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

Yusuf Khan Yusuf Khan | Mar 31, 2023
Yusuf Khan
Yusuf Khan

Updated on - Mar 31, 2023

CUCAT registration 2023 open now. Apply till April 17, 2023. Calicut University was founded in 1968 and ranked 101 in the NIRF Rankings 2022. Calicut University is located at Thenhipalam, and 395 colleges are affiliated with this university. It offers courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD levels. Calicut University accepts KEAM, CAT/MAT/CMAT/KMAT scores for courses like MBA, BTech, MA, BA, and BSc. Calicut University has started UGCAP 2022 late registrations. CUCAT registrations for 2023 are underway.

Calicut University Latest Updates

  • March 31, 2023: Calicut University results 2023 released for MCom and MSc courses.
  • March 30, 2023: Calicut University results 2023 released MPhil Education exam.
  • March 29, 2023: Calicut University results 2023 released for MCA, BArch and MSc Health and Yoga Therapy courses.

Calicut University is accredited with an A grade by the NAAC. The university has also released Time Table and Hall tickets for various courses. Calicut University offers excellent placement opportunities. In 2022, the highest package offered was INR 67.6 LPA, and the average package offered was INR 12 LPA. Candidates can check out course-wise Calicut University study materials provided on the website.

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Calicut University Quick Insights

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.

Calicut University
Year of Establishment 1968
Type of Institute Public
Accreditation ‘A’ Grade by NAAC
Recognition UGC
Affiliated Colleges 395
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate/ Integrated PG, Certificate/ Diploma, Doctorate
Infrastructure facilities Labs, computer center, labs, classrooms.
Campus Area 520 acres
Location Malappuram, Kerala, India

Calicut University Admission Dates 2023

Calicut University Admission 2023 is in process. The admissions to Calicut University are based on national and state level exams such as KMAT. KCET, GATE, JEE Mains, CAT, CMAT, KEAM, and GPAT. Below given are the tentative admission dates for 2023. 

Event Date

KMAT Applications Open

June, 2023

KMAT Exam Date

December, 2023

KMAT Results 2023

1st week of January, 2023

Closing of B.Ed Admission

October, 2023

CAT Result Declaration

December, 2023

Calicut University Ranking

Calicut university is ranked and accredited by various organizations. It has been securing the highest positions in various national institutions. The following is the list of Calicut University rankings.

  • Calicut University has secured 101 in the Overall category by the NIRF ranking 2022.
  • Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan has been ranked 4th place among universities in Kerala.
  • Calicut University has also ranked under the 401-450 band by the QS Asia University Ranking 2022
  • Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan has secured 95th rank in the NIRF ranking 2021.
  • Calicut University ranked 76 in the overall category by NIRF Rankings 2021

Calicut University Courses

Calicut University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and vocational courses in various departments. The UG programs are offered in the affiliated colleges of the university. Below is a list of a few PG courses offered by the university departments.

Course Duration Selection Criteria
BA 3 Years 10+2 qualification from a recognized board with minimum marks of 45% + University Entrance Test
B.Tech 3 Years 10+2 qualification from a recognized board with a minimum score of 50% + KEAM scores
MBA 2 Years Graduate Degree +CAT/MAT/CMAT/KMAT scores
Ph.D 3 Years

Master’s degree with at least 55% marks + UGC-NET/GATE/GPAT or written test + personal interview

Calicut University Fee Details

Calicut University offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in science, management, law, etc. Applicants pay their fees to Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan online or offline. Below are some of the fees for different courses offered by the institute.

Course Total Tuition Fees
BA INR 1.44 Lakh
B.Tech INR 1.40 Lakh
MBA INR 99,000
Ph.D INR 21,390

Read More: Calicut University Courses and Fee

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.

Biotechnology Botany Hindi
Life Science Psychology Economics
Zoology Law Philosophy
Geology English Arabic
Computer Science History Physics
Statistics Political Science Physical Education
Chemistry Mathematics Tribal Studies

Calicut University Admission

Calicut University admissions for the year 2023 would be open for courses like BA, MBA, M.Sc, M.Tech, B.Tech, B.Sc, etc., based on entrance exams like CAT/MAT/CMAT/KMAT and KEAM scores. The students must be qualified according to the university's eligibility criteria for admission. The application can be made online. The application can be downloaded from the Calicut University official website.

Calicut University Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan 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 50 % marks in PCM in total.
  • The candidate is required to qualify in KEAM or Kerala CEE for admission.

Also Read: Calicut University B.Tech Admission Eligibility

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.

Also Read: Calicut University B.Com Admission Eligibility

MTech Eligibility Criteria 

  •  Candidates must have passed BE/B.Tech in relevant field with a minimum aggregate of 55%
  • The selection is based on marks scored GATE exam.

Read More: Calicut University Admission

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 local communities and broader humanity. The university caters to the educational requirements and aspirations of the youth in the Malabar region, comprising some of the educationally backward districts of the state. Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan has emerged as the largest residential cum affiliating University in Kerala, with 34 postgraduate Departments and 406 affiliated colleges.

Calicut University Academic Advantages

  • Calicut University is the largest residential cum affiliating university in Kerala, with 34 postgraduate departments and 406 colleges.
  • Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan has two off-campus centres located at Thrissur and Wayanad- mainly for tribal empowerment.
  • Additionally, there are self-financing and information centres located in different areas of the jurisdiction to facilitate better access to students.
  • Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan has a unique system- The Centralized Admission Process (CAP) conducted by the Directorate of Admissions (DoA) that ensures no gaps in the admission process.

Calicut University Affiliated Colleges

Calicut University is the largest University in Kerala. Established in 1968, it is the second university to be set up in Kerala. ‘Nirmaya Karmana Sree’ being the motto, which denotes "prosperity will be generated through pure actions", it has been able to surmount all challenges and has emerged as the largest residential cum affiliating University in Kerala, with 34 post-graduate Departments. Some of them are mentioned below.

Christ College Iranjalakuda St. Joseph’s College Devagiri
Farook College Kozhikode St. Mary’s Colleges Sulthan Batheri
Sree Narayana Guru College Kozhikode Malabar Christian College Kozhikode
St. Thomas' College Thrissur Oriental School of Hotel Management Wayanad
Lead College of Management Palakkad Government Victoria College Plalakkad

Calicut University Cutoff

Calicut University's cutoff for the year 2022 has been released. The institute offers a wide range of UG and PG courses based on entrance exams such as the Calicut university UG entrance exam, KEAM, etc. The cutoff differs for each course. Students seeking admission to the university are required to meet the cutoff criteria and valid marks in the entrance exams.  

Calicut University M.Com Cuttoff 2022 

Category Cutoff Rank
General 35
OBC 25
SC 17
ST 65
EWS 49

Read More: Calicut University Cutoff 

Calicut University Results

Calicut University's 2022 results for BA, B.Sc, B.Arch, MA, MSW, MCA & BFA semester exams are declared. The results are published on the Calicut University official website. The supplementary examination result has also been released on the official website. Students can enter their registration number or other required credentials to check their results. The previous year's question papers can also be downloaded from the website.

Read More: Calicut University Results

Calicut University Infrastructure

Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan provides the best facilities to its students and staff since the campus is spread across 520 acres. The department has joint and specialized laboratories with modern equipment. Common academic support facilities include CSIF (Centralized Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility), museums, animal houses, botanical gardens, parks, observatories, and manuscript libraries.The facilities offered by the university are as follows.

  • CHMK Library
  • Classrooms
  • Labs
  • Computer centre
  • University Science Instrumentation Center
  • Botanical Garden
  • Madhava Observatory
  • University Museum
  • University Park
  • Tunjan Manuscripts Repository

Read More: Calicut University Infrastructure

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Calicut University Placement

Calicut University placements 2022 have been successfully concluded. It has had an excellent placement record over the past years as well as the current year. The institute provides quality training for the students of the institute and helps them to achieve their dream careers. Calicut University Pareeksha Bhavan placements offer their best to the students with the help of the university placement department.

  • The highest package offered in the year 2022 is INR 67.6 LPA
  • The average package offered in the same year is INR 12.6 LPA.

Calicut University Top recruiters

Top organizations recruited over 158 UG students. Some of them are

Wipro Amazon  Infosys
Flipkart Cognizant TCS
Technopark SBI Axis Bank

Read More: Calicut University Placement

Calicut University Scholarships

Calicut University offers scholarships for eligible students. Calicut University promotes education for all and financial assistance is provided to The state government has started a fee waiver scheme for deserving students. The scholarships offered by the university are as follows.

Scholarship Description
Cash Prizes to rank holders Rank holders of public examinations are sanctioned INR 5,000 as a cash prize. This prize is given to congratulate the rank holders for merit.
BC/BT/ Special Groups Scholarships The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the Scheduled Tribe students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage.
Scholarships through Govt. of India for SC and ST students These scholarships are provided by the Government of India, especially for the SC and ST groups.
Physical Handicapped Scholarship All India Council for Technical Education under MHRD scheme provides scholarships for students with disability to be physically challenged.

Read More: Calicut University Scholarships

Calicut University Distance Education

Calicut University's major department is the School of Distance Education, established in the year 1981. It provides a total of 26 programs, of which 14 are undergraduate programs, and 12 are postgraduate programs. The university is affiliated with the University Grants Commission of India. It serves the needs of thousands of students from all over the world. Calicut University is putting all efforts into reaching every student in the country. Admission to the courses is based on the marks secured in the qualifying examination. 

Calicut University Collaborations

For the benefit of the students and the institution, Calicut University has collaborated with many other institutions, organizations, and industries to facilitate research and development. These collaboration have been beneficial for students to  grow and learn holistically.The institutes with which the university has collaborated are mentioned below.

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institute
Taiwan National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT)
Iran  Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS)
US University of Washington (UW)
Egypt  Cairo University (CU)

National Collaborations

Calicut University Alumni

Calicut University has a wide network of notable alumni spread across the globe. The alumni have achieved greater heights in various fields siuch as literature,  The alum portal of the university offers a platform for its former students and staff to stay in touch with each other. Some of the University of Calicut's notable alumni 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 120
Year of Establishment 1968
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 144251
Campus Area 547 acres
Accredited by NAAC-A
Recognised by UGC

Calicut University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
69 University

Calicut University Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
B.Tech ₹1,40,000 4 Years
MBA ₹89,250 2 Years
BBA ₹54,000 3 Years
BHM -- 2 Years
M.Tech ₹5,800 2 Years
BCA ₹1,12,500 3 Years
B.Com ₹26,720 3 Years
BA ₹1,41,081 3 Years
B.Sc ₹96,103 3 Years
M.Phil ₹5,705 2 Years

Calicut University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Calicut University

₹ 89,250 (2 Years)

₹ 54,000 (3 Years)

M.Tech [Master of Technology]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 5,800 (2 Years)

₹ 1,12,500 (3 Years)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 26,720 (3 Years)

MA [Master of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 64,365 (2 Years)

M.Ch [Master of Chirurgiae]

Full Time On Campus

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 95,487 (2 Years)

MS [Master of Surgery]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,32,000 (3 Years)

M.Voc [Master of Vocation]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 79,200 (2 Years)

MSW [Master of Social Work]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 52,800 (2 Years)

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 75,000 (2 Years)

₹ 90,000 (2 Years)

₹ 75,000 (2 Years)

₹ 60,000 (2 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,32,000 (2 Years)

BSW [Bachelor of Social Work]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 54,000 (3 Years)

₹ 36,000 (3 Years)

₹ 36,000 (3 Years)

₹ 90,000 (3 Years)

M.Ed [Master of Education]

Full Time On Campus

PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 21,390 (3 Years)

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,130 (1 Year)

Exams Accepted by Calicut University


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023


Exam Date: Mar 13, 2023

KMAT Kerala

Exam Date: Feb 19, 2023

Calicut University FAQs

Is there any entrance exam for Calicut University?

Yes, there are various exams that are accepted by the institute like KMAT, CAT, CMAT for MBA, and JEE main for B.Tech courses.

How to check the rank-list for admission to Calicut University?

Candidates can log in using the registration credentials on the admission portal of Calicut University's official website,

How can I apply for a Calicut University degree?

Interested candidates who are seeking admission in the institute can apply online on the official website of the institute, or can apply in offline mode as well.

Does Calicut University provide placement?

Yes, the institute provides good placement support for the students. The university offered the highest package of INR 62.6 LPA in the 2022 placement drive.

Does Calicut University provide scholarships to its students?

Yes, Calicut University offers scholarships for eligible and meritorious students.

Calicut University Reviews

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Rahul K Jayan | , batch of 2021

Reviewed on Mar 04, 2023

  • 5
  • Entrance 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Plus two is my eligibility criteria. University of calicut given admission on the basis of plus two mark percentage. I don't need any application fee for my admission.

Naseem Sanood | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2018

  • 3.8
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 3
  • Campus 4

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Eligibility for this course is a student must have higher secondary qualifications in commerce or science background.

Vishnu S | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

  • 2.8
  • Placements 2.5
  • Fees 3
  • Academics 2.5
  • Infrastructure 3
  • Campus 3

Entrance Exams & Admissions : 80% in 12th grade is the eligibility criteria. No entrance examination was taken. 

Sarath R Menon | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

  • 3.2
  • Placements 2.5
  • Fees 2.5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 2.5
  • Campus 3.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : 80% is required to get seat in government college of university of Calicut. No entrance examination.

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