Kuvempu University Distance Education Admissions 2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Established in 1987, Kuvempu University is a public state university located in  Shimoga, Karnataka. It has 133 affiliated colleges under its jurisdiction and is spread across 230 acres, 28 kilometers from Shimoga. It has over 40 distance education programmes in the departments of Arts, Science, Commerce and Law at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, with over 15000 students enrolled in 2005-06 session. Admission to Kuvempu University is highly competitive as it is ranked among best Distance Education Centres in India.

Admission and Application Procedure

  1. Admission Procedure: The university only accepts online applications. The applicant has to fill up the required details in an online form (URL below) and pay the fee according to his/her choice of payment method. The final printout of the application along with supporting documents must be sent by post to the Director of Directorate of Distance Education, Kuvempu University, before the last date of application.
  2. URL for Online Admission: https://admissions16.sangathyainfocom.com/
  3. Application Fee: The course fee for the undergraduate, postgraduate or diploma course must be paid along with the application. The application portal accepts the fee either as full payment or in two instalments. The applicant needs to select any one of the following modes of payment-
    1. Online Payment by NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer)
    2. State Bank of Mysore Challan
    3. Payment through Post Office(s)

It is to be noted that no other mode of payment, including Demand Drafts would be accepted.  Also, the fees will not be refunded once admission is granted under any circumstances.

Supporting Documents Required: The following items will be required while filling up the online application-

  1. Scanned copy of passport-sized photograph in JPEG format
  2. Scanned copy of signature in JPEG format
  3. A valid mobile number and email address
  4. Mark sheets for filling up the relevant sections of the form

Post-Online Application: The PDF copy of the complete, filled out application with the candidate’s signatures on both sides of the page has to be sent to

The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta ­577 451. The following enclosures need to be supplied along with the application form-

  1. Original mark sheets of SSLC/PUC or equivalent degree. These will be sent back to the applicant after verification by authorities.
  2. One set of photocopies of the above mark sheets (i) attested by a Gazetted Officer.
  3. DDE Part of the Fee Challan/ NEFT Form/Post Office Receipt.

Last date of Application: For the 2017-18 session, the last date of application without late fine was December 31, 2016.

Fee Structure

Sl. No. Stream Degree/Diploma Fee Range (INR)
1. Arts UG (B.A.) 5300-6400
2. PG (M.A.) 6800-7400
3. Law LLM 12000
4. Education PG (M.A.) 17000
5. Science UG (BSc.) 9700-10000
6. PG (MSc.) 8200-17500
7. Commerce UG (BCom) 5300-6900
8. PG (MCom) 6800-15400
9. All Diploma 6300-10900
  1. The PG students of Kuvempu University are offered a 50 % reduction in course fees for PG Diploma courses through Directorate of Distance Education (DDE).
  2. Non-residents of India need to pay Rs. 10000 above the regular course fees for admission.
  3. Fees need to be paid during application either in full or in two instalments.

For detailed fee info visit- http://www.kuvempuuniversitydde.org/PDF/Notification/2016/FEE%20STRUCTURE%20FOR%20THE%20ACADEMIC%20YEAR%202016-17.pdf


The university does not offer scholarships for the programmes listed under DDE. However, reserved category (SC/ST) students enrolled in regular MPhil or PhD courses can avail the scholarship scheme at Kuvempu University. For more details, please call 08282 256329.

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate Courses (BA/BCom/BBM/BSc) ·         Must be in 12th Standard or equivalent (or) in pre-university level

·         For BSc, students must have Science at 12th Standard

·         Candidates who have passed the ITI/JOC (vocational course at any recognized institute in Karnataka) are eligible

Graduate Courses (MA/MCom) Candidates who have passed BA/ BSc/ BCom/ BBA/ BBM/ BEd/ BTech/ BSc (Agriculture) / BSc (Home Science) or equivalent of any UGC recognized institute
Graduate Course (MSc) Candidates who have passed BE/ BSc/ BTech/ BSc (Agriculture) / BSc (Home Science) or equivalent of any UGC recognized institute
Law (LLM) Candidates who have passed LLB/BL or equivalent of any UGC recognized institute
M. B. A ·         Candidates who have passed 10+2+3 level degree or a professional degree from any UGC recognized institute

·         Candidates who have qualified the entrance test conducted by Kuvempu University.

·         Equal weightage for entrance test and degree

Specialization/ Courses Offered

Sl. No. Degree Name Specialization
1. M.A. Kannada
2. English
3. Hindi
4. Sanskrit
5. Urdu
6. Economics
7. Political Science
8. Sociology
9. History and Archaeology
10. Education
11. M.Com. Commerce
12. M.Sc. Mathematics
13. Chemistry
14. Physics
15. Botany
16. Zoology
17. Applied Chemistry
18. Environmental Science
19. Biotechnology
20. M.L.I.Sc. (Library Sciences)
21. LL.M Business Law
22. MBA
23. B.A. 14 Combinations
24. B.Com. Commerce
25. BBA
26. B.Sc. PCM
27. CBZ
28. B.L.I.Sc. (Library Sciences)
29. P.G. Diploma Kannada Computer
30. Kannada Journalism
31. Marketing Management
32. Human Resources Management 

Approval/ Recognition

Kuvempu University is recognized under the UGC (University Grants’ Commission) Act and is accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). The distance education programmes offered by the DDE are also recognized by the UGC Distance Education Bureau. Kuvempu University is also approved by NCTE (National Council of Teacher Education) and BCI (Bar Council of India).


According to the World University Ranking website, Kuvempu University has country rank of 215 and a world rank of 7396 as of 2016.

Important Dates

Advertisements and notification of admissions through the Directorate of Distance Education is usually done by the first week of October every year.

  1. Notification – First week of October, 2016
  2. Online Application opens – Last week of October, 2016
  3. Last Date for Fee Payment (without fine) – Last week of December, 2016
  4. Last Date for Fee Payment (with fine Rs. 200) – Last week of January, 2016
  5. Last Date for Fee Payment (with fine Rs. 400) – Last week of February, 2016

Contact Details

  1. IVRS (24 x 7 Student Support) – 08282 256184/256185/256157/256158
  2. Address for Correspondence – The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta – 577 451
    Shimoga, Karnataka, India.
  3. Phone – 08282 256246, 256450
  4. Fax – 08282 256370
  5. Website – http://www.kuvempuuniversitydde.org


The Training and Placement Cell of Kuvempu University offers placement assistance to all admitted students, including internship guidance. Most students are placed in both public and private sector organizations with around 65% placement rate. As of 2013, the average salary package of BSc (IT) student was 1.8 lakh INR per annum.

Study Centres

The distance education programme of Kuvempu University has a total of 109 centres – 94 centres in the state of Karnataka and another 15 centres in states all over India in cities like Hyderabad, Pune, New Delhi, Tirupati, Vishakapatnam, Warangal, etc. The complete list of study centres can be found here – http://www.logisys.net.in/kus/DDE%20Examcntr.pdf

Distance MBA Course

Kuvempu University offers two years (4 semesters) long distance MBA programme in association with ICBMS, Bangalore (International Corporate Business Management Studies Educational Trust).

Eligibility and Application Procedure: Admission to the MBA programme is done with equal weightage to both degree results (three-year or professional Bachelor’s degree) and an entrance examination conducted by the DDE every year in June and December sessions.

Fee Structure: Candidates for the MBA programme have to submit Rs.2340 as examination fee to the DDE during online application. On clearing the entrance test, candidates will be notified of their selection on the official website and will have to pay Rs. 17100, which includes Admission,tuition,examination among others for the first semester.

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