Central University of Kerala


Central University of Kerala
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Amritam Tu Vidya
Motto in English
Knowledge is Eternal
TypeCentral University
ChancellorProf. SV Seshagiri Rao
Vice-ChancellorProf. H. Venkateshwarlu
Location, ,

12°23′35″N 75°05′31″E / 12.393°N 75.092°E / 12.393; 75.092Coordinates: 12°23′35″N 75°05′31″E / 12.393°N 75.092°E / 12.393; 75.092
Central University Periya

Central University of Kerala (CUK) is one of the 15 central universities established under The Central Universities Act, 2009 (Act No.25 of 2009) by Indian parliament. The university is situated in Kasaragod district, the northernmost district of the state of Kerala, India. The main campus of the university is situated at Periya, 9.8 km from Kanhangad and 20 km south from Kasaragod.

The university started functioning from a transit campus in Vidyanagar with its humanities schools and other amenities.[1][2]

Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod

Organisation and administration

Schools and departments

Tejaswini Hills (Main Campus)

School of Global Studies

  • Department of International Relations

School of Economics School of Education

  • Department of Education

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Department of Social Work

School of Physical Sciences

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics

Science Campus (River-side Transit Campus)

School of Biological Science

  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Department of Genomic Science
  • Department of Plant Science

School of Earth Science Systems

  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Geology

Law Campus

School of Professional Studies

  • Department of Law

School of Languages and Comparative Literature

  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Linguistics

School of Professional Studies

  • Department of Education

School of Business Studies

  • Department of Management Studies
  • Department of Tourism Studies
  • Department of Commerce & International Business


Academic programmes

Postgraduate programs

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

The programmes are organised under Choice Based Credit and Semester (CBCS) pattern. Students are offered two types of courses:

  • Core courses, identified by each department, providing a broad base in the subject of study;
  • Elective courses, chosen by the students in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

In addition to these, each student does a Dissertation/Project 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]

Ph.D programme

All the departments of the University offers Ph.D. programmes. KILA is the research center of International Relations & Political Science


University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[3]100-150

Student life

Scholarships/Financial Support

CUK offers scholarships to its PG Students. It stands to be withdrawn from 2017 academic year onwards despite student protest.

Hostel Facility

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

Transportation Facility

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

University Library

Central University has 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 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]


  1. ^ Description on official website
  2. ^ a b c d e f Prospectus of Central University of Kerala
  3. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.

External links

  • Official website