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University of Calicut

Address: Tirur - Calicut Rd, Thenhipalam, Kerala 673635, India

Description University of Calicut

University of Calicut (CU) was founded in 1968 and is India's largest public higher education institution. To meet the challenges of a changing world, the university offers both general and advanced training and research programs. A total of 480 colleges are part of the CU, of which 120 are located in Kozhikodsky District, 101 in Thrissur, 130 in Malappuram, 86 in Palakkad and 18 in Wayanade.

The institution is a part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Distance Education Council (DEC) and Medical Council of India (MCI).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Calicut

Program name


  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Aquaculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Hotel Management and Culinary Arts
  • Islamic studies
  • Mechatronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Instrumentation and control technology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Electronics and communication technology
  • Languages and literature, etc.


  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • Analysis and design of energy systems
  • Journalism and mass communication
  • Cybersecurity
  • Clinical psychology
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Nanoscience and technology
  • Applied Geology
  • Sanskrit language and literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Fish processing technology and quality control
  • Folklore
  • Economics and others

Accommodation, housing and food

CU provides its students with the opportunity to live in a dormitory.


  • The university implements distance learning programs
  • CU ranks 21st among Indian Universities in the National Institutional Ranking System (NIRF) in 2018.

Equipment University of Calicut

Material and technical support of a higher educational institution includes:

  • Seminar rooms
  • Smart classrooms
  • Computer and multimedia research centers
  • Laboratories
  • The library
  • Central Complex Instrumentation Complex (CSIF)
  • Observatory equipped with a 14-inch MEADE telescope (Cassegrain) and an 18-inch NGT telescope
  • Biometric access control system with electronic ID.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Admission Fee = 150IND
  • Laboratory fees (master) = 1200IND
  • Cost of living in Malappuram = 210 $ -376 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Register through CAP
  • Fill out an online application
  • Download * jpg format photo (150px * 200px, 20KB-40KB)
  • Provide a copy of the qualification exam score sheet.

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Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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