The University of Calicut is the biggest University in Kerala. Built in 1968, it is the second university to be set up in Kerala. The University intends to support magnificence in education and research in its catchment territories of Northern Kerala, truly relegated to the fringe of Kerala's scholastic guide.
Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) at the University of Calicut is one of the 17 Centres set up by the UGC to produce video programmes for broadcast on Doordarshan network, and conduct research in the hardware and software aspects of audio visual technology. The Centre is also expected to produce interactive educational multimedia CDs and WBTs.
The Calicut University Library, established in 1971 and later renamed after C.H. Mohammed Koya, (the former Minister for Education, Government of Kerala), is primarily concerned with the conservation and dissemination of knowledge to its users. It plays an important role in the provision of information to the academic community in the Malabar region. It has a collection of about 95,000 books and subscribes to 218 Journals and 16 Newspapers.