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Calicut University – Courses, Eligibility, Entrance Exam, and Admission Process

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Everything You Wanted to Know About the Calicut University!

The University of Calicut or the Calicut University is the largest university in Kerala, established in the year 1968. It was the second University to be set up in the state. With 394 affiliated colleges in the state, the University is offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in diverse fields such as sciences, social sciences, commerce, law, engineering & technology, medical, education, management, etc. The university also offers diploma, PG diploma, and certificate level courses. The University has designed these courses especially for gaining professional, job-related skills.

The 394 affiliated colleges are located as follows:

Location of CollegesNumber of Colleges
Kozhikode District102
Malappuram District92
Thrissur District74
Palakkad District71
Wayanad District18

Other colleges are located at different places in the state. Check out the list of UG and PG courses in the affiliated colleges here.

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Calicut University – Quick Overview

Name of the UniversityUniversity of Calicut (CU)
Official website
Type of UniversityState-level, Public, Affiliating
AffiliationUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)
Accreditation‘Grade A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
Courses offeredUG, PG, Diploma, Certificate

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria vary for different courses. Here are the general eligibility criteria for various courses. You can check the detailed information at the official website for every particular course.

Undergraduate Courses

The general eligibility for taking admission into undergraduate courses is 10+2 level of education. The discipline changes as per the courses.

Postgraduate Courses

For admission to postgraduate courses, the minimum eligibility criterion is bachelor’s degree in related subjects.

Diploma Courses

10+2 is the minimum education requirement for diploma courses. However, a few courses also require a bachelor’s degree.

PG Diploma Courses

Graduate or equivalent degree in related subjects is the minimum educational eligibility for admission to PG diploma courses.

Certificate Courses

10+2 level of education.

Admission Procedure

Candidates need to apply online for admission to various courses offered by the University. You have to pay the application fee via the online mode. The University will admit the students to courses such as B.Sc., BHM, B.P.Ed., M.Sc., MA, MSW, M.Com., MCA, M.Li.Sc., etc on the basis of entrance exam and admission to other UG and PG courses will be done on the basis of marks in 10+2 and graduation level respectively.

It will allow admissions to courses such as M.Tech., M.Pharm., MS, MD, MDS, Ph.D. on the basis of marks scored in exams GATE, NEET, UGC NET, etc.

Similarly, the University will allow admissions to B.Tech courses on the basis of the KEAM exam and to B.Arch. courses on the basis of NATA exam.

Entrance Exam-Based Courses

The University will provide the online application form in the month of April. Admission to the following courses will be done on the basis of the entrance examination. The tentative exam dates are listed below:

CoursesEntrance Exam Date (Tentative)
MTA/ M.Sc. (General Biotechnology)/MA (Applied Geology/Sanskrit/Music)12th June 2019
MA (Arabic/Applied Chemistry)/ B.Com (Honors)13th June 2019
M.Sc. (Applied Zoology)16th June 2019
MA (Environmental Science/ Mass Communication)17th June 2019
M.Sc. (Radiation Physics/ Food Science)18th June 2019
M.Sc. (Psychology/ Clinical Psychology/ Applied Psychology)19th June 2019
M.Sc. (Microbiology), BHM20th June 2019
M.Sc. (Human Physiology/ Computer Science)21st June 2019
B.P.Ed.22nd June 2019
M.P.Ed.26th June 2019
M.Sc. (Health & Yoga Therapy)28th June 2019

Calicut University Entrance Exam Result

The university will announce the result of the Calicut University Entrance Exam at the official website. Candidates are required to check the same using their log-in credentials. The Calicut University will allot the seats on the basis of candidate’s performance in the entrance exam.

CAP (Centralized Admissions Process) Based Courses

CoursesRegistration Process StartedRegistration Process EndsCounselling RoundAdmission Date (Tentative)
UG Courses17th May 201930th May 2019June 201913-16, 19-22, 27-30 June 2019
B.Ed.30th May 201914th June 2019June 201927 June 2019 (General)
28 June 2019 (Reserved)
M.Ed.28th May 201912th June 2019June 201926 June 2019 (General)
27 June 2019 (Reserved

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For the CAP based courses, after the application process is over, the University prepares the merit-list on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying exam. Centralized counseling round will be held as per the merit list and seats will be allotted in the university and colleges affiliated to it. Candidates can check the seat allotment through the official website:

  • Visit the official Calicut University website.
  • Click on the ‘UG CAP’ link on the home-page.
  • The system will now redirect you to the candidate’s log-in page.
  • Enter the details asked for and submit them.
  • Your allotment status will appear on the screen.

Follow the instructions provided for completing the admission process.

For complete information about the courses offered by the university, visit the official website of the Calicut University. The University has succeeded to a large extent for making higher education accessible to young men and women in Northern Kerala.

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