Calicut university distance Education Admissions 2022, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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University of Calicut Distance Education
University of Calicut Distance Education

University of Calicut was established in 1968 in Malappuram, Kerala. It is the largest university in Kerala and it is approved by UGC. The university has close to 350 colleges affiliated to it. The university has 35 departments.


School of distance Education

University of Calicut offers distance education program through School of Distance Education which was established in 1981-82. It is a major distance education provider in Kerala and other parts of the country.

The total number of programs offered by the university are 26. These are divided into 14 Under-Graduate and 12 Post-Graduate programs. Annually around 50,000 students get admitted into various distance programs offered by the university.

The courses offered by the university have following distinguishing features –

  • Syllabus and Course material is available online and offline
  • There is a single exam for regular and distance education students. This helps in bringing a unification in quality of the testing process and courses content.
  • Choice Based Credit Semester System (CCSS) & CUCBCSS
  • Online and spot verification of certificate and admissions makes it easy for the student of distance courses to enroll.
  • Work with worker program helps those looking to develop vocational skills. It also develop entrepreneurship skills.

Salient Features

  • Online Course Material – All the course material needed for the course is offered by the university online and also in print format. This brings a lot of flexibility to the course.
  • Online Question Bank – To make the process of learning and revising easier, university has made the question bank available online. The students can practice the question after studying relevant concepts and test their understanding.
  • Work with Worker Program – The university also offers a Work with Worker program. This helps them apply the concepts in practical settings.
  • Single exam for Regular and Distance courses – Single exam is conducted for both regular and distance students. This improves the quality of learning for distance course students.

Calicut University Distance Education Admission Process 2019

The university of Calicut offers 14 under-graduate and 12 post-graduate distance education courses. Bachelor’s and master’s degree courses are offered in arts, commerce, science streams. University also offer BBA course.

STEP 1 – Application Form

Students can apply for a distance course online at or through the University
website DistanceEducation/OnlineRegistration. Once registered, students need to take the printout of the application form.

Application Procedure

  • Submit the application form online
  • Pay the application, admission fees and other charges applicable
  • Go to university website
  • Click on the admission link
  • Fill out the form and submit it
  • Print the complete form
  • Send the print out of the application form along with the Challan and 3 passport size photographs to Director, School of Distance Education, University of Calicut, Calicut University, PO, Pin 673635

STEP 2 – Submit Application form with Documents

Students need to send documents for eligibility verification to the university. The required documents are –

  1. Original Transfer Certificate
  2. Admission Fee Receipt
  3. Receipt of Matriculation form fee
  4. Self-attested copy of first page of SSC certificate
  5. 12th mark-sheet or certificate
  6. 2 self-attested copies of 12th mark-sheet
  7. 5 self addressed envelopes.

For BA/Bcom (Open Stream)

  1. Proof that student has cleared the entrance exam
  2. Date of Birth certificate
  3. Chalan receipt/DD for tuition fee
  4. Self addressed stamped cover 3 Nos.
  5. Additional certificate are required for SC/ST candidates.

For PG Courses

  1. Transfer certificate
  2. Provisional certificate or Degree certificate
  3. Mark lists of qualifying exam
  4. 3 Self-attested envelops
  5. Chalan receipt/DD for tuition fee

The application form has to be filled up online and then sent through courier or post to university office along with necessary documents.

SPOT Admissions

Students can also seek spot admissions by visiting university campus with their original documents. After paying Rs.60/-, the documents are verified and returned to the student. If verification is successful, the student will be offered admission on the spot.

STEP 3 – Application and Course Fee

Application fee for the PG courses is Rs.200/- and the admission fee is Rs.250/- More details of the various other charges are given below –

Particulars Fee
Admission Fee 250/-
Application Fee 200/-
Matriculation Fee (Those enrolling into the Universiy for the first time) 100/-
Re-matriculation Fee (Those migrating from other universities) 150/-
Recognication Fee 100/-
Course Fee Varies from 500 upto 3000 based on the course
  1. Demand Draft – The payment towards the tuition fee can be made through DD and a copy of the DD should be sent along with the application form.
  2. Online Payment – All the payments need to be made by Challan at the university. Outstation students can pay through the DD or through Indian Postal Orders. The DD should be drawn in favour of Finance Officer, University of Calicut, payable at S.B.T Calicut University Branch (Code 200). More details can be found here –

The payments are accepted through e-Payment mode –

  1. Jana Sevana Kendrams/Akshayas.
  2. State Bank of Travancore (via e-challan) and SBT Internet Banking.

Completed application form along with supporting documents should be sent to –
School of Distance Education University of Calicut,
Calicut University (P.O),Malappuram,
Pin-673635, Kerala, Tel: 0494 2407356, 2400288

STEP 4 – Admission Confirmation and ID Card Distribution

Once the admission is confirmed, students will be issued ID card carrying their Enrollment Number, and Contact Class Centre. These can be downloaded online from university website.

Fee Structure

Course Fee
BA 2890/-
B.Com 3100/-
Bsc Maths 3100/-
BBA 3000/-
M.A. (Arabic, Malayalm, History) 3260/-
M.A. (English, Ilindi, Economics,  Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Sanskrit) 2735/-
Mcom 3260/-
MSc 2735/-

The fee for the distance courses need to be paid by the challan. The original receipt of the challan need to be sent to School of Distance Education. Student residing outside of the state of Kerala can also send the DD drawn in favor of “Finance Officer, University of Calicut”, payable at S.B.T Calicut University Branch (Code 200).

Indian postal orders too are accepted. Other modes of payments like Money Orders, Cheque, and Cash are not accepted.

Fees can also be by direct remittance at the fee collection counter (TAGORE NIKETAN) of the University.

Eligibility Criteria

All students applying to PG courses must have completed a degree from a recognized university in India. The minimum percentage required at graduate is 50% including languages. OBC/OEC candidates are eligible to relaxation up to 5%. SC/ST candidates need only to get a pass.

Students seeking admissions from other universities need to produce Equivalency/Recognition certificate of the qualifying examinations.

Specialization/Courses Offered

The university offers various specialization PG programs –

  • MA Arabic
  • MA Economics
  • MA English
  • MA Hindi
  • MA History
  • MA Malayalam
  • MA Political Science
  • MA Philosophy
  • MA Sanskrit
  • MA Sociology
  • MCom
  • MSc Mathematics

Specializations offered for the UG programs offered

  • BA Afzal-Ul-Ulama
  • BA Arabic
  • BA Economics
  • BA English
  • BA Hindi
  • BA Malayalam
  • BA History
  • BA Political Science
  • BA Philosophy
  • BA Sanskrit
  • BA Sociology
  • BCom
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • BSc in Mathematics

The university also offers open courses in BA, and BCom programs. Open courses are for those students who do not have basic qualification. They are eligible if they are more than 18 years in age.

  • BA Arabic
  • BA English
  • BA Hindi
  • BA Malayalam
  • BA History
  • BA Economics
  • BA Political Science
  • BA Sociology
  • BCom
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All the distance and open courses offered by the university are recognized by UGC.

Important Dates

Last date to submit the application for admission to distance education courses is 3-Oct-2019.

Particulars Date
Admission Notification Fee Remittance June/July
Notification for Open Entrance Exam July
Open entrance exam August 2nd Week
Contact Classes October Onward


Contact Details

Contact Number – 0494 2407356, 2400288
Address for correspondence –
The Director, School of Distance Education,
University of Calicut, Calicut University PO,
Kerala – 673 635, India

Study Centers

  • SDE Head Quarters, University of Calicut
  • John Mathai Centre, Aranattukara
  • CUTEC, Calicut
  • CUTEC, Vatakara
  • CUTEC, Chakkittappara
  • CUTEC, Kaniyampatta
  • CUTEC, Sultan Bathery
  • CUTEC, Manjeri
  • CUTEC, Malappuram
  • CUTEC, Koduvayur
  • CUTEC, Valappad
  • CUTEC, Aranattukara
  • WMO College, Muttil
  • Govt.College, Madappally
  • Govt.Arts & Science College, Calicut
  • St.Joseph’s College, Devagiri ( PG centre only)
  • Govt.College, Malappuram
  • MES KVM College, Valanchery
  • St.Thomas College, Thrissur
  • Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur
  • MES Kalladi College, Mannarkkad
  • Govt.College, Chittur

Distance MBA

University is one of the leading providers of distance mba in Kerala.

University of Calicut Distance MBA Program – The University started offering its distance MBA program in 2012. The program goes on for 4 semesters.

The university intends to admit more than 1000 students every year to its Distance MBA program. The program caters to students from Kerala and Gulf countries while it is slowly becoming popular in other parts of the country too. There are 5 Distance MBA centers –

  1. SMS Thrissur
  2. SMS Palakkad
  3. SMS Kozhikode
  4. SMS Kuttipuram
  5. SMS Vadakara

Department of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Calicut

Students taking admission into the distance MBA program will be assigned to one of the above centers.

Eligibility for admission into Distance MBA program

Students should have passed any degree from University of Calicut or a recognized university from India under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 pattern. The university must be recognized by UGC or AICTE. The students must have passed the bachelor degree with minimum 50% marks including languages.

Distance MBA admission Procedure

The university conducts its own entrance test CUMAT (SDE) for admission into distance MBA programs. Total number of marks in the exam are 120. The exam tests the candidates understanding in areas like Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English and General Knowledge. Once the results are declared, a merit list will be prepared based on the score and candidates will called for the counselling based on the score.

Distance MBA Course Details

Length of the program is 4 semester with each semester spanning over a course of 16 weeks.

There will be 12 hours of contact classes each semester and students are required to attend at least 50% of theses. If the student fails to attend the contact classes for minimum required duration, she will not be allowed to appear for the exams.

The examination system consists of written exams, project reports and Viva Voce. For more details refer MBA brochure.

Subjects and Syllabus of Distance MBA course

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title
MBA I.1 Business Laws
MBA I.2 Management -Theory and Business Ethics
MBA 1.3 Organization Behavior
MBA I.4 Managerial Economics
MBA I.5 Quantitative Techniques
MBA I.6 Accounting For Managers
MBA 1.7 Business Environment
MBA 1.8 information Technology for Management
MBA 1.9 Business Communication


Semester 2
Course Code Course Title
MBA 2.1 Marketing Management
MBA 2.2 Financial Management
MBA 2.3 Operations Management
MBA 2.4 Human Resources Management
MBA 2.5 Management Science
MBA 2.6 Management Information Systems
MBA 2.7 Research Methodology
MBA 2.8 Soft Skills Development


Semester 3
Course Code Course Title
MBA 3.1 Investment Management
MBA 3.2 Entrepreneurship Development and Project management
MBA 3.3 International Business Management
MBA 3.4 Supply chain and Logistic Management
MBA 3.5 Functional Elective I
MBA 3.6 Functional Elective II
MBA 3.7 Functional Elective III
MBA 3.8 Minor project


Semester 4
Course Code Course Title
MBA 4.1 Cost and Quality Management
MBA 4.2 Strategic management
MBA 4.6 Functional Elective IV
MBA 4.7 Functional Elective V
MBA 4.8 Project Report
MBA 4.9 Comprehensive Viva Voce

Options to switch over to Diploma in Management or Post Graduate Diploma in management

Candidates can switch over to Diploma or Post Gradate diploma courses on partial completion of the courses. Various options available are –

  1. Diploma in Management (DIM)
  2. PG Diploma in Financial Management ( PGDFM)
  3. PG Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  4. PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGHRM)
  5. PG Diploma in International Business (PGDIB)

Updated On – 18-Nov-2019

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