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School of Distance Education
Year of Establishment : October 2, 1909
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SDE, University of Kerala, Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India-695034


The Institute of Distance Education, started in 1976 as a teaching and research department of the University of Kerala, is one of the pioneering centre of distance learning in the state. 

The Institute was founded with the following objectives:

  • to provide quality education to the disadvantaged sections including women and senior citizens.
  • to promote career advancement by encouraging diversification and updating of knowledge. 
  • to provide training in softer and technical skills.
  • to participate in human resource development. 
  • to make learning a life-long, ever enjoyable experience.