|Motto||Ora et Labora (Pray and Work)|
|University of Calicut, 'A+' Grade (accredited by NAAC)|
|Principal||Dr. K.M. Naseer|
Location in Kerala
Farook College (India)
Farook College is a government-aided, autonomous, arts and science college located in Feroke near Calicut, Kerala, India. It is the largest residential post-graduate aided institution in Kerala affiliated to the University of Calicut; it was granted autonomous college status in 2015.
Established in 1948, Farook College has been identified by the University Grants Commission of India as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE), the first college under Calicut Universities to receive the status. It was accredited by NAAC at 5-star level in 2002 and re-accredited at A+ in 2016. It is the winner of Moulana Azad National Literacy Award, R. Sanker Award (two times) for the best first-grade college in the state and the winner of a campus award of University of Calicut among Arts and Science colleges. College ranked 71 in All India Ranking by National Institutional Ranking Framework during 2019.
The college is on a hillock near the Sales Tax Checkpost at Feroke-Chungam on Chaliyar river 5 km from Feroke Railway Station, 14 km from the city of Calicut and at a distance of 16 km from Calicut Airport.
The entire campus comprising the college, its hostels, the staff quarters and its sister concerns covers an area of 72 acres. The entire village is popularly called 'Farook College' and has a post office called 'Farook College'.
The name of the village was 'Iru-mooli-Parambu' or the 'land of the humming wind' but the locals started calling the place 'Farook College Town' once the college started functioning in 1948. Today the village looks like a township with several colleges, schools and training organizations.
The college built the Raja Gate in 1961 and added an indoor stadium in 1976. The Abussabah Library Complex was inaugurated in 2002 and the Digital Library was commissioned in 2009. The college added the Diamond Jubilee Block in 2013 which has since been used as the post-graduate block and the research block in 2016.
Farook College offers 21 UG programmes, 14 PG programmes and 8 PhD programmes.
English, Malayalam, Economics, Sociology, Arabic, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Computer Science, Botany, Zoology, Commerce, Business Administration, Psychology, Commerce, Functional English, Multimedia Communication, Library Science, B.Voc. Information Technology (software development), B.Voc Automobile
Arabic, English, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Statistics, Computer Science, Commerce and History
English, Arabic, Economics, History, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Commerce, Library Science, Psychology and Journalism
Farook college plays a prominent role in developing and promoting sports in the Malabar region. Provisions are made by the department for games including football, cricket, tennis, table tennis, handball, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball and badminton.
There is a well-designed indoor stadium in the college, the only one of its kind under the Calicut University, 400-metre eight-track lane playground, turfed football ground, basketball court, physical fitness centre, etc.
The township around the college is also called 'Farook College' town. There are a few restaurants, bookstalls and cool bars mainly catering to the students of its colleges and schools. There are some five mosques and two temples in the campus. Private buses conduct dedicated trips to the college throughout the day. The nearest bigger town is called Ramanattukara Junction at a distance of three kilometres. Calicut city is 15 kilometres away.
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