Department of Animal Science, School of Biological Sciences, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2010

    age = 7 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Animal Science was established in the year 2010 under the School of Biological Sciences in the Central University of Kerala in its Riverside Campus at Padannakkad. The aim of this University is to provide its students with an opportunity to train in the basic and applied aspects of animal science and to promote independent thinking and help students have clarity in terms of the acreer that they can choose in this field like taxonomy and systematics, classical and modern genetics, cell and developmental biology, physiology, morphology, neurobiology, animal behaviour, ecology, wildlife biology and entomology. This Department has specialized expertise in insect and amphibian taxonomy and it houses rare collection of insects, amphibians of the Western Ghats and a good collection of Drosophila strains for biological experiments. The Department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Zoology.

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Department of Genomic Science, School of Biological Sciences, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

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    2010

    age = 7 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Genomic Science was established in the year 2010 under the School of Biological Sciences in the Riverside Campus of Central University of Kerala. The aim of this department is to develop an interdisciplinary programme through a demanding curriculum and provide state of the art facilities to research scholars for Genomic research. The Department of Genomic Science has faculty members from diverse research fields like Animal, Microbial and Plant Genomics, Population genetics, Proteomics, Pharmacogenomics, Molecular genetics, Epigenetics, Stem Cell and Bioinformatics. A number of facilities have been offered by this department so that a better practical knowledge is obtained. State-of-the-art laboratory facilities include DNA Sequencer, PCR, HPLC, Spectrophotometer, Gel documentation system, Refrigerated Centrifuges, Laminar air flow, Incubators, Deep freezers and bioinformatics laboratory. The courses are designed to help the students to understand the wide ranging aspects in the field of Genomics, Proteomics, and Biotechnology to make them highly skilled in both theory and practices. The faculties are running extramural funded projects to un-earth the facts behind some of the scientific questions.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2010

    age = 7 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was established in the year 2010 under the School of Biological Sciences in the Riverside Campus, Padannakkad in the Central University of Kerala. Since its establishment, this department has strived to become the best among all. It got 3 regular faculty members in the year 2011 who have a lot of experience at the global level in this field. The aim of this department is to impart quality education to its students in the field of molecular biology and biochemistry so that they become groomed professionals in their career lives. The faculty helps steer the current teaching and research activities of the Department to answer and unravel the basic questions in the diverse but complementary areas of biology such as angiogenesis, cell signaling, protein biochemistry and molecular virology.

The Department is constantly evolving as an advanced research centre in the areas of basic as well as applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Currently, the Department houses very well quipped laboratories such as HPLC, Ultrac entrifuge,CO incubators, Gradient PCR machines, Gel doc, -80oC freezers, fluorescent and light microscopes, etc. The process for the procurement of FPLC, RealTime PCR, Spectrofluorimeter, multi mode plate reader and Biosafety Class II Cabinet is under way.

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Department of Plant Science, School of Biological Sciences, Central University

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2011

    age = 6 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Plant Science was established in the year 2011 under the School of Biological Sciences in the Central University of Kerala. This department currently consists of 6 permanent faculty members, one post-doctoral fellow, 21 Ph.D scholars, 2 support staff and 42 masters students. The teaching activities in the department cover a lot of topics which are designed to provide in depth knowledge practical and theoretical knowledge to its graduate students pursuing M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees. regular training programs and workshop for scientists and students are also conducted for a more detailed understanding. The faculty is also actively engaged in promoting science education in schools by organizing regular interaction program with the high school students. Research program is in our department covers wide range of aspects in Plant Science from fruit development, plant micro propagation, algal biochemistry and bio prospecting, genome stability in plants under stress, bio energy and plant-microbe interaction biology. this department also offers a lot of facilities to its students so that they have a better practical understanding of their course.

Following is the list of the names and models of some of the equipment present in this faculty-

  • Biorad MS mini personal Thermal Cycler MJ
  • Eppendorf Refrigerator centrifuge, 5417
  • Carl zeiss Primostar compound microscope
  • Carl zeiss Stereo microscopes Stemi DV4 (With Camera)
  • Millipore WPS Direct Q3 UVS water purification systems kit
  • Canon Digital SLR camera with 18.55m lens with case
  • Bacteriological incubator INS 3 / 500 WATTS
  • Laminar air flow Vertical VLF electrophoresis unit SUB 10
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Department of International Relations and Politics, School of Global Studies, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2012

    age = 5 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of International Relations and Politics was established in the year 2012 under the School of Global Studies in the Central University of Kerala. It aims to educate the students on the topics of the causes of war and the conditions of peace and security, the workings of international organizations, the complexities of international negotiations, the threat posed by terrorism, and the politics of foreign economic policy. Not only that, This department is also about helping the students in understanding the patterns of behavior between the different actors in the world, be they states, prime ministers, presidents and corporations.

The students will also have the opportunity to study the international relations of particular countries (such as India, China, US & Russia) or regions (such as South Asia & Africa). And since international and domestic politics are closely related, students will also get a chance to learn about comparative politics- the politics and political institutions of different countries and regions. IR teaches us to unravel the complex and often invisible network of factors that lead to a situation where events in one part of the world can have their effects in another.

Kerala is a state that has experienced the benefits and downsides of globalization more than any other state in India considering the large number of people from the state who have an overseas connection, particularly with the Gulf countries. It also consists of some newly established centres which are- Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, Centre for Diaspora Studies, Centre for Policy Sciences and Regional Planning, Centre for WTO Studies. This course is also offered in the Capital Centre of the University.

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Department of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2010

    age = 7 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Physics was established in the year 2010 under the School of Physical Sciences in the Riverside Transit Campus of the Central University of Kerala. The main topics of research are Condensed Matter Physics (Theory and Experiment), Photonics, Materials Science, and Nuclear Physics. Currently there are six regular faculty members in the Department.

This Department has well-equipped teaching laboratories including modern experimental setups for achieving high standards in learning. The curriculum is designed in such a way that students are able to achieve sound theoretical foundation and problem solving skills in all subjects and exposure to a range of research areas is provided through a choice of elective courses. The M.Sc. students are given hands-on training in all aspects of the subject being taught which range from computation to sophisticated experiments and undertaking research projects in various research groups as part of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to present their work in conferences and publish their work in journals.

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Department of Mathematics, School of Physical Sciences, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2011

    age = 6 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Mathematics was established in the year 2011 under the School of Physical Sciences in the Central University of Kerala. This department’s research interests span across the broad areas of Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Control Theory, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Distribution Theory, Fixed Point Theory, Operations Research, Stochastic Modeling and Analysis,Special Functions, Topological Dynamics, etc.

Along with teaching, the faculty members of this department are actively engaged in research by participating in conferences/seminars/collaborative works at the national and international institutes/universities. They also help to serve the broader community through outreach initiatives and by fostering public understanding of the power of mathematics and its role as a fundamental mode of human thought. The department has been organizing post graduate and research level conferences and workshops since the beginning since they help students to get a more in-depth knowledge of their courses.

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Department of Computer Science, School of Physical Sciences, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2011

    age = 6 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Computer Science was established in the year 2011 under the School of Physical Sciences in the Central University of Kerala. The courses are designed with the objective of equipping the students for the IT industry and for streamlining them for taking up research in Intelligent Systems. State of the art computing facilities are available in the Department. Currently the department has two labs – General Computing Lab (for general computing requirements) and Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems Lab (for advanced research in Intelligent Systems). Both the labs have high-end Apple i-Mac and Apple Mac Pro systems. The Intelligent Systems Lab is also equipped with high-end research tools and software.

Since its inception, the Department has been organizing a host of curricular and co-curricular activities aiming at the academic enrichment of the students and faculty. The two-day National Conference on Pattern Analysis and Applied Intelligence held in March 2013 was a landmark event in the history of the Department.

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Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2013

    age = 4 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department Chemistry was established in the year 2013 under the School of Physical Sciences in the Riverside Transit Campus of the Central University of Kerala. This department was established with the aim to impart quality theoretical and practical knowledge to its students in this field. Chemistry provides immense scope for study, research and gainful employment in various sectors and since it is a branch of the prestigious Central University of Kerala, it offers excellent opportunities for pursuing the Master’s programme and doctoral research programme (Ph.D.). Dedicated faculty members of this Department provide the students with rigorous instruction and training to help them master in specialized theoretical principles, experimental and analytical skills.

The Board of Studies revised the syllabus of M.Sc. Chemistry in 2014 and the new revised syllabus covers broad area of fundamental aspects in modern Chemistry as well all recent research focuses in the advanced Chemistry which helps the students for the parallel preparation of the national level competition exams like CSIR-UGC-NET, GATE etc. There are laboratory facilities and infrastructure that match the best available facilities elsewhere in south India including a variety of sophisticated analytical and spectroscopic instruments viz., – Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), Fluorescence, FTIR, and UV-VIS spectrophotometers, CHNS Elemental analyzer, Gas chromatography, Thermal system (TGA & DSC), electrochemical work stations, Muffle Furnaces, Rotary Evaporators and various other minor equipment.

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Department of Hindi, School of Languages and Comparative Literature, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2011

    age = 6 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Hindi was established in the year 2011 and the classes started in 2012. This department comes under the School of Languages and Comparative Literature in the Central University of Kerala. It aims to provide quality education to its students in the field of Hindi and promote it as a language in the nearby areas. It offers two programmes, namely, M.A. Hindi and Ph.D. Hindi. A lot of focus has been given on proper research work in the Ph.D. Course and the curriculum of the post-graduate course has been made to ensure that the students are able to grasp the wide areas of this language and its beautiful literature.

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Department of English and Comparative Literature, School of languages and Comparative Literature, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2009

    age = 8 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of English and Comparative Literature was established on the 12th of October in the year 2009 under the School of Languages and Comparative Literature in the Central University of Kerala. M.A. English was the first course that had been offered to the first batch of 12 students. A unique syllabus has been designed for the students and advanced teaching and evaluation methods are put to used so that the students get a better opportunity to score well for NET (UGC) both in English and in Comparative Literature. Intensive coursework, regular seminars and frequent presentations are regular features of DCL programmes.

This department provides its students with facilities like smart classrooms and fully digitalized language lab. The department Film Club, Literary Club and Research Forum give the students further opportunities for co-curricular activities. A wide array of elective courses and national and international visiting faculty help students master a variety of interdisciplinary subjects.

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Department of Linguistics, School of Languages and Comparative Literature, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2012

    age = 5 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Lingusitics was established in June 2012 under the School of Languages and Comparative Literature in the central University of Kerala. The academic programs of the linguistics department equip the students and researchers to address some vital concerns of the society and the country. The vast linguistic and cultural diversity of India provides a heightened value for linguistic studies. Trained and able linguists can play a key role in areas like understanding the complexities of the linguistic situation in India, teaching and learning Indian languages, developing technology for languages, language planning, study of human cognition & memory and in solving many practical problems. As a science that has seen tremendous development and widening of scope in the recent times, linguistic inquiry is now given great importance in academic and research world.

This course qualifies the students to get job opportunities in institutions like IITs, IIITs, CIIL, CDACs. The students can also work in Neurology Institutes, Speech and Hearing Institute with their training in Clinical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics etc. Anthropological Survey of India, Archaeological Survey of India, Census, Oriental Institutes and several NGOs, are other areas where the students can find their prospects.

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Department of Malayalam, School of Languages and Comparative Literature, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2015

    age = 2 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Malayalam was established in the year 2015 under the School of Languages and Comparative Literature in the Central University of Kerala. Since Malayalam has been conferred the status of a classical language, the demand of this language has increased manifold and therefore, the responsibility of making the cirriculum more authentic and informative has increased. This Department aims to conduct authentic study and research on Malayalam language, literature and Kerala culture and the contribution of Malayalam language, literature and the culture of Kerala to Indian nationalism and the status of Malayalam literature in the context of world literature are some of the areas of research in this department.

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Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2012

    age = 5 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Social Work was established in the year 2012 under the School of Social Sciences in the Central University of Kerala. M.A. Social Work was the first programme to be offered in this department. This department envisions to become a centre of excellence of learning, experience, research, training and services. This department time to offer innovative teaching and learning in social work, impart evidence based intervention at individual, groups and community level, inculcate skills to conceptualize research with policy implication and have collaboration and co-operation with public, voluntary agencies, para-professionals for their capacity building.

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Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2016

    age = 1 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies was established in the year 2016 under the School of Social Sciences in the Central University of Kerala. This Department is the first regular University Department in the State of Kerala for the higher studies in Public Administration. In addition, the discipline deals with Human Resource Management, Labour Administration, and Human Rights in India, Environmental Management, Organizational Behavior and E-Governance.

In this regard, the establishment of the Department seems interesting and encouraging to the thousands of students who are interested in pursuing higher studies in the areas of Public Administration, Governance and Public Policy. Besides, this venture under the CUK has the capacity to impart knowledge on the diverse dimensions of administration and hence it is a motivation to the Civil Service aspirants also. Currently, the Department is functioning with four faculty members. In total, 23 students got admitted to the Post Graduation course. The students are from different disciplines which shows the versatile nature of the subject.

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Department of Environmental Science, School of Earth Science Systems, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2012

    age = 5 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Environmental Science was established in the year 2012 under the School of Earth Science Systems in the Central University of Kerala. This department aims to do transformative and innovative research in the many interdisciplinary fields of environmental science and technology. The department now further, aims to work towards the sustainable development goals of the nation. The faculty members have diverse research interests and are well-known scientists in their field of interest with international exposure and acclaim. The core emphasis of the department is in Environmental Chemistry, Ecology, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Environmental Biotechnology and Microbiology, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Engineering. The faculty practices new and improved teaching methods and assess students based on their overall development.

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Department of Law, School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kerala

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Law, established under the School of Legal Studies is under the Central University of Kerala. It aims to become the central department which provides excellent education. Very flexible and general courses have been offered which would cater to the needs of the society, the government and the nation as a whole. The faculty members of this department are experts with extensive research and real-world experience and they are committed to teaching and the team is dedicated to serving the needs of all the students studying here.

The Law Campus is located at Thiruvalla which is close to the Thiruvalla court centre that houses the Family Court, Sub Court, Munsiff’s Court and the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court which enables the students to have a practical interface with the legal system. The High Court of Kerala is also only a two hour drive from the Law Campus. It offers LLM as its course.

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Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2016

    age = 1 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine was established in the year 2016 under the School of Medicine and Public Health in the Central University of Kerala. This is a service cum academic department which aims to cater to the health needs of the campus at primary care level and the department proposes to set up a General clinic with Holistic Care facilities. The faculty and students together, with the health care system of the locality for effective health promotion in the immediate community around the CUK, district of Kasargod and the country at large.

This department is now going to be even more important to the School since it is going to be setting up a Medical College and Teaching Hospital. It offers masters in Public Health and Ph.D. in Public health is going to be introduced soon.

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Department of Education, School of Education, Central University of Education

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2015

    age = 2 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Education was established under the School of Education in the year 2015 in the Central University of Kerala. This department aims to transform its students into professionally trained teachers to meet the needs and effectively take up challenges posed in this field. The Department aims to promote pedagogical researches and intends to reform the teacher education programmes in the country.The Department endeavors to achieve excellence by facilitating quality based innovations in all areas of teaching learning processes.

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Department of Economics, School of Economics, Central University of Kerala

  • Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2009

    age = 8 years

  • Location

    Kerala - Other

The Department of Economics was established under the School of Economics in the year 2009 in the Central University of Kerala. The M.A. programme offered here has been made to equip the students to analyze the theoretical and applied aspects of the emerging trends in economic theory and policy. Courses are designed to cater to the requirements of multi-national corporations, public services and other international institutions so that the students get better job placements and they are better equipped to handle their career lives. The Department has an exclusive computer lab with advanced software packages like STATA, reviews and SPSS which are highly useful for the students of economics.

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Available College Facilities

The Central University of Kerala offers a lot of infrastructural facilities to its students to create a conducive environment for learning and they get better resources to get detailed and comprehensive information. Not only that, extracurriculars are also given importance. It has the appropriate infrastructure for labs so that the students not only grasp the theoretical knowledge but also practical knowledge.

Classroom

Classrooms are provided to the students so that they are given a proper atmosphere to study in. All the courses are given proper rooms for studying. Central University of Kerala has two transit campuses, one is the Riverside Campus and the other is the Vidyanagar Campus. 

Library

The Central University of Kerala has a library of its own which has a number of books for the students to study from. There is also an online library. The mission is “To provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the research, teaching and learning needs of the Central University of Kerala community. To provide high-quality services that meet and exceed the expectations of a diverse user community by using technology in an innovative manner for the flexible delivery of services and resources to users regardless of location.”

Facilities available in Library

  • Number of books
  • Number of online journals
  • Number of magazine subscriptions
  • Computerized library
  • Book bank facility