University of Calicut


University of Calicut
University of Calicut
കാലിക്കറ്റ് സര്‍വ്വകലാശാല
Established 1968
Type Public
Chancellor R. S. Gavai
Vice-Chancellor M. Abdul Salam[1]
Location Thenhipalam, Malappuram, Kerala, India
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
Website universityofcalicut.info

The University of Calicut is an affiliating university in the southern state of Kerala in India. It is situated in Thenjipalam, in the district of Malappuram with a number of off-campus centres in neighbouring districts. The University conducts courses and examinations for the students of the affiliated colleges. The main campus in Thenjipalam has departments in most of the science and humanities areas. The departments offer post graduate courses and research programmes. However, the main business in the campus is administration and conduct of examinations for all the affiliated colleges which number above 250.

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History

Calicut University was established in 1968 and was administered by Dr. M.M.Ghani in the 1970s. The University had especially strong faculty in Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, History, Malayalam, English and Physical Education. The Campus locales spread over around 400 acres (1.6 km2) in rural Malappuram district, had the feel of a hill station.

In the 1980s, a Cockroft-Walton particle accelerator was put in place on campus.

Students' Trap in the Calicut University Campus

Departments

Important departments include Library and information science, mathematics, life science, botany, physics, chemistry,zoology ,commerce , social sciences , management studies , school of health sciences, biotechnology, mass communication,psychology and language departments such as Malayalam, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Russian, Arabic.

Greenery in the Calicut University Campus

Anti-academic campaign at the university

In 2009, the University received press coverage following an attempt by the pro-CPI(M) syndicate to oust people from teaching posts.[1]

A side view of C H Mohammed Koya Library. At the entrance stands a flagpole of the Students' Federation of India

Controversy

The Calicut University Employees Union is known for attacks on men of other organisations and even the Registrar of the University.[2] A woman employee named P. E. Usha whose legal battles against the University authorities and one Prakasan, an activist of Calicut University Employees Union who defamed her, also received significant coverage.[3][4][5] The High Court of Kerala ordered notional appointment of Dr. Karunakaran, instead of T. K. Narayanan, who is the leader of the teachers' union. The legal battle lasted 20 years.[6]

University Cafeteria for students and staff. It has a paved yard, named Students Trap where a fig stands

Pareeksha Bhavan

Pareeksha Bhavan, the branch of the university that oversees the conduct of examinations in over 250 affiliated colleges and which awards degrees is the largest wing of the university. The branch has been in the news for delays in the conduct of examinations, overturned schedules, and illegal awarding of marks to the kin of the party bosses.[7]

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