Kerala University official sitehttp://www.keralauniversity.edu/The University of Travancore which eventually became the University of Kerala was established in 1937 by a promulgation of the Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the University. Sir C. P Ramaswamy Ayyar, the then Diwan of the State, was the first Vice-Chancellor. It was the sixteenth University to be set up in India and ten Colleges within the State of Travancore which were affiliated to the Madras University became the affiliated colleges of the University of Travancore.
In 1957, the Kerala University Act, Act 14 of 1957, was brought into force and the University of Travancore was renamed University of Kerala. The University had three campuses located in three different parts of the State viz. Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode. In 1968, the University Centre at Kozhikode became a full -fledged University covering the Colleges and Departments located in Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode and Kannur Districts of Kerala. The Cochin University of Science and Technology and the Kerala Agricultural University were set up in 1971 and in 1983, the Mahatma Gandhi University was established. With the establishment of these Universities, the area of the jurisdiction of the University of Kerala has been limited to Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha Districts and some parts of Pathanamthitta District.
At present, the University has sixteen faculties and 41 departments of teaching and research. There are 157 affiliated colleges. Of these, 46 are aided Arts and Science colleges and 14 are unaided . There are two Law colleges, 17 Engineering colleges (of which 14 are unaided), four Medical Colleges (two are self financing) seven aided Teachers’ Training colleges, 30 unaided Teacher Training Colleges, four Ayurveda colleges, two Homeopathy colleges, one Sidha Medical College, two Fine Arts Colleges, one Music College, three Dental colleges (of which two are unaided), four unaided Pharmacy colleges and one college of Physical Education. Besides these, there are four affiliated institutions conducting two year full time MBA course, five colleges offering MCA and ten Nursing colleges, all in the unaided sector. The University’s Engineering College in Kariavattom campus offers courses like Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication etc...The University Departments offer a wide range of teaching and research at post-graduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The courses in the Departments are conducted in the Credit and Semester System . The University has also extended the Semester System to all the Post Graduate courses from 2001. At present, about 32 colleges offer post graduate teaching programmes. Some of the affiliated colleges offer , more read at http://www.keralauniversity.edu/EducationDec 14, 2006
The Office of the Commissioner For Entrance Examinations is discharging a very responsible job in the field of Higher Education. The Entrance Examinations are instituted with the best intention of finding out the most meritorious students for admission to the courses. The selection of candidates is made through competitive Examinations of very good standard. The setting of questions are entrusted with only experts in the field. A scientific method is being followed in the evaluation, ranking, selection and admission using Computers. The system followed was also upheld by the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala .
At the time of inception, in 1983 with a Commissioner at the helm of affairs, the Office of the CEE was entrusted with the conduct of only two examinations, namely, admission to Engineering Courses and to Medical / Agricultural courses. But year after year, more and moreexaminations were being entrusted to this Office and as of now, this Office conducts 12 different Entrance Examinations.
Entrance exams for B.EdEngineering / MedicalLLB 3 YearLLB 5 yearLLMMCA CoursePG AyurvedaPG DentalPG HomoeopathyPG Medical CoursesPG NursingPG Super SpecialityPG Pharmacy