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 outskirt of Malappuram, had the feel of a hill station. In the 1980s, a Cockroft-Walton particle accelerator was put in place on campus
Important departments include Computer Science & Information Technology, Library and Information science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life sciences, Botany, Zoology, Commerce, Social Sciences, Management Studies, School of Health sciences, Biotechnology, Mass communication, Psychology, Multimedia Communication and Language departments such as Malayalam, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Russian, Arabic.
The Calicut University Library, established in 1971 and later renamed after C.H.Mohammed Koya, ( the former Minister for Education, Government of Kerala ), is primarily concerned with the conservation and dissemination of knowledge to its users. It plays an important role in the provision of information to the academic community in the Malabar region. It has a collection of about ninety five thousand books and subscribes to 218 Journals and 10 Newspapers. Library follows the Anglo American cataloguing Rules II (with slight modifications) for Cataloging and Dewey Decimal Scheme of Classification for the classification of books . It has the distinction of being the first fully automated University Library in the state of Kerala. The library is situated at the main campus at Thenhippalam on the side of the NH17. Apart from the University Library a Study Center Library is functioning at Calicut to serve the academic community in the city.
Kerala Calicut university results for the year 2016 had been declared recently for some course exam which was held on October, November, December and January 2017. Calicut University is one of affiliating university in Kerala, under this more than 250 affiliated colleges operating. All colleges offering some the courses like BA ( bachelors of arts), B.Com ( bachelors of commerce), B.Sc ( bachelors of science) , BBA ( bachelors of business administration), BCA ( bachelors of computer applications, LLB, BBC, SCE, BVC, BHM, Medical, SSE, SDE, B.Tech, MA, MCom, M.Sc, MBA, M.Tech, MCA, M.Phil, PhD and other 1 year diploma courses. First, Second, third and final year students from this course appeared in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th semester exam conducted on the above month