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Central University of Kerala
Central University of KeralaCentral University of Kerala (CUK) is one of the 15 new Central Universities established under The Central Universities Act, 2009 (Act No.25 of 2009). CUK aims to extend the scope of learning through a holistic methodology that accommodates diverse linguistic, scientific and cultural traditions. CUK is situated at Kasaragod, the northern-most district of Kerala and has state-wide jurisdiction. It started functioning from a transit campus in Vidyanagar housing the Administrative Offices, Humanities Schools, University Library, Computer Centre, Language Lab, and the University Guest House. The Riverside Transit Campus at Padannakad, 35 km further south houses the Science Schools. The permanent campus of the University is being setup at Periye on a panoramic stretch of 310 acres of land beside the National Highway, at which academic activity will commence from the ensuing academic year Admission to the PG programmes is subject to applicants’ fulfilling eligibility conditions for various programmes as notified in the University website www.cukerala.ac.in. The duration of the postgraduate programme is 4 semesters. Each semester has a duration of 16-18weeks,with 5 working days and 30 instructional hours per week. The programmes are organised under Choice Based Credit and Semester (CBCS) pattern. Curricular innovations of CBCS provide vertical integration of knowledge and equip the students for successful performance in any competitive task in any part of the world. Students are offered two types of courses: (a) Core courses, identified by each Department, aimed at providing a broad base in the concerned subject of study; (b) Elective courses, chosen by the students in consultation with the Faculty Advisor. In addition to these, each student will have to do a Dissertation/Project work emphasising the application of knowledge to real problems. The minimum total credits required for the successful completion of a PG programme is 72 credits within 4 semesters. Out of the 72 credits, a student has to secure a minimum of 48 but not more than 60 credits, including that of the Dissertation for Core courses, and a minimum of 12 but not more than 24 credits for Elective courses. Postgraduate Programmes Offered by CUK Subject Degree Seats Qualifying Degree Subject of the qualifying degree (from a recognised university) Min. Mark in Qualifying degree Animal Science M.Sc 20 BSc Zoology with Botany and Chemistry/Biochemistry as subsidiary subject or any subject under Life Science with Zoology as a major/core subject 55% Biochemistry & Molecular Biology M.Sc 20 BSc Chemistry/Biochemistry/any subject under Life Sciences with Chemistry/Biochemistry as a major/core subject 55% Chemistry M.Sc 15 BSc Chemistry as the main or one of the main subjects and Mathematics as one of the subsidiary subjects 55% Computer Science M.Sc 20 BSc. Computer Science/BCA/B.Tech. Computer or equivalent 55% Economics MA 26 Bachelor Any discipline 50% English & Comparative Literature MA 26 Bachelor Any discipline and a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in English 50% Environmental Science M.Sc 20 Bachelor Science/Engineering/Agricultural Sciences/ Geology/Geography 55% Genomic Science M.Sc 20 B.Sc Biotechnology/Biochemistry/any subject under Life Sciences with Biotechnology/Biochemistry as a major/care subject 55% Hindi & Comparative Literature MA 26 Bachelor Any discipline and a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in Hindi 50% International Relations & Political Science M.A 26 Bachelor Any discipline 50% Linguistics and Language Technology MA 26 Bachelor Any discipline and a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in English 50% Mathematics M.Sc 26 B Sc. Mathematics 55% Physics M.Sc 20 BSc. Physics 55% Plant Science M.Sc 20 B.Sc Botany/Plant Science or any subject under Life Sciences with Botany/ Plant Science as a major/core subject 55% Social Work MSW 26 Bachelor Any discipline 50% Education M.Ed. 25 Bachelor B.Ed. in subject concernedNotes|Edit