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The University of Calicut is an affiliating university in Thenjipalam, in the district of Malappuram in Kerala, India. Apart from the main campus, it has several off campus centres. Anvar Jahan Zuberi, a professor in Aligarh Muslim University, is the Vice Chancellor of the University.[1]. The main campus in Thenjipalam has departments in most of the science and humanities areas. The departments offer post graduate courses and research programmes.

Teaching Departments
Important departments include mathematics, life science, botany, physics, chemistry, zoology,school of health sciences biotechnology, mass communication, language departments like Malayalam, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Russian, Arabic etc.

There are more than 250 colleges affiliated to this university at present.Over 150 of these colleges are owned by private organisations or induviduals and most of them are aided by the state government.

School of health science
One of the major institutes of Health Sciences in India.The courses include Medical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Food Science etc.
Historical context
Calicut University was established in 1968. Administered by a very able educator-administrator, Dr.M.M.Ghani, in its early years in the '70s, the University attracted a fairly sizeable set of young-ish talent. Some of the early faculty in the '70s and '80s would compare very favourably in terms of calibre, with the best institutes/universities of India and abroad. The University had especially strong faculty in Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, History, Malayalam, English and Physical Education. There was a certain vibrance to the whole campus. A Cockroft-Walton particle accelerator was installed on campus in the 80's.The Campus locales spread over around 400 acres (1.6 km2) in rural Malappuram district, had the feel of a hill station. T.P. Rajeevan a well known poet in Malayalam is the Public Relations Officer of the University.

External links

Official Website

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