The University of Calicut is the largest University in Kerala. Established in the year 1968, it is the second university to be set up in Kerala. The University aims to nurture excellence in education and research in its catchment areas of Northern Kerala, historically consigned to the periphery of Kerala’s academic map. The University lays its emphasis on fostering quality human resource and promoting productive research that benefit both local communities and wider humanity.

ASCEND 2K17 is the 20th National Management Fest organized by Department of Commerce and Management Studies DCMS, University of Calicut, on 19th & 20th September 2017. It raises the theme Exhibit Diligence... Deliver Excellence with a mission to give a spark of entrepreneurship to its participants and to develop competent business leaders from them.

Ascend also spreads a message of developing a culture of social responsibility and commitment among these budding entrepreneurs. The occasion will be blessed with the presence of our alumni who are proven professionals, famous business personalities and established industrialists. The event will be televised by an anticipated audience of more than 1000+ attendees participating from well-known management institutions all over India.


The Department is one of the first University Departments in Kerala to offer Management courses. Today, it is one of the largest teaching departments of the University on the main campus with about 110 post-graduate students and about 30 research scholars. Responding to the changing needs and demands, it offers part-time MBA programmes at its Calicut, Thrissur and Palakkad centers, and part-time Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) in collaboration with the Institute of Human Resources Development, Calicut. In addition, the Department has setup four Satellite centers at Palakkad, Thrissur, Calicut and Vatakara where MBA Regular Programme is offered in self-financing mode. The fulltime MBA programmes has the accreditation from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The placement bureau of the Department has a good track of helping students find placements in various management organizations. The research and consultancy cell undertakes feasibility studies, entrepreneurship development programmes, market research and other related activities for business and industrial houses.

The scholarships, cash awards and endowments instituted in the Department are: (1) Mrs. Leela Zacharia Memorial Cash Award for top scorer in the MBA examination, (2) Dr. Moosa A. Bakar Endowment Cash Award for top scorer in the M.Com. examination, (3) MAS Cash Award for for top scorer in the MBA examination, (4) Mr. Krishna Das Memorial Cash Award for the for top scorer in the First Year M.Com. examination, (5) Rao Bhahadur Appu Nedungadi endowment and (6) Dr. Moosa A. Bakar endowment. Fifty two research scholars have secured their Ph.D. Degrees. The Department has a well stacked library.


DCMS is one of the premium management institutes in Kerala, established in the year 1972, and has a secured name for it. It holds the distinction of being one of the oldest management institutes in the state. Through its MBA program, DCMS strives to envision the future through professional management and true leadership. ASCEND is the annual management fest, presented by DCMS to show up the skills and talents of management students.