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Central University of Kerala: Ranking, Courses, Admission, Placement, Scholarship

Last updated on August 18th, 2021

Central University of Kerala acknowledged by “central Universities act 2009″. Central University of Kerala is recognised by UGC. It is a central university accredited by NAAC B++. The campus area is spread across 310 acres. The Central University of Kerala [CUK] is ranked at 101st position in NIRF’s overall category in 2020.

The University offers Postgraduate, undergraduate, Diploma and doctorate courses in various specializations. The top courses offered by the University are B. An international relation, LLM, M.A Economics, MBA, etc.

Admissions are based upon the CU-CET conducted by the University itself, followed by an interview. The University has three Campuses, namely Main, Law, and Science. Under which 11 departments are present.

For PG courses such as MBA, PGDM, M.Com, M. Sc, the candidates are offered top positions in ISRO, NCPOAR, NCESS, IITS, MNCs.

Central University of Kerala: Highlights 

Established | Institute Type 2009| Central University
Approved by UGC
Set by Government of India
Entrance Exam CU-CET
Courses Offered UG, PG, PG Diploma and Ph.D
Popular Courses B.A international relations, LLM, MBA, PGDM
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance-based
Campus Area 310 acres
Top recruiters Internships at various organizations, NCPOAR, NCESS, IITs.
Facilities Available WiFi facilities, separate Hostels for boys and girls, well-equipped labs, Library, Sports, transportation facility.
Official Website https://www.cukerala.ac.in/

Central University of Kerala: Ranking 

The University started 10 Years ago. The Central University of Kerala is ranked at overall 436th position at the country level Universities rank. It stands at the 8662nd position in the overall category in the world.

Central University of Kerala: Courses Offered

Courses/ Duration Specializations Eligibility
B. A. (3 years) International relations 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks
MBA (2 Years) General, and Hotel Management Graduation from a recognized University with 50% Marks.
M.A. (2years) Economics, Comparative Literature, Public Administration and Policy Studies, International Relations & Political Science, Malayalam, Hindi & Comparative Literature Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
PG Diploma (1 year) Yoga, NRI Law Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
M.Sc (2 Years) Zoology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science,  Genomic Science, Geology, Mathematics, Botany, Physics, Yoga Therapy Bachelor’s degree in the relevant stream with aggregate 55% marks.
MPH (2 Years) Medicine & Health Sciences MBBS/ B.Sc. Nursing/BDS/BPH/B.Pharma or any other related degree with 50% marks
Ph.D. (3years) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Public Administration and Policy Studies, Physics, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Plant Science, Linguistics, Malayalam, International Relations and Politics, Law, Geology, Hindi and Comparative Literature, Environmental Science, Genomic Science Master’s degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks. Or 6.0 CGPA in the qualifying exam.
M.S.W (2 Years) Humanities & Social Sciences Bachelor’s degree in any field with 50% Marks.
M.Ed (2 years) Master of education B. Ed. with 50% marks
LLM (2years) Law LLB degree with 50% marks
M.Com (2years) Commerce B.Com./BBA/BBM with 50% marks

Central University of Kerala: Admissions

Candidates need to qualify for the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) examination. To get admission for the various UG, PG, Ph.D., PG diploma programs under different specializations.


To get admission for the doctoral courses also it is based on entrance exams followed by counseling after the candidate is shortlisted.

  • For the Undergraduate course, candidates must be eligible to pass the 12th board exams with a minimum of 50% in the recognised board exams.
  • The PG courses’ selection is based on the entrance exam within the relevant stream.
  • Candidates who are also applying for Ph.D. must have a master’s degree in the relevant stream from the recognized University of the University Grant Commission.
  • The students in the general category must have passed with 50% marks. While in case of reserved category students must have passed with 45% marks.
  • Final admission will be offered after the candidate has been shortlisted in the exam. An interview then followed them.

Application procedure

  • Go to the official website of the CUCET – www.cucetexam.in
  • Click on the online application form.
  • Then on this page ,’ click here’ for new registration.
  • Choose the preferred course and fill in the necessary details in the application form. Then submit it.
  • Pay the fees through debit card/credit card/online.
  • Candidates will receive an automated email and SMS on their number after successful payment.
  • If you are applying offline., then you need to pay the challan and wait for seven days to receive it.
  • The candidates can take the print of this for future reference.

CU-CET Cut Off

The CU-CET Cut off 2019 for the Central University of Kerala is

given in tabular form.

Courses Cut off
M.A Malayalam 170
M.Sc Physics 181
M.sc computer science 211
M.A English 241
M.sc Mathematics 162
M.A Hindi 177
M.A public administration & policy studies 185
B.A international relations 226
M.sc Chemistry 188
M.A International Relations 185
M.A Economics 214

Central University of Kerala: Placements 

The Central University of Kerala, Kasargod, conducts a placement drive for its students each year. The placement cell provides opportunities for students by inviting the companies via mail. They provide live projects, graduation projects, training and internships. The companies conduct a pre-placement talk which is followed by an Aptitude and reasoning test. Then a group discussion is operated by companies where the shortlisted students must appear for an interview.

Each 24 department has a different mechanism in working as a placement cell.

  • For UG courses such as B.A, the candidates are offered internships from various organizations.
  • For PG courses such as MBA, PGDM, M.Com, M. Sc, the candidates are offered top positions in ISRO, NCPOAR, NCESS, IITS, MNCs.

Central University of Kerala: Scholarships

The CUK provides scholarships for students from the government of Kerala. In each department, candidates who are scored top marks are provided with the scholarship. These will help in flourishing their career. There are two types of Categories in funding.

  • E-grants are offered for the students who post pursuing the courses from the University.
  • Post-graduate Indira Gandhi scholarship for an single child for PG programs offered by the University Grant Commission.

Central University of Kerala: Facilities 

The Central University of Kerala has the following facilities ss

  • Library
  • ICT wing
  • Hindi cell
  • Health center
  • Students cell
  • Students counseling center
  • Infrastructural facilities
  • The library facilities in this University offer a fully conditioned room with WiFi access.
  • The library has access to all kinds of books, from reference books, journals to online access to journals, UGC-Infonet, with Video graphed facility.
  • Hostels are built for both boys and girls separately. Seats are allowed on a first cut basis, and they are permitted in merit-based admission. The Hostels are fully furnished and provide the students with excellent security and all necessary facilities.
  • It offers facilities from the computer lab, cafeteria to Auditorium, transportation facility, Hospitals, post, Gym.
  • For the support and welfare of the students, the University has a Student counseling Centre.

Central University of Kerala: Faculty

The Central University of Kerala has qualified faculty members. The University is committed to its vision of imparting Strong educational foundations. Our mission is to provide instructional and research facilities in all department’s initiatives.

Most of the Ph.D. Professors have completed their education from abroad. They are experienced and qualified in teaching.

  • Each department has separate faculty members—the members are highly motivated students and directed towards subjects choices.
  • Each department faculty member is qualified with a Ph.D. They are student-friendly. They guide the students in all their respective exams. They provide the course curriculum, making it easier for the students to go through their subjects quickly.
  • Each respective department has 4-5 faculty members. But the department has one permanent member who is the head of the in-charge in the department.

Central University of Kerala: FAQs

Ques. What is the qualification required to take an M.sc course at this University?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. Candidates must be qualified with a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks in the relevant subject. The candidates need to appear for the CU-CET conducted by the Central University of Kerala.

Ques. Which rank should attain in CUCET for getting admission to the Central University of Kerala for M.A ECONOMICS?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. Cut-off marks For M.A in Economics in General category from the Central University of Kerala is 214 for the year 2019. SO THE CANDIDATES must be eligible to get this mark or more than 214 to get admission. The cut-off marks change according to the subject.

Ques. Does CUK Kasaragod offer Scholarships?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. The Central University of Kerala offers two Scholarships for merit students and students belonging to OBC, SC, ST Category.

Ques. How many specializations are there in the Ph.D. program in CUK?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. The P.hD program is offered in the 17 types of specialization at the Central University of Kerala.

Ques: How many central universities are there in kerala?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans: 15