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Calicut University Results 2012
Calicut University declared the Results of 3rd Semester MPEd Examination on 18th October, 2012. Candidates can check their Results on Calicut University Website www.universityofcalicut.info.
Calicut University 1st Sem Bio-Technology Exam Results 2012
Calicut University declared the Results of 1st Sem Bio-Technology Examination on 15th October, 2012. Candidates can check their Results on Calicut University Website www.universityofcalicut.info.
About Calicut University
University of Calicut, Malappuram the second university to be set up in Kerala, came into being in 1968 with the objective of developing human resources in the northern districts of Kerala by extending the reach of higher education and by promoting research in all areas of development with particular emphasis on technology and art and culture of Kerala.
The University made the beginning by taking into its fold the four postgraduate departments set up by the University of Kerala at Calicut and 54 constituent colleges spread across seven northern districts. With ‘Nirmaya Karmana Sree’ as it motto, the University has surmounted challenges to emerge as the largest residential affiliating University in Kerala. Its 31 post graduate departments and 304 affiliated colleges has now become a veritable light house beckoning lakhs of young men and women to benefit from higher education.
Calicut University’s Botanical Garden to House endangered Trees
In a unique conservation initiative, the Calicut University Botanical Garden ( CUBG ) will provide a safe haven to hundreds of rare, endangered and threatened ( RET ) trees from the ecologically fragile Western Ghats, which has recently made it to the coveted UNESCO World Heritage list.
The CUBG, the largest and most diverse botanical gardens in varsities across the country, will soon have an arboretum ( tree garden ) in 20 acres allotted by the varsity for the ex – situ conservation project. It will conserve around 200 most threatened tree species from the Western Ghats in the first phase.
The World Heritage Committee, which included the Western Ghats on the world heritage list in July, had noted that the mountain stretch is home to at least 325 globally threatened species and is one of the world’s eight “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity.
“We are planning to include the most endangered tree species in the arboretum. There is a large number of tree species in the biological hotspot in urgent need of conservation,” said Dr M Sabu, officer in charge of the CUBG and head of the botany department. He said the varsity had submitted a 1 crore project to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests ( MoEF ).
Scientists from the Botany department will undertake a field survey in the Western Ghats to collect the species. “The plant material will be collected from the Western Ghats sites. We can rear the species here and can think of reintroducing them to their original habitat at a later stage,” he said.
Additionally, a tree – top walk facility will be introduced in the CUBG connecting it to the proposed arboretum to help people understand trees from close quarters. Except for those endemic to high altitude areas, all other endangered trees will be able to thrive in the climatic conditions at CUBG.
Sabu said the CUBG, spread across 19.5 hectares now, houses a collection of 2,500 plant species. The garden, inaugurated in 1972 by Singapore Botanical Garden former director Prof R E Holttum, also houses the largest collection of ginger species in the country.
University of Calicut PG Programmes Admission 2012
University of Calicut, Calicut invites application for Postgraduate Programmes in Arts and Science commencing in the session 2012.
The Programmes are offered in :
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university.
Selection Procedure :
Students shall be admitted to the various PG Programmes of study in affiliated colleges / University teaching departmens on the basis of the rules prescribed by the University and communicated to the college / department from time to time.
How to Apply :
Application form can be downloaded from the official website of http://www.universityofcalicut.info/notifications/ApplicationFormPGCourse2012.pdf
Important Date :
Last date for the submission of application form without late fee is 1st September, 2012.
University of Calicut,
Malappuram ( District ) – 673635,
Calicut University PO, Kerala.
Phone : 0494 – 2400288.
University of Calicut opens UG Courses Admission
School of Distance Education, University of Calicut, Calicut invites application for Undergraduate and Professional Courses admissions commencing in the session 2012.
The UG Courses are offered in :
- B.A in History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, English, Malayalam, Arabic, Philosophy, Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Afzal – ul – Ulama,
- B.Sc Maths
- B.Sc Counselling Psychology
- Diploma in Hotel Management
- Diploma in Gemmology
Candidates should have passed 10+2 examination with 45% of marks in relevant discipline from any recognised board of Examination.
How to Apply :
Applications are to be submitted online through the official website of http://www.universityofcalicut.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1384
Important Dates :
- Last date for the submission of application form without late fee is 15th September, 2012.
- Last date for the submission of application form with late fee of 100 / – is 30th September, 2012.
Contact Details :
School of Distance Education,
University of Calicut,
Calicut University PO,
Kerala – 673635.
Phone : 0494 – 2400288.
University to Grant Autonomy to Colleges
The University of Calicut has decided to grant autonomy to its affiliated colleges that qualify the stipulated standards.
A meeting of the Syndicate held on the university campus at Tenhipalam on 16th January, 2012 decided to introduce grading for the colleges in order to classify them.
Only colleges that meet the stipulations framed by the university will be given autonomy. University authorities said that maximum autonomy suggested by the University Grants Commission ( UGC ) would be granted to colleges selected through grading.
Autonomy will not be limited to academics alone. The university will continue to perform an overall overseeing role. The modalities of autonomy, however, are yet to be worked out.
The university will reconstitute its Boards of Studies by including professionals from the industry.
“This is sure to bring about better links between the industry and academia,” said N. Muhammadali, head of the Department of Mass Communication who is in charge of the university public relations office.
The Syndicate further decided to launch the study of Chinese language under the Department of Russian and Comparative Literature. It is being introduced considering the increasing demand for that language and increasing opportunities in higher education in China.
As part of enhancing the quality of the faculty, the university has decided to alter the criteria for the appointment of teachers in affiliated colleges.
The university will also open a special cell to expedite the distribution of scholarships to the students.
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