University of Calicut, also known as Calicut University, is located in the state of Kerala. The University provides optimal higher education at different degree levels in various disciplines. Some of its major centres are located in Calicut, Thrissur, and Vatakara. The courses offered by the University are M Phil, PhD, Master Degree Courses, PG Diploma and Diploma, Bachelor Degree Courses, Certificate Courses, and Cost Based Courses. Presently, the University houses 31 post graduate departments and 304 affiliated colleges.