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):
Faculty of Science(Dean: Dr. Ashalatha S.Nair)
Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology (Dean: Dr. V. P. Mahadevan Pillai)
Faculty of Commerce(Dean: Dr. .K.Sasikumar)
Faculty of Education (Dean: Dr.M.S.Geetha)
Faculty of Fine Arts(Dean: Dr.P.Venugopalan)
Faculty of Law(Dean: Dr.K.C. Sunny)
Faculty of Management Studies(Dean: Dr.K.S.Chandrasekhar)
Faculty of Physical Education(Dean: Dr Usha Sujit Nair)
Faculty of Homeopathy(Dean: Dr V M Janakykutty)
Faculty of Ayurveda (Dean: Dr A Nalinakshan)
Faculty of Dentistry (Dean: Dr N.O.Varghese)
Faculty of Engineering & Technology(Dean: Dr. B.Anil)
Faculty of Medicine(Dean: Dr K T Shenoy)
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.
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.
Kerala University Computer Centre (Research Centre & Hub of University’s e-Governance )
UITs, UTECs and UCE
The University has established 10 University Teacher Education Centres (UTECs) and 8 University Institute of Technologies (UITs), both of which offer under-graduate programmes (BEd in UTECs and BSc Computer Science/IT, Electronics/BBA in UITs), although masters programmes are available in select UITs. The University College of Engineering at Karyavattom offers Engineering Education at Undergraduate level.
University Teacher Education Centres (UTECs)