Kerala University Distance Education MBA

About Kerala University

Kerala University Distance Education MBA

The University of Kerala is among the first sixteen universities of the country. It was earlier known as the University of Travancore, and was founded in the year 1937.

Currently, the university comprises of 16 faculties and 41 educational departments. Research, knowledge extension and regular learning ae a mandate here. There are certain study centres dedicated specifically to subjects like Bioinformatics, Learning Difficulties, Nanotechnology, Sree Narayana Studies, Women’s Studies, Gandhian Studies, and many more. Certificate, Masters, Diploma, MPhil and PhD programmes are taught here.

All the institutions within the university together have over 5,000 students studying currently.

Choice-based Semester and Credit System is followed here for all post-graduate programmes, and the university is trying the same for undergraduate programmes as well.

Some of the key features of the University of Kerala are:

    • It has a spacious campus, adjacent to the capital city’s technopark.

    • Undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes in various traditional and new disciplines are taught here.

    • The university won the Chancellor's Award for the Best University in the state.

    • It has a Centre for Global Academics to facilitate learning for international students and include programmes and schemes taught abroad with credit transfer facility.

Many prominent figures we know today, have been honoured by the University of Kerala - Amartya Sen, Bharatha Rathna M S Subbalakshmi, K J Yesudas, Ilya Prigogine, Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, O N V Kurup and many more.

Kerala University School of Distance Education (SDE)

The School of Distance Education (SDE), University of Kerala was established in the year 1976. It is known to be one of the best distance education centres in the state of Kerala.

Over 7,000 students from all over India, as well as abroad, are currently enrolled in the School of Distance Education. The core objective of the university is:

    • To facilitate quality education and learning to senior citizens, women and other disadvantaged sections of the society.

    • To create career advancement for individuals seeking updated knowledge and skills.

    • To facilitate training in various technical skills.

    • To be a part of human resource development.

    • To make learning an enjoyable and life-long accessible process.

Some of the facilities offered at Study Centres of the School of Distance Education are listed below:

    • Knowledge Centre and Library

    • Students’ Amenity and Facilitation Centre

    • Counselling Cell

    • Research Cell

    • Women’s Cell

    • Wifi Connectivity

    • Grievance and Redressal Cell for students

    • Alumni Association

    • Career Corner

    • Special guidance for UGC NET and various other examinations

    • Additional support cells for senior citizens, women and students with disabilities

    • Post Office

    • Placement Cell

    • SC/ST Cell

    • Consultancy Cell

MBA Distance Education

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is known to be one of the most prestigious and progressive programmes in the country. It teaches you various managerial skills and equips you with a better and groomed mind for the corporate world.

The distance education MBA programme offered by Kerala University is designed to attract students who are willing to pursue their career in the field of business management.  ​

If you wish to study the basics of business administration and management, application of management and business principles, and make a top-notch career for yourself, then the Kerala university distance MBA programme is for you. And distance education makes it even better for you to pursue it along with your regular job, that too conveniently.

Program Structure

​Kerala University distance education MBA Programme offered under the School of Distance Education is of two years, that comprises of four semesters. However, you can complete the programme in four years after joining as well.

The university has a personal contact program for distance MBA. In each semester, students get a set number of contact sessions and it is mandatory for students to attend these sessions.​


Kerala University distance MBA offers five MBA specializations. The specializations offered by the university are​

    • Financial Management

    • Human Resource Management

    • Marketing Management

    • Systems Management

    • Operations Management

    However, self-learning materials and personal contact programme are offered by the School of Distance Education for three specializations, i.e. Marketing Management, Finance Management and Human Resource Management. For the remaining two specializations, the candidates must study on their own.

    If you apply for dual specializations, then you would be required to choose minimum three courses from each specialization. The certificate for dual specialization will be issued once you apply for it with the requisite fee.

    Eligibility Criteria

    ​The candidate applying for Kerala University MBA Distance Education, must hold a B.Com./B.A./B.Sc. degree from the University of Kerala or any other equally recognized university with not less than 50% marks. For SC/ST candidates, a qualifying degree with passing marks is enough.

    If the candidate has 5+ years of supervisory experience, he/she will be given 3% concession in the qualifying marks.

    Fee Structure​

    Kerala university distance education MBA fee is Rs. 30,000. To pay the fee, students are required to register on the Kerala University online fee submission portal. The fee can also be paid in installments. Examination fee is required to be paid separately.​

    Admission Procedure​

    For getting admission into Distance Education MBA, the candidate must apply into the Kerala University School of Distance Education. The candidate would have to pass the group discussion and interview for the admission, which would be judges as the following:​

    Admission Criteria Weightage
    Marks obtained in qualifying degree 80
    Group Discussion 10
    Interview 10
    Total 100

The admission should be as per the guidelines of Distance Education Bureau, Government of India.


After completing each semester, students are required to clear the examination before they promoted to the next semester.

75% attendance in each course in each semester is required to be eligible to appear in the examination.

Contact Details



Senate House Campus,

Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 034

Website :

Phone : 0471-2300137, 2386132

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