The University of Kerala,Courses,Admission,Placements

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The Kerala University or the University of Kerala is one of the first 16 universities of India and the first in the state of Kerala. Formerly called the University of Travancore, it was established in 1937.

Currently, the University has 16 faculties, 41 departments of teaching and research in addition to study centres and other departments. It offers nearly 350 courses at UG, PG and PhD level. The University has over 150 affiliated colleges and a School of Distance Education.


Some of the key highlights of Kerala University are provided below:

Year of establishment1937
University typePublic State University
AccreditationsA Grade by NAAC
Affiliated colleges150+
Research centre137
College ranking (2019)22nd by NIRF
Modes of educationFull-time, distance learning
Number of courses offered350 courses in 15 streams (Approx)

Admission Process

The admission cycle of Kerala University begins generally in February. The admission process for all courses is mentioned below:

  • Kerala University BTech and BArch admission is based on the score in Kerala Engineering, Architecture and Medical and Pharmacy (KEAM) exam
  • Admission to all UG courses except BFA, BPA and BPEd programmes is completely merit-based
  • For BFA, BPA and BPEd courses, the admission is based on an entrance test conducted by the University
  • Admission to all law programmes are based on KLEE score
  • For PG programmes, the University conducts an entrance test followed by an interview
  • Kerala University MBA admission is based on a candidate’s performance in KMAT/ CAT or CMAT followed by a GDPI round
  • MPhil and PhD admission is granted on the basis of university-based entrance exam followed by an interview


Some of the top courses offered by the University are mentioned below:

CourseEligibility CriteriaFee- per semester (in Rs)
– Chemical
– Civil
Class 12 with minimum 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology from a recognised board48,425
– Economics
– History
– Political Science
Class 12 with the relevant subject group3000
LLBGraduation from a recognised university36,000
– Mechanical
– Civil
BTech/ BE in the related discipline with minimum 55% aggregate11,485
MBABachelor’s degree from a recognised university with minimum 50% aggregate14,440


The placement cell at the University assists students to obtain better placement opportunities after completion of their courses. As per the verified student reviews on Shiksha, some of the top recruiters that visited the campus in 2018 for MBA batch included Infosys, UST Global, Ernst & Young amongst others.

The placement highlights of 2018 MBA batch are tabulated below:

Batch Placement50%
Highest SalaryRs 5 LPA (approx)
Lowest SalaryRs 1.2 LPA (approx)


Kerala University provides the following financial assistance schemes to needy students:

Student’s Aid Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to the students whose family income is Rs 25,000 annually (or less). The candidates need to have the Income Certificate of the working parent granted by the village officer.

Student’s Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme [SGPAIS]

This scholarship scheme covers the medical expenses of the students in case of accidents up to Rs 25,000 and a death claim up to Rs 1,00,000. 

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Exams ConductedKMAT KERALA
Accepted ExamsEntrance Test
Popular CoursesM.Sc. , M.A.
Total Courses816 courses across 13 streams


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