The first University in Kerala state accredited with A Grade by NAAC in the First Cycle itself
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Process of admission
The University constitutes an Entrance Cell every year under the supervision of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor to make the admission processes for every programme and the departments monitor and accomplish it effectively and timely. The admission process will be kept open for one month from the date of first admission to the specific programme so that the unfilled slots will be filled within the time frame. Considering the autonomy of the Departments, the Heads of the Departments are authorised to make the admissions according to the regulations. The University has no affiliated colleges and hence the admission process is centralised.
The University continuously reviews the admission process. The number of applications received, the students appeared for the entrance examination and the students turned up for interview are considered for analysis and follow up action. The courses on poor demand are restructured. New courses on high demand are commenced at regional campuses based on this review. The intakes of the courses are also reviewed every year. In the case of Research programmes the mandatory directions of the UGC are strictly followed. The University has been following course work as a compulsory part of Ph.D since 2002. The University also introduced common entrance test for Direct Ph.D programmes. With the continous evaluation and review of admission process to various programmes, the diversity and quality of the students have been improved.
Under Graduate Programmes:
The admissions to the Undergraduate programmes are made on the basis of the merit of the applicants. The candidates can choose their centres according to the merit and choice. Apart from this, the University conducts aptitude test and proficiency assessment for admission to the Fine Arts courses.
Post Graduate Programmes:
The University conducts the Common Entrance test for admission to the Postgraduate programmes. The candidates can apply for any five programmes of their choice and can also appear for the entrance examinations.The candidates can choose their Centres of admission and course according to the merit and choice they have.
The University follows admission procedures very effectively and suitable to the Research programmes. The notifications are given in the websites, news papers and other University networks. The number of available seats is specifically mentioned in the notification and a specially designed entrance examination is conducted thereafter. Then the research committee conducts interview and admissions accordingly. As per the regulations of the University (framed in the light of the UGC regulation- 2009), the supervising teachers are assigned by the research committee for guiding the students. The doctoral committees will scrutinize the research proposal and title of the research programmes of the students in due course.
Diploma/Certificate Programmes and Add on Courses
The admissions to the Diploma and Certificate programmes are made on the basis of the merit of the applicants. The candidates can choose their centres according to the merit and choice. Apart from this, the University conducts aptitude tests and proficiency assessment for admission to these programmes.