University of Kerala
University of Kerala

Overview, Ranking, Admission, Placement, Eligibility Criteria

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Kerala University 2024: The University of Kerala, commonly known as Kerala University is one of the first 16 universities in India and was established in 1937 in Tamil Nadu. The University is UGC and has A++ accreditation from NAAC.

Kerala University holds 47th position in the ‘overall’ category and 24th in the ‘university’ category in India as per NIRF Ranking 2024.

Additionally, nearly 150 colleges are linked with Kerela University. The institution also contains more than 40 departments and more than 10 schools. More than thirty undergraduate and graduate programs are offered at the University of Kerala.

Admission to Kerala University is merit-based for a few courses while for some admission includes the consideration of various national and state-level qualifying entrance exams such as KEAM, CAT, CMAT, KMAT, and many others.

Furthermore, admission to PG courses at Kerala University is based on the university-level entrance exams.

Kerala University Highlights 2024

A brief overview of Kerala University is mentioned below-


Kerala University Highlights


Kerala University



University Type

State University

Main Campus Location


Affiliated Colleges


Official Website

NIRF Ranking 

24th rank in the ‘University’ category

47th rank in the ‘Overall’ category

Entrance Basis

Merit-based & State, National and university-level Entrance Exams

Kerala University Ranking 2024

Kerala University receives milestone rankings every year, mentioned below are the rankings of Kerala University in 2023 -

Ranking Body

Ranking Assigned


NIRF Ranking 2023



NIRF Ranking 2023



QS Asia Ranking 2024



Kerala University Admissions 2024

Kerala University admission to UG and PG programs along with offering distance learning opportunities. UG admissions are generally based on merit for almost every course however for a few courses scores of various national and state-level exams are also taken into consideration. Interested candidates can check the course-wise specializations and eligibility criteria for Kerala University admission in the table below -



Eligibility Criteria

Note- Criteria can vary as per the specialization chosen in terms of compulsory subjects.


Computer Science, Geology, Physics, Zoology, Psychology, Botany & Biotechnology, Bio-Chemistry, Environment Science and Water Management, Mathematics, Statistics, 

Interested students must have completed their 12th with 50% marks in agg.


Compulsory subjects: Physics Biology / Zoology & botany, (+) and Chemistry


Accounts & Data Science, Finance, Travel & Tourism, Computer Application, Insurance and Banking, Commerce &Tax Procedure and Practice.



Economics & Media studies, English, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Journalism & Mass Communication, History, Philosophy, Islamic History and Political Science.

Interested students must have completed their 12th or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.


Business administration and Logistics.

Aspiring students  must have completed their 10+2 with 50% marks in agg. from any stream or equivalent degree


Food Processing and Management, Software Development, Travel & Tourism, Tourism and Hospitality Management. 

Students must have completed Class 12 from a recognized board with a minimum 50% - 60% marks in aggregate.

Criteria can vary as per the specialization chosen.



Students must have completed their 12th with computer science as the core subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.


Mridangam, Music, Dance, Violin and Veena

Students must have completed their 12th with at least 50% marks in aggregate.


Archeology, Economics, History, English Language & Literature, Public Administration, Political Science, Politics, International Relations & Diplomacy, ManuScriptology, Financial Economics

Students must have completed their 3-year graduation program in the relevant discipline with at least 50 % marks in aggregate.


Applied Psychology, Biochemistry, Climate Change and Disaster Management, Computer Science with specialization in AI and Machine learning, Mathematics, Zoology, Geology, Environmental Science, and Data Science.

Students must hold a bachelor's degree in science from a recognized college/university with a minimum of 50 – 60% marks. Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of compulsory studied subjects. 


Animation Film Making in 3D Animation,  Animation Film Making in Game Art Design, Visual Effects Technology.  

Interested students must hold a bachelors in any relevant field like design/fine arts/ architecture, etc from a recognized university and with at least 50% marks in graduation.


Rural Management, Blue Economy & Maritime Law, Finance & Accounting, Global Business Operations

Students are required to hold a bachelor’s degree of B.Com/ B.Com (Hons) with at least 50 % marks in aggregate.

Kerala University Infrastructure Facilities

Kerala University comprises compute nodes, ethernet, and cluster architecture on a 359-acre campus. Additionally, Kerala University offers specialized study centers in areas including women's studies, Gandhian studies, women's studies, nanotechnology, and Kerala studies.

More than 3.50 lakh books are available in the Kerala University library, which also includes subscriptions to more than 500 periodicals, journals, and magazines. Additionally, it provides digital information services such as UGC Infonet.

The university also offers well-maintained separate hostels for girls and boys. Around 2 hostels are for boys and 4 for girls are available.

Contact DetailsUniversity of Kerala Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, KeralaWebsiteGo to website...Phone04XXXXXX01  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the All India Ranking of Kerala University?

Kerala University holds the 56th position as per NIRF ranking 2023 in the overall category while in the university & research category, the university holds the 30th and  43rd position respectively.

What courses are offered at Kerala University?

Kerala University offers a wide variety of courses at UG, PG, and doctoral levels.Some of the courses offered are BA, BBA, BSc, MA, M.Com, MSc, M.Des, and many others.

What are the specializations offered at Kerala University in the M.Com program?

Kerala University offers various specializations in the M.Com program including, Rural Management, Blue Economy & Maritime Law, Finance & Accounting, and Global Business Operations.

How many affiliated colleges does Kerala University have?

Kerala University has around 150 affiliated colleges.

Is Kerala University a public or private university?

The University of Kerala is a state-run public university.

Is there any scholarship scheme at Kerala University?

Yes, Kerala University provides need- and merit-based scholarships to eligible students. A Students' Aid Fund Scholarship is available from the University of Kerala to students whose annual family income is less than INR 25,000.

Does Kerala University have a hostel facility?

Yes, Kerala University offers separate hostels for boys and girls. Around 2 hostels are available for boys and 4 for girls with all the basic amenities required by the students.

On what basis Kerala University takes admission to various UG and PG courses?

Kerala University admissions for UG courses are mostly merit-based but for a few courses like BPA, BFA admissions are based on relevant national and state-level exams. While for PG courses admissions are based on required qualifying exams.

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