Kerala University PG Admission 2024: Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Allotment, Colleges

Payal Biswas

Updated On: June 21, 2024 04:21 pm IST

Kerala University PG admission 2024 is ongoing. Candidates interested in pursuing MA, MSc, MEd, MLibIsc, MCJ, MSW, and MCom should consider this article for the latest updates.


Kerala University PG Admission 2024

Kerala University PG admission 2024 is ongoing. Candidates looking for admission in MA, MSc, MEd, Master of Social Work, MCom, Master of Communication and Journalism (MCJ), Master of Information and Library Science, and LLM in Kerala University should read this article for complete details about the admission process. Kerala University is a good option for candidates who want to pursue postgraduate studies at a recognised university in India. Kerala University, founded in 1937, has gone through various transition phases and grown to become one of our country's top 16 universities. During its early years, it was known as the University of Travancore, and only ten colleges in the same state were affiliated with it.

The university has evolved in many ways over time. It currently has 41 departments that offer teaching and research programmes. Every department is linked with the same goal in mind: to provide knowledge and research facilities. The university offers a wide range of courses, but the primary emphasis is on PG programmes, MPhil programmes, and doctoral research. This article contains important information about Kerala University PG admission 2024.

Kerala University PG Admission Important Dates

Important events and dates of Kerala University PG admission 2024 are listed below:



Admission Notification

February 28, 2024

Last Date for Online Application

May 10, 2024 (New)

April 30, 2024 (Old)

Entrance Examination Dates

May 18, 2024- May 24, 2024

Rank List Publication

June 14, 2024

Commencement of Admission

July 01, 2024

Commencement of Classes

July 10, 2024

Admission Closes

August 31, 2024

Candidates are advised to frequently check the university’s official website to get updates on Kerala University PG admission.

Read Also : Kerala University UG Admission 2024

Kerala University Eligibility Criteria for PG Courses

Different criteria are set for PG Courses at Kerala University. We can categorize them into two sections:

Kerala University PG Course Eligibility Criteria based on Native Place

Candidates must be Indian citizens. Relevant regulations will apply to foreign residents.

Kerala University PG Course Eligibility Criteria Based on Academic Performance

  1. Students who have completed the 10+2+3 education scheme and hold a Bachelor's degree from the University of Kerala, or an equivalent degree, are eligible for admission to PG programs if they meet the following criteria:
A CGPA of 2 or above on a 4-point scale
A CGPA of 3.5 or above on a 7-point scale
A CGPA of 5 or above on a 10-point scale
A score of 50% or above for degrees that use marks
  • For SC/ST candidates, the eligibility criteria are relaxed as follows:
A CGPA of 1.8 or above on a 4-point scale
A CGPA of 3.15 or above on a 7-point scale
A CGPA of 4.5 or above on a 10-point scale
A score of 45% or above for degrees that use marks.
  • Additionally, candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in the subjects specified in Schedule I for the corresponding PG programs. The CSSAC has the authority to recommend updates to Annexure I based on recommendations from the Department Councils.
  • Candidates who have taken their Bachelor's degree exams and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Any candidate previously admitted to a PG program at this university in any subject is eligible to apply for any other PG program.
  • Multiple Applications: A candidate can apply for up to three PG programs simultaneously.
  • Candidates with double or triple majors, or those who have completed a vocational or specialized degree, are also eligible for admission. However, they must provide a copy of the Equivalency and Eligibility certificate from the University of Kerala, confirming that their qualification is recognized for the relevant PG degree program at the time of admission.
  • The optional subject for the PG program should be the same as the core course or main subject of the candidate's graduation, or conventionally related to the chosen optional subject. If the core course differs from the desired PG program, eligibility will be determined according to the university's existing rules.

Kerala University Eligibility Criteria for PG Courses

The university-instructed eligibility criteria are given below to help the candidates:

PG Courses

Eligibility Criteria


Graduation in a relevant degree from a recognized university. Some eligibility specializations are given below,

  • MA English Language and Literature- BA English Language & Literature, Ab Communicative English OR BA/ BSc with credits earned  for at least 4 English language courses
  • MA Philosophy- BA Philosophy, then BA/ BSc Degree holders
  • MA History- BA/ BSc/ LLB
  • MA Economics- BA economics, BSc Mathematics, BSc Statistics
  • MA Pol Science/ MA Public Administration/ MA Archaeology- Any Bachelor’s Degree
  • MA Music- BA Music/ BPA


BCom/ BBA from a recognized university (80% of seats will be reserved for BCom students for admission into the course MCom Finance and Accounting and MCom Rural Management)


Candidates having a Bachelor’s Degree in any of these science-based subjects like Mathematics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, or Physics from a recognized university can apply for the course.


Any Bachelor’s degree including BA, BSc, BBA, BCA, BTech, BVSc, MBBS


LLB 5 Year/ 3 Year/ Annual Scheme


Candidates with a degree course in streams like B.A, BSc., Commerce, Social Science, Law, BBA, and BSW from any recognized university can apply for this course.


Candidates who graduated in any bachelor’s courses from a recognized university are eligible.


Candidates need to have a B.Ed degree from any recognized university.

Kerala University PG Admission Application Process

The University of Kerala offers Post Graduate Admission through an online application process. Candidates can complete the entire process in a very hassle-free manner if the university-mentioned instructions are followed appropriately. The rules applicants need to follow during the PG admission application process are as follows: -

  • Candidates aspiring to enroll in PG courses in any affiliated colleges of Kerala University need to register through the official website of the university
  • Javascript should be enabled on your device before the candidates proceed to the registration process.
  • Candidates need to read and follow the regulations very well before applying to their desired course.
  • Candidates need not press the “back” button while they continue the registration process.

Step 1: Registering on the Site: Click on the 'Click Here to Register' link on the CSS–Admissions 2023 homepage and provide basic information such as name, date of birth, and community. Upon successful completion of this step, log in to the site using your application number and password. It is recommended to change the password immediately to prevent unauthorized access. Remember to note down the password and application number for future logins.

Step 2: Entering Personal Details, Qualifying Exams, and Options for Various Programmes: On this page, candidates must provide their personal and reservation details and produce all supporting documents for claimed reservations; otherwise, the reservation claims will be discarded. After entering these details, candidates can input their CGPA/marks for Arts, Social Sciences, and Sciences degree programs. Candidates must meet all eligibility conditions regarding nativity and academic qualifications as stated in the Prospectus. If a candidate does not meet these conditions, their application will be cancelled without further notice. Carefully complete the details and click 'Save Information' to proceed to the next step.

Note: No memos will be sent by post for defective applications. An edit option will be available for a limited period, after which no corrections or changes will be allowed. (Final Year Degree Candidates awaiting results can also apply.)

Step 3: Click the 'online' button to proceed with the online payment.

Step 4: Photo and Signature Uploading: Upload the scanned photo and signature in the prescribed format provided on the site.

Step 5: Option for Verifying the Application: Candidates can verify and edit their application details.

Step 6: Printout of the Application: Candidates must print out the application form for future reference and produce it at the time of admission. This is a mandatory step. Do not send a hard copy of the application to the University.

Kerala University PG 2024 Documents Required while Submitting Application Form

Here is the list of documents necessary while filling out the online application form:

  1. Original marksheets of Bachelor’s degree, Class 12, and Class 10.
  2. Reservation Certificates for EWS, SC, ST, PwD, etc.
  3. Sports Certificates if enrolling in Sports Quota
  4. Scanned Photograph
  5. Scanned Signature

Kerala University PG Admission Application Fee

Category-wise registration fees for Kerala University PG admission are listed below:-




Additional Subjects

INR 750

INR 105


Additional Subjects

INR 500

INR 55

For the candidates’ convenience, we have incorporated some important points here:

  • University will not receive the registration fees in any other form like Demand Draft, Challan, or Bank Cheque.
  • Payment once remitted can not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Online payment receipt must be kept very carefully as the same will be required at the time of admission.

Kerala University PG Admission 2024 Reservation

Here are the reservation details for admission to Kerala University PG courses:


Seat Reservation

% of Reservation


Merit (On the basis of merit)



Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)


(a) Ezhava (EZ)


(b) Muslim (MU)


(c) Latin Catholic/SIUC (LC)


(d) Other Backward Christian (BX)


(e) Other Backward Hindu (BH)



Economically backward among forward communities (EWS)



Scheduled Caste



Scheduled Tribe


Kerala University PG Admission 2024 Entrance Exam

Here are some crucial details about the Kerala University PG Admission 2024 entrance exams to be held from May 18, 2024, to May 24, 2024:

  1. Mandatory Entrance Examination:
    • Required for admission to each PG Programme.
    • Not applicable to SC/ST candidates admitted to vacant seats, foreign candidates, and sponsored candidates.
  2. Nature of Examinations:
    • Consists of 100 multiple-choice questions for 100 marks.
    • Covers subject knowledge and/or logical and numerical reasoning.
    • Duration is a maximum of 2 hours.
    • Candidates must score above zero in the exam conducted by the University of Kerala.
  3. Conduct of Examinations:
    • Department Council sets model question papers; the Controller of Examinations arranges the final papers.
    • CSS office conducts the exams.
    • No re-examination for absentees.
    • Special arrangements available for differently-abled candidates.
  4. Online Admit Cards:
    • Downloadable from the University’s official website.
    • Requires application number and password to access.
    • Must print the admit card; no postal delivery.
    • The exam venue and timetable are provided on the admit card.
  5. Marking of Exams:
    • Answer scripts marked digitally or by approved examiners.
  6. Negative Marking:
    • 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong answer.
  7. No Revaluation:
    • Revaluation of entrance exam answer scripts is not permitted.

Kerala University PG Admission Selection Process

The University has a structured selection process for all the courses it offers. Candidates’ potential is tested through an entrance exam. For sponsored candidates, the ranking will be based on 80% weightage for CGPA aggregate in bachelor’s, followed by 10% work experience, and 10% interview by the Department.

The ranking list is prepared based on the performance of the entrance exam, aggregate marks in degree course level, and scores obtained in personal interview sessions. For admissions to MBA, KMAT, CMAT, and CAT scores will be considered.

Kerala University PG Admission Allotment

The University of Kerala strictly maintains a centralized allotment procedure that is conducted online. We have highlighted here the allotment structure for the convenience of the applicants:

Allotment Type


Trial Allotment

  • This kind of allotment procedure is done to give knowledge about the chances of admission a candidate will get in their desired PG program at a particular college.
  • The entire allotment idea will be provided depending on the options a candidate provided at the time of application.
  • A period will be mentioned for revising the provided options.
  • This allotment does not secure the final admission.

First Allotment

  • Once the period for revising the options will get over, the first allotment will be published.
  • The date of the first allotment will be notified beforehand.
  • Candidates will have to check the allotment details in the “Allotment” link provided in their profiles.
  • If they get an allotment, they need to remit the University fees to secure their seats.
  • If the candidates fail to remit the mentioned fees, they will not get the chance for further allotment.
  • After the first allotment, the candidates need to keep an eye on the university notification for admission.

Second Allotment

  • The list of second allotments will be published on the scheduled date.
  • Once the candidates get an allotment, the university fees need to be remitted.

PG Admission Post Allotment Activities

Following pointers describes the Kerela University PG admission post allotment activities for all the candidates.
  • After completing the second allotment, candidates will be required to download the Allotment Memo that they will have to submit during admission.
  • Candidates can get the Allotment Memo by logging into their account with their application number and password.
  • Allotment Memo shows the information related to allotment like the course and college the candidates are allotted to. Therefore, it must be kept very safely for future use.
  • The Allotment Memo needs to be produced before the Principal or the concerned authorities at the time of admission.
  • It is very important to note that the Allotment Memo cannot be issued twice under any circumstances.

List of Documents Required for Kerala University PG Admission

Documents in support of candidature need to be submitted during the admission process. Following is the list of some of the important documents candidates will be required for submission:

  • Admission Memo
  • Proof of Date of Birth Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate (TC) and Conduct Certificate from last attended institution
  • Degree Examination Marklists and Provisional/Degree Certificate
  • Eligibility Certificate from the University of Kerala (for candidates from other universities)
  • Special Attention for Students from Other Universities:
    • Must produce an eligibility certificate at the time of admission.
    • Apply for recognition of their qualifying examination and register as a matriculate of the University of Kerala immediately after admission.
    • Submit applications in the prescribed form through the concerned Department.
    • Delays in these formalities will result in the withholding of results and documents.
  • Migration Certificate (for candidates from other universities)
  • Any additional documents required by the Head of the Institution

Kerala University PG Admission Affiliated Colleges

At present, 97 colleges are affiliated with the University of Kerala for PG courses. We have tabulated here some of them:

Govt. Aided Colleges

University Governed Self-Financing Colleges

Self-Financing Colleges

Government Governed Self-Financing Colleges

Govt. College for Women, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram

UIT, Alappuzha

Sree Sankara Vidyapeedom College, Nagaroor, Kilimanoor, Thiruvananthapuram

College of Applied Science (IHRD), Adoor, Pathanamthitta

Govt. Arts College, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram

UIT Yeroor, Anchal, Kollam

AJ College of Science and Technology, Thonnakkal, Thiruvananthapuram

College of Applied Science (IHRD), Dhanuvachapuram, Thiruvananthapuram

University College, Thiruvananthapuram

UIT, Kollam, Kottarakkara

Emmanuel College, Vazhichal, Thiruvananthapuram

College of Applied Science (IHRD), Govt, High School Campus, Mavelikkara, Alappuzha

Government College, Nedumangad, Thiruvananthapuram

UIT, Mulankadakom, Kollam

National College, Manacaud, Thiruvananthapuram

College of Applied Science (IHRD), Dhanuvachapuram, Thiruvananthapuram

KNM Govt. Arts and Science College, Kanjiramkulam, Thiruvananthapuram

UIT, Pirappancode

KVVS College of Science and Technology, Kaithaparambu P.O, Adoor, Pathanamthitta

College of Applied Science (IHRD), Kundara, Kollam

NSS.College, Nilamel, Kollam

UIT, Karuvatta, Alappuzha

CHM College for Advanced Studies, METCA Land, Varkala, TVPM


SN College, Kollam

UIT, Pathanapuram, Kollam

Shree Vidhyadhiraja Arts and Science College, Karunagapally, Thevarkavu, Kollam


Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara, Alappuzha

UIT, Mannar, Alappuzha

Naipunya School of Management, Near Manorama Junction, Cherhala, Alappuzha


St.Gregorious College, Kottarakara, Kollam

UIT, Vakkom

Christ Nagar College, Maranalloor, Koovalassery P.O, Malayinkeezhu, Thiruvananthapuram


St. Stephen’s College Pathanapuram, Kollam

UIT, Vellarada



Govt. Arts and Science College, Ambalapuzha, Alappuzha

UIT, Sasthamcotta, Kollam




UIT, Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram



Kerala University PG Admission Offered Courses

The University of Kerala has numerous courses under its postgraduate departments. Candidates need to select the PG courses according to their subjects for the last qualifying exam. Given below is the list of some PG programs aspiring candidates can enroll to:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Science (MSc0
  • Master of Communication & Journalism (MCJ)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Commerce (MCom)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLibISc)
  • Master of Design (MDes)
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Master of Law (LLM)

Read Also: Kerala University BSc Admission 2024

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Does Kerala University admit NRI students?

Yes, Kerala University admits NRI students. To apply for any university course, students must first visit the university's online admissions portal. Students must have a visa issued specifically for study at Kerala University. Not only does the university provide admission, but also free tuition.

Does Kerala University offer any distance learning courses?

Yes, Kerala University offers a variety of distance courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.The university offers distance learning through its departments of Humanities, Science, Commerce, Literature, Library & Information Science, and IT. Admission to UG courses is 10+2, while admission to PG courses is based on graduation.

What documents are required for MBA admission at Kerala University?

Following is the list of documents required for Kerala University MBA admission:

  • Admission Memo
  • Migration certificate (if applicable)
  • Receipt of university fees remitted to the bank
  • Date of Birth Required documents include a certificate, transfer certificate, conduct certificate, degree examination marks, provisional/degree certificate, and eligibility certificate from the University of Kerala (if applicable).

What are the admission requirements for the Ph.D. programme at Kerala University?

Admission to Ph.D. programmes is based on performance in DBT-JRF/DST-INSPIRE/UGC NET JRF/UGC CSIR NET/GATE/ICAR/ICMR/GPAT. The minimum requirement is a Master's degree with 55% aggregate or equivalent grade in relevant subjects from a recognised university. Candidates with an M.Phil degree are eligible for direct admission.

Who built Kerala University?

Sree Chithira Thirunal's reign was marked by a wide range of achievements. He issued the now-famous Temple Entry Proclamation in 1936 and founded the University of Travancore (now the University of Kerala) in 1937.

Is Kerala University private or public?

The University of Kerala, previously known as the University of Travancore, is a state-run public university in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala's capital. The Maharajah of Travancore, Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, who also served as the university's first Chancellor, promulgated its establishment in 1937.

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