University of Calicut

country rank  37
world rank  2278

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University Overview

Founded in 1968, University of Calicut is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Tenhipalam (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Kerala. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Vadakara, Thrissur. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, University of Calicut (CU) is a coeducational higher education institution. University of Calicut (CU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 52 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name कालीकट विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym CU
Founded 1968
Motto Prosperity will be produced by pure action

University Location

Address Calicut University PO
Tenhipalam (population range: 10,000-49,999)
673 635 Kerala
T +91 (494) 240 0241
F +91 (494) 240 0269
Other locations Vadakara, Thrissur

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Calicut's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council NAAC
  • National Council of Teacher Education NCTE
  • Bar Council of India BCI
  • Council of Architecture COA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Distance Education Bureau (DEB)

Academic Structure


Social Media


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020