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:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Marine Sciences
  • Medical Sciencesand Technology
  • Social Sciences


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