The University of Calicut is the largest University in Kerala. Established in the year 1968, it is the second University to be set up in Kerala. The University aims to nurture excellence in education and research in its catchment areas of Northern Kerala, historically consigned to the periphery of Kerala’s academic map. The University lays its emphasis on fostering quality human resource and promoting productive research that benefit both local communities and wider humanity. The University was created through a Government plan bifurcating Kerala University. As per the plan, the four post-graduate departments of the University of Kerala operating in Calicut were annexed to the new University along with fifty four constituent colleges spread across seven northern districts. With ‘Nirmaya Karmana Sree’ as it motto, the University has been able to surmount all challenges and emerge as the largest residential cum affiliating University in Kerala.


The Directorate of Admissions (DoA) was established by the University in the year 2014 with a view to stream line the entire admissions process in the University Teaching Departments and affiliated colleges of the University. The main aim of DoA is conducting centralised admissions to various UG, PG, M.Phil & Ph.D programmes offered by the University and its affiliated colleges in a systematic, transparent and student friendly manner following all reservation rules. The major task of DoA is Centralised Admission Process(CAP) for UG and PG, which offers facility for online submission of single application for various UG & PG courses in multiple colleges affiliated to the University. CAP helps students to submit applications of their choice through simple online steps. This hassle free process is time saving, cost effective and ensures transparency in admission.