UGC Distance Education Bureau Approved Distance Education Courses Universities in India

Latest education news on 4th April 2018 was regarding UGC making Kerala Distance education courses invalid. Distance Education Bureau (DEB) under University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to increase minimum standards required for an University to conduct courses. Correspondence and Distance education courses validity from academic year 2018-2019 in various Distance Universities located allover India will be affected based on UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Second Amendment Regulations, 2018.

As per latest news only 60 Universities in India has got UGC approval to conduct Distance education courses in India based on NAAC rating. From now on only Universities in India which have at least A plus grade in NAAC rating will be eligible to conduct these courses. NAAC rating is made by National Assessment and Accreditation Council which determines quality of education provided by universities.

This new amendment of law by UGC Distance Education Bureau (DEB) has made parents and students concerned about which Distance education Universities are approved by UGC’s DEB wing. Many universities in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal have lost their approval to conduct Distance learning courses.

This makes it important to know about Distance education courses validity from each University before you plan to join these courses. Only 60 Distance learning universities have been approved to conduct Distance Graduation and Post graduation programs in India. Everyone is eager to know details about list of UGC approved Distance Education Courses Universities in India in different states.

Knowing about Distance education courses validity is extremely important as admissions for these courses will start soon with academic year classes starting from July 2018. Most chosen Distance education courses were provided by Annamalai university which has also lost it’s accreditation validity in UGC’s new ranking. From 2018 academic year Annamalai university will not be able to conduct distance courses.

Distance education courses validity

It’s Kerala state which is most affected by UGC Distance Education Bureau’s decision to allow only Universities with at least A+ grade to be eligible to conduct courses.


University of Kerala, University of Calicut, Kannur University were the 3 Universities that were approved by UGC ranking till academic year 2017. Based on present notification by Distance Education Bureau these universities will not be able to conduct distance learning courses in Kerala. Government of Kerala had planned to start an Open University few months back which has not been completed yet. Even if Kerala Open University is started it will not be easy to get UGC requirement of A+ grade rating from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

  • University of Kerala – Not Valid as per UGC
  • University of Calicut – Not Valid as per UGC
  • Kannur University – Not Valid as per UGC

Distance education courses validity UGC

A plus grade of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) will be given for Universities which have 3.26 points and more.

  • Kerala University has 3.03 points
  • CUSAT has 3.03 points
  • Calicut University has 3.19 points
  • Mahatma Gandhi University has 3.24 points
  • Kannur University – Not Valid as per UGC
  • Kalady Sanskrit university has 3.03 points

Around 1.72 lakh students were studying in Kerala distance education courses in past year. As Kerala universities have lost their accreditation around 1 lakh people will have to depend on Distance education universities in nearby states like Karnataka, Tamilnadu.

List of 60 universities approved in India for 2018-19 by Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of UGC will be available soon.

  • West Bengal
  • Uttarakhand
  • Tripura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Telangana
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Rajasthan
  • Odhisha
  • Puducherry
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Kerala
  • Maharashtra
  • Jammu Kashmir
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Delhi
  • Gujarat
  • Bihar
  • Sikkim
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Haryana

NAAC accreditation was done during 2015-2017 period and next ranking will be done only after 5 years which makes knowing about Universities with Distance education courses validity an important factor while selecting University to pursue your Degree or PG Course.


Saphalam android app download for Kerala Exam Results – SSLC, Plus Two .etc.

Kerala 10th Class and Plus Two examination results are greatest turning points in career of a student. It paves way regarding which course they have to go for higher education. Kerala Plus Two results is scheduled to be published on 12 May 2017 by DHSE along with results of VHSE. Kerala SSLC results 2017 was published on 5th May 2017 by Kerala education Minister C.Raveendranath along with THSLC results. This year an official mobile application named Saphalam app was launched by IT@School. Saphalam app download can be made officially from Google’s android play store.

Only Android version of Saphalam app has been released as it’s commonly accessible by everyone. Saphalam app gives opportunity to download SSLC results of each student as a separate PDF file. Saphalam app download can be done easily from Play-store of Google. IT @ School has prepared this useful mobile app to know latest results of Kerala students in SSLC, Plus 2 stream as soon as it’s published online. From 2017 Saphalam app will be updating all results immediately and will prevent overloading of website traffic to government education portals to know results.

Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination results of 10th standard class will be first one to make use of this Saphalam app’s features. Kerala SSLC exam results 2017 will be published on Friday, 5th May 2017 (5/5/2017). THSLC (Technical High school leaving certificate)  examination results will be published along with it on 5th May at Saphalam app. Later on Friday, 12th May 2017 (12/5/2017) Kerala Plus Two results will be published by DHSE along with VHSE results in Saphalam app.

Saphalam app has lot of interesting features and will give complete mark list of a student on imputing register number. This new initiative launched by It @ School will be really helpful to all students, parents who rush to internet  cafes, websites to know about results.

Through Saphalam app everyone can easily access School wise, District wise, DEO wise results of Kerala SSLC 2017 and Plus Two exams. Using Saphalam app is very simple and it only requires a student to enter his Register number, Course.

On selecting SSLC, THSLC, Plus Two, VHSE and entering register Number a student can access complete mark list. Option to download marklist as PDF file is another important feature of Saphalam app.

Saphalam App Download for Kerala SSLC, Plus 2 Results

Number of students who passed in Kerala SSLC is 95.98% in 2017.

Saphalam app is an official android version mobile application for getting Kerala SSLC and Plus Two results for academic year 2017. In coming years also Saphalam app download will be done by more people in Kerala and they will uninstall it soon after knowing results. It will become an important tool to get results of students in examinations and more advanced features will be added to it.

There has been lot of inquiries regarding how to download and install Saphalam app. Installation of Saphalam is simple. Just go to Google Play Store and search for “Saphalam 2017” app. On getting it Install it to your android device which is compatible to all versions Android 3.0 and above.

You can also do Saphalam App Download directly at –

Saphalam app download

Result analysis and Performance analysis for schools, districts is another great feature of Saphalam 2017 app.

Saphalam App Video Guide – How to download, install, use

Kerala SSLC results can also be known officially at website of IT@Mission –

Kerala SSLC results publishing date is on Friday, 5 May 2017 (05/05/2017)

Kerala THSLC results publishing date is on Friday, 5 May 2017 (05/05/2017)

Kerala Plus 2 results (DHSE) publishing date is on Friday, 12 May 2017 (12/05/2017)

Kerala VHSE results publishing date is on Friday, 12 May 2017 (12/05/2017)


Kerala 10th Class Exam Results 2018 Kerala Class 10 SSLC Result, SAY Dates

Percentage of victory in Kerala SSLC results 2018 will be announced soon. All SSLC exams for 2o18 March is coming to an end and everyone is waiting impatiently for publishing results. How many students from Kerala SSLC will g 100% victory. In 2016 SSLC 96.59% was success rate, while now it’s only 95.98%. There is 0.61% decrease in pass percentage this year when compared to last year. Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination results was announced by Kerala’s Education minister C Raveendranath.

Date of announcing of Kerala SSLC results 2018 will be known soon. Kerala SSLC results 2018 for academic year 2017-2018 was published on Friday, 5th May 2017 at 2.00 pm. Results of Kerala 10th Standard (Class 10) Examinations is most awaited by students. Admission, Allotment application processes for Kerala Plus One classes has started. Last date for applying for allotment application for Plus Two batches in schools is till 22nd May 2017 (This academic year date in 2018-2019 will be updated soon).

All SSLC students who have got their mark lists, grades and passed in all subjects can apply for higher education in Plus 1 batches. For those students who failed in Kerala SSLC results 2018 can apply for SAY (Save A Year) examinations. SAY exams are a great chance for students to pass in subjects for which they have failed. SSLC Improvement exams  is a chance for students to improve their marks in particular subjects by attending another examination. Highest marks scored in improvement or SSLC exam will be included in your mark list. Separate application and fees is to be paid for Improvement examinations for SSLC students. Revaluation of marksheets, Re tabulatioon is also done after payment of relevant fees for doing the same to Pareeksha Bhavan.

SAY exam application dates, fees, time tables .etc. can be known through official website of Kerala Pareeksha bhavan or by directly contacting them. Details regarding SAY application, Improvement exams are also available from your concerned schools. Total number of students who attended Kerala SSLC results 2018 of examinations in March 2018 is 4,55,906 (4 lakh Fifty Five thousand Nine Hundred and Six) students in regular stream. Along with this 2,588 students have done private registration for attending Kerala SSLC exams in 2017. There were total 2933 centres in Kerala state, along with 9 centres in Lakshadweep, Middle-East.

Last year in 2016 exam results was published in last week of April. In 2016 SSLC results pass percentage was 96.59%. This year Kerala education Minister said that evaluation and tabulation should be done carefully without any discrepancy. So this year Kerala SSLC results 2018 was published by Friday, 5th May 2017 (5/5/2017).

Kerala SSLC results 2018

Through a press conference on 5-5-17 at 2 pm Kerala Education Minister C Raveendranath will announce Kerala SSLC Results 2017. Most Kerala TV news channels will do Live telecast of press conference announcing total pass percentage. Schools, Districts scoring highest number of A plus, 100 percentage victory schools .etc. will be known.

Along with this total number of boys and girls who have passed in Kerala 10th class will also be known. Along with this THSLC results of Kerala will be announced. Kerala Technical High School Leaving Certificate (THSLC) examination results for 2017 will also be published.

Kerala SSLC results 2018

Official websites to check Kerala SSLC results 2017

Kerala Government has arranged lot of official websites through which results of Class 10th for 2017 will be published.

Below is list of official sites from where you can get Kerala SSLC Results 2017 details.


This year IT@Mission has also released an official android app named “Saphalam App” for knowing up to date results of each students. Saphalam App download can be done through Google’s Android play store. Saphalam is an android app released by Kerala IT @ Mission for making it easy for students, parents to check SSLC results online published by Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan.

Google Playstore download of Saphalam app at

Through Saphalam app results of Kerala Class 10, Plus Two (plus 2), VHSE, DHSE, THSLC can be known. This is an all in one mobile app for all students of Kerala to know their examination results.

Kerala SAY 2017 Exam

Kerala SAY examination dates will be updated soon by Pareeksha Bhavan after results of SSLC are announced. SAY exam is a important opportunity for all SSLC failed students in same year to apply to reappear for a chance to pass. If they pass in SAY exams they can go to higher courses for Plus 1 admission.

Along with SAY (Save A Year) exams, dates of Improvement exams will be announced. Detailed timetable for Kerala SAY, Improvement exams for 2017 is published and will begin from 22 to 26 May 2017.

  • 2017 SSLC, THSLC SAY Exam Timetable

Application fees, last date of application for SAY 2017 exams will be updated soon.

Kerala SAY Results 2017 will be published soon after exams, because all students are awaiting eagerly for allotments to Plus 1 class. Last date for Plus 1 online allotment application is 29th May 2017.

Kerala Plus One Admission Dates

Date of Kerala Plus 1 allotment for admission starts from 1 May 2017. Till 22 May 2017 (22/5/17) all SSLC pass students can apply for allotment procedures.

Trial allotment list for Kerala Plus 1 admission will be published by 29 May 2017. First allotment will start on 5 June 2017. Plus 1 classes are expected to start from Wednesday, 14 June 2017.