03-24-2015, 07:52 PM
University of Calicut, the second University to be set up in Kerala, came into being in 1968 with the goal of developing human resources in the northern districts of Kerala by extending the reach of higher education and the promotion of research in all areas of development with an emphasis on technology and art and culture of Kerala.
The University has done from the beginning by taking either the four graduate departments established by the University of Kerala in Calicut and 54 constituent colleges spread across seven districts in the North. With "Nirmaya Karmana Sree," as the motto of the University, has surmounted challenges to emerge as the largest residential cum affiliating to the University of Kerala. 31 posting its departments, with diploma and 304 affiliated colleges have now become a genuine light beckoning lakhs of youth and young women to benefit from higher education.
The University campus, located at Tenhipalam in the District of Malappuram, 15 miles south of the city of Calicut, is the main hub of academic activities. In addition to the post of vice chancellor, the University Administration, Pareeksha Bhavan school, distance learning, Academic Staff College, Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Computing Center, the University Library and other support units and central services, hosted on the campus are 21 postgraduate departments of teaching and research. These are the departments of Arabic, Botany, Biotechnology, chemistry, Commerce and Management Studies, education, English, hindi, history, Mass Communication, Journalism & Life Science, Library and information science, malayalam, mathematics, Philosophy, physics, physical education, psychology, Russian, Sanskrit, statistics, and zoology.