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Kerala University Distance Education Brief Information

University Contact Information
Address Institue of Distance Education, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus(P.O), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695581
Phone & Fax 0471 2308019, 0471 2772400, 9656049228, Fax : 0471-2417389
E-mail idekeralauniversity@gmail.com
Website http://www.ideku.net


Kerala University is located Kariavattom, 14 kilometers away from the city of Thiruvananthapuram. It offers UG, PG, PG Certificate, PG Diploma and Certificate courses. Kerala University got provisional recognition from DEC in 2007 - 08 for conducting distance education courses.

The University of Travancore which eventually became the University of Kerala was established in 1937. The jurisdiction of the Kerala University which once covered the whole territory of Kerala state is now limited to the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha (except Kuttanad Taluk) and some parts of Pathanamthitta district consequent on the establishment of other Universities in the State. The Institute 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.

Courses - University offers total 51 courses through distance learning in following streams - 1. Management, 2. Information Technology, 3. Health Science, 4. Humanities & Science, 5. Language & Literature, 6. Library & Information Science, 7. Communication and 8. Fine Arts.


Methodology - Under Academic activities students are provided study material. Study materials is prepared by the teachers and experts in the subjects shall be despatched to the students in installments during each academic year through contact center or directly. Medium of instruction of all Courses is English except for certain language Courses.


Examination - Students of the Distance Education shall submit their application for Examination either in the downloadable application form given in the website or in the application form supplied by Institute. Applications shall be submitted to the Institute and the Director shall forward the same to the Controller of Examinations. The DD/ university pay in slip for examination fee shall be enclosed with the application. The dates of examination will be intimated to the students by the Institute directly and through News Papers & website. Students shall be free to select their preferred examination center from the list of approved centers.


Study Centres - It has study centres in Kerala. The students are offered contact classes at IDE and at various personal contact programme centres. The details regarding the centres and classes will be intimated after the admission procedure is completed. Centres other than Thiruvananthapuram are decided subject to the sufficient number of student registration in UG and PG Courses. 50% attendance at contact classes is made compulsory for all students. However exemption will be granted to those who cannot attend classes owing to unavoidable difficulties. But for Health science courses 80%, for Computer Science courses 50% and for Library Science courses 75% attendance is compulsory for examination registration.

Selection - Admission to courses are made through Merit and aptitude test for professional courses. For PG courses admission will not be given to students who have qualified from National open school, New Delhi and the BA/B.Com Degree of the Calicut University under liberalized school. Candidate should be from the University of Kerala or from any other Universities approved as equivalent by the University of Kerala.


Application Procedure - Prospectus can be had from the office of the Institute of Distance Education and from the University Form Sales Counter at Palayam on payment of Rs. 250/- by DD/University chalan receipt. The Counterfoil of the PIS is to be submitted for online registration. Students desirous of seeking admission shall apply through on-line only. On-line registration facility for admission is provided through website (www.ideku.net). Student will have to remit the cost of Application form and Prospectus (Rs. 250/-) before submitting on-line Application. Applications duly filled in should be sent to The Director, Institute of Distance Education, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 581 by registered post with acknowledgement due in a cover superscribed ‘APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO (Name of Course) ’


Fees - Fees shall be remitted by Demand Drafts, drawn from any SBI/SBT/Nationalized Banks in favour of the Finance Officer, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram payable at Thiruvananthapuram. For every remittance by DD a service charge of Rs 10/- also has to be remitted. Some payments related to certain courses are also to be made by way of Bank DD and in favour of the Heads of concerned Departments/ centers as specified in the fee statement. Fees can also be remitted at Friends, Jenasevana Kendram Centres. All new admission students are directed to remit Rs. 100/- towards the Department Development Fund, by direct cash payment at IDE Office or by means of Demand draft from any branch of SBT/SBI drawn in favour of the Director, IDE, (DDF), University of Kerala, Kariavattom payable at SBT Kariavattom. Student has to mention name, address and purpose on the reverse of DD.


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