The University of Calicut is the largest University in Kerala, with more than 25 departments of postgraduate studies and research. It dates back to the year 1968 and holds the privilege of being the second university to be established in the state. It serves approximately 2.75 lakh students every year.
In the country-wide ranking, the University of Calicut ranks 90th among institutions of higher learning and 64th among universities as per the NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), jumping almost 15 rungs from the previous annual scores.
Having made the climb slowly over the past few years, the University of Calicut reached its peak ranking in 2013, when it was ranked 26th in the country and given an “A grade” by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).
It also made an appearance in the Outlook I-CARE rankings as 40th, with a score of 78.95, narrowly beaten by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. It held the honour of being the only University in Kerala to make an appearance in the top 50 of the list. Even further, it is the only University of Kerala to hold a rank among the top ten Public State Universities of India.
|NIRF||2019||64th (Universities Category) out of 200|
|Outlook||2019||40th out of 100|
|QS India Universities||2020||45th out of 100|
|BRICS||2019||158th out of 400|
|Asian Universities Ranking||2020||401-450th out of 550|
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), launched in 2015 by the Ministry of HRD, is used to rank the Indian Institutions across the country.
Presently, the University of Calicut holds the 64th rank, up from 73rd, in the Universities Category out of 200, and 90th rank in the Institutions of higher learning category (out of 200) for the first time.
NIRF ranks institutions on the following parameters as displayed below:
The NIRF list of universities for 2019 is headed by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, as it has since 2016. Other popular universities that have dominated the list for the past three years are Jawaharlal Nehru University, ranked 2, and Banaras Hindu University, ranked 3 since 2017. The top 10 universities in the NIRF list are as follows:
|1||Indian Institute of Science Bangalore||82.28|
|2||Jawaharlal Nehru University||68.68|
|3||Banaras Hindu University||64.55|
|4||University of Hyderabad||61.85|
The rankings of the University of Calicut over the past 3 years are as given below:
Outlook India I-CARE ranked the top 100 universities in 2019 according to its own parameters, which includes Faculty Student Ratio (FSR), Faculty with PhD (FWP), Papers Per Faculty (PPF), Citations Per Paper (CPP) and Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID). Keep in mind that a university that has a low overall rank may score high in individual dual parameters and vice versa. Hence, this unique system of ranking can help students identify institutions which may be a good fit for them.
Presently, Calicut University has been ranked at 40 among the top 100 universities in India in Outlook India 2019 Rankings. It received an overall score of 78.95.
The following graph shows the score obtained by the University of Calicut in each parameter:
QS India Universities have been ranked on the basis of multiple parameters. These include: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student, International Students, Faculty Staff with PhD, Papers per Faculty, Citations per Paper.
These parameters are also used in the rankings of BRICS, as well as Asian Universities Rankings. Calicut University is down from rank #39 in 2019, to #45 in 2020. It received an overall score of 32.3 among the Indian universities.
The Scores of Calicut University from the above parameters are as follows:
The Asians Universities Ranking has been based off two criteria: Faculty Staff with Ph.D and Papers per Faculty.
The rank of Calicut University fell from #351-400 in 2019 to #401-450 in 2020. The scores were as follows:
|Year||Rank||Faculty Staff with Ph.D||Papers per Faculty|