School of Distance Education
(Recognised by UGC-DEB)
University of Kerala  
(Re-accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade)


The University of Travancore which eventually became the University of Kerala was established in 1937 by a promulgation of the Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the University. Sir C. P Ramaswamy Ayyar, the then Diwan of the State, was the first Vice-Chancellor. It was the sixteenth University to be set up in India and ten Colleges within the State of Travancore which were affiliated to the Madras University became the affiliated colleges of the University of Travancore.


The School 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 School 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 School is located in the Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala ,Thiruvananthapuram


Welcome to the website of Institute of Distance Education Alumni Association(IDEAA) of School of Disatance Education, University of Kerala. It is a platform for alumni and student from all over the world to network with each other, socially and professionally. The School of Distance Education, started in 1976 as a teaching and research department of the University of Kerala to spread higher education by taking it to the doorsteps of the students worldwide. It offers people a combination of opportunities and experiences and fulfill their passion for learning and growing in life which are rarely found in our country. With over lakh of alumni living throughout the world, you can be an important member of a network comprised of Academicians, computer scientists, Journalists and various professionals. We're extremely proud of the accomplishments of our alumni, and we want you to stay connected to our various programs. The website is open to all alumni and students. Members are chosen through a Registration Form and verification of the submitted details. Here we will provide opportunities for networking with alumni, and to strengthen the relationship between Alumni and Students. Please always feel free to contact us to let us know what you expect from us. Warmest Regards, IDEAA Team


School of Distance Education
University of Kerala
Kariavattom Campus
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India-695581

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