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Institute of Distance Education
Year of Establishment : October 2, 1909
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IDE, Karyavattom, Trivandrum, Kerala

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. 

The Institute is located in the University Campus, at Kariavattom, fourteen kilometers away from the city of Thiruvananthapuram, in the Thiruvananthapuram - Kollam route.