India is the land where the world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC where more than 10,500 students from all over the world studied above 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

Today, India has more than 575 universities, and above 25,000 colleges affiliated to them. 1,800 of these are exclusively women's colleges.

An assured educational and career growth attracts students from all over the world to India. India is one of the most favoured destination for students from the neighbouring countries, as it offers maximum cultural compatibility and world class education at a fraction of the cost, as compared to Western countries.

Studying in India, with its vast and diverse culture, is an enriching experience in itself. The atmosphere is welcoming and non-discriminatory as Indians believe in the old Sanskrit dictum of 'Athithi Devo Bhava'(Guest is equivalent to God).

We welcome you to Kannur University, in Kerala, India.

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Message from the Vice Chairman, Kerala State Higher Education Council

I am glad that the Directorate of International Academics of Kannur University has launched a website as part of its effort to expand its international linkages. Internationalization is one of the major components of Higher Education 2.0, which the universities in Kerala aspire to develop to enable their students to make use of the opportunities and to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. The university has already designed a number of courses specifically for international students. By reaching out to the world at large through the cyber world, it should be possible to broaden and deepen the international linkages.

India's proverbial hospitality and the competence of our educational institutions are our strengths in attracting foreign students to India. Kannur University has a modern campus, competent faculty and able administration. Once these capabilities are known to the world, it will be able to attract a sizable number of students from different parts of the globe.

I wish the Kannur University the very best in its international efforts. The Higher Education Council stands ready to be a catalyst in the process.

Sri. T.P.Sreenivasan
Message from the Vice-Chancellor, Kannur University

As the Vice-Chancellor, I am delighted to extend a very warm welcome to every prospective international student wishing to get enrolled for higher studies in Kannur University. Kannur University with it’s varied academic programmes and disciplines is one of the fast growing Universities in India and is all set to host students from various countries across the globe. Kannur University offers you an intellectually challenging and rewarding atmosphere. Once you join here, we ensure you the best possible quality of teaching and research supervision from highly qualified academic staff. Our teaching is designed to give you exposure to the latest ideas and developments in your area of study and which will nurture your inherent interests and essential skills.

We honestly believe that Kannur University also stands to benefit immensely once students from other countries opt this university as the destination for their higher studies. The presence of international student community will make our campuses a lively multicultural meeting place of scientific and personal exchange. This is because, international students enrich the host university with their experience and the local students start learning from the overseas students, how the world is seen and understood in other parts of the world.

To facilitate and coordinate the international efforts and programmes, Kannur University has already established a separate wing called the Directorate of International Academics (DIAc). The DIAc will be always there to serve the international students joining Kannur University. I am confident that any student coming from other parts of the world will find Kannur University as a very stimulating and enjoyable place to study and grow. I wish them every success.

Dr. M.K.Abdul Khader
Vice-Chancellor, Kannur University

Directorate of International Academics,

How to Apply

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Whom to contact

Thank You for your interest in the Kannur University! For all queries contact : Director,The Directorate of Internatio...

Who can apply

You should have successfully completed :  Relevant undergraduate programme with 50% marks or equivalent, for adm...

After you apply

Foreign Students Admission Committee(FSAC) with the Vice Chancellor at its helm scrutinizes the applications and decid...