Central University of Kerala

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Central University of Kerala
केरल केन्द्रीय विश्वविद्यालय
Motto Amritam Tu Vidya
(Knowledge is Eternal)
Established 2009
Type Central University
Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) G. Gopakumar
Location Kasargod, Kerala, India
Nickname CUK
Website www.cukerala.ac.in

Central University of Kerala (CUK) is one of the 15 new Central Universities established under The Central Universities Act, 2009 (Act No.25 of 2009). The CUK is situated in Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala, and has a statewide jurisdiction. The university started functioning from a transit campus in Vidyanagar with its Humanities Schools and other amenities. [1][2]

Location

Periya, 20 k.m. from Kasaragod

Academic Programmes Offered

The PG Programmes

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

The programmes are organised under Choice Based Credit and Semester (CBCS) pattern. Curricular innovations of CBCS provide vertical integration of knowledge and equip the students for successful performance in any competitive task in any part of the world. Students are offered two types of courses: (a) Core courses, identified by each Department, aimed at providing a broad base in the concerned subject of study; (b) Elective courses, chosen by the students in consultation with the Faculty Advisor. In addition to these, each student will have to do a Dissertation/Project work 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 Offered by CUK

Subject

Degree
Seats
Qualifying Degree

Subject of the qualifying degree (from a recognised university)

Min. Mark in Qualifying degree

Animal Science

M.Sc
20
BSc

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
BSc

Chemistry/Biochemistry/any subject under Life Sciences with Chemistry/Biochemistry as a major/core subject

55%

Chemistry

M.Sc
15
BSc

Chemistry as the main or one of the main subjects and Mathematics as one of the subsidiary subjects

55%

Computer Science

M.Sc
20
BSc.

Computer Science/BCA/B.Tech. Computer or equivalent

55%

Economics

MA
26
Bachelor

Any discipline

50%

English & Comparative Literature

MA
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

MA
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

MA
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
BSc.

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%

The Ph.D Programme

KILA is the research center of International Relations & Political Science

Schools and Departments

Tejaswini Hills (Main Campus)

School of Global Studies

  1. Department of Economics
  2. Department of International Relations

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  1. Department of Social Work

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  1. Department of Computer Science
  2. Department of Mathematics

Law Campus

School of Professional Studies

  1. Department of Law

Vidyanagar Campus

School of Languages and Comparative Literature

  1. Department of Comparative Literature
  2. Department of Hindi
  3. Department of Linguistics

School of Professional Studies

  1. Department of Education

Science Campus (River-side Transit Campus)

School of Biological Science

  1. Department of Animal Science
  2. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  3. Department of Genomic Science
  4. Department of Plant Science

School of Energy, Environment and Earth Sciences

  1. Department of Environmental Science

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  1. Department of Chemistry
  2. Department of Physics [2]

Students’ Support Services

Scholarships/Financial Support

CUK offers various scholarships to its PG Students.

Merit Scholarship (Rs. 1500 per month) is awarded to the students who obtain the I, II and III ranks (in the CUCET for admission to the programme during the Semester I and for the students who obtain the I, II and III ranks in the class in the subsequent semesters).

Merit cum Means Scholarship (Rs. 1250 per month) is awarded to 25% of the students admitted in each PG programme. It is based on the merit in each semester exam and the parental income (not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- per annum) of the students.

For M.Phil./Ph.D. students, a monthly stipend of Rs. 5000/- and 8000/- respectively (or as revised by the UGC from time to time) is given.[2]

Hostel Facility

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

Transportation Facility

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

University Library

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

Students’ Council

The Students’ Council is a student body comprising 40 student representatives of which 20 members are elected and 20 members are nominated representing the respective 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]

See also

References

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