Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education (DDCE) is a distance education institute imparting knowledge in the fields of Arts, Science, Management, and Commerce. Graduates from the DDCE are placed in well-reputed companies like Bank of Baroda, Coal India, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, etc. The programs offered at the institute are UG and PG through courses such as BA, BCom, MBA, MA, MSc, etc. Admission to DDCE is either entrance-based or first-come first-served basis. Applicants are required to apply online for admission.

Latest Updates: The DDE center of Utkal University is open for 2020 admissions for all courses. The last date for DDCE Utkal University admission 2020-21 has been extended up to December 31, 2020 which was earlier scheduled for December 1, 2020. Applicants applying after the last date will have to pay an extra fee of INR 500. However, the institute has not yet declared from when the late fee will be charged. This will be notified soon by the university.

DDCE Utkal University Admission 2020-21

Event Dates
Last date for online application for all courses December 31, 2020
Announcement of admission dates To be notified
Last date of admission To be notified

DDCE Highlights

Established | Type 1962 | Public
Affiliated to  Utkal University
Recognized by NAAC, UGC, and DEB
Courses offered UG and PG
Selection criteria Entrance and First come first serve basis
Entrance Exams Online test conducted by the DDCE
Application mode Online
Director Dr. Sujit Kumar Acharya
Official Website 

DDCE Courses

The university offers the following courses:-

Course Name Details
B.A (Hons.)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent.
  • Selection criteria: First come first service
  • Subjects: Education, English, Hindi, History, Odia, Political Science, Sanskrit, and Sociology.
  • Seats: Unlimited

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  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent.
  • Selection criteria: First come first service
  • Seats: Unlimited
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  • Duration: 2 year
  • Subjects: Economics, English, Odia, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Hindi, Political Science, Sanskrit, History, and Commerce.
  • Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline
  • Selection criteria: First come first service
  • Seats: 200

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  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Selection criteria: Entrance-based

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PG Diploma in Management
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Selection criteria: Entrance-based
  • Specializations: Financial Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Travel Tour & Management, Dietetics & Nutrition Management, Production & Operation Management, Agri-Business Management, Public and Policy Management.

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  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in BCA/ B.Sc (Computer Science)/ B.Sc (ITM)
  • Selection criteria: Entrance test and interview
  • Seats: 40

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DDCE Admission

Admissions at Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education, Utkal University is either entrance-based or on a first come first serve basis.

Candidates for courses like BA (Hons), BCom (Hons), and MA are selected on the basis of first come first serve. Whereas, candidates for courses such as MBA, MCA, and M.Sc, etc.are selected on the basis of written tests followed by the interview process.

How to apply?

Students who wish to apply for the courses in the Utkal University may follow the below steps for the admission process:-

  • The application form is accepted through online mode only.
  • Candidates would need to register themselves online on the official website of the University.
  • Applicants should fill all the necessary details like personal details, educational details, and other qualifications accurately.
  • Once the candidates have filled the application form for the desired course; they would need to upload the photograph.
  • Candidates must pay the application fees through the online mode of payment.
  • The print out of the application form would need to be taken to send to the university along with the photocopies of the necessary documents.
  • For the courses where the written test is not required, students can visit the campus for the spot admission to the course.
  • Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and documents verified can submit the registration fees for the admission to the course.

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DDCE Orissa Placements

The university provides good placements and internship offers to students. DDCE places students in well-reputed companies with a good salary package. The top recruiters that visit the campus for the placement process are NTPC, Bank of Baroda, Coal India, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, Genpact, Mahindra, Wipro, Aditya Birla Group, Axis Bank, Apollo Hospitals, Federal bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Reliance Industries.

DDCE Orissa Facilities

The University offers the following facilities to the students and staff members:-

  • Library: The University provides the library facility with the seating capacity of 80 persons and access to all the latest books and newspapers.
  • IT facilities: With the increasing modern growing economy, the university provides the best of facilities of computers, LCD Projectors, Scanners, printers, and servers.
  • ATM and Banking: The campus area of the university includes the ATM and banking facilities for students.
  • WIFI: The campus is connected with high-speed internet facilities.

DDCE Orissa Overall Review

The university has been ranked as one of the top universities for the management courses. The university is quite famous for its distance learning education and the best features of Utkal University are as follows:-

  • Skill and knowledge-based courses offered
  • Comprehensive Study material for each course
  • Fixed scheme of examination and prompt declaration of result.
  • Placement offers in reputed companies with good salary packages.
  • Courses on personality development are also available.

DDCE Orissa FAQs

Ques. Which courses do the university offer in terms of management?

Ans. The university offers BBA, MBA, PG Diploma in Management and IMBA courses.

Ques. What are other colleges in comparison to DDCE?

Ans. The university is ranked in 4th position as per the management schools are considered. The other colleges are AIIMS, SIT, GCP, and OSOU.

Ques. What are the documents required at the time of application?

Ans. Documents that need to be submitted along with the application form are as follows:-

  • All the necessary educational certificates.
  • Original C.L.C and Migration certificates.
  • Caste Certificate, if applicable
  • Character certificate
  • Valid ID photo proof

Ques. What is the fee structure for an MBA distance program?

Ans. The fee structure for Distance MBA is as follows:



Admission processing fee

INR 600

Course Fee (1st year)

INR 30,000

Exam Fee (1st year)

INR 3,080


INR 3,600

Corpus fund

INR 3,600

Course Fee (2nd year)

INR 30,000

Exam Fee (2nd year)

INR 3,080

Ques. How is the PG Diploma in Banking and Insurance Management?

Ans. The Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Insurance Management is a 1-year program consisting of 2 semesters. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline are eligible to apply. Students are selected on the basis of marks obtained in the online admission test conducted by the DDCE.