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

Harinitha Panneerselvam Harinitha Panneerselvam | Nov 23, 2023
Harinitha Panneerselvam
Harinitha Panneerselvam

Updated on - Nov 23, 2023

Latest Updates for Kerala University

  • 21 February 2024 :

    Kerala University results 2024 declared for PhD, MBA and other courses.

  • 20 February 2024 :

    Kerala University results 2024 declared for PG Diploma and M.Sc courses.

  • 16 February 2024 :

    Kerala University results 2024 declared for the M.A (Music) course.

  • 15 February 2024 :

    Kerala University results 2024 declared for the B.Tech course.

Kerala University, also known as the University of Kerala, was established in 1937. The university is ranked 40th among the best universities in India by the NIRF Ranking 2022. Kerala University admission 2024 is ongoing for the M.Ed course.

For UG and PG programs like B.Arch, BA, MBA, LLM, MCA, M.Arch, etc, admission to Kerala University is currently open. The admission is based on entrance exams like KEAM/CAT/KMAT/NATA. The first and second allotment results for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions have each been made public by the university. The Kerala University private registration for exams can be done online using the official website.

  • Register in the admissions section.
  • Make the payment of the applicable application fee for the respective course.
  • Fill in the form completely, recheck once again and submit the application.

The courses offered by Kerala University have different eligibility criteria, which the students must have qualified to get admission to the college. The eligibility criteria for the courses are mentioned below.

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates are required to pass the 10+2 examination with a minimum of 45%.
  • The qualifying exam recognized by the university is KEAM.

Read More: Kerala University B.Tech Admission Eligibility

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have a minimum of 50% aggregate in the bachelor's degree.
  • KMAT KERALA, CMAT, CAT, MAT, and KMAT are the accepted exams.

Read More: Kerala University MBA Admission Eligibility

M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed B.Tech with a minimum aggregate of 55% in relevant discipline with a degree recognized by the Kerala University or a master's degree in relevant subjects
  • GATE scores are considered for admission.

Read More: Kerala University Admission

Why Choose Kerala University?

Kerala University is popularly known for organizing the first world Malayalam conference in 1977. It has been identified by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as one of the 26 institutions selected for the promotion of Indian Studies by international students. It is ranked 40 and 52 by NIRF 2022 under the University and Overall categories, respectively. The University of Kerala has dedicated centers for specialized fields such as Kerala Studies, Nano Technology, Women's Studies, Gandhian Studies, etc. In addition, it has a central location well connected by rail and an international airport and adjoining the technopark in the state's capital city. 

Kerala University Academic Advantages

With 85 years of expertise in teaching, the University of Kerala offers the following academic advantages to the students

  • International students find the University of Kerala has a Centre for Global Academics. 
  • Kerala University is the best University in the state (Chancellors Award for Best University in the state), in a spacious campus adjoining the technopark in the capital city of the state. The University offers Masters programmes and MPhil programmes in all traditional disciplines and some chosen unique disciplines.
  • It pays importance to cultural/ religious/ political activism
  • It receives students for whole programs and study abroad schemes during the final semester with a credit transfer feature.
  • Both Kerala-based students and students from other states of India benefit from the courses in all traditional disciplines.
  • Kerala University placement drive places 90-100% of its students annually. Several companies join the placement drive to provide students with countless employment opportunities. 
  • There are five major campuses of Kerala University. They are
    • Senate House Campus
    • Kariavattom Campus
    • Thycaud Campus
    • University Library Campus
    • Physical Education Campus

Kerala University Affiliated Colleges

One of the first 16 Universities in India, the University of Kerala was founded as the University of Travancore in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore. The University has over 150 affiliated colleges. A few of them are mentioned below

Azeezia Dental College Government Medical College
Kerala Law Academy Marivanios College
TKM College of Engineering Marian Engineering College

Kerala University Cutoff

Kerala University cutoff 2022 has been released. The university offers various UG and PG courses which are based on entrance exams. The cutoff differs for each course. Students seeking admission to various courses are required to meet the cutoff criteria of the university. The expected exam for the MBA course is KMAT. The University offers UG and PG courses based on merit in previous qualifying exams. Kerala University also conducts entrance and aptitude tests for admission to BFA, BPEd, and all the PG programs.

Kerala University B. Com Cutoff 2022

B. Com Specializations Cutoff Index
Commerce & Tax Procedure and Practice 1337.1
Finance 1402.55
Co-operation 1380.7

Read More: Kerala University Cutoff

Kerala University Result

Kerala University result 2022 for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses has been released on the official website. The university also offers students to apply for a re-evaluation of the exam results, if needed. Students can check the Kerala University results 2022 for the regular and supplementary examinations for different courses in PDF format. erala University results declared for M.Tech, B.Des, B.Des and various other UG/PG examination sessions 2022. It provides results in PDF format. To view individual marksheets, candidates need to log in to the Kerala University student portal with their candidate code and password.

Read More: Kerala University Result

Kerala University Infrastructure

Kerala University campus is located in Trivandrum and it has two other campuses in Palayam and Kariavattom. The Kerala University Computer Centre is used for the e-governance initiatives of the university. Kerala University campus provides a conducive environment to learning with world-class amenities and facilities. In addition, the campus is close to the domestic airport, business district, and corporate houses. Some of the Kerala University facilities are mentioned below

  • Kerala University Library
  • Campus Library
  • Department Libraries
  • Study Centre Libraries
  • Sports Facilities
  • Observatory
  • Study Centres 
  • Computer Centre

Read More: Kerala University Infrastructure

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Kerala University Placements

Kerala University recruitment was successfully done for the academic year 2021. The placement cell manages the recruitment procedures for the students to succeed in their placement endeavours. Candidates are provided with internship opportunities which give them an experience in the professional world. 53 students out of 321 PG (1 year) students and 256 out of 998 PG (2 years) students were placed. There has been an increase of 15.32 % compared to the 2020 placements. 

  • The median package offered for PG (1 year) was INR 3.20 LPA and for PG (2 years) was INR 3.48 LPA. 

Kerala University Top Recruiters

Kerala University's major recruiters who visited the campus for recruitment include

Infosys Tata Consultancy Services E&Y
Wipro Cognizant  South Indian Bank
Federal Bank UST Global  Air India 

Read More: Kerala University Placements

Kerala University Scholarships

Kerala University offers scholarships to students based on their academic performance and financial conditions. Candidates must meet the eligibility conditions set by the colleges to avail of financial aid. These scholarships help financially struggling students to pursue higher studies without any hurdles. Kerala University offers Financial Aid, Merit Scholarships, and Personal Accident Insurance Schemes. Further details about the Kerala University scholarship are mentioned below

Scholarship Description
Students Aid Fund Scholarship The scholarship is offered to students whose annual family income is Rs 25,000. In addition, the students receive Rs 1000 for degree students and Rs 1500 for PG students. 
Students Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme (SGPAIS) The insurance scheme covers medical expenses due to accidents up to Rs 25,000 and death claim up to Rs. 1,00,000 for Kerala University students.

Read More: Kerala University Scholarships

Kerala University Collaborations

Kerala University has expanded its academic scope through its collaborative efforts with some foreign universities. The International Student Exchange Programmes and other international endeavors the University has commenced in the recent past have enabled the students and faculties from the USA, UK, Middle-east and Persia, Germany, France, Sweden, and Italy to pursue higher studies or cater to the teaching requirements of the university. UGC has identified Kerala University to be one of the 26 institutions selected for the promotion of Indian Studies by foreign students. 

Some of the institutions with which tie-up has been made by the university are

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institute
Spain Valladolid University
USA Claremont Graduate University

National Collaborations

Kerala University Faculty

Kerala University has 173 faculty staff that are highly educated and experienced in their subjects. Most of the teaching faculty at the university have PhDs in their respective fields which ensures teachers can provide an in-depth understanding of the concepts to the students. The teaching aids in learning processes which eventually help the students in their learning experience. Various seminars and workshops are organized in various technical/non-technical fields at the university by teaching faculty and guest faculty visiting the university. 

Kerala University Alumni

Kerala University Alumni are widely spread across various top positions of today's reputed companies such as Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, E&Y, Wipro, and Cognizant. The association of the alumni was started by Shree KR Narayanan, the 10th President of India. 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 notable alumni of the university are listed below

Notable Alumni Profession
KR Narayanan 10th President of India
MS Swaminathan Father of the green revolution
G. Madhvan Nair Former chairman of ISRO
NR Madhava Menon Father of Modern Indian Legal Education
Mohanlal Indian Film Actor
Salim Gangadharan Chairman of the South Indian Bank and Indian banker 

Kerala University Highlights

Affiliate University Kerala University
Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 1:20
Total Faculty 173
Year of Establishment 1937
Genders Accepted Co-ed
Student Enrollment 24765
Campus Area 159.85
Area (in acre) 119692
Accredited by NAAC-A
Recognised by UGC

Kerala University Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#24 in 2023 University

Kerala University Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
BTech ₹48,425 4 Years
MBA ₹14,440 2 Years
LLB -- 3 Years
BSc ₹11,591 3 Years
BHM -- 3 Years
MTech ₹11,485 2 Years
BCA ₹37,500 3 Years
BBA ₹36,000 3 Years
B.Arch -- 5 Years
BA ₹3,000 3 Years

Kerala University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Kerala University

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: KMAT

₹ 14,440 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: KMAT

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Offline On Campus

₹ 37,500 (3 Years)

₹ 36,000 (3 Years)

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Offline On Campus

Master of Library [M.Lib]

Offline On Campus

₹ 540

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Offline On Campus

Advance Diploma

Offline On Campus

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 30,000 (2 Years)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 3,000 (3 Years)

MVA [Master of Visual Arts]

Offline On Campus

MSW [Master of Social Work]

Offline On Campus

M.Plan [Master of Planning]

Offline On Campus

LLM [Master of Laws]

Offline On Campus

M.Ed [Master of Education]

Offline On Campus

₹ 80,000 (2 Years)

₹ 36,000 (3 Years)

₹ 34,500 (3 Years)

BSW [Bachelor of Social Work]

Offline On Campus

₹ 36,000 (3 Years)

BFA [Bachelor of Fine Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 36,900 (3 Years)

B.Arch [Bachelor of Architecture]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: NATA

Exams Accepted: NATA

Exams Accepted by Kerala University



Exam Date: Feb 25, 2024


Exam Date: Apr 06, 2024

Kerala University FAQs

What types of courses does Kerala University provide?

It provides courses at UG, PG, and Doctoral levels in science, management, arts, commerce, fields, etc.

Does Kerala University approve the IGNOU certificate?

IGNOU certificates are accepted by Kerala University. AICTE and UGC both recognize IGNOU courses, so they are recognized throughout the country.

Does Kerala University offer scholarships?

Yes, Kerala University offers merit-based scholarships. Students who have scored at least 60 percent in their qualifying exams are eligible for this scholarship.

How many colleges are under Kerala University?

There are 151 colleges affiliated with the University of Kerala.

What services and facilities does Kerala University offer?

It offers the students with facilities such as Wi-Fi, Laboratories, Gym, Library, Sports Facilities, etc

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Misaj S Batch 2021 M.Tech Computer Engineering
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019
3.5 Placements
3 Fees
4 Academics
3.5 Infrastructure
3.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : 12,000 stipend in ISRO, technopark companies and Focus projects in the field of image processing.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Admitted to M.Tech Digital Image Processing at the department of computer science, kariavattam campus, Kerala Univers

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Pooja Uday Batch 2019 M.Tech [Master of Technology]
Reviewed on Nov 04, 2018

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Eligibility criteria for M.Tech admission is first class in B.Tech. By ranking according to marks obtained from B.Tech, I got admission for M.Tech in Er&Dcit,CDAC TRIVANDRUM with a specialization of VLSI&EMBEDDED SYSTEMS. I

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Ramnath220 Batch 2014 BSc Computer Science
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018
2.5 Placements
3.5 Fees
3.5 Academics
2.5 Infrastructure
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : I had internship for 6months in ab it company for INR 5000rs stipend. The alumni was good.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Needed more than 50% mark for every science subjects in higher secondary exams. Admission was based on the marks sc

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Vidya Shashank Batch 2014 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
3.5 Placements
3.5 Fees
3.5 Academics
3.5 Infrastructure
3.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : Good companies like TCS, Accenture and all visited campus for placements. So many children with good grades get selected in good companies.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The admission for engineering is done through Kerala entrance examination r

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Aswathy U Batch 2016 M.Sc Physics
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2017

Entrance Exams & Admissions : I am doing my Post graduation at the University of Kerala.

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