The University of Calicut, the second university to be set up in Kerala, came into being in 1968 with the objective of developing human resources in the northern districts of Kerala by extending the reach of higher education and by promoting research in all areas of development with particular emphasis on technology and art and culture of Kerala.
The University made the beginning by taking into its fold the four postgraduate departments set up by the University of Kerala at Calicut and 54 constituent colleges spread across seven northern districts. With ‘Nirmaya Karmana Sree’ as it motto, the University has surmounted challenges to emerge as the largest residential cum affiliating University in Kerala. Its 27 post graduate departments and 286 affiliated colleges have now become a veritable light house beckoning lakhs of young men and women to benefit from higher education.
As many as 286 colleges are affiliated to the University. Of these, 80 are located in Kozhikode district, 70 in Thrissur, 79 in Malappuram, 47 in Palakkad and 10 in Wayanad district.
The breakup in terms fo the subjects of study is: 119 Arts and Science Colleges, 59 Training Colleges, 18 Engineering/Technical Colleges, 7 Medical Colleges,1Para Medical college 6 Ayurveda Colleges, 2 Law Colleges, 23 Oriental Title Colleges, 11 I. H. R. D. centres,4 Management Studies Colleges,1Music College,1 Fine Arts College,20 Nursing colleges, 7 Dental Colleges, 9 Pharmacy colleges, 1Homoeopathy college and 2 colleges for Hotel Management.1 College of Physical Education.As many as 88 colleges, offer both graduate and post graduate courses in various subjects.
The impressive scenario of colleges owes much to the enthusiasm of private educational organizations, which own over 182 colleges. The remaining are run by the State Government. These 282 colleges have an annual sanctioned intake-capacity of nearly 60,000.
These details are retrieved from www.universityofcalicut.info