Best Universities in Kerala


Welcome to the most literate state of India to fulfill your dreams of higher education.  Known for exotic natural beauty and calmness, termed as God’s own land it has much to offer in context of higher education. Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi are two major academic hubs of Kerala. Whether it is astronomy or medical science, age old Ayurveda or modern engineering Kerala caters to need of hundreds of students from different states each year. With impressive features such as distance courses, online examination, flexible timings and affordable price it’s the right place to opt for distance courses in KERALA. Online MBA degree is provided by various reputed universities in Kerala.


Kerala has both private and government owned universities offering masters and bachelors degree in different management courses. Some of the top colleges and universities in Kerala are always cited in National Map due to their education standard and higher quality of placements. Both regular mba and part time mba courses are offered to fit into student needs and management studies seeking candidates. Some of the well ranked management colleges/institutions holding ranks at national level includes Indian Institute of Management, Khozikhode (holding 8th rank in India) as per 2017 record. Rajgiri Centre for Business studies, SCMS Cochin school of business, National institute of Technology Calicut and Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre. With such high ranking colleges/institutions offering management courses the state has lot to offer for distance MBA seeking candidates too.


When the number of fake universities and degrees on rise raising questions on validity and reliability of Distance learning courses, the state of Kerala has carved its place on national map offering high quality distance MBA courses. Kerala houses number of reputed universities as well as institutions affiliated to top most universities facilitating Distance MBA courses. Institutes such as Indian Institute of Management khozikhode having affiliation to Mahatma Gandhi University is the top most Government Institute offering distance MBA courses. 223 colleges are currently running under Mahatma Gandhi University affiliation and such high numbers implicates the standard, reliability and status of Universities and education offered by this state. Similarly Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education  kochi also offers distance MBA courses for young job aspirants who wants to shift their career from employee to managers. Other noteworthy names in this sector includes Indian institute of Knowledge management , Calicut, SERT chengannur Distance learning , Kottayam, Kannaur University Distance Education Kottayam, Institute of Distance Education, University of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram etc. have well recognized distance MBA courses for students.


While choosing any course or degree program to pursue students evaluate best institutions’/ colleges/ universities in Kerala based on two major parameters – affiliation and accreditation. Not only Indian government accredited and affiliated institutions but International bodies affiliated Universities can be found in this part of country. IIM khozikhode boasts of Accreditation by AMBA (Association of MBA’s). Sikkim Manipal University’s distance MBA course is recognized by AICTE, UGC and Government of India. University of Kerala distance education courses have been approved by UGC and Distance Education Council of India. No doubt, pursuing a distance MBA from any of these universities will build a robust career maintaining the high standards of education of Kerala and its Educational Institutions.


IGNOU Distance MBA Education AICTE and UGC MBA 31500 2 years
Symbiosis Distance MBA/PGDM Education UGC & DEC. MBA 37000 2 years
Sikkim Manipal University Distance MBA Education UGC MBA/BBA  68,000 2 years
Amity University Distance MBA Education UGC & DEC. MBA 1,36,800 2 years
NMIMS Global Access SCE Distance MBA Education UGC & DEC. MBA 64000 2 years
ICFAI University Distance MBA Education UGC & DEC. MBA/BBA 65000 2 years
Kannur University Distance Education NAAC MBA 23000* 2 years
Adithya Institute of Management Studies, Trivandrum UGC & DEC. MBA 50000 2 years
Kannur University Distance Education NAAC BBA 45000 onward 3 years
Indian Institute of Knowledge Management State University MBA 35000 onward 2 years
SERT Chengannur Distance Learning, Kottayam UGC MBA 36000 onward 2 years
Indian Institute of Management Distance MBA Kozhikode, Calicut Indian Institute of Management MBA 35000 onward 2 years
National Institute of Technology Calicut Deemed to be University MBA 35000 onward 3 years
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Deemed to be University MBA 45000 onward 2 years
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam AICTE and UGC MBA 35000 onward 2 years
University of Calicut, Malappuram UGC & DEC. MBA 36000 onward 2 years
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram UGC MBA/BBA 35000 onward 2 years
Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur UGC & DEC. MBA 36000 onward 2 years
Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies, Trivandrum UGC & DEC. MBA/BBA 35000 onward 2 years
Kannur University, Kannur UGC & DEC. MBA 45000 onward 2 years