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University of Kerala, School of Distance Education, Thiruvananthapuram - Admission Details 2020

University of Kerala, School of Distance Education, Thiruvananthapuram - Admission Details 2020

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala DEB | Estd 1976 KU, Thiruvananthapuram Public distance education NAAC Grade A

Kerala University Distance Education Admission 2020: Courses, Fees, Dates, Eligibility, Application Process

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University of Kerala, School of Distance Education Recent Admission Alerts and Updates

Kerala University Distance Education Quick Updates 

  • Online registration will begin on 4th week of May 2020
  • 4th week of August 2020 will be the last date for online registration of MBA
  • 4th week of August 2020: GD and interview for MBA:
  • UGC Regulation the last date for admission is 31st August 2020

Kerala University Distance Education was started in 1976, as a research and teaching department of the university, has been one of the colonist Centre of distance education in the state. Kerala University Distance Education offers 25 programs, which include UG and PG courses, through the distance mode of education under the departments of literature, Commerce, Science, Humanities, Library & IT, and Information Sciences. English is the medium of instruction for all the courses at the University of Kerala distance education except for a few language courses.

  • Candidates are always shortlisted on the basis of the merit in degree examination after qualification.
  • Candidates who are seeking admission for the undergraduate course should have passed 10+2 level examination.
  • Candidates who are seeking admission for the undergraduate course should have, bachelor degree in a relevant discipline for admission.
  • INR 250 payment can be done through DD (SBT)/University cash challan receipt.
  • The receipt number or the counterfoil must be retained at the time of online registration

Kerala University Distance Education Admission Highlight 2020

Name of the UniversityKerala University Distance Education
University TypeOpen University (Distance mode)
Basic Admission categoryMerit-based
Application modeOnline
CounsellingUniversity level
Re-accredited Re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade
Courses Offered25 Courses

University of Kerala, School of Distance Education, Thiruvananthapuram Fees & Eligibility

MBA₹21,325 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
BA₹5,045 (1st Year Fees)10+2
BBA₹8,305 (1st Year Fees)10+2
M.Com₹6,205 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
B.Lib.I.Sc₹6,250 (Total Fees)10+2
M.A₹5,575 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
B.Com₹5,045 (1st Year Fees)10+2
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Important Dates

Start date for UG & PG Registration 27 May, 2020
Last date for MBA  Registration 24 Aug, 2020

Kerala University Distance Education UG Admission 2020

The University of Kerala offers various undergraduate programs in a variety of streams of Science, Commerce and Arts which enables the needful and the eligible candidate to acquire professional education apart from their earning. For admission to all the undergraduate courses (except BLISc), it is compulsory that the candidates are required to pass 10+2 from a recognized board of education.

The Selection of candidates will be done on merit basis obtained by the candidate in the qualifying exam. Applications can be easily submitted easily through the online portal of SDE, Kerala university.

CourseSpecializationEligibility CriteriaSelection
B.A.EconomicsCandidate should need to pass the Pre-degree examination of the University of Kerala/Higher Secondary/VHSE/AISSCE/ ISE examination with any subject or any examination recognized as equivalent thereto.Merit-based
Political Science
B.Sc.Computer ScienceCandidate needs to pass in Pre-Degree examination of the University of Kerala, or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto (or)has to possess any degree of the University of Kerala or equivalent (or) has to possess 3-year Diploma in engineering subjects approved by the Director of Technical Education, Government of Kerala. Candidate should need to pass the Pre-degree examination of the University of Kerala/Higher Secondary/VHSE/AISSCE/ ISE examination with mathematics as an optional subject.Merit-Based
BCA-10+2 qualifiedMerit-Based
BBA-A Pass in Higher Secondary Examination or equivalent thereto with not less than 45% marks in aggregate.Merit-Based
B.L.I.Sc-Candidate has to possess a bachelor’s degree in the University of Kerala or any other University recognized as equivalent thereto with at least 40% marks. For candidates belonging to SC/ST and OBC, there will be a relaxation of 5% and 3% respectively in the minimum required aggregate.Merit-Based
B.Com-Candidate should have passed 10+2 level examination from a state university or equivalent and the candidates coming from Non-Commerce group should have at least 45% of the aggregate marksMerit-based

Kerala University Distance Education PG Admission 2020

The University of Kerala offers various postgraduate programs in a variety of streams of Science, Commerce, and Arts which enables the needful and the eligible candidate to acquire professional education apart from their earning. For admission to all the postgraduate courses, it is compulsory that the candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. All the PG courses except M.L.I.Sc are of 1-year duration.

The Selection of candidates will be done on merit basis obtained by the candidate in the qualifying exam. Applications can be easily submitted easily through the online portal of SDE, Kerala university.

CourseSpecializationEligibility CriteriaSelection Criteria
M.A.EconomicsCandidate should have passed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 45% marks in the relevant subject required for masters.Merit-Based
Political science
Public Administration
M.Sc.MathematicsCandidates should have a Bachelor's degree at Kerala University or its equivalent in Mathematics or Statistics or a B.Sc. (Vocational) the degree which includes Mathematics as one of the main subjects with at least 55% marks in the optional subject including subsidiary subjects. For SEBC students & SC/ST candidates, the minimum required marks are 53% and 40% respectively.Merit-Based
Computer Science
M.L.I.Sc-Candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Library and Information Science Merit-Based
M.Com-Candidate should have B.Com., BBA, BBS, BBM degree Merit-Based

Kerala University Distance Education PG Selection Criteria

  • Admission for distance education Programs Prospectus can be easily obtained from the office of the School of Distance Education after Payment of Rs.250/- by Friends/DD (SBI)/University Cash Challan Receipt.
  • The receipt number and counterfoil provided while online registration should be retained.
  • Candidates who are residing in a foreign country will have to submit a DD of INR 265/- in addition. Each Bank Draft amount should carry an additional amount of Rs. 10/- for service charge. Admission notifications are usually issued in leading national and regional dailies.
  • Very detailed information regarding admission is available on the website of the University of Kerala or on the University Website
  • Students who are seeking admission shall apply online only. the Facility of Online registration for admission is provided through or
  • None of the students shall be eligible for the admission to a First- Degree Program in any of the subject unless he/she has successfully completed, the exam which is conducted by a Board/University at the +2 level of schooling or its equivalent
  • There should be a minimum of 10-16 days of PCP in a semester distributed over a minimum period of 5-8 weeks and a minimum of 60 hours of instruction ordinarily.
  • Odd semester (June - Oct) shall commence in June and Even semester (Nov - March) shall commence in November every year.

How to Apply for Kerala University Distance Education?

  • Visit the official website
  • Apply for the selected course
  • Fill the required details
  • Enter personal as well as academic information
  • Submit the application form


Q1. What Documents are required to be attached to the application form?

Ans. Here are the documents that need to be submitted along with application form:
  • Original, provisional and degree certificate
  • Original Transfer Certificate
  • University Pay-in-slip/DD
  • PDC/+2 / Equivalent
  • Eligibility Certificate
  • Identity Card with photo
  • A true copy of SSLC
  • Cancellation Memo
  • Caste and Income Certificate, along with a copy of Adhar card
  • Migration Certificate
  • 2 Photocopies of the Original Degree Certificate (both sides)
  • Akshaya Kendra form for SC/ST/OEC candidates.
  • DDF receipt

Ques. How to fill the online Application Form for distance education for Kerala university?

Ans The following are the steps to fill the Online Application form:

Step 1: Before you fill the Online Application form, properly read the instructions very carefully before you fill the application form.

Step 2: Remit the Amount of prospectus.

Step 3: Then log in to the official website of the Kerala University.

Step 4: A new page will come up then tap on the link “Online Admission for Academic Year 2020-21”

Step 5: Then click on the Registration option to start for Online Registration.

Step 6: Then login with your individual application number and then enter the password provided to you during the registration.

Step 7: Get a print out of the Application form for future use.

Step 8: In the end, after you fill the application form send the form along with fee receipts such as the prospectus, First-semester fee, along with DDF, application fee, and other fees applicable for the course opted.

Note: Applicants belonging to SC/ST/OEC category should show the print out of E-grants

on-line application for fee category concession from Akshaya Kendram with a copy

of SSLC, Original Caste Certificate, 10+2 and Degree Certificate, and Income certificate. Moreover, the copy of Aadhar card and copy of Bank Pass Book for Identification purposes.

Ques. How will I know details about contact classes, assignments, examinations, etc.?

Ans. You should constantly keep a check on the SDE website ( which is usually updated every day. Results and examination announcements will appear first on the University website (Kerala Then go for a daily press release which can be easily found on the university website and also carry important announcements. Leading dailies will also carry our announcements in the University News section.

Ques. When will the admission UG/PG programs in SDE Kerala University start?

Ans. Most probably the Registration Process Starts during June or July every year. The announcement will surely appear in leading newspapers and will also be updated in the official websites (, Application and payment of fees can be done online. For further more queries visit the official website.

Ques. Do the UG or PG programs of SDE Kerala University follow the yearly or semester system?

Ans. The university follows the Semester System in which the Exams are conducted annually, after the completion of two semesters.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

Kerala University Distance UG and PG Admission 2020: Application Process, Entrance Exam, Result

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The university offers under-graduate (UG), post-graduate (PG) as well as PG Diploma Courses in Arts, Commerce, Management, and Health streams through SDE. Admission to all the courses of the distance learning (except M.B.A.) is done directly on the basis of candidate’s qualifying examination merit... read more
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