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KERALA Central University of Kerala
Central University of Kerala, Vidyanagar (Central University)


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Central University of Kerala Official logo of Central University of Kerala - Kerala
Established in Year: 2007

Central University of Kerala (CUK) is one of the 15 Central Universities established under “The Central Universities Act, 2009 (Parliament Act No.25 of 2009)”. In January 2009, it started functioning from a transit campus in Vidyanagar, Kasaragod, with two academic programmes: MA in English and Comparative Literature and MA in Economics. The Vidyanagar campus houses the offices of the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Finance Officer and Controller of Examinations, the School of Languages & Comparative Literature, and School of Global Studies, Central Library, Computer Centre, Language Lab, Council Meeting Hall, Guest House, etc. In 2010, the CUK Science schools started functioning from the Riverside campus at Kanhangad, about 20 km south of Vidyanagar. It houses the office of the Dean of Biological Sciences, library extension centre, computer centre and the schools of Biological Sciences, and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. CUK has statewide jurisdiction, and can establish regional centers in any part of the State.

CUK’s mission is to extend the scope of learning through a holistic methodology that accommodates diverse linguistic, scientific and cultural traditions. Our expert faculty with international exposure contributes much to this goal. This multidimensional approach in designing and executing its programmes is hoped to create a paradigm shift in academics.

CUK offers updated interdisciplinary syllabi in 16 postgraduate academic programmes in the Choice-Based Credit Semester System. It has state-of-the-art library and laboratory facilities. Internet and digital resources are freely available to the students. Separate hostel facilities are available for women and men. Three types of scholarships are available to all deserving students of the CUK: Merit, Merit-cum-means and Boarding.

As the first batch of postgraduate students completes studentship, CUK has enough reasons to feel assured that its vision of education has been realistic. The interdisciplinary syllabi have been a success in all programmes; these contributed to the overall development of the students. Our students’ projects/dissertations have tried to link the ‘local’ with the ‘global’, thus partaking in the CUK’s life-based model of education. CUK is now preparing to propagate its unique cultural model of education through faculty and students exchange programmes, publications and the like.

CUK has had, in the last two years, the pleasure of welcoming scholars, artists, and Academicians from various parts of India and the world to join us in our national and International seminars/workshops/conferences. In the academic year 2011-12, our School of Languages and Comparative Literature and School of Biological Sciences have arrived at agreements to receive faculty from prestigious Universities and institutions abroad such as Texas Tech University, USA; University of California, Riverside, USA; Cleveland Clinic, USA; and University of Queensland, Australia.


Vision

The Central University of Kerala is founded on the lofty vision of a ‘caring wisdom’ that aims at sensitizing the present and future generations to the need for enrichment of the individual, sustainable development of society, and environmental harmony. We are committed to the task of generating and disseminating knowledge in cutting edge areas of learning through an innovative teaching-learning methodology that would ensure the maturation of individuals through physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth. This challenging academic mission is enthused by the ideals of inter-disciplinarily, meaningful local-global interaction, ecological balance and equilibrium of material and spiritual faculties. Our holistic scheme of education privileges critical insight, transparent methodology and scientific temperament, even as it emphasizes the values of tolerance, peace and joy. The concept of education as envisioned by the Central University of Kerala transcends the barriers of time and place facilitating a confluence of various cultures and traditions upholding the rights and dignity of human individual across all classes, knowledge systems and all ages. We wish to set a new benchmark for quality higher education, which is charged with the missionary zeal to establish a world that respects the equality of gender, classes and creeds; promotes scientific thought, cherishes the dreams of inclusive development, and celebrates the balance of culture and nature.


Objectives

  • The Central Universities Act, 2009, enumerates the objectives of the University as follows:

  • To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit;

  • To make special provisions for integrated courses in humanities, social sciences, science and technology in its educational programmes;

  • To take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process and inter-disciplinary studies and research;

  • To educate and train manpower for the development of the country;

  • To establish linkages with industries for the promotion of science and technology;

  • To pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.

Keeping the objectives as enumerated in the Act in mind, the Central University of Kerala is committed to provide instructional and research facilities in all suitable and relevant branches of learning. Special provisions shall be made for integrated courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Science & Technology in our academic programmes. Interdiscipliniarity will be promoted in the academic courses and research. Innovations in modern teaching-learning process will be implemented, avoiding rigidity and exclusion in extending the borders of learning and research resources. We shall educate and train the manpower for the development of the country; establish linkages with industries for promoting science and technology. The activities of the University will be planned in order to contribute to the improvement of the social and economic conditions of the people by developing their intellectual, academic and cultural resources.


History

A Central University, a university which is set up by the Central government by an Act of Parliament. The Central government of India is liable for establishing, distributing financial resources and managing the University of Kerala. Chancellor is the highest official post in the University and the President of India honors this post.

In his address to the nation on August 15, 2007, Indian Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Central University in each of the states that did not have central universities, and accordingly, the 11th Five-Year Plan provided for the establishment of 16 new Central Universities. The Central Universities Act 2009 (No. 25 of 2009) of Indian Parliament, provided for the establishment of Central University of Kerala amongst others. The Act received Presidential assent on 20th March 2009. Central University of Kerala (CUK) is one of the 15 new Central Universities established under The Central Universities Act, 2009.

The first Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Jancy James (former Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam) assumed charge on 20th January 2010 and the University started functioning with state-wide jurisdiction from Vidyanagar, Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala.

In 2009 itself, the university started functioning by offering postgraduate programmes in English and Comparative Literature and in Economics from a transit campus in Vidyanagar.

At present, the University has two transit campuses: one at Vidyanagar, and the other at Padannakad. The Vidyanagar campus houses the offices of the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Finance Officer and Controller of Examinations. It has four Schools:

  • Languages and Comparative Literature (Vidyanagar Campus)

  • Global Studies (Vidyanagar Campus)

  • Biological Sciences (Padannakad Campus), and

  • Mathematics and Physical Sciences (Padannakad Campus)


At present, it has ten departments and sixteen postgraduate programmes in four schools.

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  • Integrated MPhil/ PhD (Comparative Literature)
    Masters Degree with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade from a recognized University in English/Comparative literature/Linguistics
     

  • Integrated MPhil/PhD (Economics)
    Masters Degree in Economics with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade from a recognized University
     

  • Integrated MPhil/ PhD (Physics)
    Masters Degree in Physics with minimum 55% marks or an equivalent grade from a recognized University
     

  • Integrated MPhil/ PhD (Biochemistry)
    Masters Degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Biotechnology/ Microbiology/Zoology/Botany with minimum 55% marks or an equivalent grade from a recognized University
     

  • Integrated MPhil/ PhD (Genomics)
    Masters Degree in Biochemistry/Genetics/Genomic Science/ Biotechnology/Microbiology/Zoology/Botany with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade from a recognized University
     

  • Integrated MPhil/ PhD (Taxonomy)
    Masters Degree in Zoology/Animal Science with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade from a recognized University
     

  • MA ( Hindi)
    Degree in any discipline with not less than 50% marks or an equivalent grade and a minimum of 50% marks in Hindi from a recognized university
     

  • MA (Economics)
    Degree in any discipline with not less than 50% marks or an equivalent grade from a recognized university
     

  • MA (English & Comparative Literature)
    Degree in any discipline with not less than 50% marks or an equivalent grade and a minimum of 50% marks in English from a recognized university
     

  • MSc (Animal Science)
    BSc (Zoology) main with Botany and Chemistry/Biochemistry as subsidiary with minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in the subject from a recognized university
     

  • MSc (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
    BSc (Chemistry/Biochemistry/any subject under Life Sciences as a major/ core subject) with minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in the subject from a recognized university
     

  • MSc (Computer Science)
    Bachelor degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications / Information Technology as a major/core subject or equivalent with minimum 55%marks or an equivalent grade in the subject from a recognized university
     

  • MSc (Genomic Science)
    BSc (Biotechnology/Biochemistry/any subject under Life Sciences as a major/core subject) with minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in the subject from a recognized university
     

  • MSc (Mathematics)
    BSc in Mathematics with minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in the subject .from a recognized university
     

  • MSc (Physics )
    BSc Physics with minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in the subject from a recognized university
     

  • MSc (Plant Science)
    BSc in Botany/Plant Science with minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in the subject from a recognized university


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Registrar
Central University of Kerala
Vidyanagar (PO), Kasaragod (DT),
Kerala - 671123 INDIA

Phone: + 91 4994 256420

Email: registrarcuk (a) gmail.com

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