PGCAP – Application, Fees, Eligibility and Selection

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PGCAP is the admission process conducted through the Centralized Admission Process by Calicut University. The CAP process enables students to submit applications to various colleges and programmes under Calicut university. The University of Calicut is a state university and offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and doctoral programmes. There are 35 departments, divided into 9 schools such as Engineering, Science, Law, Commerce and Management to name a few. 

Exam name PGCAP (Postgraduate centralized admission process)
Conducted by Calicut university
Level of examination National 
Mode of examination Online 
Eligibility  Graduation with 50% aggregate 

Eligibility Criteria for PGCAP

The University of Calicut offers over 30 MA specializations, 35 MSC specializations and 35 MTech specializations to applicants:

  • MA courses: the minimum eligibility criteria is an aggregate of 45% in the respective bachelor’s degree from a recognized board or university.
  • MSc courses: candidates are required to score a minimum of 55% in their respective bachelor’s degree from a recognized board or university.
  • MTech courses: to be eligible for MTech courses candidates are required to score a minimum of 55% in their BTech or BE degree.

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Important Dates

Following is the list of important dates for PGCAP:

Event  Tentative dates
Entrance examination  2nd week of April
Rank list 3rd week of May
Admission  Last week of May
Opening of classes Start of June

Application Process

The application process for Calicut PGCAP is online. Students are required to apply for PGCAP along with course-specific exams conducted by the universities. Following is the step for the application process to Calicut University:

Step 1: Log on to the official website to create a CAP ID by providing the basic details. For this candidates must click on the ‘New User (Create CAP ID)’ on the registration page.

Step 2: CAP ID and mobile number will be sent to the mobile number after a successful registration.

Step 3: candidates should log in and fill the application form by entering the required data.

Step 4: After registering, candidates should click on the ‘Finalise & Proceed to Payment’ button and make payment.

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Classification of Colleges

Classification of colleges Details of seat
Government Colleges All seats except Sports Quota/PWD Seats in Government Colleges.
Aided Colleges Open Quota Seats and seats reserved for Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes.
IHRD Colleges/Unaided Colleges / Self Financing Courses In Aided Colleges 50% of the total seats including the seats reserved for SC/ST/SEBC.
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Zoology
  • Electronics
  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Aquaculture and Fishery Microbiology
  • Home Science – Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Plantation Development
  • Health and Yoga Therapy
  • Apparel Designing and Technology
  • Medical Microbiology


Criteria  Fee – breakup INR
Sports Affiliation Fee 280
University Union Fee 85
Allotment Fee 115
Total fees  480

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