Founded in 1968, University of Calicut is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Tenhipalam (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Kerala. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Vadakara, Thrissur. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, University of Calicut (CU) is a coeducational higher education institution. University of Calicut (CU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 48 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.