The University of Kerala was founded as the University of Travancore in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore (now southern part of Kerala and some neighboring parts of the state of Tamilnadu) in 1937. During the 7 decades since the University of Kerala grew and shrunk physically and transformed itself in many ways. It is difficult to summarise what the Kerala University is in a brief space. The University of Travancore was established in 1937 by a promulgation of the Maharajah of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the University. Sir C. P Ramaswamy Ayyar, the then Diwan (Prime minister) of the State was the first Vice-Chancellor. He was an eminent scholar and an able administrator. It is said the Government made an unsuccessful attempt to invite Albert Einstein to be the first Vice-Chancellor. The University was modeled after the best Universities of the United Kingdom, and even today retains some of these features. The affiliating system of the University, however, evolved to be different from the college system in British Universities. At present, the University has sixteen faculties and forty-one departments of teaching and research in addition to study centers and other departments. Teaching, Research, and Knowledge extension are the mandates of the Departments. They primarily focus on post-graduate (masters) programmes, MPhil programmes (1-year research degree) and doctoral research. In 2007, the University awarded over 100 PhDs. (University’s research activities are also going on in select affiliated colleges and other recognized research centers in and outside the state The University has also a number of study centers in specialized areas such as Nano-technology, Kerala Studies, Bioinformatics, Women's Studies, Learning Difficulties, Sree Narayana Studies, Gandhian Studies etc. The University has over 150 affiliated colleges.
Kerala University is one of the earliest universities in India. The university offers courses in Engineering, Management, Science & Research. Kerala University offers courses at undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and doctoral levels of education. However, the university is known for its PG and Doctoral level courses.
The university is majorly an affiliating university and has almost 150 colleges affiliated to it. The admission process for bachelor’s courses start as early as January. Kerala University conducts entrance tests for different sessions. University conducts KEAM 2017 (For B.Tech) & KU CAT 2017 for MBA course.
There is the provision of special reservation for the person with the disability, Kashmiri migrants, Tamil Linguistics minority & sports category.
For more than 100 UG and PG courses exams are conducted in more than 1000 numbers for various subjects hence all the students are getting the UOK time table mostly in online as it is the easiest method for them.
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The above link is the direct URL of checking all exam dates for B.Tech, M.tech, B.Sc, B.B.A, MBA, M.Sc, B.Com, M.com, B.A, M.A etc courses.
Instructions for Downloading the Kerala University Entrance Admit Card / Hall Ticket 2018