School of Distance Education Kerala University announces Admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses 2023-24


Kerala University Distance Education Admission 2023 – School of Distance Education, University of Kerala (IDEKU) invites applications for admission to Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Programs for the academic session 2023-24. The School of Distance Education, started in 1976 as a teaching and research department of the University of Kerala, is one of the pioneering centre of distance learning in the state. The School was founded with the objectives to provide quality education to the disadvantaged sections including women and senior citizens. The School offers 26 Programs UG and PG programs through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The medium of instruction for all courses is English except for certain language courses.


Programs offered

UG Programs (6 Semesters)

  • B.A. Economics, B.A. English, B.A. Hindi, B.A. History, B.A. Malayalam, B.A. Political Science, B.A. Sociology, BBA, B.Com, BCA, B LISc. (2 Semesters) (1 year), B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Mathematics 

PG Programs (4 Semesters)

  • M.A. Political Science, M.A. Public Administration, M.A. Economics, M.A. English, M.A. Hindi, M.A. History, M.A. Malayalam, M.A. Sociology, M.Com (Finance), MLISc (2 Semesters) (1 year), M.Sc. Computer Science, M.Sc. Mathematics & MBA


Important Dates

  • Online registration starts on 28th September 2023
  • Closure of online registration: 30th September 2023
  • Hard copies should reach the office of the School of Distance Education on or before 05th October 2023


Eligibility Criteria for Kerala University Distance Education Admission 2023

For UG Courses

  • Passed 10 + 2/Intermediate in any stream from any recognized Board. Candidates should have passed the Pre-degree exam of the University of Kerala/Higher Secondary/VHSE/AISSCE/ ISE examination with any subject or any examination recognized as equivalent thereto.

For PG Courses 

  • Passed Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks in any discipline from a recognized University
  • Candidates should have passed the Pre-degree Examination of this University or Higher Secondary VHSE/ AISSCE/lSE Examination with Mathematics as one of the Optional Subject or any exam recognized as equivalent thereto.
  • For all the courses, Eligibility details can be checked from the University Website


Application Process

  • Students seeking admission shall apply on-line only. On-line registration facility for admission is provided through or 
  • Candidates residing in a foreign country have to submit a DD for Rs. 265/- in addition. Each Bank Draft amount should carry an additional amount of Rs. 10/- as service charge
  • Applications duly filled in should be sent to The Director, School of Distance Education, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 581 by registered post with acknowledgement due in a cover superscribed ‘Application for Admission.


Application Fee

  • Application fee for all Courses – Rs. 265/-
  • Mode of Payment – Through online mode / E-Challan / Demand Draft mode


Admission Process

  • All candidates will be selected on the basis of merit of qualification examinations or merit in the entrance examination/interview conducted by the University.
  • Admission is granted only on satisfactory fulfillment of the eligibility conditions regarding basic qualifications and the submission of relevant documents prescribed in the prospectus


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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