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Kerala University Distance Education Courses

Last Modified : May 14, 2015

Kerala University is one of the oldest universities of India. It was established in 1937 as University of Travancore which eventually became University of Kerala. University offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs under different departments. Along with its regular courses university also offers many courses in distance education mode. For providing distance Education University has a separate department naming Institute of Distance Education.

The Institute of Distance Education at Kerala University was established in 1976 as a teaching and research department. It is one of the pioneering centers for distance education in Kerala state.  The objective of Institute is to provide quality education to the disadvantaged sections of society including women and senior citizens and provide training in softer and technical skills. The IDE is located in the University Senate Campus at Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram.

Kerala University Distance Education Courses

Institute of Distance Education offers total 56 undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate and diploma courses under following disciplines-

  1. Humanities & Science
  2. Language & Literature
  3. Management
  4. Information Technology
  5. Health Science
  6. Library & Information Science
  7. Communication
  8. Fine Arts

Kerala University Distance Education Diploma Courses

Institute offers following postgraduate diploma programs of 1 year duration-

  • PGDAP – Post Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Pediatrics
  • PGDCAFC – Post Graduate Diploma in Child Adolescent and Family Counseling
  • PGDCJ – Post Graduate Diploma in Communication and Journalism
  • PGDDN – Post Graduate Diploma in Developmental Neurology
  • PGD-HSR – Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science Research
  • PGDEPMA – Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Planning, Management and Administration
  • PGDHHA Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Hospital Administration
  • PGDMM – Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  • PGDTTM Post Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management
  • PGDCA Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (18 months)
  • PGDCL Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law (10 months)
  • PGDIPR Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (10 months)

Certificate Programs (Duration 5 Months)

Institute offers only one certificate course-

  • Certificate program in Communicative English

Post Graduate Certificate Programs (Duration 5 Months)

Institute offers following postgraduate certificate courses-

  • PGC GC & M Post Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care & Management
  • PGCT & M FMC-Post Graduate Certificate in Techniques & Methods of Family and Marriage Counselling

Under-Graduate Programs (Duration 3 Years)

Kerala University offers distance education mode in following UG Courses-

  • B.A. Afzal-Ul-Ulama
  • B.A. Economics
  • B.A. English
  • B.A. Malayalam
  • B.A. History
  • B.A. Political Science
  • B.A. Sociology
  • B.Com. (Optional Subject: Taxation / Co-operation)
  • B.Com. (With Computer Application)
  • B.Com. Additional Elective: Co-operation (1 year)
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.C.A. (Bachelor of Computer Application)
  • B.B.A (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • B.LI.Sc (1 year)

Kerala University Distance Education Post Graduate Programs (2 years)

University offers following postgraduate courses in distance mode-

  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MHRM (Master of Human Resource Management)
  • M.LI.Sc (1 year)
  • M.HSc (Master of Health Science in Clinical Child Development)
  • M.Com
  • M.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
  • M.A. Arabic
  • M.A. Economics
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. Hindi
  • M.A. History
  • M.A. Islamic History
  • M.A. Malayalam
  • M.A. Music
  • M.A. Philosophy
  • M.A. Political Science
  • M.A. Public Administration
  • M.A. Sanskrit
  • M.A. Sociology
  • M.A. Tamil
  • MHA (Master of Hospital Administration) — 3 years.