Top 4 Universities in Kerala Ranked High by NIRF

NIRF(National Institutional Ranking Framework) is a framework adopted by Ministry of Human Resource Development to rank all institutes which provide higher education in India. This framework judges the institutes on various parameters and then ranks the institutes accordingly.

Kerala has a very good reputation in providing quality education. Keeping this in mind we have mentioned details about the best four universities which rank good in NIRF 2017, report.

You can get an overview regarding Kerala University, Calicut University, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) and Madurai Kamraj University.

So, next time when you think of pursuing any program consider these four names.


Kerala University:

NIRF 2017 ranking,has ranked Kerala Universityamong the top 50 institutes/universities of India. It is also an A Graded university accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). Since 1937, it is imparting the best in class education in various fields.

The university bagged the Indira Gandhi National Award for the best NSS activities in 2005, and the UNESCONLM award for literacy in 2005, State Govt’s award for e-Governance in 2010 and the first Chancellor’s Award for the best University in the State of Kerala, in 2015.

There are approximately 150 colleges affiliated by Kerala University. The primary purpose of this university is to prescribe courses, certificates and study modules for all the colleges which it affiliates. Of these 60 are Arts and Science colleges, 2 Law colleges, 17 Engineering Colleges, 9 MBA/MCA Colleges, 37 Teacher Training Colleges, 4 Medical Colleges, 4 Ayurveda colleges, 2 Homeopathy Colleges, one Siddha Medical College, 3 Dental colleges, 10 Nursing Colleges, 4 Pharmacy Colleges, 2 Fine Arts Colleges, and a Music College.

Kerala University provides several facilities to students including a library, hostel, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities etc.

It offers the following programs:
M.A. (Master of Arts) : Sociology, Political Science, Malayalam language and literature, Tamil language and literature , Arabic language and literature, English language and literature, German language and literature, Russian language and literature, Music, Linguistics, Hindi language and literature, Sanskrit general language and literature, Archeology, Economics, History, Islamic History, Philosophy,. M.Sc. (Master of Science): Geology, Environmental Sciences, Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, Bio-Chemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Zoology (Pure & Applied), Integrative Biology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Demography, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Psychology , Statistics, Computational Biology. M. Tech. (Master of Technology): Computer Science, Future Studies, Opto-Electronics, MBA (Master of Business Administration) General & Tourism, MSW (Master of Social Works), LLM (Master of Laws), M.Com (Master of Commerce), MLI.Sc. (Master of Library and Information Science) PhD: All Departments.

For Admission in Kerala University, you have to check the official website. Online application form is available, to apply for any 3 programs, same application form is considered. Selection will be based on the merit secured in the entrance test organized by Kerala University and marks scored in graduation.

Calicut University

50 Years old University, it was established in the year 1968. Calicut university is considered the 2nd largest university in Kerala.

Approximately 480 colleges are affiliated to the university. 254 Arts and Science Colleges, 63 Training Colleges, 40 Engineering/Technical Colleges, 7 Medical Colleges, 4 Para Medical Colleges, 6 Ayurveda Colleges, 10 Law Colleges, 33 Arabic/Oriental Title Colleges, 11 I. H. R. D. centers, 8 Management Studies Colleges, 1 Music College, 1 Fine Arts College, 2 Colleges of Physical Education, 21 Nursing colleges, 7 Dental Colleges, 9 Pharmacy colleges, 1 Homoeopathy college and 2 colleges for Hotel Management.

To streamline the process of admission since 2014, DOA (Directorate of Admission) conducts a centralized process. Now if you want to apply for any of the college under Calicut university, all you need to fill a common online application form. Then you will have to appear for the entrance test conducted by Calicut University.


Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

CUSAT isa government-ownedscience and technology university. It was founded in 1971, has three campuses: two in Cochin and one in Kuttanad, Alappuzha. The university awards degrees in engineering and science subjects at the UG, PG and doctoral levels. Nearly 6520 students enroll every year in the university.

CUSAT is considered among the best universities in the world, as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17. The university is placed at fifth rank in India in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities with a world ranking of 1150

CUSAT includes these fields:


CUSAT University has three tier level of exams like Common Admission Test (CAT), Lateral Entry Test (LET) and Departmental Admission Test (DAT). On the basis of these, you can get admission in the UG, PG and Ph.D programs of the university in various streams.

This year CAT was organized for the B.Tech Programs and all other PG programs.

Madurai Kamraj University

Madurai Kamaraj University, for the past 51 years has been imparting excellent education to the students. It is on a mission of improving and continuously upgrading its courses and study methodology.

The Madurai Kamaraj University offers 41 post graduate, 35 M.Phil. and 17 Diploma / P.G. Diploma / Certificate courses in the various departments. Presently, 66 U.G. and 45 P.G. courses are offered in the affiliated Colleges. At present 2428 students and research scholars are on the roll. Currently more than 163 research projects exceeding 34 Crores are underway. It has a modern central Library with 3 lakhs books, 15k e-journals, 3k e-books, 55k reference and text books.

Admission to courses like M.Sc. Mathematics, M.Sc. Physics, M.Sc. Chemistry, M.Sc. Computer Science, M.Sc. Geography, M.Sc. Environmental Sciences, M.Sc. Earth Remote Sensing& Geo. Information Technology, M.A. Tamil ,M.A. English & Comparative Literature is done through entrance test conducted by the university.

Based on your qualifying exam marks admission is offered for following cources: M.A.Linguistics, M.A.Malayalam Language & Literature, M.A.Telugu,  M.A.Kannada, M.A.Sanskrit, M.A.French, M.A.Economics, M.A.Political Science, M.A.Sociology, M.A.Philosophy and Religion, M.A.Folklore, M.A. History M.A. Administrative Studies, M.Com.,M.Lib.I.Sc. , M.Sc. Mathematical Economics  M.Sc.Communication& Journalism, M.Sc. Media and Communication, M.Sc. Peace Making, M.A. English Language Studies, M.Sc. Computational Biology, M.Sc. Electronics and Instrumentation, M.A. Women’s Studies , Advanced Post Graduate Diploma Course in Geographical Information System (GIS) And Remote Sensing Applications, Post Graduate Diploma in Scuba Diving for Marine Biotechnology

Tips to Ace SBI PO Interview 2017

Want to be a part of SBI? Worked hard for a good government job? You are one step away from your dream to come true. SBI PO Result for Mains had been announced in July 2017 building in curiosity among the qualifiers about the dates of the interview and group discussion round. The wait is finally over as the dates for interview have been announced officially.

SBI is one of the most demanded banking organisation by the youth. The organisation offers opportunities and waivers to the appointed employees. Now that the interview is very close- September 03, 2017 you must be wondering about the questions to be asked in the interview. How would your experience be the scary (ironical) and intellectual jury? Staying calm and confident will get you through the last stage.

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The random questions asked during the interview can confuse even the sharpest of all. You need to be smart and mould your answers as per the expectations. Think wisely before answering but never take a lot of time to respond. Be honest if you have no idea about the answer, do not answer randomly as this might create a wrong impression and lead to failure. Most of the questions are from the introduction that you prepare to tell them about yourself.

Having an effective body language- smiling, eye-contact and solid posture is a major for any interview. Reaching the interview premises on or before time should be followed. Always consider the one liner- “First Impression is the Last Impression”. One must always have an appropriate answer if asked why are they interested in joining the banking industry. Here are few commonly asked questions in the interview:

  • Why do you want to join Banking Sector?
  • How did you find this bank teller job?
  • Tell your career goal for bank job?
  • What are your biggest strengths?
  • Do you have any question to ask us?
  • What is your greatest weakness that will prove the obstacle in this job?
  • What practices have you done to improve your bank knowledge in the last year?
  • How will you handle the stressful situation while dealing with the public?
  • Why should we hire you for our bank?
  • Tell us about our bank. Its objective, vision etc.

What all you must do on Interview Day?

Interview round is preceded by group discussion. You need to score qualifying marks in both interview and GD to get recruited to the desired post. Group discussion carries 20 marks while interview being important holds a weightage of 30 marks. Be mentally prepared for the interview, prepared to face the jury confidently!

  • The major skills required to crack the interview in SBI PO is Clarity of thoughts (why do you want to join a bank), Confident about your knowledge, Honesty, convincing communication skills, good work ethics and your seriousness about the opportunity you have got.
  • Being punctual and carrying all the necessary documents to the reporting center gets you plus points. Don’t forget to carry all the required certificates, mains score card and your SBI PO Admit Card to the allotted center. These are your entry passes to this final stage.
  • Your physical appearance is a major too. You need not look to fashionable but professional. Be neat, wear formal clothes- ironed properly. Make sure you are not using a strong fragranced deodorant or perfume. Also, you must not stink- bad odour gets you negative points.
  • Do not initiate any conversation as soon as you enter or meet the panel. Greeting them and asking them if you can come in or not will be a great start! If the jury doesn’t question you or begins any conversation, then initiating it will be a better option.
  • Introduce yourself as you enter and shake hands with the panel. Ask for the permission to sit and also offer them a copy of your CV or any certificate that you were carrying to show them. Carrying a blank paper and pen will add to the points.
  • Keeping a smile and sitting straight (without leaning) shows you are attentive. You can hide your nervousness by keeping hands on the table or on your lap. A blank expression while speaking or answering shows you are nervous.
  • Use your hands to express! Explaining things using gestures and words depicts your confidence which gets you plus points.

SBI PO Interview Experience by Shubhra

SBI PO Interview is an important stage in the exam as it is the final qualifying stage. You must be tensed and want to desperately get recruited to the bank. Here are the experience stories of few candidates who appeared for the interview:

Shubhra, appeared to the interview and GD in 2016, mentions the interview was scary but the jury was patient and intellectual. They tried to comfort her and smiled as she spoke to boost her confidence. “In the GD, there were 10 students and 2 jury members. We were given a simple topic and 5 minutes to write on a topic after which we were asked to discuss about it. My English teacher conducted GD as an activity in school because of which I knew initiating the discussion with a valid point would give me plus points”, says Shubhra.

After the discussion, a question is given to all the students wherein they had to prioritize the qualities, they would want in a person for a particular task. “We had to justify our priority list, so it was important to think sensibly and mark the choices with correct justification of each. We constantly monitored by the jury and they were allotting marks to each of us”, mentions Shubhra. The GD round lasts for 2 hours after which students are sent for the interview.

“The interviews welcome you to the room with a smile. So, one must smile back and greet them confidently. I was asked questions from topics taught to me in my graduation. Since I was from engineering, I was asked all the technical questions” says Shubhra. Not just technical terms from your education background, one has to be well versed with their CV and banking terminology. It is not necessary that each interviewer questions you, so make sure you are confident as you are being observed by the interviewer doesn’t question you.

Good luck for your interview!