As a tribute to its hometown, Calicut University released a book on Calicut town featuring its historical and cultural development through centuries. Penned by renowned historian Prof. M.G.S Narayanan, Calicut: The City of Truth, Revisited is published by the Publication Division of the University.
At a function held on August 12, 2006 at Taj Residency, Mayor of the Kozhikode Corporation Mr. M. Bhaskaran launched the book handing over the first copy to Mr. Gunavardhanan, Managing Director, KTDC. Vice Chancellor Prof. Syed Iqbal Hasnain presided over the function. In his address, Prof Hasnain said that the Universities were not just knowledge creators or degree providers. “The Universities also have responsibility to educate the public about the cultural and historical importance of the region in which they exist”. Kozhikode District collector Dr. Jayathilak, IAS delivered a special address on the book and University Public Relations Officer Mr. T.P.Rajeevan introduced the book. Corporation Mayor Mr. M.Bhaskaran, Mr. Gunavardhanan, Former Chairman of the UGC Prof. Satish Chandra, Calicut University Syndicate Member C.P. Aboobacker, Malabar Chamber of Commerce President Mr. C.P. Kunhimohamed, Calicut Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. C.E.Chakkunni felicitated the function. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr. Gopinathan Pillai welcomed the audience and Registrar Dr. P.P. Mohamed proposed vote of thanks.