Know more about Kuvempu University Distance Education program


Do you want to pursue your studies through distance education? Are you looking for a university in Shimoga district? Then choose Kuvempu University located in Shankaraghatta, Shimoga District for your continued studies. Check out this article to know the details.

Overview of the Kuvempu University

The distance education programmes of Kuvempu University was started in the year 2002-03 through the Directorate of Distance Education. The university strives to achieve excellence in the areas of teaching, research and became an international centre for quality education. The university aims at providing the values-based education to all sections of the society through different modes to meet the challenges at the global sector. The mission of the Kuvempu University is to provide education to all and foster the innovative teaching, learning and research fields. It also emphasis on promoting the quality learning and promotes in building a knowledge base for the learners. Kuvempu University is one of the newly affiliating universities in Karnataka. It was established in 1987 with a commitment towards distinctive academic profile and to the rural structure with a modern spirit. The university offers includes 50 postgraduate departments of studies in the areas of Arts, Science, Commerce, Education and Law. There are 133 affiliated colleges in 4 districts of Shimoga, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur and Davanagere.

The campus is located in a lush green location of 230 acres, which provides an appealing ambience for higher education. The university is located at Shankaraghatta which is at a distance of about 28 km from Shimoga. The place is pollution free and has a pleasing atmosphere for the students to have a comfort zone for learning experiences. The student's life in the campus revolves around with exciting seminars, symposium, vibrant lectures, throughout the academic year. The distance education helps the student community to pursue courses in postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. The continued education provides quality education to aspiring students and the degrees offered by the distance education are equivalent to the regular degrees. The counselling, orientation progammes and practicals are conducted in the university and in its study centres. The Distance Education Council of Indira Gandhi National Open University Distance Education New Delhi has recognized the Kuvempu university for offering programmes through distance education. The website of the university provides the candidates with all the information about the multifacet university. The university offers rewarding, rich experiences and prepares the students to face a challenging world with confidence.

Documents required

  • Duly filled application form with fee paid details
  • Original Marks cards of SSLC/PUC/Degree


Courses offered by Kuvempu University


Post Graduate Programmes

  • Master of Arts : The master's program is offered in Kannada, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Education, History and Archaeology
  • Master of Science: The master's program is offered in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology and Environment Science


Eligibility Criteria for Masters Degree program : The candidates should have completed graduation course (three years) in the relevant subjects from a recognized university. The candidate should pass the entrance test conducted by the university. The weight-age given for the entrance and qualifying exam is 50:50.

Graduate Programmes

The graduate programs are offered in Arts, Commerce, Business Administration, Science(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Chemistry, Botany, Zoology)Library Science (one-year duration).

Eligibility Criteria for bachelors degree program: The candidates should have completed) PUC/10+2 course in the relevant subjects from a recognized university. The candidate should pass the entrance test conducted by the university. Candidates who have passed ITI or vocational course from any recognized university within Karnataka are eligible for the bachelor's degree program in Arts, Commerce, Business Management and Science.

Post Graduate Diploma Programmes (one year duration)

The short-term duration courses include Kannada Computers, Kannada Journalism, Translation Studies, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Tourism & Hospitality Management and Industrial Safety.

Eligibility Criteria for Masters Degree program: The candidates should have completed graduation course (three years) in the relevant subjects from a recognized university. The candidate should pass the entrance test conducted by the university. The weight-age given for the entrance and qualifying exam is 50:50.

Application Process

The candidates can obtain the application form and prospectus from the approved study centre by paying the prescribed fee. The application form can also be obtained from the directors' office either by post or in person. Under no circumstances, the fee paid by the candidates will be refunded after the admission is confirmed. Application form duly completed, along with the details of the fee paid/ challan and the marks cards of the qualifying examination is to be submitted to the headquarters at Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta for verification and confirmation of the admission through post or in person. The original documents would be returned immediately. The verification of the application and the confirmation of the admission will be done at the P.G. Centre, kadur (8762864129)and P.G. Centre, Chikmagalore (8762101129)

Instruction to the Candidates

  • The admitted candidates should study as per the syllabus provided to them. Every year in June/July the examinations are conducted. The practical exams are conducted in April/May. The study materials are provided to help and guide the students in the relevant subjects. Students need to study using reference books provided along with the syllabus. For certain courses, the candidate has to study four papers each year.
  • Change of address to be intimated to the Directorate with a fee of Rs. 100/-. No change of address would be considered once the students receive their hall tickets. The students can obtain their study material if they lose by paying a fixed price as decided by the university from time to time.
  • For practical records and assignment books, a nominal fee is charged. A fee of Rs. 200/- is charged for the issue of duplicate admission registration or the enrollment card. The transfer certificate is not needed for admission to any of the courses. 24/7 a student support service is provided for the students to access any information throughout the year.


Study Centres

The study centres are located in Bangalore, Kolar, Ramanagara, Bagepalli, Chelur, Hoskote, Tumkur, Sira, Mandya, T Narasipura, Kushal Nagar, Hassan, Moodbidri, Karkala, Davanagere, Harapanahalli, Chitradurga, Hosadurga, Hiriyur, Bellary, Haveri, Hubli, Gadag, Koppal, Gangavathi, Raichur.

Contact information

Kuvempu University,
Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577 451,
Shimoga Dist., Karnataka,
Ph:08282-256450
Tel: 08282-256450, 08282-256246, 87622 89129, 87623 54244, 82771 85233, 94828 13522
Email: info@kuvempuuniveritydde.org
For admissions through online check the website: www.kuvempuuniveritydde.org


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