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Kerala University PG Admission 2017

University of Kerala invites applications for admission to the Post Graduate (PG) Degree Programmes in the Departments of the University of Kerala, for the academic year 2017-18, as approved by the University of Kerala, is published herewith.

It contains general information and rules relating to the admission to PG Degree Programmes in the Departments of the University of Kerala

It is hereby notified for the information of all concerned that the PG Entrance Test 2017 for admission to MA/M.Sc./M.Com/MLISc./MSW/M.Ed./MCJ & LLM Programmes in the Teaching Departments in the University is to be conducted as per the following schedule

Programmes Offered at Kerala University

MA in English, Philosophy, Archaeology, History, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Hindi, Malayalam Linguistics, Arabic, Islamic History, Sanskrit, Tamil, German, Russian, Music

M.Sc. in Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, Botany, Chemistry, Demography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Zoology, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Computational Biology, Environmental Science


Duration of Programmes

The Programme leads to Master’s Degree in the relevant subject. The Programme extends for a period of four semesters except LLM, which extends for period of two semesters

The Programme of study shall be by regular attendance for the requisite number of lectures, practical training and other means

Kerala University PG Admission Eligibility Criteria


Candidate should be an Indian citizen. For foreign candidates, relevant regulations apply

Indulgence in Ragging as disqualification: If an applicant for admission is found to have indulged in ragging in the past or if it is noticed later that he/she had indulged in ragging, admissions shall be denied or he/she shall be expelled from the institution

The student at the time of admission should give an undertaking as per the provisions of anti-ragging verdict by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India (Annexure VI)

Academic Eligibility

(i) Students who have pursued 10+2+3 scheme and obtained a Bachelor Degree from the University of Kerala or a degree recognized as equivalent thereto, and who have secured the following, shall be eligible for admission to PG Programmes:

(a) CGPA of 2 or above in a 4 – point scale or

(b) 3.5 or above in a 7 -point scale or

(c) 5 or above in a 10-point scale or

(d) 50% or above in case of Bachelor Degrees which award marks,

Relaxation for candidates from SC/ST category shall be as follows:

(a) CGPA of 1.8 or above in a 4-point scale

(b) 3.15 or above in a 7-point scale

(c) 4.5 or above in a 10-point scale

(d) 45% or above in case of Bachelor Degrees which award marks.

(ii) Candidate shall secure at least 25% (20% for SC/ST category) of the average marks of the stream in the entrance exam conducted as per Section 3.4

(iii) Candidate shall hold Bachelor degree in subjects specified in Schedule I, for admission to corresponding PG Programmes. The CSSAC shall be competent to recommend revisions to Schedule I from time to time, on recommendations of the Dept. Councils

Eligible Specializations:

In addition to eligibility conditions, specified candidate shall hold Bachelor degree in subjects specified below, for admission to corresponding PG Programmes

M.A. Programmes

English Language & Literature: BA English Language & Literature; BA English and Communicative English; BA Communicative English (Vocational); BA Communicative English OR any BA/BSc with credits earned for at least 4 English language courses

Hindi Language & Literature: Graduates in B.A. Hindi.; any BA/B.Sc. degree holder with at least 4 Hindi language courses

Malayalam Language & Literature: Graduates in B.A Malayalam. Also, any BA/BSc. with at least four Malayalam language courses

Arabic Language & Literature: B.A Arabic, Any BA/BSc. with at least Arabic 4 language courses; B.A/B.Sc. in Afzal-ul-ulama

Sanskrit General Language & Literature: B.A Sanskrit (any specialization); any B.A/B.Sc. degree holders with at least 4 Sanskrit language courses

Russian Language & Literature: Any B.A/B.Sc. with at least 4 Russian language related courses; Any degree with diploma in Russian

German Language & Literature: Any B.A/B.Sc. with German language related courses

Philosophy: BA Philosophy; any BA/BSc. Degree holder will be admitted after all BA Philosophy holders are admitted

History: Degree holders from BA/BSc/LLB. 80% of seats shall be reserved for candidate who hold BA Degree in History

Sociology: Any BA/BSc. from faculties of Arts/Social science/Science/Commerce/Law. 75% of the seats shall be reserved for candidates who hold B.A Sociology

Economics: B.A Economics, B.Sc. Mathematics or B.Sc. Statistics

Political Science: Any BA from Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Journalism.15% of seats will be reserved for candidates from humanities science and commerce. Weightage will be given to candidates from the discipline of Political Science

Islamic History: B.A Islamic History; any B.A/B.Sc. degree holder will be admitted after all BA Islamic History holders are admitted

Linguistics: Any BA, B.Sc, B.Com/MBBS/B.Tech from faculties of Arts/ Social science/ Commerce/Law/ Medicine and Engineering

Tamil Language & Literature: B.A Tamil

Music: B.A Music; BPA

Archaeology: Any BA, B.Sc

MSW: Any BA, B.Sc. 50% of the seats reserved for B.Sc. degree holders. Graduates in Social Science, commerce, Law, BSW, BBA

M.Com: B.Com/ B.B.A. 80% of the total seats would be reserved for candidates with B.Com

M.C.J: Any Bachelor’s degree including BA, B.Sc., BBA, BCA, B.Tech., B.VSc., MBBS

M.L.I,Sc.: Any Bachelor’s degree including BA, B.Sc., BBA, BCA, B.Tech., B.VSc., MBBS

M.Ed.: B.Ed. degree, additional weightage will be given to PG. (MA, M.Sc./M.Com) candidates in the respective area of specialization1 at B.Ed

LLM: LLB 5 year/3 year/Annual Scheme

M.Sc. Programmes:

Biochemistry: Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology/ Graduates in any multimajor course with biochemistry (main)

Biotechnology: Zoology/Botany/Microbiology/Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/Environmental Science/Aquatic Biology

Genetics & Plant Breeding: B.Sc. Botany or in any Multi-major course with Botany; B.Sc. botany and biotechnology

Chemistry: B.Sc. Chemistry/ Polymer Chemistry/Industrial chemistry/ Analytical chemistry with Mathematics as one of the Complementary subjects

Aquatic Biology and Fisheries: B.Sc. Aquatic Biology and Fisheries/ Zoology/Aquaculture/ fisheries Science (BFSC)

Computer Science: First class Bachelor’s Degree with not less than 60% marks (or equivalent grade) in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Electronics/Any other degree in Science with Computer Science or Computer Applications as major components or an equivalent degree recognized by the University of Kerala

Environmental Science: B.Sc. Environmental Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Biochemistry/‘Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry/ Geology

Geology: B.Sc. Geology

Computational Biology: B.Sc. Computational Biology/ Computer Science/ BCA/ Electronics/ Information technology/ Bioinformatics/ Mathematics/ B.Tech in any branch

Demography: B.Sc. Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Science or BA Economics/ Sociology/B.Sc. Geography/ Anthropology with Statistics as one of the Complementary subjects

Acturial Science: B.Sc.Mathematics/ Statistics/ Acturial Science/ Mathematical Acturial Science/Acturial Statistics /Acturial Economics/ Computer Science

Mathematics: B.Sc. Mathematics

Physics: B.Sc. Physics with Mathematics

Statistics: B.Sc. Statistics; B.Sc. Mathematics (with Statistics courses) 30% of those general merit seats shall be reserved for B.Sc. Statistics Degree

Zoology (Pure & Applied): B.Sc. Zoology

Integrative Biology: B.Sc. Zoology with Chemistry & Botany as Complementary subjects

Applied Psychology: B.A/B.Sc. Psychology

Kerala University PG Admission Application Procedure

Any candidate who wishes to join PG Degree Programme in the University Departments should compulsorily register online at A candidate will have the facility to apply for a maximum of 3 programmes through a single registration. On successful completion of the online registration, the candidate should take the printout of the same

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Read the instructions carefully before proceeding with the registration

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Application Fee

The Registration Fee will be as follows: (for each programme applied) General – Rs.500/-; SC/ST:  Rs.250/-.

The Registration Fee is to be remitted to the A/C No. 67153233669 in any branch of State Bank of Travancore using the special Chalan of Kerala University available in the ‘Download Chalan’ link in the website (

A candidate who does not belong to SC/ST Community will be treated as “General” candidate for this purpose. Candidates shall not remit the fee in any other form like Demand Draft, Cheque etc.

Kerala University PG Admission Important Dates

Notification of Admissions: 01st March 2017

Last Date for Online application: 20th April 2017

Date of Entrance Examination: 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th May 2017

Publication of Rank List: 10th July 2017

Admission Starts: 10th August 2017

Classes Starts: 16th August 2017

Admission Closes: 16th August 2017

University of Kerala

University of Kerala was established as University of Travancore in 1937, long before the birth of the Kerala state in India, by a promulgation of the Maharajah of Travancore. The university offers various programmes in Arts, science, commerce, engineering, law and management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Kerala University is one of the first 16 Universities in India and the first in the state of Kerala.

University of Kerala

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