Calicut university distance Education Admissions 2018, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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 29. These are divided into 15 Under Graduate and 14 Graduate programs.

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.

Admission Process

The students are required to complete the application form and send it to the university along with the required documents. The application forms are available on The application form can also be filled online

The required documents are –

  1. Original Transfer Ceritificate
  2. Admission Fee Receipt
  3. Receipt of Matriculation form fee
  4. First attested copy of first page of SSC certificate
  5. 12th marksheet or certificate
  6. 2 self attested copies of 12th Markesheet
  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. DD for tuition fee
  4. 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

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

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 –

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 thorugh the DD or thorugh 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-chalan) 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

 Application Procedure

  • Submit the application form online
  • Pay the application, admission fees and other charges applicable
  • Go to
  • 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


Fee Structure

Course Fee
BA 1400/-
B.Com 1600/-
Bsc Maths 1600/-
BBA 3000/-
BMMC 40000/-


The fee for the distance courses need to be paid by the chalan. The original receipt of the chalan 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.

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.

Specialization/Courses Offered

The university offers various specialization PG programs.

504 M.A.English
505 M.A.Economics
506 M.A.Politics
507 M.A.Sociology
508 M.A.History
509 M.A.Philosophy
510 M.A.Malayalam
511 M.A.Hindi
512 M.A.Sanskrit
513 M.A.Tamil
514 MA.Arabic
515 M.Com
516 M.Sc Maths

Specializations offered for the UG programs offered

1 BA English
2 B A Malayalam
3 BA Hindi
4 BA Arabic
5 BA Sanskrit*
6 BA Tamil*
7 BA Afzal Ul Ulama
8 BA History
9 BA Economics
10 BA Political Science
11 BA Sociology
12 BA Philosophy
13 B.Sc. Mathematics
14 B.Com
15 BBA

The university also offers open courses in BA, BSc, BBA and BMMC programs.

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All the distance and open courses offered by the university are recognized by UGC. More details can be found here,-Kerala-(27.01.17).pdf

Important Dates

Dates vary every year and dates given below are based on last year’s admission deadlines.

Last Date to apply without fine 30-Sep

Last date with fine 8-Oct

Last date to receive the application 15-Oct


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

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Distance MBA

It is also 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)

Salient Features

  1. Online Course Material

All the course material needed for the course is offered by the university online. This brings a lot of flexibility to the course.

  1. Online Question Bank

To make the process of learning easier, university has made the question bank availbale online. The students can practice the question after studying relevant concepts and test their understanding.

  1. Besides this the university also offers a Work with Worker program.

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