The University of Calicut, also known as Calicut University is a State University established in 1968. The esteemed university is also ranked 54th in University Category and 76th in Overall Category by NIRF. Calicutt University is also ranked 40th by Outlook I-CARE Rankings. 

Calicut University caters to more than 2.75  lakh students each year and is the largest affiliating university in the state of Kerala. The university offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D. courses in both Full-Time and Distance Mode. All the programs in Calicut University are offered under the nine schools, illustrated below:

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

Calicut University Important Dates 2020

Particulars Date
Calicut University Degree Trial Allotment  September 8, 2020 (5 PM) Published
First Allotment September 24, 2020
Second Allotment  October 06, 2020
Fee Payment for Second Degree Allotment October 06- October 15, 2020
B.Ed Registration Last Date October 17, 2020
M.Ed Registration Commences on October 1, 2020
Last Date to Register and Fee Payment October 17, 2020
Rank List Release Date October 20, 2020
Admission for UG Category October 27, 2020
Admission under Reservation Category October 28, 2020
Admission under Community, Management etc November 2, 2020
Closing Date of Admission November 30, 2020

Calicut University Highlights

Established | Type 1968 | State University
Campus Area 526.3 acres
Accreditations Grade A by NAAC
Approved by AICTE
Total Departments 35
Total Affiliated Colleges 398
Total Faculty 123
Entrance Exam State-level: KEAM
National-level: NEAT, NATA, GATE, GPAT, NET, CAP
University-level: CUMAT
Types of Programs | No. of Programs UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D. | 230+
Mode of Registration Online
Official Website
Gender Intake Both Male and Female
Type of Programs Full Time/ Part Time

Calicut University Courses

Calicut University offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in specializations like Commerce & Management Studies, Computer Science & Information Technology, Library & Information Science, Science & Technology, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences and many more. The table below indicates the name of the courses and their eligibility:

Course Name Eligibility
B.A. (Hons)

Courses: Geography, Kannada, English, Malayalam, Sociology, Tamil, Urdu, Music, Veena, Violin, Sanskrit, Travel & Tourism Management, Arabic, Economics, Psychology, Islamic

Eligibility: Intermediate(10+2) with at least 50% in any stream

Duration: 3 Years

B.Sc (Hons)

Courses: Biotechnology, Applied Physics, Aquaculture, Applied Statistics, Costume and Fashion Designing, Biochemistry, Botany, Bio Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Physics, Plant Science

Eligibility: Intermediate(10+2) with 50% in Maths/Biology and 50% in Physics and Chemistry together.

Duration: 3 Years

B.Com/ BBA

Eligibility: 10+2 with at least 50% marks

Duration: 3 Years


Subjects: Civil Engineering, Printing Technology, Production Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering

Eligibility: Intermediate(10+2) with 50% in Maths/Biology and 50% in Physics and Chemistry together

Duration: 4 Years


Subjects: Arabic, Economics, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Music, Philosophy, Women's Studies, Islamic Studies, Tamil, Sociology, Folklore Studies, Sanskrit

Eligibility: B.A. Graduate with at least 50% in the relevant subjects.

Duration: 2 Years


Subjects: Physiology, Plant Science, Fish Processing Technology And Quality Control, Cyber Security, Home Science, Applied Geology, Geography, General Biotechnology, Psychology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Zoology

Eligibility: B.Sc. Graduate with at least 50% in the relevant subjects.

Duration: 2 Years


Subjects: Healthcare, International Finance

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks

Duration: 2 Years


Eligibility: BCA or Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering with 50% marks

Duration: 2 Years


Eligibility: B.E/ B.Tech Graduates with at least 45% in the relevant subjects

Duration: 2 Years


Subjects: West Asian Studies, Botany, Theatre Arts, Comparative Literature, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Education, Arabic, History, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Microbiology, Philosophy

Eligibility: M.Phil/ Master’s degree with at least 55% in the relevant subjects

Duration: 3 Years

Check: Calicut University Courses and Fees

Calicut University Admissions

Admission to several specializations of various UG, PG, Ph.D. courses are based on viz:

  • Admission to courses such as B.Com (Hons), B.P.Ed, and BHM is done on the basis of entrance test conducted by the University.
  • For B.Tech, KEAM scores are required.
  • For UG Medical Courses, namely, MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, candidates are selected on the basis of their marks in NEET UG followed by counseling.
  • For admission to the rest of the UG courses, candidates need to appear in UG CAP round, a centralized counseling process as per their marks in 10+2.

Check: Calicut University UG Admissions 

  • Admission to certain specializations of MA and M.Sc along with MSW, M.Li.Sc, MCA, M.Com, M.P.Ed MTA is offered on the basis of an entrance test conducted by the university.
  • For admission to the rest of the PG courses, candidates need to appear in PG CAP round, a centralized counseling process as per their marks in Graduation.
  • Calicut University conducts the Calicut University Management Aptitude Test (CU MAT) to offer admission to MBA in both full-time and part-time modes.
  • GPAT and GATE score is mandatory for M.Pharm and M.Tech courses respectively.
  • NEET PG qualified candidates are eligible to apply for MD and MS courses while MDS and M.Ch/ DM courses require a valid score in NEET MDS and NEET SS respectively.
  • The university conducts its own entrance test for Ph.D., but candidates having passed GATE/ SLET/ CSIR-NET/ UGC-NET/ JRF are also eligible to apply.

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Calicut University Results

The university conducts examination for all the courses in a phased manner. It releases results in the month of March every year. Students can check the same by visiting the examination portal on the official website. Students have to just enter their registration number and a verification code prompted by the website. They can also check the result for supplementary exams, revaluation, time table and syllabus for the programs offered by the university. 

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Calicut University Placement

Calicut University Placement cell supports the affiliated colleges in conducting the recruitment drive. The on-campus and off-campus interviews are organized by affiliated colleges from time to time in order to generate maximum placement opportunities for the students.

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Calicut University Scholarships

The National and State Government has various scholarship schemes for the deserving and economically weak candidates. Calicut University helps the candidates to apply for such schemes and also offers reasonable support by organizing different competitions where the candidates can take part and win the monetary awards.

Calicut University Facilities

The campus at the University is designed according to the needs of the modern era. The campus is fully Wi-Fi enabled with 8 MBPS of high-speed internet facility. Also, the University has a Biometric Punching System with an electronic ID card. 

  1. Library: The Calicut University library plays an important role in the provision of information to the academic community in the Malabar region. It has a collection of about 95,000 books and subscribes to 218 Journals and 16 Newspapers. It has the distinction of being the first fully computerized University Library in the state of Kerala. A list of new books added to the library collection is brought out regularly and sent to all the teaching departments of the university.
  2. Computer Centre: It is the central hub for ICT related services for the University. With the implementation of various FOSS based e-Governance initiatives, the center is in a unique position to serve the University for all its ICT needs.
  3. Botanical Garden: It has developed into an excellent center of biodiversity and ex situ conservation of tropical Indian flora and exotic species. This is the core area where visitors are not permitted to disturb the vegetation.

Apart from this, the University also has a Science Instrumentation Centre, Central Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility, Observatory center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, and a museum as well. 

Calicut University FAQs

Ques. How to download Hall Ticket from Calicut University?

Ans. To download the hall ticket, one must visit the official website of the University. Click on the ‘Online Portal’ and then click on ‘Hall Tickets’. Select your course and click on the link available. Now enter the Register Number and Date of Birth and click on the submit button. The hall ticket will appear on the screen. 

Ques. How to calculate CGPA in Calicut University results? 

Ans. To calculate CGPA, one simply divides the total score of grade points for all subjects scored in different semesters by the total number of credit hours attended. Additionally, the university has a CGPA calculator available on the official website. 

Ques. How to apply for a Calicut University degree certificate?

Ans. The official website of the university provides the facility of downloading the certificate for a degree. One need to login on the portal using the registration number and Date of Birth. After logging in, fill in all the necessary details like Communication Address, Mobile Number, and E-mail address. The student must upload a recent passport size photograph and self-attested certificates. 

Ques. How to get old results of Calicut University?

Ans. Visit the official website of the university and visit the Pareeksha Exam. After that, click on ‘Examinations Results’ and the result page will appear. Choose your course and enter the registration number and security code. Click on the ‘Submit’ button and the result will apply. 

Ques. How many colleges are affiliated to Calicut University?

Ans. There are a total of 480 colleges affiliated to the university with a total intake of nearly 1 lakh students. These colleges are located in districts like Thrissur, Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad. 

Ques. What are the courses offered by Distance Education in Calicut University?

Ans. The university offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students including BA, M.Sc, B.Sc, and B.Com

Ques. When do the Calicut University Results declare?

Ans. Calicut University Exam Results are declared on a semester basis and are made available at their official website from time to time.

Ques. How to reach Calicut University?

Ans. The university is located at a distance of around 24 km from Calicut city. The nearest railway station is Parappanangadi (12 km from the campus).