List of Universities in Kerala

Kerala is one of the fascinating cities in India with Trivandrum as its capital. Kerala is well-known for its beaches, beautiful nature, rich culture, and higher literacy rate. Kerala is joined by the Arabian Sea situated in its west.

Universities in Kerala offer various academic programs such as undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and doctorate levels in a wide range of subjects that include agriculture, engineering, science, and technology. Most of the Universities in Kerala provide regular as well distance-learning courses. The Universities in Kerala aims to meet the higher education demands of local students and from another state.

We would like to provide the list of universities based on the ranking, region, location, and UGC approval. So, let’s have a glance at it. As per the collected data, in Kerala state, there are about 13 UGC recognized State Universities, 1 Central University, 3 Deemed Universities, and 4 Autonomous Universities.

Table 1: List of State Universities in Kerala.

Sl No

Name of State University

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Approved by

1

Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram

1937

BA, B.Arch, BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Ed., BFA, BPA, B.PEd., B.Sc., BSW, B.Tech, B.Voc, LLB, LLM, MA, MBA, MCA, MCJ, M.Com, M.Ed., MPA, M.PEd., M.Plan, M.Sc., MSW, MTA, M.Tech, and MVA

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

University Grants Commission (UGC)

2

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

2nd October 1983

B.Sc., B.Com, BA, BBA, BCA, B.Voc, B.Ed., B.Sc.(Hons), BSW, BA (Hons), B.Arch, BTTM, BA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.Ed. Spl. Ed, LLB, BBA LLB, B.Lib.I.Sc., B.PEd., BFD, B.Pharm, Dual degree, BAMS, BHM, B.Lib.Sc., BMS, BPT, BT, M.Sc., MA, M.Com, MBA, MSW, MCA, MD, MTM, MHM, MPT, M.E./M.Tech, M.PEd., M.Pharm, MCJ, PGDCA, PGDM, M.Arch, M.Des, M.Ed. Spl. Ed, MHA, M.Lib.Sc., MPH, MS, Diploma, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Priyadarsini Hills Post, University Campus road, Athirampuzha, Kerala

UGC and accredited (A) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India

3

Calicut University, Malappuram

1968

B.Sc., BA, B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Ed., B.Voc, B.Sc. (Hons), B.Arch, BSW, BA (Hons), BBA LLB, B.E./B.Tech, BTTM, LLB, BMM, B.PEd., B.Com (Hons), BFA, B.Lib.I.Sc., BTM, B.ASLP, B.Ed. Spl.Ed., BPT, BVA, BCJ, MBBS, M.Sc., MA, M.Com, M.Ed., MD, MCJ, MS, LLM, MPT, MTTM, M.Arch, MCA, MJ, M.Lib.Sc., PGD, M.ASLP, M.E./M.Tech, MHM, M.PEd., M.Phil, PGDM, PGD in Engineering, Diploma, and M.Phil

PO, Malappuram

University Grants Commission and re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade

4

Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin

1971

B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.FSc., B.Voc, LLB, M.Sc., M.E./M.Tech, MBA, MA, PGD, MCA, LLM, Diploma, and M.Phil

Ernakulam, Kerala

UGC, NAAC, AICTE, AIU, ACU, NBA

5

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Ernakulam

1994

BA, MA, M.Phil, Ph.D., Diploma, and certificate

Thalayattumpilli, Kalady, Kerala

UGC and accredited with an A Grade by NAAC

6

Kannur University, Kannur

1996

B.Sc., BA, B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.E./B.Tech, B.Ed., BSW, B.Sc. (Hons), BDS, BTTM, BA LLB, BAMS, B.PEd., BPT, BTM, M.Sc., MA, M.Com, MDS, MBA, MCA, M.E./M.Tech, MSW, MTM, MJ, M.Lib.Sc., M.PEd., MPT, MTTM, MCJ, PGDCA, and M.Phil

Kannur, Kerala

UGC and AIU

7

A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram

May 21, 2014

B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Voc, B.Com, B.Des, BA LLB, BCA, BHMCT, B.Pharm, FPM, LLB, M.E./M.Tech, MCA, MBA, M.Arch, LLM, M.Plan, and M.Sc.

CET Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC)

8

Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur

2010

MBBS, MS/MD, DM/M.Ch, and M.Phil

Thrissur, Kerala, India

University Grants Commission (UGC)

9

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Wayanad

December 2010

B.E./B.Tech, B.Sc., B.V.Sc., M.Sc., M.VSc., PGD, MS, and Ph.D.

Lakkidi, Pookode, Kerala

Accredited with ICAR

10

Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur

1896

B.Sc. (Hons), Integrated B.Sc. and M.Sc., B.Tech, Diploma, M.Tech, M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala

Accredited with ICAR

11

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kochi

20th November 2010

B.F.Sc., B.Tech in Food Science and Technology, M.F.Sc., M.Sc., MBA, M.Tech, LLM, PG Diploma, Diploma, and Ph.D.

Kochi, Kerala, India

University Grants Commission (UGC)

12

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

2005

BA LLB (Hons), LLM, PG Diploma, Certificate, and Ph.D.

Kalamassery, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala

University Grants Commission (UGC)

13

Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Malappuram

2012

MA, MA/M.Sc., M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Vakkad, Tirur , Malappuram , Kerala

University Grants Commission (UGC)

 

Table 2: List of Central Universities in Kerala.

Sl No

Name of Central Universities

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Approved

1

Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod

2009

BA, MA, MSW, M.Ed., M.Sc., LLM, MPH, MBA, M.Com, MA, PG Diploma, and Ph.D.

Kasaragod, Kerala

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

 

Table 3: List of Deemed Universities in Kerala.

Sl No

Name of Deemed Universities

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Approved

1

Kerala Kalamandalam, Thrissur

1930

BA, Ph.D., and M.Phil

Vallathol Nagar, Cheruthuruthy PO., Thrissur District, Kerala

NAAC accredited University Grants Commission (UGC)

2

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

2007

B.Tech, M.Tech, Dual Degree (B.Tech+ MS/M.Tech), and Ph.D.

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

University Grants Commission (UGC)

Table 4: List of Autonomous Universities in Kerala.

Sl No

Name of Autonomous University

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Ranking

1

National Institute of Technology, Calicut

1961

B.Tech, Master of Engineering (M.E.), MBA, Master of Science (M.Sc.), MCA, and Ph.D.

Calicut Mukkam Road, Kattangal, Kerala

Ranked 28th among the best engineering colleges in India by the NIRF

2

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

1997

MBA General and Doctor Of Philosophy [Ph.D]

IIMK Campus P.O, IIM road, Kunnamangalam, Kerala

Ranked the 4th best management school by Business world in 2017

3

Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad

2015

B.E., M.Sc., Master of Engineering M.E., and Ph.D.

Palakkad, Kerala

Ranked 4th best University by NIRF 2020

4

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam

2015

Bachelor of Engineering B.E., Master of Engineering M.E., and Ph.D.

Vellore, Kottayam, Kerala

Ranked 4th best University by NIRF 2020

Before applying to any one of Kerala’s universities, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria of the academic program. For some professional courses, aspirants need to clear the State-level conducted entrance exams such as Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), CAT/MAT, and others.

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