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    Best Colleges in Kerala

    Kerala, a state located in the southwestern part of India, the state is known for its greenery, serene backwaters, and rich biodiversity of western ghats. Apart from its natural beauty, Kerala has been playing a significant role in the field of education and research, making it a best destination for students seeking quality education and career opportunities. colleges and universities that include top government colleges in Kerala and private universities that offer courses in various streams such as Engineering and Architecture, Management and Business Administration, Medicine and allied sciences, Education, and Nursing. While these colleges operate under the guideline of government bodies, admission to the top colleges in Kerala is based on entrance exams like JEE Main, GATE, KEAM, CUET, CAT, IISER Aptitude Test, and other institutional based tests.

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    Why do you need to study a course in Kerala?

    Kerala offers a wide range of employment opportunities across different sectors. The state has witnessed significant growth in sectors such as Information Technology, Tourism and Hospitality, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Banking and Finance, and Education. These sectors provide ample job opportunities for graduates from top colleges in Kerala. Kerala cities such as Kchi, Tiruvanatapuram, Kannur have several industries and are one of the destinations for top IT, banking, and service based multinational companies. The Kerala educational institutions are also known for their strong relationship and cooperation with diverse industries. The top 10 colleges in Kerala offer good facilities, scholarships, and placements to their students to foster growth and development in their careers. 

    List of 10 Top Universities in  Kerala

    College Name

    Course offered

    Fees in Rs.


    MG University (MGU) - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

    M.A

    Rs. 6.37 to Rs. 43.85 K

    M.Ed

    Rs. 10.50 K

    B.A L.LB

    Rs. 66.85 K

    CUSAT Kochi - Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi

    Diploma

    NA

    B.E/B.Tech

    Rs. 1.82 lakhs to Rs. 10.77 lakhs

    Ph.D

    NA

    IIM Kozhikode

    PGPM

    Rs. 20.50 lakhs

    MBA

    Rs. 10.00 lakhs

    IISER TVM

    Ph.D

    Rs. 2.20 lakhs

    M.S

    NA

    NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology Calicut


    B.E/B.Tech

    Rs. 5.42 lakhs

    B.Arch

    Rs. 6.77 lakhs

    IIT Palakkad - Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad


    B.Tech

    Rs. 8.1 lakhs

    Ph.D

    NA

    IIIT Kottayam

    B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

    Rs. 8.73 lakhs

    M.Tech Cyber Security for Working Professionals

    Rs. 5.24 lakhs

    IIST

    B.Tech

    Rs. 5.48 lakhs

    NIFT Kannur - National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kannur

    B.Des

    Rs. 12. 78 lakhs

    Calicut University - University of Calicut, Malappuram

    M.Sc.

    NA

    MBA

    NA

    MA Political Science

    NA

    Top Colleges/Universities Courses in  Kerala - Eligibility Criteria

    Courses

    Eligibility Criteria

    B.Tech

    Candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are required as compulsory subjects with a valid score in JEE Main/JEE Advance/ Kerala CEE.

    M.Tech

    B.Tech/B.E degree and/or master’s degree in sciences in a relevant discipline  and valid score in GATE.

    M.Pharm

    Candidates must have completed B.Pharma.

    M.Sc

    Bachelor's degree with relevant subjects. 

    Ph.D

    Candidates must have completed master’s/post graduate degree and must qualify entrance examination (OR) B.Tech/B.Arch with 9/10 GPA

    List of Top 20 Colleges/Universities in  Kerala - NIRF Rank Wise

    NIRF releases rankings of top colleges in India such as engineering, management, law, and other disciplines. The rankings are given on the basis of information given by the college sources, which are related to admissions, number of faculty and students ratio, funds and allocations, placements, infrastructure, and research. The rankings for the top 20 colleges in Kerala and top Kerala Universities for the year 2023 admissions are mentioned below: 

    List of Top 20 Colleges/Universities in Kerala as per NIRF Ranking-2022

    College Name

    Category

    NIRF Rank

    NIT Calicut

    Engineering

    31

    Kerala University

    University

    40

    MG University (MGU) - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

    Overall

    51

    Rajagiri College of Social Sciences

    College

    27

    Cochin University of Science and Technology

    University

    41

    Calicut University

    University

    69

    St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam

    College

    37

    Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram

    College

    50

    Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara, Alappuzha

    College

    58

    Sacred Heart College

    College

    59

    Maharaja's College, Ernakulam

    College

    60

    University College, Thiruvananthapuram

    College 

    24

    CUSAT Kochi - Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi

    Engineering & Architecture

    69

    S.B. College, Changanacherry

    College

    62

    ST. Thomas College, Thrissur

    College

    63

    IIM Kozhikode - Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

    Management

    5

    IIT Palakkad - Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad

    Engineering

    68

    IIST - Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

    Engineering

    43

    College of Engineering Trivandrum

    Engineering

    110

    CMS College Kottayam

    College

    81

    Government Victoria College, Palakkad

    College

    85

    Fatima Mata National College, Kollam

    College

    92

    Top Colleges in Kerala : Admission Process 

    The admission process for undergraduate and graduate programs in top universities and colleges in Kerala involves different modes of assessment. Some of the popular exams used for seat allotment include GATE, KEAM, MAT, JEE Main,  and institution based exams. To help you identify the best options, we have compiled a list of the top 5 universities and colleges in Kerala that employ these various admission procedures.

    List of Top Colleges/Universities in Kerala: Admission Process

    College Name

    Admission process

    IIT Palakkad

    IIT Palakkad Admission for UG courses is based on JEE Advanced and PG courses is based on GATE/JAM

    MG University

    For MG University Admission candidates must meet the eligibility criteria. Admissions to the programmes followed by CAP 2023   based on entrance exam, etc

    IIM Kozhikode

     IIM Kozhikode Admission is based on the CAT exam score and Interview conducted by IIMs.

    IISER - TVM

    IISER Kerala admissions are based on IISER Aptitude test score. 

    NLU Kochi - National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

    NLU Kochi, admissions are based on entrance exam CLAT.

    ASAS Kochi - Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi

    Amrita University Admissions are given through counselling based on the GPAT/GATE/NET/CLAT/ JEE Main/NATA/UCEED/UGAT/AEEP  and CAT  Counselling process.

    Central University of Kerala, Periya Kasaragod.

    CUK Admissions given on the basis of CUET- UG & CUET PG Rank and counselling process at the university. 

    Top Colleges in Kerala: Placements Wise:

    Top colleges and Universities in Kerala have dedicated and well established placement cells that work actively to facilitate internships and job placements for students. The placements cells maintain strong relationships with leading companies and industries, organising recruitment drives and inviting companies for campus placements. Students from these colleges have opportunities for placements in various sectors, including IT, Engineering, Management, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, and more. The placement records of these colleges are impressive, with students securing lucrative job offers from renowned companies.

    List of Top 5 Colleges in Kerala as per Placements

    College Name

    Placement Link

    IIM Kozhikode

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    NIT Calicut

    Click Here

    IIT Palakkad

    Click Here

    IIIT

    Click Here

    IISER

    Click Here

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    FAQs

    Q. What is the eligibility criteria for admission at IIM Kozhikode?

    A.  IIM Kerala has set the eligibility criteria by its own for admission, the general eligibility for admission for programmes at IIM Kozhikode is candidates must have Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.

    Q. What is the admission criteria for B.Tech at NIT Calicut?

    A. The admission is based on various entrance exams such as the score of JEE Main followed by JoSAA counselling.

    Q. Is NIFT Kerala good?

    A. NIFT Kannur offers B.Des and MFA courses with experienced faculty and excellent infrastructure. Also, the institute has collaboration with several organisations.

    Q. What are the courses offered at MG University, Kottayam?

    A. Various courses offered at such as B.A, L.LB, B.Com, B.Sc. B.Ed, MSW, Ph.D. and other courses in the fields of Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Education, and Management. 

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    Kerala University - University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    4.5/54 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    Kerala University - University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Public/Govt 4.5/54 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 47
    NIRF Ranking: 47
    B.Com Tax Procedure and Practice Hons
    600+ Brochures downloaded so far
    600+ Brochures downloaded so far

    MG University (MGU) - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

    Kottayam, Kerala
    3.5/55 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    MG University (MGU) - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

    Kottayam, Kerala Public/Govt 3.5/55 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 52
    NIRF Ranking: 52
    B.Sc Life Sciences
    600+ Brochures downloaded so far
    600+ Brochures downloaded so far

    NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology Calicut

    Kozhikode, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology Calicut

    Kozhikode, Kerala Public/Govt 4.4/5127 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 54
    NIRF Ranking: 54
    B.Tech Civil Engineering
    1500+ Brochures downloaded so far
    1500+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Top Institutes Accepting Applications

    IISER TVM - Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    4.3/52 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    IISER TVM - Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Public/Govt 4.3/52 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    BS and MS Biology Dual Degree
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Calicut University - University of Calicut, Malappuram

    Malappuram, Kerala
    4.0/51 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    Calicut University - University of Calicut, Malappuram

    Malappuram, Kerala Public/Govt 4.0/51 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    MBA
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far

    IIT Palakkad - Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad

    Palakkad, Kerala
    4.5/52 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    IIT Palakkad - Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad

    Palakkad, Kerala Public/Govt 4.5/52 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    B.Tech Civil Engineering
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur

    Thrissur, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur

    Thrissur, Kerala Public/Govt
    NIRF Ranking: 151-200
    NIRF Ranking: 151-200
    M.Sc Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    KR Gouri Amma College of Engineering, Alappuzha

    Thuravoor Thekku, Kerala
    3.2/59 Reviews
    Private

    KR Gouri Amma College of Engineering, Alappuzha

    Thuravoor Thekku, Kerala Private 3.2/59 Reviews
    B.Tech Civil Engineering
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Hindustan College of Engineering, Kollam

    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    College of Engineering, Vadakara

    Vadakara, Kerala
    4.0/52 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    College of Engineering, Vadakara

    Vadakara, Kerala Public/Govt 4.0/52 Reviews
    B.Tech Civil Engineering
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    College of Engineering, Trikaripur

    Cheemeni, Kerala
    4.5/51 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    College of Engineering, Trikaripur

    Cheemeni, Kerala Public/Govt 4.5/51 Reviews
    B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    CEK Kidangoor - College of Engineering, Kidangoor

    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    AWH Engineering College, Kozhikode

    Kuttikkattoor, Kerala
    3.0/51 Reviews
    Private

    AWH Engineering College, Kozhikode

    Kuttikkattoor, Kerala Private 3.0/51 Reviews
    MCA
    • Fees : 1 Lakhs
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Al Salama Institute of Architecture, Malappuram

    Kuruvambalam, Kerala
    Private
    B.Arch
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Global Institute of Architecture, Palakkad

    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Pinnacle School of Engineering and Technology, Anchal

    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    KMCT College of Architecture, Manassery

    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    MACFAST Tiruvalla - Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla

    Thiruvalla, Kerala
    Private
    MCA
    600+ Brochures downloaded so far
    600+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Institute of Management, University of Kerala, Trivandrum

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    4.0/51 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    Institute of Management, University of Kerala, Trivandrum

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Public/Govt 4.0/51 Reviews
    MBA
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Calicut Medical College, Calicut

    Kozhikode, Kerala
    4.0/51 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    Calicut Medical College, Calicut

    Kozhikode, Kerala Public/Govt 4.0/51 Reviews
    MBBS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Al-Azhar Dental College, Thodupuzha

      Thodupuzha, Kerala
      1.5/51 Reviews
      Private

      Al-Azhar Dental College, Thodupuzha

      Thodupuzha, Kerala Private 1.5/51 Reviews
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi

      Ernakulam, Kerala
      Private

      Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi

      Ernakulam, Kerala Private
      BDS
      • Exams : NEET
      • Fees : 25.10 Lakhs
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Educare Institute of Dental Sciences, Malappuram

      Kodur, Kerala
      Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Government Dental College, Kottayam

      Kottayam, Kerala
      Public/Govt

      Government Dental College, Kottayam

      Kottayam, Kerala Public/Govt
      BDS
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

        Government Dental College, Trivandrum

        Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
        Public/Govt

        Government Dental College, Trivandrum

        Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Public/Govt
        BDS
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Dr Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College and Hospital, Karakonam

          Karakonam, Kerala
          Private
          MBBS
          600+ Brochures downloaded so far
          600+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram

          Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
          Public/Govt

          Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram

          Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Public/Govt
          BDS
          • Fees : 97.50 K
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Malabar Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Modakkallur

          Modakkallur, Kerala
          5.0/51 Reviews
          Private
          MBBS
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          SGMC Venjaramoodu - Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu

          Venjaramoodu, Kerala
          Private
          MBBS
          300+ Brochures downloaded so far
          300+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi

          Ernakulam, Kerala
          5.0/51 Reviews
          Private

          Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi

          Ernakulam, Kerala Private 5.0/51 Reviews
          MBBS
          • Exams : NEET
          • Fees : 86.27 Lakhs
          300+ Brochures downloaded so far
          300+ Brochures downloaded so far

          College of Applied Science, Vadakkencherry

          Vadakkencherry, Kerala
          4.0/52 Reviews
          Public/Govt

          College of Applied Science, Vadakkencherry

          Vadakkencherry, Kerala Public/Govt 4.0/52 Reviews
          B.Com Computer Applications
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          College of Agriculture, Padannakkad

          Kasaragod, Kerala
          Public/Govt

          College of Agriculture, Padannakkad

          Kasaragod, Kerala Public/Govt
          B.Sc Agriculture Hons
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

            Ahalia Ayurveda Medical College, Palakkad

            Palakkad, Kerala
            Private
            BAMS
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

            Government Ayurveda College, Kannur

            Pariyaram, Kerala
            Public/Govt

            Government Ayurveda College, Kannur

            Pariyaram, Kerala Public/Govt
            BAMS
            • Exams : NEET
            • Fees : 76.99 K
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

            Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Calicut

            Kozhikode, Kerala
            Public/Govt
            BHMS
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

            Sree Vidhyadhiraja Homoeopathic Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

            Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
            Private
            BHMS
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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