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Kerala University | 1976


The University of Kerala, formerly known as the University of Travancore, is a public collegiate state university in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It was founded in 1937 by the Maharajah of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, who also served as the University's first Chancellor. The State's Diwan (Prime Minister) at the time, Sir C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer was the first Vice-Chancellor. It was India's sixteenth university, and ten colleges in Travancore that were previously affiliated with Madras University became affiliated colleges of the University of Travancore.

The School of Kerala University Distance Education, founded in 1976. And, as a teaching and research department of the University of Kerala, is one of the state's pioneering distance learning centres. The school is on the Kariavattom Campus of the University of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram. The School was founded with the following objectives in mind:

  • To encourage diversification and knowledge updating in order to advance one's career.
  • To provide quality education to underserved groups, including women and senior citizens.
  • To provide instruction in both soft and technical skills and to participate in development of human resources.
  • Making learning a life-long, pleasurable experience.

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Kerala University UG admission 2021 is based on merit and marks obtained in the Class 12 examination for BA, BSc, and other courses (excluding BPA, BFA and BPEd). Furthermore, KEAM scores are accepted by the university for admission to BTech programmes.

The internal entrance exam is used to determine PG admission to the University of Kerala for MA, MSc, and other PG courses. In addition, admission to Law and MBA programmes is based on KLEE and KMAT / CAT / CMAT scores, which are followed by GD and PI rounds. For admission to doctoral-level programmes, the university administers an entrance exam.

B.Tech admissions will be granted based on the (KEAM) entrance exam administered by CEE, Kerala. NATA scores are required for B.Arch admissions. Valid GATE score is required for Candidates seeking admission in M.Tech.

Steps to Apply:

  • Go to Kerala University's official admission portal
  • Choose the level, of course, you want to apply for UG/PG/M.Tech/B.Ed
  • "Sign Up" or Register with a valid Phone Number and Email Id
  • Log In with the provided user name and password
  • Fill out the form with all required information, upload the documents and complete the application.
  • Submit the application after successfully paying the application fee.


Admission Important Dates 2022:


Important Dates for UG/PG
2 Aug '21 - 27 Aug '21 Online Registration for UG Courses 
2 Aug '21 - 6 Aug '21 Entrance Exam for PG
31 Aug '21 First allotment list of UG
1 Sep '21 - 5 Sep '21 First allotment fee payment of UG
6 Sep '21 Second allotment list of UG
7 Sep '21 - 13 Sep '21 College joining process for UG

Kerala University Distance Eligibility Criteria

  • University of Kerala offers full-time three-year BA and BSc programmes in a wide range of specialisations. In addition, admission to BA and BSc programmes at the University of Kerala is based on Class 12 (total) marks as well as marks obtained in the relevant subject.

  • Other UG programmes offered by Kerala University include Fine Arts, Mass Communication, Management, Computer Applications, Hotel Management, Law, and others. Admission to all UG programmes, with the exception of BPA, BPA, BPEd, and Law, is based on merit and class 12 grades.
  • Admission to BFA, BPA and BPEd programmes at Kerala University is based on an internal entrance exam, whereas admission to BJMC, BCA, BBA, BMA, and BSW programmes is based on merit and exam result of class 12.
  • Kerala University provides full-time MA programmes in a variety of specialisations. Kerala University MA admissions for 2021 are based on an internal entrance exam.
  • Kerala University provides full-time MSc programmes in a variety of specialisations. The Kerala University MSc admissions process for 2021 is based on an internal entrance exam.


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Q. Can I reapply for another course at Kerala University after dropping out? Is it impossible because      I already have a registration?
You can reapply for admission there.


Q. How do I get a seat in the University of Kerala's M.Com programme?
The candidate must be a graduate with a B.Com or BBA in order to apply for a seat in the M.Com programme at the University of Kerala. Also, the students with a Degree in B.Com would be eligible for 80% of the available seats. Interested candidates should apply online or in person with the necessary information. Eligible candidates must take the Entrance Test administered by the University of Kerala. Candidates are chosen based on their graduation and Entrance Test scores.


Q. How do I apply for a distance education degree at Kerala University?
Application Form for Kerala University Distance Education 2022

  • The application form for Kerala University would be available in June 2022.
  • The application form will be made available on the website.
  • Applicants will be able to fill out the application form on the official website.
  • The application form must be completed by August 2022.


Q. Is distance education available at Kerala University offer a one-year diploma programme?

Ans. No, the University of Kerala does not offer a one-year diploma programme via distance education. It provides a variety of UG and PG programmes via distance learning in the departments of Humanities, Science, Commerce, Literature, Library & Information Science, and Information Technology.

Q. Is distance education offered by Kerala University legitimate? 

Ans. Yes, the institution's distance programme has been approved by both the UGC and the Distance Education Council.

 University of Kerala Review & Ranking

  • Kerala University was ranked 23rd among India's top universities by NIRF 2020. According to the QS World Rankings 2020, the University is ranked 49th among top Universities in India.
  • The areas of strength includes Academics, faculty, infrastructure, placement, and alumni networking. University of Kerala students are satisfied with their faculty and course curriculum, infrastructure, placements, and associations.


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