Central University of Kerala

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Central University of Kerala
केरल केन्द्रीय विश्वविद्यालय
Central University of Kerala Logo.png
Motto Amritam Tu Vidya
Motto in English
Knowledge is Eternal
Type Central University
Established 2009
Chancellor Virender Lal Chopra
Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) G. Gopakumar
Location Kasaragod, Kerala, India
Campus Suburban
Language English
Website www.cukerala.ac.in
Prof. Jancy James, The First Vice Chancellor

The Central University of Kerala (CUK) is one of the 15 Central universities established under The Central Universities Act, 2009 (Act No.25 of 2009) by Indian parliament. The university is situated in Kasaragod, the northernmost district of the state of Kerala, India. The main campus of the university is situated at Periya and is 20 km south from Kasaragod.

The university started functioning from a transit campus in Vidyanagar with its humanities schools and other amenities. [1][2]

Programmes[edit]

Postgraduate programs[edit]

The duration of the postgraduate programme is 4 semesters. Each semester has a duration of 16-18 weeks,with 5 working days and 30 instructional hours per week.

The programmes are organised under Choice Based Credit and Semester (CBCS) pattern. Students are offered two types of courses:

  • Core courses, identified by each department, providing a broad base in the subject of study;
  • Elective courses, chosen by the students in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

In addition to these, each student does a Dissertation/Project emphasising the application of knowledge to real problems. The minimum total credits required for the successful completion of a PG programme is 72 credits within 4 semesters. Out of the 72 credits, a student has to secure a minimum of 48 but not more than 60 credits, including that of the Dissertation for Core courses, and a minimum of 12 but not more than 24 credits for Elective courses.[2]

Postgraduate programmes

Subject
Degree
Seats
Qualifying Degree
Subject of the qualifying degree (from a recognised university)
Minimum mark in qualifying degree
Animal Science
M.Sc
20
B.Sc
Zoology with Botany and Chemistry/Biochemistry as subsidiary subject or any subject under Life Science with Zoology as a major/core subject
55%
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
M.Sc
20
B.Sc
Chemistry/Biochemistry/any subject under Life Sciences with Chemistry/Biochemistry as a major/core subject
55%
Chemistry
M.Sc
15
B.Sc
Chemistry as the main or one of the main subjects and Mathematics as one of the subsidiary subjects
55%
Computer Science
M.Sc
20
B.Sc
Computer Science/BCA/B.Tech. Computer or equivalent
55%
Economics
M.A
26
Bachelor
Any discipline
50%
English & Comparative Literature
M.A
26
Bachelor
Any discipline and a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in English
50%
Environmental Science
M.Sc
20
Bachelor
Science/Engineering/Agricultural Sciences/Geology/Geography
55%
Genomic Science
M.Sc
20
B.Sc
Biotechnology/Biochemistry/any subject under Life Sciences with Biotechnology/Biochemistry as a major/care subject
55%
Hindi & Comparative Literature
M.A
26
Bachelor
Any discipline and a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in Hindi
50%
International Relations & Political Science
M.A
26
Bachelor
Any discipline
50%
Linguistics and Language Technology
M.A
26
Bachelor
Any discipline and a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in English
50%
Mathematics
M.Sc
26
B.Sc
Mathematics
55%
Physics
M.Sc
20
B.Sc
Physics
55%
Plant Science
M.Sc
20
B.Sc
Botany/Plant Science or any subject under Life Sciences with Botany/ Plant Science as a major/core subject
55%
Social Work
MSW
26
Bachelor
Any discipline
50%
Education
M.Ed.
25
Bachelor
B.Ed. in subject concerned
55%

Ph.D programme[edit]

All the departments of the University offers Ph.D. programmes. KILA is the research center of International Relations & Political Science

Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod

Schools and departments[edit]

Tejaswini Hills (Main Campus)[edit]

School of Global Studies[edit]

  • Department of International Relations

School of Economics[edit]

School of Humanities and Social Sciences[edit]

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics

Science Campus (River-side Transit Campus)[edit]

School of Biological Science[edit]

  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Department of Genomic Science
  • Department of Plant Science

School of Energy, Environment and Earth Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Environmental Science

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics [2]

Law Campus[edit]

School of Professional Studies[edit]

  • Department of Law

Vidyanagar Campus[edit]

School of Languages and Comparative Literature[edit]

  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Linguistics

School of Professional Studies[edit]

  • Department of Education

Students’ Support Services[edit]

Scholarships/Financial Support[edit]

CUK offers scholarships to its PG Students.

Hostel Facility[edit]

Limited seats in separate hostels for girls and boys are available.[2]

Transportation Facility[edit]

Transport is available to all students from their hostels to the University campuses at subsidised rates.[2]

University Library[edit]

Central University has libraries at all of its campuses.[2]

Students’ Council[edit]

The Students’ Council is a student body comprising 40 student representatives of which 20 members are elected and 20 members are nominated representing the departments. The Council also has an Executive Committee composed of 10 members. The President, two Vice Presidents, the General Secretary, two Joint Secretaries and four Executive Committee Members are the office bearers of the Students’ Council.[2]

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