The University of Calicut
is an affiliating university located at Thenjipalam, Malappuram
in the southern state of Kerala in India
. The University has a number of off-campus centres in neighbouring districts and it conducts courses and examinations for the students of the affiliated colleges. The main campus in Thenjipalam has departments in most of the science and humanities areas. The departments offer post graduate courses and research programmes. However, the main business in the campus is administration and conduct of examinations for all the affiliated colleges which number above 250.
Calicut University was established in 1968 and was administered by Dr. M.M Ghani in the 1970s. The University had especially strong faculty in Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, History, Malayalam, English and Physical Education. The Campus locales spread over around 500 acres (2.0 km2) in rural Malappuram district, had the feel of a hill station.