University of Kerala School of Distance Education

University of Kerala - School of Distance Education MBA Admissions 2018-2019

The University of Kerala, formerly known as The University of Travancore, was established in the year 1937. It is the sixteenth university in India and one of the oldest university of south India. It is recognized and accredited by NAAC with A Grade. More than 150 colleges have been affiliated under the university including 9 MBA colleges. Along with the various regular courses,  the University offers 51 distance education courses including distance education MBA. The School of Distance Education, commenced in 1976, is one of the pioneering center of distance education in the state. Originally this department, was working as a teaching and research department of the university, was mainly created to offer education to disadvantage section of the country including senior citizens and women. It offers distance education for a wide range of under-graduate and post graduate courses, which now serve more than 7,000 students from all over the country. Distance MBA is one of the highly opted courses among others. The university offers specializations in various subjects like Marketing, Finance management, Human Resources, Systems, International Business management, Media management, etc. The program would mainly focus on the higher learning environment and would try to create skilled professionals to address the employment necessities of MBA graduates, have certain potentials that helps them differentiate from the mass and for industrial sectors.

The school of distance education was initiated with the following objectives:

  • To deliver quality education to the underprivileged sections of the society including senior citizens and women
  • To offer training in softer and advanced technical schemes
  • To encourage career advancement by inspiring for change and updating of knowledge
  • To make contribution in human resource development
  • And finally, to make education a life-long, pleasant experience

University of Kerala Courses Offered

The university offers specializations in various subjects like Marketing, Finance management, Human Resources, Systems, International Business management, Media management, etc.

University of Kerala Eligibility and Age Criteria

  • There is no specific age limit for the course
  • Candidates with bachelor’s degree (minimum of three years’ duration) or equivalent degree from a recognized university with at least 50% aggregate marks are eligible to apply.

University of Kerala Course Duration

The duration of the course is two academic years consisting of four semesters.

University of Kerala Fee Details

For one-time payment, the total fees is Rs.30,000. Fee can also be deposited in four instalments. Rs.9,600 at the time of admission for 1st semester, Rs.9,300 for 2nd and 3rd semester and Rs.9,000 for the last semester.

Fee can be paid through Demand Drafts drawn from any SBI / District Cooperative Banks in favour of The Finance Officer, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

University of Kerala Admission Procedure

Candidates can apply based on the MAT score. They can obtain a prospectus by paying Rs.250 from the nearest study centres of school of distance education. Detailed notification is also published by the university each year in major newspapers in the month of May-June for admissions. Candidates can also apply online for admission through university website. The cost of application form and prospectus (Rs.250/-) has to be send before submitting online application form. Candidates may visit the official website of the university i.e. for more information.

University of Kerala Contact Details

Institute of Distance Education

University of Kerala

Senate Campus, Palayam Thiruvananthapuram,

Kerala, India – 695034


Phone: 0471 – 2300137 / Sri. B.Shaji, Ph: 9995232929