of 74.03.

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Kerala University Courses

Kerala University offers courses in Engineering, Management, Medicine, Commerce, and Humanities. Given below are the details of the same:


Course Details

Selection Basis


Duration: 3 years

Fees: INR 36,000

Specialization: General

Eligibility: Must have bachelor degree with at least 50% marks and 5% relaxation for reserved category

On the basis of entrance test and interview process


Duration: 3 years

Fees: INR 25000/yr

Specialization: General

Eligibility: Must have bachelor degree with at least 50% marks and 5% relaxation for reserved category

On the basis of merit score under CAP process


Duration: 4 yearsG

Fees: INR 48,425

Specialization: Computer Science, Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Industrial engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Information Technology, Automobile Engineering, Applied electronics and instrumentation, Production Engineering

Eligibility:  Master completed 12th class with physics chemistry and mathematics as main subjects

On the basis of JEE mains score and entrance exam


Duration: 3 years

Fees: INR 20,000/yr

Specialization: Hearing impaired, tourism and travel, computer applications, general, commerce and Hotel Management and Catering, tax procedure and practice

Eligibility: Candidate must have completed with 50% the bachelor's degree and 5% Relaxation for reserved candidates

On the basis of merit score under CAP process


Duration: 3 years

Fees: INR 5,000 to 54,000

Specialization: Music, history, communicative Arabic, sociology, hindi literature, communicative English, English language and English literature, psychology, Jyotisha, Vedanta, political science, Islamic history, economics, Tamil, Malayalam etc.

Eligibility: 10 + 2 in any stream

On the basis of merit undersea CAP process


Duration: 3 years

Fees: INR 

Specialization: Sanskrit, social science, maths, geography, nature, English, physical, home, Arab, Tamil, Malayalam, commerce, Hindi, special education

Eligibility: Graduation from a recognised University 50% marks 

On the basis of merit scores 


Duration: 3 years


Specialization: General 

Eligibility: Must have completed class 12th from recognised board

On the basis of KLEE Scores 


Duration: 2 years

Fees: INR 25,000/ yr

Specialization: General

Eligibility: Must have bachelor degree with at least 50% marks and 5% relaxation for reserved candidates

On the basis of entrance exam and Interview process




Specialization: General 

Eligibility: Must have bachelor degree with at least 50% marks and 5% relaxation for reserved candidates

On the basis of entrance exam and Interview process


Duration: 2 years

Fees: INR 50,000/ yr

Specialization: General

Eligibility: candidate must have graduation degree + K MAT or CMAT SCORE

On the basis of entrance exam and Interview process


Duration: 2 years

Fees: INR / 2000 to 2 lakh

Specialization: Nutrition and dietetics, Food Technology, food nutrition, microbiology, chemistry, psychology, biochemistry and Biotechnology, mathematics, geology, zoology, counselling, psychology, computer science, statistics, environmental science, Genetics and plant breeding, botany, physics, electronics, geography, aquatic biology and fisheries, medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, etc. 

Eligibility: Must have bachelor degree with at least 50% marks and 5% relaxation for reserved candidates

on the basis of entrance exam and interview process 


Duration: 2 years

Fees: INR 11,485

Specialization: NA

Eligibility: Must have passed BTech with 55% marks and 5% relaxation for reserved categories

On the basis of GATE score and entrance exam



Fees: INR

Specialization: General

Eligibility: Must have passed bachelor’s degree with 55% marks and 5% relaxation for reserved categories

On the basis of entrance exam and Interview process



Fees: INR

Specialization: General

Eligibility: Must have passed bachelor’s degree with 55% marks and 5% relaxation for reserved categories

On the basis of entrance exam and Interview process



Fees: INR

Specialization: General

Eligibility: Must have passed bachelor’s degree with 55% marks and 5% relaxation for reserved categories

On the basis of entrance exam and Interview process


Duration: 1 year

Fees: INR 30,300

Specialization: Russian, economics, Islamic study, philosophy, political science, Tamil, linguistics opto electronics, sociology, English, education, Sanskrit, commerce, education, bioinformatics, future science, biochemistry, botany, computer science, Mathematics, Physics, chemistry 

Eligibility: must have completed master’s degreeWith 55% marks and 5% relaxation for SC/ST candidates

On the basis of entrance test and interview process


Duration: 3 years

Fees: INR NA

Specialization: Journalism and Mass Communication, commerce, Management Studies, computer science, Mathematics, architect, English, Sanskrit, biotechnology, tourism management, home science, law, education, geography, Linguistics, medicine, biochemistry, botany, economy, history, computational biology etc.

Eligibility: must have completed master’s degreeWith 55% marks and 5% relaxation for SC/ST candidates

On the basis of entrance test and interview process

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Kerala University Admissions

B.Tech Admissions will be granted on the basis of (KEAM) entrance conducted by CEE, Kerala. For B.Arch. Admissions NATA scores are required. For M.Tech, Candidate must have a valid GATE score.

Admission to MBA program will be granted on the basis of KMAT/ CMAT/ CAT scores followed by GD and PI rounds. For all other Master’s courses, admission is based on the marks in the university-level entrance test followed by an interview and evaluation of the relevant work experience.

Entrance Test followed by Personal Interview conducted by Kerala University. Candidates having a valid score in UGC (NET)/ CSIR (JRF) Examination (for Ph.D.) SLET/GATE/ Teacher Fellowship holders (for Ph.D.) / Direct award of Fellowship by DST (INSPIRE), ICMR, or any such national agency (Ph.D.) or any other equivalent test are also eligible for admission.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official admission portal of Kerala University
  • Select the level of course willing to apply for UG/ PG /M.Tech/B.Ed
  • “Sign Up” or Register with valid Phone Number and Email Id
  • Log In with the provided user name and password.
  • Complete application form with all required information and upload required document
  • Submit the application after making successful payment of application fee

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Kerala University Placements

Kerala University placements are offered to the deserving candidates through its central placement cell. The placement cell works with the students and recruiters in order to fulfill the requirements of both. The dedicated placement team makes sure that the candidates are well placed and the recruiters are satisfied with the candidate’s profile. In 2019, as per NIRF 2020 report, 173 PG graduates from Kerala University got placement. The main placement of the University is recorded in the MBA Batch of the year 2019. Almost 50% of the MBA graduates got placement with average placement package of 2.5 LPA and highest package of 5.0 LPA.

Some of the recruiters of Kerala University are:

Infosys UST Global ESAF
Air India Federal Bank Ernst & Young

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Kerala University Faculty

University of Kerala faculty has a total of 195 members qualified in their relevant fields with a Master’s and Ph.D. degree. The members have experience in various fields such as Applied Science & Technology, Arts, Ayurveda, Commerce, Dentistry, Education, Fine Arts, Homeopathy, Law, Management, Medicine, Science, etc. The strength of the faculty members is as follows:

  • Chairman: 94 
  • Professor: 19
  • Associate Professor: 32
  • Assistant Professor: 46
  • Additional Professor: 1
  • Reader: 2
  • Lecturer: 1

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Kerala University Affiliated College

  • Azeezia Dental College- Read More
  • Government Medical College- Read More
  • College of Engineering- Read More
  • Kerala Law Academy- Read More
  • Sree Uthradom Thirunal Academy of Medical Sciences Vattappara- Read More
  • Marivanios College- Read More
  • Kerala University College of Teacher Education Adoor- Read More
  • TKM College of Engineering- Read More
  • Marian Engineering College- Read More
  • Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering- Read More
  • Government Arts College- Read More
  • Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology- Read More
  • Sree Buddha College of Engineering- Read More
  • Naipunnya School of Management- Read More
  • University of Kerala, University College of Engineering Kariavattom- Read More

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Kerala University Scholarship

Kerala University offers various scholarships to meritorious and economically weak students. Students pursuing various courses at the university can avail scholarships like:

  • Student's Aid Fund Scholarship
  • Student's Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme (SGPAIS)
  • UG and PG Merit Scholarships: PG Scholarship is offered to the students with First Class in Bachelor’s at first attempt. The tenure of PG Merit based scholarship is 2 Years, and can be discontinued based on the performance of the awardee. The value of PG Merit based Scholarship is 3000 INR per annum.

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Kerala University Facilities

Campus Library: The University of Kerala hosts a vast library at the Kariavattom campus, started in 1976 and acts as a reference library for research scholars. The library has over 7000 books and has a subscription to over 60 periodicals. It also offers internet, reprographic, UGC - Infonet, e-journal services and many more.

Department Libraries: Apart from campus library, all the teaching departments have their own separate library i.e 34 at the campus of Kariavattom and 6 at the campus of Senate house.

Sports Facilities: Kerala University offers good sports opportunities at its various campuses. The University has a playground for the students to play cricket, hockey and football. Gymnasium and indoor games are also available to the students.

Observatory: The Trivandrum Observatory is located on a hill at a 60 feet height and 200 feet above sea level. The geographical location of the observatory is 8 degrees 30 min northern latitude and about 76 degrees 59 minutes eastern longitude It is a part of the Department of Physics of Kerala University.

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Kerala University FAQs

Ques. What are some helpful suggestions for first-year students of Kerala University?

Ans. The suggestion for the first-year students of Kerala university are:

  • Time Management: Essay type questions are the main part of the final exam of Kerala University, students need to start the exam with essay type questions for managing the time given in the exam.
  • Keep syllabus handy every time: Having a hardcopy of the syllabus will help students to have knowledge about the subjects and concepts that are required to students for having good scores in exams.
  • Analysis of Previous year question paper: The analysis of the previous year question paper is helpful as it provides the idea about the pattern of question and what important question required to students for a particular subject.
  • Target to have no backlog in any subjects: It is always suggested to clear all papers at the first attempt, as it adds a burden for the students in regards to the supplementary exam.

Ques. Which University is better, MG University or Kerala University?

Ans. MG University is improving the quality of education and facilities that are offered to the students in the age of digitalization. MG University conducts semester exams on time and declares results within a month after the last date of the semester exam. Unlike Kerala University, which is apparently late in conducting exams and declaring results.

Ques. Is Kerala University good as compared to the Central University of Kerala?

Ans. The Central University of Kerala is better than any state institutes or university in Kerala state. The faculty and course structure quality is better at Kerala State University. The students also get internship opportunities with good stipends and placement facilities are also good as compared to Kerala University.

Ques. Is the Ph.D. course at Kerala University worth it?

Ans. Yes, among other state universities, the Kerala University Ph.D. course is the most prestigious one in Kerala State. Therefore, it is worth a Ph.D. from the university. One can get admission by clearing an entrance test and interview conducted by the university.

Ques. Which university is good for getting more score in degree certificate, Calicut University, or Kerala University?

Ans. Kerala University has a rough checking system in certain non-professional courses, which makes it difficult for the students to get good scores or manage to get passing marks in specialization subjects. In the case of Calicut University, the admissions frequently postpone examination and delay in declaration of final semester results. Therefore, Kerala University is better.

Ques. Can I get admission for B.SC Geology course under Kerala University with 1058 index marks?

Ans. It is tough for the students with 1058 index marks for B.Sc geology admission as according to the recent index marks cut off of affiliated colleges of the university it ranges with 1100 index marks for general category. Therefore, it is better to target more index marks for a better chance of getting seats in the desired courses.

Ques. Can I apply for a regular course from Kerala University and another part-time course from IGNOU at one time?

Ans. No, Kerala university is strict about students getting admission in Regular courses. As per UGC guidelines, two degrees at the same time will not be considered as valid, irrespective of the fact that one is full-time or the other is part-time.

Ques. Which university should I prefer for engineering courses, KTU or Kerala University?

Ans. For engineering courses, KTU will be a better choice as the placement at Kerala University is not good and the course structure is not updated as per the industry recent trends. In the case of KTU, it is putting effort in bringing the change in the university for having a positive impact in the lives of the students even less expensive as compared to Kerala University.

Ques. How can I do an MBA from Kerala University?

Ans. In order to take admission in MBA, you must have passed a bachelor degree in a relevant stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate. Kerala University will only accept the bachelor's degree scores from the Indian university recognized by the University of Kerala.

Ques. How is SCPA calculated at Kerala University?

Ans. In Kerala University SCPA is calculated by dividing the sum of credit points obtained in the semester to the sum of credit points taken in that semester.

Ques. How is Kerala University distance education?

Ans. Kerala University distance education offers 25 programs, including UG and PG, through distance mode of learning under the departments of Humanities, Science, Commerce, Literature, Library & Information Science, and IT. The eligibility criteria for UG courses are 10 + 2 passed from a recognized board, while the same for PG courses is graduation passed in a relevant field from a recognized university. Students are selected on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination.