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Calicut University, Calicut

Calicut University, Calicut

Calicut, Kerala NAAC-A Estd 1968 State University
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Updated On - September 27th 2019 by KOYEL SHETH

Calicut University or the University of Calicut is a Public University located in Calicut city of Kerala. The University was established in the year 1968 and is accredited ‘Grade A’ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Calicut University offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programs through its affiliating colleges. It also offers various courses through University of Calicut Distance Education. Admissions to most of the courses are done through Entrance Exams conducted by the University, while for few the scores obtained in National/ State Level Entrance Exams are considered.

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Calicut University Highlights

Entrance ExamState-level: KEAM
National-level: NEAT, NATA, GATE, GPAT, NET, CAP
University-level: CUMAT
Types of Programs | No. of ProgramsUG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D. | 230+
Mode of RegistrationOnline

Calicut University Courses and Eligibility

Calicut University offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in specializations like Commerce & Management Studies, Computer Science & Information Technology, Library & Information Science, Science & Technology, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences and many more. The table below indicates the name of the courses and their eligibility:

Undergraduate Courses and their Eligibility

Course 1: B.A. Hons

  • Specializations - Geography, Kannada, English, Malayalam, Sociology, Tamil, Urdu, Music, Veena, Violin, Sanskrit, Travel & Tourism Management, Arabic, Economics, Psychology, Islamic, and more.
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Eligibility - Intermediate(10+2) with at least 50% in any stream.

Course 2: B.Sc. (Hons)

  • Specializations -  Biotechnology, Applied Physics, Aquaculture, Applied Statistics, Costume and Fashion Designing, Biochemistry, Botany, Bio Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Physics, Plant Science, Counselling Psychology, Opto Electronics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Information Technology, Instrumentation, Industrial Chemistry, Printing Technology, and more.
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Eligibility - Intermediate(10+2) with 50% in Maths/Biology and 50% in Physics and Chemistry together.

Course 3: Bachelors in Management

  • Specializations - Vocational Stream and Bachelor Of Commerce; B.B.A. - Bachelors in Business Application
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Eligibility - Intermediate(10+2) with 50% in Maths/Biology and 50% in Physics and Chemistry together.

Course 4: B.Tech

  • Specializations - Civil Engineering, Printing Technology, Production Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics And Communication Engineering, Mechatronics, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, and more.
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Eligibility - Intermediate(10+2) with 50% in Maths/Biology and 50% in Physics and Chemistry together.

Postgraduate Courses and their Eligibility

Course 1: M.A. 

  • Specializations - Arabic, Economics, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Music, Philosophy, Women's Studies, Islamic Studies, Tamil, Sociology, Folklore Studies, Sanskrit, Political Science, History, Vocal, Geography, and more.
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Eligibility - B.A. Graduate with at least 45% in the relevant subjects.

Course 2: M.Sc. 

  • Specializations - Physiology, Plant Science, Fish Processing Technology And Quality Control, Cyber Security, Home Science, Applied Geology, Geography, General Biotechnology, Psychology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Zoology, Electronics, Applied Plant Science, Medical Biochemistry, Botany, and more.
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Eligibility - B.Sc. Graduate with at least 45% in the relevant subjects.

Course 3: M.Tech

  • Specializations - Mechanical Engineering, Thermal, Instrumentation, and Control System, Computational Linguistics, Structural Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Mechanical), Electronics Design Technology, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and more.
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Eligibility - B.E/ B.Tech Graduates with at least 45% in the relevant subjects.

Research Courses and their Eligibility

Course 1: M.Phil

  • Specializations - West Asian Studies, Botany, Theatre Arts, Comparative Literature, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Education, Arabic, History, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Microbiology, Philosophy, and more.
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Eligibility - Master’s degree with at least 55% in the relevant subjects.

Course 2: Ph.D

  • SpecializationsWest Asian Studies, Botany, Theatre Arts, Comparative Literature, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Education, Arabic, History, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Microbiology, Philosophy, and more.
  • Duration - 3-5 Years
  • Eligibility - M.Phil/ Master’s degree with at least 55% in the relevant subjects.

Check: Calicut University Courses and Fees

Calicut University Admissions

Admission to several specializations of various UG, PG, Ph.D. courses are based on viz:

Admission Criteria for UG Courses:

  • Admission to courses such as B.Com (Hons), B.P.Ed, and BHM is done on the basis of entrance test conducted by the University.
  • For B.Tech, KEAM scores are required.
  • For UG Medical Courses, namely, MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, candidates are selected on the basis of their marks in NEET UG followed by counseling.
  • For admission to the rest of the UG courses, candidates need to appear in UG CAP round, a centralized counseling process as per their marks in 10+2.

Check: Calicut University UG Admissions 

Eligibility criteria for PG Courses: 

  • Admission to certain specializations of MA and M.Sc along with MSW, M.Li.Sc, MCA, M.Com, M.P.Ed MTA is offered on the basis of an entrance test conducted by the university.
  • For admission to the rest of the PG courses, candidates need to appear in PG CAP round, a centralized counseling process as per their marks in Graduation.
  • Calicut University conducts the Calicut University Management Aptitude Test (CU MAT) to offer admission to MBA in both full-time and part-time modes.
  • GPAT and GATE score is mandatory for M.Pharm and M.Tech courses respectively.
  • NEET PG qualified candidates are eligible to apply for MD and MS courses while MDS and M.Ch/ DM courses require a valid score in NEET MDS and NEET SS respectively.
  • The university conducts its own entrance test for Ph.D., but candidates having passed GATE/ SLET/ CSIR-NET/ UGC-NET/ JRF are also eligible to apply.

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Calicut University Placement

Calicut University Placement cell supports the affiliated colleges in conducting the recruitment drive. The on-campus and off-campus interviews are organized by affiliated colleges from time to time in order to generate maximum placement opportunities for the students.

Calicut University Ranking

Ranking BodyRank
NIRF (India Rankings of 2017)57th with a score of 38.45
BRICS University Rankings6th among Indian Universities
18th position among the country’s Higher Education Institutions
114th position among BRICS Nations

Calicut University Scholarships

The National and State Government has various scholarship schemes for the deserving and economically weak candidates. Calicut University helps the candidates to apply for such schemes and also offers reasonable support by organizing different competitions where the candidates can take part and win the monetary awards.

Calicut University Campus

The campus at the University is designed according to the needs of the modern era. The campus is fully Wi-Fi enabled with 8 MBPS of high-speed internet facility. Also, the University has a Biometric Punching System with an electronic ID card. 

  1. Library: The Calicut University library plays an important role in the provision of information to the academic community in the Malabar region. It has a collection of about 95,000 books and subscribes to 218 Journals and 16 Newspapers. It has the distinction of being the first fully computerized University Library in the state of Kerala. A list of new books added to the library collection is brought out regularly and sent to all the teaching departments of the university.
  2. Computer Centre: It is the central hub for ICT related services for the University. With the implementation of various FOSS based e-Governance initiatives, the center is in a unique position to serve the University for all its ICT needs.
  3. Botanical Garden: It has developed into an excellent center of biodiversity and ex situ conservation of tropical Indian flora and exotic species. This is the core area where visitors are not permitted to disturb the vegetation.

Apart from this, the University also has a Science Instrumentation Centre, Central Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility, Observatory center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, and a museum as well. 

Things to Know about Calicut University

  • Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan is the largest wing of the University. It conducts and oversees the examinations of 250 affiliated colleges.
  • Calicut University Exam Results are declared on a semester basis and are made available at their official website from time to time.
  • Calicut University is the Largest University in Kerala. It has more than 480 colleges with an annual Intake of over 1 Lakh students.
  • According to a survey conducted by Google, University of Calicut is the 4th most searched university across the globe and 1st among the most searched universities in India.

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College Admission Reviews

Muhammed Abdurahiman , Batch: Master of Business Administration [MBA]-2015


"I first met the information about the course in the newspaper. so I went to the university and ask about the course. At the time I got a good review. After I submit my application online and got the notice for the interview. I go alone and take the interview, group discussion, etc and scored a good "   Read More

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    Muhammed AbdurahimanMaster of Business Administration [MBA]Batch : 2015
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    The college management are very good, the experienced teachers well organized the management functions in the college

    5/10food & accom
    8/10social life
    Deepak SBa LiteraturePursued 3rd year

    Good experience.

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    Overall I would comment that our college is good the facilities they provide is great and the lecturer in the college are awesome but as the language should be improved they most of the lecturer dont not have the better communication in english so I prefe

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    Malappuram (District)
    Calicut - 673635
    Kerala , India

    0.34KmCalicut University Bus Stop

    0471-2400241 , 2400252 , 2400224 , 2407202 , 2407227 , 2400816 , 2407016




    Prashant kushwaha

    How can take admission in b a

    16 Jun, 2018 12:35
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Prashant, To get admission details for the b.a You may check this link:- Admissions.

    07 Aug, 2018 17:45
    A Athira

    Hello mam is there any course based on biology for eg like bsc zoology

    27 May, 2018 20:05
    Ritika Sharma

    Hi A Athira, This course is not offered by the college.

    13 Sep, 2018 11:16
    Ileana Ahammed

    How can i apply for bsw in calicut university.

    22 May, 2018 21:05
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Ileana, This course is not offered by the college

    24 May, 2018 17:36
    Razia Sulthana

    How can i apply for bsc environmental science in calicut university

    15 May, 2018 13:08
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Razia, To get the admission in B.Sc Environment course please check this link for :- Admission Procedure of this university.

    15 May, 2018 16:57

    How can I apply for distant MBA in calicut university. Is the time over.

    02 Apr, 2018 20:42
    Priya Sharma

    Hi Anakharahul, you can relevant information at 0471-2400241 , 2400252 , 2400224 , 2407202 , 2407227 , 2400816 , 2407016.

    11 May, 2018 16:30

    I need to know about the admission details for MCA

    16 Sep, 2017 00:10
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Laya, If you want to take admission in MCA program please read the details about the MCA program which is given below:

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: You should have passed any Bachelor’s Degree Course of minimum three years duration with Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subjects with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Appear in the entrance test conducted by the university is mandatory for this programme.

    ADMISSION GUIDELINES: Admission based on entrance exam.

    For more details please check this link: MCA Admission Details.

    10 Oct, 2017 15:44

    Hi,Am a BCA graduate .I wish to have admission in calicut university for the academic year 2018.What are procedures that i should go through? Thanks in advance

    16 Sep, 2017 00:10
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Laya, Admission to all the programs is based on various university, state-level, and national-level aptitude tests. In the Postgraduate program, Candidates will be admitted through Post-Graduate Centralized Admission Process (PGCAP) to the university. For more details please check this link: Admission Details.

    10 Oct, 2017 15:07

    how can i apply for bca

    23 May, 2017 15:05
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Achamma, To get the information regarding the admission details of BCA please read this link: Admission Details .

    23 May, 2017 18:29
    kuldeep Dhayal

    all information regarding msc nursing including fee and eligibility

    15 Apr, 2017 00:10

    Hi Kuldeep, to get details on M. Sc. Nursing Course, please find the link

    17 Apr, 2017 16:26

    I would like to know the procedure t o apply for phd programme in calicut university on a part time basis.

    22 Feb, 2017 17:03

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