Osmania University (OU) Distance Education Admissions 2024, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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 Osmania University is one of the oldest universities of India. It was established in the year 1918. In the year 1977, Osmania University started Institute of Correspondence Courses and later changed its name to Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education.

The Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University aims at providing UG and PG courses for students all across the society. The centre also focuses on vocational training and not just textbook theory.

Courses Offered and Eligibility

Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre For Distance Education, Osmania University offers UG courses, PG courses, Professional courses, and PG Diploma courses.

Course Name Duration Eligibility
B.A. 3 Year
B.A. (Mathematics & Statistics) 3 Year
B.Com. (general) 3 Year
B.B.A. 3 Year
M.A. in Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Sanskrit / English 2 year A UG degree with relevant subject. Those with PG Diploma in Sanskrit are eligible for MA Sanskrit. BE/Btech/BCA are not eligible
M.A. in Philosophy / Sociology / Public Personnel Management 2 year UG degree (3 year duration)
M.A. in Economics / Political Science / History 2 year A UG degree with relevant subject
M.A. in Psychology 2 year UG degree (3 year duration) with Psychology as one of the subjects in BA/BMR/BSW/Med/MA Education/MSc Home Science/Diploma in Child Psychology/Diploma in Industrial Psychology
M.Com. 2 year Bcom (3 year duration)
M.Sc. in Mathematics 2 year BA/BSc (3 year Duration) or BE/Btech with mathematics as one of the subjects OR a PG Diploma With Mathematics as one of the subjects / AMIE
M.Sc. in Statistics 2 year BA/BSc (3 year Duration) with mathematics as one of the subjects. BE/Btech candidates are not eligible.
M.B.A. 2 year
M.C.A. 2 year
P.G Diploma in Mathematics 1 Year
P.G. Diploma in English Language Teaching 1 Year
P.G. Diploma in Business Management 1 Year
P.G. Diploma in Bioinformatics 1 Year
P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications 1 Year

Applicants from entire country are eligible for all courses. There is no age-restriction. Candidates from other states will have to obtain eligibility certificate from Deputy -Registrar (Academic), Osmania University.

More information about the various courses and their availability can be found on the official website.

Distance Education Admissions 2019-2020

Last date to apply for academic session 2019 is 31-October-2019. Last date to apply for admission after paying late fee of Rs.500 is 31-December-2019. Last date to apply for calendar session 2020 is 28-February-2020.

Admissions to various UG / PG courses are conducted twice every year. Academic session starts in July and calendar year session starts in January.

Admission Session Dates
Academic Session 2019 1-Jul-2019 To 31-Oct-2019
Calendar Session 2020 1-Jan-2020 To 28-Feb-2020

STEP 1- Online Application form

Candidates can apply for admission online on university website – The registration fee for online application is Rs. 900/- which can be paid by  Net Banking / Debits Card / Credit Card.

Candidate will receive registration id. Upon successful registration, candidate should proceed to online application form.

Candidates also need to upload a passport size photo and signature and enter other details to submit the application form.

STEP 2 – Document Verification

Candidate need to visit Osmania University Distance Education Center (PRGGCDE) for document verification.

The documents required (photocopies and originals) to be submitted are:

  • DD (Demand Draft)
  • Four passport size photos,
  • Marks card of the previous qualification (original and attested photocopies)
  • Provisional Degree / Convocation certificate
  • SSC and intermediate certificate
  • Cast / Community certificate if applicable
  • TC (original)

The originals (except TC) will be returned immediately after the University has verified them.

The application form will be rejected if the application form is not filled properly and/or is incomplete or if the DD and other required documents have not been submitted to the OUCDE.

STEP 3 – Fee Payment

On receipt of application, the university will check the eligibility of the student. If found eligible, candidates can pay fees online.

For MBA/MCA course, eligible candidates can download the hall ticket from the university website. Hall ticket is mandatory for entrance test.

The student should get a Demand Draft to pay the full fees, in favour of “The Director, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University” payable at Hyderabad.

The demand drafts should be taken from Nationalised Banks only. At the back of the DD the student should specify, his/her full name, enrollment number, name of the course and purpose of payment before posting it to the OUCDE.

The study material can be collected immediately after admission by showing the receipt. Once the fees have been paid, it shall not be refunded under any circumstances. No scholarships are provided to any category of students.



Course Fee Structure

Fee for UG courses is Rs.2500-6000 per year. For PG Courses the fee is Rs.4000 -15000 per year. Fee for distance MBA is Rs.7500 per semester.

Below mentioned is the Fee structure of Osmania University Distance Education:

Course Fees
M.B.A. Rs. 7500/- per semester
M.C.A. Rs. 12000/- per annum
M.A. in (Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Sanskrit) Rs. 4000/- per annum
M.A. in English Rs. 4500/- per annum
M.A. in Philosophy / Sociology / Public Personnel Management Rs. 4000/- per annum
M.A. in Psychology Rs. 6700/- per annum
M.A. in Economics / Political Science / History Rs. 4000/- per annum
M.Com Rs. 4500/- per annum
M.Sc. in Management Rs. 4500/- per annum
M.Sc. in Statistics Rs. 4000/- per annum
B.A. Rs. 2500/- per annum
B.A. (Mathematics & Statistics) Rs. 2500/- per annum
B.Com. (General) Rs. 3000/- per annum
B.B.A. Rs. 6000/- per annum
P.G. Diploma in Mathematics Rs. 4000/-
P.G. Diploma in English Language Teaching Rs. 4000/-
P.G. Diploma in Business Management Rs. 4000/-
P.G. Diploma in Bioinformatics Rs. 25000/-
P.G. Diploma in Computer Application Rs. 5250/- per semester

Information about other fees that should be paid is given in the prospectus.

Each student admitted to a course offered by the DDE will be provided study material. Fee once paid will not be refunded.

Osmania University Distance MBA

Admission Procedure

Students need to appear for an entrance exam (TS ICET) as part of the admission process. On submission of online application form, eligibility of the student will be checked by the university. Those found eligible will be able to download the hall ticket and appear for the entrance test.

Candidates need to produce following documents for admission

  • SSC / intermediate certificate
  • Degree certificate
  • ICET / OUET score card with hall ticket
  • TC
  • Cast / Community certificate for SC/ST/BC students

Fee Structure

The course fee for Osmania University distance MBA program is Rs.7,500 per semester (Rs.30,000/- for entire course).


Candidate should have 3 years bachelors degree from a recognized university with minimum 50% (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC) marks in qualifying exam.

Candidates who have appeared for TS ICET can get direct admission and a separate application is not required.

Specialization Offered

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • HR

Last Date

Last date to apply for Distance MBA course offered by Osmania University is 31-August-2019. Candidate can also apply by 10-September-2019 after paying Rs.500 for late fee.

Particular Last Date
Issue of Notification 9-Aug-2019
Online application open 9-Aug-2019
Last date of application 31-August-2019
Last date of application with late fee 10-September-2019
Entrance Test 15-September-2019


  • Post-matric scholarship
  • National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme
  • National Talent Search Scheme by NCERT
  • Indian Oil Educational Scholarship Scheme
  • Indian Oil Academic Scholarships
  • National Scholarship
  • LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme
  • Schemes of Maulana Azad Education Foundation
  • Tata Jagriti Yatra

NOTE- These scholarships are not issued by the University itself but are National or Regional schemes that offer a helping hand to needy students.


Examinations will be held at the end of the year as per the guidelines of Centre for Distance Education and University Almanac. The scheme of the examination and other details can be found in the Prospectus: www.oucde.net/applicationdownload.php

The candidates should download examination form from the official website and fill it appropriately. Photocopies of previous exams, ID Card photocopy, DD for the exam fees should all be sent to the OUCDE along with the application form.

The PGRRCDE also provides periodic assignments that should be submitted. The details about it are made available on the official website.


Osmania University Centre of Distance Education is recognised and approved by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India.

The university is also accredited by NAAC with A grade.

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
  • Bar Council of India (BCI)

Affiliations and memberships

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Distance Education Council (DEC)


  • Osmania University stands 49th in India and 2382 in the world.
  • Osmania University was the first of its kind to be established in Hyderabad and the 7th oldest University in India.

Contact Details

Official website: www.oucde.net
Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre For Distance Education,
Osmania University,
Hyderabad – 500 007

Contact number:

Email: info_cde@osmania.ac.in

Study Centers

  • SAP College, Vikarabad
  • Peoples College, Tandur
  • Tara Degree College for Boys, Sangareddy
  • Govt. Degree College, Medak
  • Government Degree College, Siddipet
  • NG College, Nalgonda
  • Govt. Degree College, Kamareddy
  • MVS Govt. Degree & PG College, Mahboobnagar
  • Giriraj Govt. Degree & PG College , Nizamabad
  • SV College, Suryapet

Updated On – 2-December-2019

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