Calicut University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

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Calicut University Overview

Calicut University Latest Updates

  • July 2, 2022: Calicut University MBA Admission 2022 is open. The last date to apply is July 18.
  • May 17, 2022: Calicut University Postpones CUCAT 2022 Entrance Exam; New Dates to be Announced Soon.
  • May 4, 2022: 2022 Registration open for CUCAT- the last date is 6th May
  • April 30, 2022: 2022 Result released for BA, B.Sc B.Arch, MA, MSW, MCA & BFA  semester exams
  • April 30, 2022: CMAT 2022 Result released at

Calicut University was established in 1968. It is the largest university in Kerala and is ranked as the 60th top university of India and 4th top university in Kerala by NIRF. The university is located at Thenhipalam. 395 colleges are affiliated with this university. The university has a well-equipped campus with all facilities. It is accredited with an “A” grade by the NAAC. Various departments under the university are humanities, law, science, language and literature, journalism, fine arts, commerce and management studies, engineering, and education. 

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Calicut University Highlights

Calicut University offers the best education for its students. It has 400+ constituent and affiliated colleges. It has nine schools that offer full-time programs. Some of the highlighting features are:

Year of Establishment



‘A’ Grade by NAAC



Courses Offered

Undergraduate, Postgraduate/ Integrated PG, Certificate/ Diploma, Doctorate

Affiliated Colleges



Thenhipalam, Calicut District, Kerala

Calicut University Ranking

The university is ranked and accredited by various organizations. It has been securing the highest positions from various national institutions. The following is the list of rankings and accreditations received by the institution over the last few years:

NAAC Accreditations

2016 Third Cycle- 'A Grade with CGPA 3.13'
2010 Second Cycle- 'B Grade with CGPA 2.94'
2002 Firs Cycle- 'Three Star Level'

NIRF Ranking (2020-23)

  • 60th place among universities in India
  • 4th place among universities in Kerala

Calicut University Courses

Calicut University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and vocational courses in various departments. The UG programmes are offered in the affiliated colleges of the university. The list of a few PG courses offered by the university departments are given below:

Departments Courses
Language and Literature MA, Integrated MA
Engineering and Architecture MCA, M.Arch
Fine Arts MA Music, MTA (Theatre Arts)
Commerce and Management Studies M.Com, MTHM, MHM, MBA
Law LLM (Dual)
Education M.Ed, ME, MPE, MPES,  M.Sc (Health and Yoga Therapy)
Science M.Sc. M.Tech, Integrated M.Sc

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Calicut University Departments

Calicut University offers a wide range of courses hence the university has introduced a school system. Each school has a group of departments. The following are the schools and groups of departments:

  • School of Language and Literature
  • School of Information and Communication Studies
  • Education
  • School of Bioscience
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Business Studies
  • School of Mathematics & Computational Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences

Other Departments 

  • CCSS
  • ITSR
  • National Service Scheme
  • Publication Division
  • Department of Students Welfare

Calicut University Admission

Calicut University admissions are based on entrance exams. The students must be qualified according to the university's eligibility criteria to get admission. The application can be done online. The application can be downloaded from the Calicut University official website.

The University of Calicut has an exclusive centralized body called the Directorate of Admissions (DoA) which was established in the year 2014 by the university. DOA functions with the main aim of conducting a Centralised Admission Process  (CAP) to various UG, PG, M.Phil & Ph.D programs offered by the University and its affiliated colleges. This system of CAP helps students to submit applications of their choice through simple online steps thus ensuring transparency in admission.

Calicut University Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for Calicut University courses depend on the type of course chosen. Candidates who have passed the HSE of the Kerala State Board of Higher Secondary Examination or any other examination recognized as equivalent are eligible for admission. The following are some of the courses along with their eligibility criteria:

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed intermediate examinations from a recognized board with 50% aggregate in math and an overall of 50 % marks in PCM in total.
  • The candidate is required to qualify in KEAM or Kerala CEE for admission.

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BCA Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have passed the intermediate exam with mathematics/ computer science/computer application/ information technology/informatics practice/informatics/ additional mathematics as one of the subjects are eligible.
  • Total part iii + marks secured for mathematics in the case of science group with mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • Total part iii + marks secured for computer science/computer application/ information technology/informatics practice/informatics in the case of other combinations without mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • If the candidates have studied both mathematics and any one of the following subjects computer science/computer application/ information technology/informatics practice/informatics then the marks secured for mathematics or computer science/computer application/ information technology whichever is higher can apply.

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B.Com Eligibility Criteria 

  • Candidates who have passed the intermediate examination with at least one commerce subject are eligible.
  • Total marks + 25 marks for each commerce paper subject to a maximum of 50 marks.

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M.Sc Eligibility Criteria 

  •  Candidates must have passed B.Sc with at least 50-55% in the concerned subject.
  • The selection is based on marks scored in previous examinations.

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Why Choose Calicut University?

Calicut University is the largest university in Kerala. It is the second university to be set up in Kerala. It plays a crucial role in fostering quality human resources and promoting productive research beneficial to both local communities and wider humanity.

  • It is the largest residential cum affiliating university in Kerala with 30 post-graduate departments and 395 colleges.
  • The university has its two off-campus centres located at Thrissur and at Wayanad- mainly for tribal empowerment.
  • Additionally, there are self-financing centres and information centres located in different parts of the area of jurisdiction to facilitate better access to students.
  • It has a unique system- The Centralised Admission Process (CAP) conducted by the Directorate of Admissions (DoA) that ensures no gaps are there in the admission process.

Calicut University Results

2022 result released BA, B.Sc B.Arch, MA, MSW, MCA & BFA semester exams. The results are published at for UG and PG courses offered on regular and distance education mode. The supplementary examination result has also been released on the official website at Students can enter their registration number to check their results. Students can also check their revaluation results. The CMAT 2022 result also has been released at

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Calicut University Infrastructure

Calicut University provides the best facilities to its students and staff. The facilities offered by the university are as follows:

  • Pareeksha Bhavan
  • Calicut University Computer Center
  • CHMK Library
  • Central Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility
  • University Science Instrumentation Center
  • Botanical Garden
  • Madhava Observatory
  • University Museum
  • University Park

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Calicut University Placement

Calicut University has a great placement record with about 70 postgraduate students and 6 undergraduate students getting placed in various reputed companies in the year 2021. The median salary for the UG students was INR 3.81 LPA and that of the PG was INR 2.06 LPA. There was an increase in UG's median salary compared to the last year. Some of the top recruiters are:

  • Technopark
  • Flipkart
  • SIB
  • Axis Bank
  • Amazon 
  • Wipro
  • Infosys
  • Cognizant

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Calicut University Scholarships

Calicut University offers scholarships for eligible students. A fee waiver scheme has been started by the state government for meritorious students. The scholarships offered by the university are as follows:

  • Cash Prizes to rank holders
  • BC/BT/ Special Groups Scholarships
  • Scholarships through Govt. of India for SC and ST students
  • Physical Handicapped Scholarship

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Calicut University Alumni

The University of Calicut has a wide network of notable alumni spread across the globe. The alumni portal of the university offers a platform for its former students and staff to stay in touch with each other. Some of the distinguished alumni from the university are:

Notable Alumni Profession
M.Leelavathy Malayalam writer, literary critic, and educationist
Prof.(Dr.) Anil Vallathol VC, Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University-Malappuram
Prof. (Dr.) G. Balasubramanian VC, Tamil University, Thanjavur.
Late.Dr. Sukumar Azhikkode Indian academic, orator, critic, and writer of Malayalam literature
Late.O. N. V. Kurup Poet and Lyricist 

Calicut University Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 119


Is Calicut University approved by UGC?

Yes, Calicut University is UGC approved and has been recognized by NIRF.

What are the levels of courses offered by Calicut University?

The courses offered by Calicut university are at the level of Undergraduate, Post-Graduation,  Diploma, M.Phil. 

What is the overall rating of Calicut University?

Overall rating of Calicut University is 6.8/10.

Is there any entrance exam for Calicut University?

There are various exams like KMAT, CAT, CMAT for MBA and NEET for MBBS courses.

Which colleges come under Calicut University?

The colleges under Calicut University are NMSM Govt., Kalpetta, St. Mary's College, Sulthan Bathery, Pazhassi Raja College, Pulpally, Wayanad, WMO Arts & Science College, Muttil PO, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Oriental School of Hotel Management, Lakkidi, Wayanad.

Calicut University Reviews

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Sruthy | , batch of 2016

Reviewed on Aug 05, 2021

  • 4.9
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Placements & Internships 5
Fees and Scholarship
  • Rs 895/- is the admission fee for SC and ST students and Rs 4985/-for general category.
  • Rs 500/- for communication club and a maximum Rs 300/- for university exam fee.
  • Many scholarships and e-grands for OBC, OBH, SC, ST, BPL, students. Kshema Nidhi Scholarships for OBH students.
  • CH Muhammed Koya scholarship for Muslim Girls, Paloli Muhammed Kutty scholarship for Ladies Hostel Muslim girls. Central Sector Scholarships are also there.



Placements & Internships
  •  I haven't done any internships because am just started my course in this July month. My internship is on next year March or April.
  • My seniors got internships in Mathrubhoomi Malayalaala  Manorama, Deepika, Maadyamam, (these are Malayalam dailies), Indian Express as Sub-editors, copywriters, etc and reporter at Repor

Naseem | Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] (Accounting and Finance), batch of 2017

Reviewed on Mar 06, 2018

  • 4.2
  • Clubs & Associations 4
  • College Infrastructure 3
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
Clubs & Associations

There are lots of programs conducted in our college. College life is perfect and is memorable.

College Infrastructure

A good quality of classroom is there. The hostel fee is too low. For the students, the food is also available at low price.

Sarath | Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com], batch of 2017

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2017

  • 3.4
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 2.5
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
Fees and Scholarship

There is no fees because it is a Government college. No scholarships.

Academics & Faculty

The class timings are from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. The quality of teaching in our college is good.

Vishnu | Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com], batch of 2017

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2017

  • 2.7
  • Fees and Scholarship 3
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
  • Clubs & Associations 3
  • College Infrastructure 3
  • Academics & Faculty 2.5
Fees and Scholarship

50000 is the fee per year. Loans, if needed are easily available with enough qualification and certificate.

Placements & Internships

Financial organizations and banking institute come for campus placements.

Chandru | Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] (Accounting and Finance), batch of 2017

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2017

  • 3.4
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
Placements & Internships

I have not done my internships. There is no campus placements. The average salary is INR 2.4 lacks per annum.

Fees and Scholarship

INR 2000 is the course fee per semester. Calicut university offers scholarships for 50 students. Loans are not provided for our course.

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