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Central University of Kerala in Kasaragod

Central University of Kerala is one of the 16 Central Universities established under The Central Universities Act, 2009 (Parliament Act No. 25 of 2009). In January 2009, it started functioning from a transit campus in Vidyanagar, Kasaragod, with two academic programmes: MA in English and Comparative Literature, and MA in Economics.CU Kerala offers updated interdisciplinary syllabi in six postgraduate programmes and two integrated M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes in the Choice-Based Credit Semester System. It has state-of-the-art library and laboratory facilities. Internet and digital resources are freely available to students.

Central University of Kerala Programmes

University offers six Integrated MPhil/PhD Programmes and 10 MA/MSc Programmes in 10 departments under four schools.

School Department Programme
Languages and Comparative Literature Comparative literature Integrated MPhil/PhD (Comparative Literature)
MA (English & Comparative literature)
Hindi MA (Hindi)
Linguistics M.A. (Linguistics and language technology)
Global Studies Economics Integrated MPhil/PhD (Economics)
MA (Economics)
International Relations MA(International Relations & political Science)
Biological Sciences Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Integrated MPhil/PhD (Biochemistry)
MSc (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Genomic Science Integrated MPhil/PhD (Genomics)
MSc (Genomic Science)
Animal Science Integrated MPhil/PhD (Taxonomy)
MSc (Animal Science)
Plant Science MSc (Plant Science)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Physics Integrated MPhil/PhD (Physics)
MSc (Physics)
Computer Science MSc (Computer Science)
Mathematics MSc (Mathematics)
Energy , Environment & Earth Sciences Environmental Sciences MSc (Environmental Science)
Humanities & Social Sciences Social Work MSW(Master of Social Work)

Admission Details

Candidates have to qualify entrance test of the university for admission in the programmes offered. Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is the common entrance test of Central University of Kerala.
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Based on their merit in the entrance examination, meritorious students will be awarded scholarships linked to the programme of study. All students admitted to the postgraduate programme will get financial support in the form of merit scholarship or merit-cum-means scholarship or boarding and lodging allowance ranging from ` 1000 to `1500 per month. Free-ships are also offered to deserving candidates. The continuation of the scholarships depends on attendance and satisfactory performance.

I– MA/MSc Programmes

Eligible candidates must:

  • have completed undergraduate programme under 10+2+3 pattern from a recognized university or a foreign university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • have an equivalent degree with not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade in the subject concerned for admission to PG programme in science, and an equivalent degree with not less than 50% or equivalent grade in the subject concerned for admission to PG programme in Humanities. (Relaxation up to 5% marks is granted to SC/ST candidates in the eligibility for admission.)
  • be between 20-25 years on the date of admission.

II– MPhil/PhD programme

In the integrated MPhil/PhD programme, of the total six semesters, the first two semesters are designed and dedicated for the MPhil component. In the first semester, all research scholars will have to undertake a compulsory Course Work as stipulated by the University Grants Commission. No extension in the time-frame to complete the MPhil component is given under any circumstances. To move to the PhD phase of the programme, the student has to successfully complete the MPhil component. Those who fail to score the required grade in the MPhil will have to drop the programme after the MPhil phase. Immediately after the declaration of the result of the MPhil component, the PhD phase will start. Four semesters are dedicated for the PhD programme. The minimum time limit to complete the PhD phase of the programme is two years. The maximum time limit for the completion of the PhD phase is four years from the date of approval of synopsis for PhD.

Fee Structure of Programmes Offered By Central University of Kerala

MA /MSc Programmes

Items Periodicity Amount
Registration fee One Time 200
Matriculation fee One Time 100
Recognition/Eligibility fee One Time 100
Caution Deposit for Library/Laboratory One Time (refundable) 1000
Identity card fee Per Programme 50
Tuition fee Every Semester 600
Examination fee Every Semester 250
Examination fee for Practical oriented subjects Every Semester 300
Course Registration fee Every Semester 100
Library fee Every Semester 250
Laboratory fee (where applicable) Every Semester 600
Students Welfare Fund Every Year 50
Sports fee Every Year 100
Medical Examination fee Every Year 50
Alumni Association Fund Final Semester 100
Consolidated mark sheet fee End of the Programme 100
Magazine fee Every Year 50
Migration Fee For joining the University and for leaving the University 300
University Development Fund One Time 500

Facilities in Central University of Kerala

  • Hostels– There are limited seats in the hostels and the rooms are allotted on first come basis. Separate women’s and men’s hostels are available for students attending classes in both Vidyanagar and Riverside campuses.In order you want rooms in hostel you have to take hostel form provided at the time of admission and submit the duly filled in application to the Office of the Dean of Students. Two passport size photographs are to be submitted to the office of the Dean of Students at the time of hostel admission.
  • Guest Houses
  • Library- The University Library, Central University of Kerala is a centre of information for the academic community of the University and is expected to be developed into a hub of knowledge to all the academic community and a gateway to national and global knowledge.An Internet connection with 8Mbps speed has been installed in the Library and is provided to the users through the Wi-Fi network in the Library. It is fully air conditioned

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Central University of Kerala Location

Central University of Kerala is situated in Nayanmar Moola, 5 km away from Kasaragod town , the north-western coastal district of Kerala. Often called the ‘land of seven languages’ due to the linguistic diversity and cultural confluence here, this historical border district is the ideal seat for a higher education centre with an inter disciplinary, inter cultural vision. Its 12 rivers and stretches of forest add to its natural beauty. Climatically, Kasaragod gets enough rains during the monsoons, and is generally pleasant throughout the year; the place gets warmer only during March-May.

Phone Nos:
0467-2232403, 0467-2232407,0467-2232403

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Vidyanagar (PO), Kasaragod (DT),
Kerala - 671123

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  1. shamly.p Says:

    I want to know when is the notification for PhD programmes invited in 2015?

  2. Amrutha Says:

    I want the syllabus for cucet plant science 2015

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