Kozhikode, previously known as Calicut, is the third largest city (pop. 801,190:1991) in the state of Kerala, India.
This city is famous for receiving Vasco da Gama in 1498. He landed in the remote beach Kappad which is 18 km away from the Calicut City.
The name of the fibre calico is derived from the name of this city.
Calicut is home to five famous educational institutions:
- National Institute of Technology, Calicut: One of the most renowned engineering instituions in India. It was formerly known as Regional Engineering College (REC) and was affiliated to University of Calicut. It is now a deemed university.
- Indian Institutes of Management: The latest in the IIM series, this institution was ranked in the top 10 B-schools in India.
- Calicut Medical College: One of the most prestigious medical institutions in India. The Institution recently made headlines by creating the Calicut Medical Journal, the premier Open Access Medical Journal in India.
- Zamorins Guruvayurappan College: One of the oldest and most prestigious colleges in the country, founded by Zamorins of Calicut.
- St. Joseph's College, Devagiri: A prestigious arts and science college, accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council with a grade A.
- IIM Kozhikode
- Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College, Calicut
- St. Joseph's College, Devagiri
- A Portal with data on Malabar and Calicut
- Government Engineering College Calicut