Kerala University: Courses, Eligibility, Cutoff, Admission 2021, Placements

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Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram is one of the first sixteen universities in India. It was established in 1937 as the University of Travancore in the southern parts of Kerala and is now approved by UGC. It is accredited by NAAC with an ‘A’ Grade. The University of Kerala has over 150 affiliated colleges and provides several undergraduates as well as post-graduate courses mainly in the subjects under the Faculty of Science, Management, Law and Arts. Apart from that, the university also offers 18 certification courses such as Computerised Accounting, Library and Information Science, and many more.

The process of admission for undergraduate programmes varies with the courses that one is opting for. While the admission of most undergraduate courses is based on merit, other courses like BTech, BArch require qualifying for an entrance exam. Similarly, for postgraduate programmes, admission is entrance based.

Kerala University: Highlights

Established | Type1937 | State Government
Affiliated toUGC (University Grants Commission)
Courses OfferedBTech, BArch, BCA, BCom (HI), BBA, BVoc, LLB, MBA, etc.
Admission CriteriaMerit as well as Entrance Based
Application ModeOffline/Online
Top RecruitersTCS, Huawei, Havells, Bajaj electrical, KSEB, Crompton Greaves
Facilities AvailableHostel, WiFi Campus, Transport, Sports and Observatory
Official Websitehttps://www.keralauniversity.ac.in/

Kerala University: Ranking

The University of Kerala is a well-reputed one and has been ranked accordingly by several college/university ranking bodies. Following is a glimpse of the rankings:

NIRF42 (Overall)2020
Outlook56 (Overall)2019
NIRF35 (Overall)2019

Kerala University: Courses

The University provides approximately 350 courses under various streams at the UG and PG level. Following is a list of the more popular courses offered by the University, explained in a detailed manner:

Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
  • Duration – 4 Years
  • Eligibility - Candidate must have a valid KEAM score and have at least secured more than 50% in 10+2
  • Specialisations Offered – Computer Sciences, Applied Electronics, BioTech, Chemical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, IT, Electricals, Civil Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Affiliated Colleges - RIET, TKMCE, etc
LLB (Integrated)
  • Duration – 5 Years
  • Eligibility – Candidate must have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate in 10+2 and a valid KLEE score.
  • Combinations Offered – BBA LLB, BA LLB and BCom LLB
  • Affiliated Colleges - Govt Law College, Sree Narayana Guru College of Legal Studies, etc
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Duration – 3 Years
  • Eligibility – Candidate must have secured at least 45% in 10+2 from any recognised Board.
  • Specialisations Offered – Hotel, Management & Catering, Tax Procedure and Practice, Tourism and Travel Management, Computer Application
  • Affiliated Colleges - S N College, N S S College, etc
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Duration – 3 Years
  • Eligibility – Candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Exams with relevant subjects.
  • Specialisation Offered – Economics, Music, Political Sciences, History, Psychology, Literature, etc.
  • Affiliated Colleges – All Saints’ College, Bishop Moore College, etc
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Duration – 5 Years
  • Eligibility – Candidate must have secured 50% total with Maths as a mandatory subject
  • Affiliated College - College of Engineering, etc
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons in English
  • Duration – 3 Years
  • Eligibility – Candidate must have secured 70% total (60% for SC and 55% for ST) in 10+2
  • Affiliated College – Government College for Women, etc
  • Duration – 2 Years
  • Eligibility – Candidate must have secured 50% total in graduation from a recognised university and also have a valid score of CAT, KMAT or CMAT
  • Specialisation – Regular, Travel and Tourism
  • Affiliated College - College of Engineering, RIET, etc
MArch/ MCA
  • Duration – 2 Years
  • Eligibility – Candidates must have secured 55% total in graduation from a recognised university and also have Maths as one of the main subjects.
  • Affiliated College - College of Engineering

Kerala University: Admissions

Admissions at the University of Kerala is based on merits as well as on entrance exams. For most of the undergraduate courses, the candidate must secure 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 from any recognised board. While for PG courses, the candidate must obtain a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.

How to Apply?

  • The admission process can be done online as well as offline. Candidates can download the application form from the official website of the university and can mail it to the university address by paying a fee of INR 350 (150 for reserved categories) for UG programmes and INR 600 (300 for reserved categories) for PG programmes.
  • Payments can be done through various online modes like NEFT or Challan.
  • In case of applying for more than one course, candidates have to fill a separate application form.
  • For MBA registration, a provisional list of ranks will be prepared based on the Entrance Test (CAT/CMAT/KMAT) constituting 80% weightage, Group Discussion and Interview having a weightage of 10% each respectively.

Kerala University: Cut Off

The KEAM Cutoff 2019 for the admission to B.Tech Civil Engineering is given below:

CategoryCut off by Rank (2019)
Economically Weaker Section45202

Kerala University: Placements

There is a dedicated Placement Cell in the university that has offered many such placements to deserving candidates. As per the highlights from the year 2019, about 50% of the students got a job offer. The highest salary being somewhere around INR 500000 and the lowest to be INR 120000. The top recruiter for the MBA students constituted big MNCs such as EY, Infosys and UST Global. Apart from that, students were also placed in banks like HDFC, ICICI and aviation companies like Air India.

The packages for 2019 can be summed up as -

Highest SalaryINR 5 LPA
Average SalaryINR 2.5 LPA
Lowest SalaryINR 1.1 LPA

Kerala University: Scholarships

The University provides scholarships to economically weaker students who find it difficult to pursue studies due to financial problems. They can opt for various scholarships like:

  1. Student's Aid Fund Scholarship
  2. Student's Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme
  3. UG and PG Merit Scholarships

An amount of INR 1000 for UG and INR 1500 for PG students are to be provided as scholarship. Regular Students of colleges and departments of the KU can apply for the scholarship programme.

For more about the scholarship, visit the website of Kerala University.

Kerala University: Facilities

  1. Transport Facility: There are university buses registered as educational institution buses for the conveyance of students to reach the campus from various ends of the city. Vehicles are also allocated to various departments for their study trips and field tours. The maintenance of vehicles is properly carried out by the Mechanical wing of the Engineering Unit.
  2. Hostel: The University of Kerala provides hostels to its students. There are six hostels working under the KU at Kariavattom Campus and Thiruvananthapuram. Regular maintenance is done for proper care of the hostels. A well established International Youth Hostel is functioning in the university to accommodate students during their visit to the University.
  3. WiFi Campus: All the campuses at KU are WiFi-enabled for seamless online education. The University has installed High-Speed Wireless Networking and has facilitated the completion of the e-governance programme implemented in the campuses.
  4. Library: The University has a vast library at the Kariavattom campus. It has more than 7000 books and has a subscription to over 60 periodicals. It also offers e-journals, UGC Infonet and much more.
  5. Sports Facility: The Kariavattom Campus has a huge playground where students are often found playing football, cricket and hockey. Gym facilities are also available in the Department of Physical Education which houses a stadium too. Indoor games facilities like shuttle court and basketball court are also available inside the campus.

Kerala University: Faculty

The University has well-qualified faculties with an approximate figure of around 233 members, all of them having years of experience in their relevant fields with Masters and PhD degrees. The Chancellor of the University is the Hon’ble Governor of Kerela, Shri Arif Mohammad Khan who has done his graduation from Aligarh Muslim University and post-graduation from Lucknow University.

The strength of the faculty members is as follow –

  • School Directors – 11
  • Heads of the Department – 42
  • UGC Emeritus Fellow – 2
  • Professors – 42
  • Associate Professors – 19
  • Assistant Professors – 83
  • Contact Lecturers – 34

Kerala University: FAQs

Ques: Is a PhD from Kerala University worth it?

Ans – Yes, just like other universities, Kerala University also offers PhD degree and it is one of the most prestigious ones in the entire state of Kerala. Hence, it would be correct to say that a PhD from Kerala University would be worth it.

Ques: Which is better, MG University or Kerala University?

Ans– Both are almost the same. But MG University conducts exams and publish results at the correct time. But Kerala University is somewhat late in every aspect. Hence, there is not much of a big difference.

Ques: Will Kerala University accept IGNOU certificate?

Ans– Yes, Kerala University just like every university around the country will accept IGNOU certificates. These are UGC and AICTE recognized.

Ques: Does Kerala University provide distance education?

Ans– Yes, the university offers distance education in over 25 programmes including both undergraduate as well as postgraduate through distance mode of learning under the departments of Humanities, Science, Commerce, Literature, Library & Information Science, and IT.

Ques: What is the fee structure for MBA at the university?

Ans– The 2-year postgraduate programme of MBA has a fee of INR 26000 per semester. It will be for a Full-Time MBA programme.