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University Departments

University of Kerala has sixteen faculties and forty one Departments of teaching and research. Teaching, Research and Knowledge extension are the mandate of the Departments. They primarily focus on post-graduate (masters) programmes, MPhil programmes (1-year research degree) and doctoral research. The Departmental Councils consisting of all faculty members of the Departments have financial and academic powers. Headship of the Department is on a rotation-basis. Each Dept falls under one of the Faculties which is headed by a Dean of Faculty (Various programmes in affiliated colleges also fall under respective faculties). Department are listed below faculty-wise (except Institute of Distance Education, which is imparts education in subjects under many faculties):

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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology
   Dean : Dr. V. P. Mahadevan Pillai

Department of Biotechnology
Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Department of Computer Science
Department of Environmental Sciences
Department of Future Studies
Department of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Department of Opto Electronics

Faculty of Arts
   Dean : Dr. B. S. Jamuna

Department of Communication and Journalism
Department of German
Department of Library and Information Science
Department of Philosophy
Department of Russian
Institute of English

Faculty of Ayurveda & Siddha
   Dean : Dr. A. S. Lila

- No departments -

Faculty of Commerce
   Dean : Dr. G. Raju

Department of Commerce

Faculty of Dentistry
   Dean : Dr. Bindu R. Nayar

- No departments -

Faculty of Education
   Dean : Dr. Theresa Susan A.

Department of Education

Faculty of Engineering & Technology
   Dean : Dr. Rajasree M. S.

- No departments -

Faculty of Fine Arts
   Dean : Dr. B. Pushpa

Department of Music

Faculty of Homoeopathy
   Dean : Dr. S. Saveesh Kumar

- No departments -

Faculty of Law
   Dean : Dr. N. S. Gopalakrishnan

Department of Law

Faculty of Management Studies
   Dean : Dr. K. S. Chandrasekhar

Institute of Management in Kerala

Faculty of Medicine
   Dean : Dr. P. A. Mohammed Kunju

- No departments -

Faculty of Oriental Studies
   Dean : Dr. C. R. Prasad

Department of Arabic
Department of Hindi
Department of Linguistics
Department of Malayalam
Department of Sanskrit
Department of Tamil
Oriental Research Institute and Manuscripts Library

Faculty of Physical Education
   Dean : Dr. K. K. Venu

- No departments -

Faculty of Science
   Dean : Dr. A. Bijukumar

Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Botany
Department of Chemistry
Department of Demography
Department of Geology
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Department of Psychology
Department of Statistics
Department of Zoology

Faculty of Social Sciences
   Dean : Dr. Suresh Jnaneswaran

Department of Archaeology
Department of Economics
Department of History
Department of Islamic Studies
Department of Political Science
Department of Sociology

Study Centres

The University has also a number of study centres in specialised areas. Some of these centres have taught programmes (Certificate/Diploma/Masters/MPhil) and some offer PhD programmes also. These are very often attached to one of the teaching Depts and share Dept facilities, though some have independent buildings and infrastructure.

Centre for Adult Continuing Education & Extension (CACEE)
Centre for Australian Studies
Centre for Canadian Studies
Centre for Cultural Studies
Centre for Diaspora Studies
Centre for Educational Technology
Centre for English Language Teachning
Centre for Evolutionary and Integrative Biology
Centre for Gandhian Studies
Centre for Geo-Information Science and Technology
Centre for Geriatric Studies
Centre for Global Academics
Centre for Information Literacy Studies
Centre for Learning Disabilities and Difficulties (CLDD)
Centre for Marine Biodiversity
Centre for Performing & Visual Arts
Centre for Quantitative Analysis
Centre for Rural Studies
Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology (CSSB)
Centre for Translation and Translation Studies
Centre for Vedanta Studies
Centre for Venom Informatics
Centre for Women's Studies
Christian Study Centre for Cultural and Social Change
Dr. B R Ambedkar Chair
Enterpreneurship Development Cell
Inter - University Centre for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (IUCGSIST)
Inter University Centre for Alternative Economics (IUCAE)
Inter University Centre for Malayalam Language (IUCML)
Inter-University Centre for Genomics and Gene Technology
Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)
Internal Quality Assurance Cell - IQAC
International and Inter University Centre for Natural Resource Management
International Centre for Kerala Studies (ICKS)
Mahatma Ayyankali Chair
Population Research Centre
Raja Ravi Varma Centre of Excellence for Visual Arts
Sophisticated Instrumentation and Computation Centre (SICC)
Sree Narayana Centre for Social Change
State Inter University Centre of Excellence in Bio Informatics (SIUCEB)
Study on the Cost of Cultivation of Principal Crops in Kerala, Kariyavattom
Survey Research Centre
Technology and Resource Centre for Malayalam
Trivandrum Astronomical Observatory
UGC National Curriculum Development Centre
UGC Nehru Study Centre
V K Krishna Menon Study Centre for International Relations
V. K. Sukumaran Nayar Chair for Parliamentary Affairs

Other Institutions

There are a number of other important institutions under the University, which are not regular teaching departments, but render academic/technological/information/support services to the academic community at large and the Depts/Centres in particular. Some of them like Lexicon are mission oriented Departments.

Campus Library, Karyavattom
Department of Malayalam Lexicon
Department of Physical Education
Department of Publications
Department of Student Services
Jan Shikshan Sansthan
Kerala University Computer Centre
National Service Scheme
UGC Academic Staff College
University College of Engineering, Kariyavattom
University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau
University Engineering Unit
University Health Centre
University Library, Palayam
University Press
University Service and Instrumentation Centre (USIC)