FAQs Distance Education – Kalinga University
About the University
Q1. How is Kalinga University? What are the Highlights?
Kalinga University, Raipur has emerged as a centre of excellence of higher education in Central India. Strategically located in the Smart City of New Raipur, this University has started carving a niche for itself in the education domain and is rising as a shining star on the horizon of quality education.
About Raipur - Raipur is the Capital of Chhattisgarh and New Raipur is the New Capital of Chhattisgarh in the making. New Raipur is the fourth planned city of India with wide roads and miles of greenery and is pollution free. It is the first Integrated and Smart City of the country. A cosmopolitan city which is also the hub of higher education hosts IIM, IIT, IIIT, National Law University, CIPET, NIT and AIIMS. In addition it also hosts most National and International brands of Food and Retail Outlets.
Establishment - Established in 2013, this university has been able to win the confidence of over 7000 students. Meritorious students from all over the country and various foreign countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Korea and Uganda have chosen this University for their education and career.
Schools of Excellence - A centre for Doctoral research programmes in various fields. Currently the University is serving the student community through 13 schools offering UG and PG programs namely Engineering, Law, Pharmacy, Arts & Humanities, Science, Commerce & Management, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Library Science, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Journalism & Mass Communication.
Academics and Faculty - All schools are headed by senior professors having excellent academic credentials and experience of teaching, publications and research. They are ably supported by the well qualified faculty members who come from top educational institutions and the Industry. Students also get an opportunity to learn from a distinguished panel of experts drawn from various industries, who regularly come for guest lectures.
Infrastructure - Kalinga boasts of World Class Infrastructure and student facilities with student centric approach. Highest attention is paid to hands on learning approach and students are encouraged to come up with innovative ideas for projects and practical’s. The University has more than 75 laboratories and workshops, all well equipped with the latest, state of the art apparatus and tools. Special emphasis is given to the development of communication skills through the language lab. More than 300 computers are available for the use of the students.
The Library has a collection of over 65,000 books and also offers Digital content through membership of DELNET, National Digital Library and NPTEL. Various magazines and journals are available for the use of the faculty and students.
Infrastructure consists of Student Hostel facilities, Green Acres, Canteen, Food Mess, Gymnasium, Fully Wi-Fi Campus, ATM, Mini Market, Student hangout Areas, Sports Complex, Re-creation Halls with Indoor Games and Music and recreation activities.
Industry Orientation and Leadership - Industry interaction is an integral part of the curriculum and Industrial visits, internships on live projects and mentoring by the Industry leaders are regular features. The University has developed excellent connections with the top Industries of the region by taking memberships of leading industrial associations like Confederation of Indian Industries, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Importers Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The University has an active chapter of Young Indians in which students get an opportunity to interact extensively with the Industry leaders and attend various corporate seminars and events.
Life Changing Experience - Kalinga is a Life Changing experience where the stress is on over all development of students. NCC, NSS and Various other clubs and societies offer opportunities to students to showcase their talent and learn under the guidance of experts. Music, dance and martial arts trainers are available for the students. Coaches of different games and sports like Cricket, Football, Basketball, Volleyball and athletics are also available for sharpening the talent of the students.
Q2. How is Kalinga University’s distance programme different than other Universities?
- • Universities generally offer study material in hard copy format. IDE Kalinga University offers study material in both hard copy and soft copy.
- • The User experience of students with Kalinga Login/ERP is far friendlier than other Universities.
- • IDE Kalinga University offers freedom to choose both online or offline submissions of assignments.
Q3. Is Kalinga University recognized by UGC?
Yes, Kalinga University, a premier institution of teaching and research in the country, established in March 2011 under Chhattisgarh Private Universities (Establishment and Operations) Act 2005 – vide Gazette Notification S. No. 74 dated 25 March 2011 and under section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act 1956. Kalinga University is the 9th State Private University in the country to be granted with 12 (B) status for Research and Innovation by UGC.
Q4. Is Kalinga University recognised for offering Distance Education Programmes?
Yes, Kalinga University is recognized by the University Grants Commission- Distance Education Bureau (A regulatory body of the Government of India, established for Open and Distance Learning System) vide F.No. 25-1/2018 (DEB-II) dated 22 Oct 2019.
Q5. Is KU a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)?
Yes, Kalinga University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Q6. What are the various approvals Kalinga University has?
Kalinga University is a State Private University established by the Government of Chhattisgarh and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) click here.
- • The B. Tech. & Diploma Engineering Programmes of Kalinga University are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
- • The Law Programmes of Kalinga University are approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI).
- • The Education Programme (B.Ed.) of Kalinga University is approved by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Chhattisgarh.
- • The Physical Education Programme (B.P.Ed.) of Kalinga University is approved by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
- • The Bachelor of Pharmacy & Diploma Pharmacy Programmes are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).
- • The University is a member of:
- - Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
- - Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
- - Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
- - Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
- - All India Professional and Management Association (AIPMA)
- - National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
- - Vocational Training Provider under Chhattisgarh State Skill Development Authority (CSSDA)
- - Uttarakhand Skill Development Mission (UKSDM)
- - Vocational Training Provider under Ministry of Labour and Employment
- - Indian Academy of Social Sciences.
- - "Vigyan Prasar Network of Science Club" – Department of Science & Technology - Government of India (VIPNET)
- - PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI).
- - Indian Importers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IICCI).
Admission Related Queries
Q7. Who can take admission in Institute of Distance Education (IDE) Kalinga University?
Anyone i.e. Students, Professionals, People having Government Jobs, Entrepreneurs, House-wives or any other individual who wishes to pursue higher education while still continuing with what she/ he is doing. Government job people need to submit Department NOC.
Q8. What is the maximum age at which one can take admission in IDE Kalinga University?
Age is no bar for admission in IDE Kalinga University.
Q9. Can I pursue two programmes simultaneously in IDE Kalinga University?
No, you can enrol for only one programme in IDE Kalinga University at a time.
Q10. Can I enrol for a programme in IDE Kalinga University simultaneously if I am pursuing a Regular Full time programme?
Yes, you can enrol for only one programme if you are pursuing a Regular Full time programme.
Q11. Can I take admission if the result of my qualifying examination is awaited or I have back-log/ re-appear/ compartment in the qualifying examination?
Applicants who are either awaiting their result or are due to appear for qualifying exam may also apply, provided they furnish/ submit the result of the qualifying examination to the University either by the last date of provisional registration or at the time of admission, or by the last date as specified by the University.
Q12. Do I have to come to the University to apply for IDE Kalinga University?
No, you need not come to the University to apply for IDE Kalinga University. You can apply online from anywhere.
Q13. How can I apply for IDE Kalinga University?
You can apply online by visiting the website or you may apply offline by downloading the form from the website.
For Online Application - Fees to be paid by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net banking/ UPI / Wallet.
For Offline Application - Fees to be paid by Demand Draft. Demand Draft (DD) to be drawn in favour of "Institute of Distance Education Kalinga University" payable at Raipur.
Q14. What is the Admission procedure?
To get admission in the programs under Institute of Distance Education, Kalinga University one should have the minimum qualification and eligibility criteria for particular programs as per defined by the University.
- 1) Visit the Institute of Distance Education, Kalinga University Website www.idekalinga.ac.in
- 2) Fill in the details in the (Apply Now) Tab and submit.
- 3) On submission of your details, a link with a login key will be provided to you on your mobile number and e-mail ID (mobile number and e-mail ID as provided by you, while filling details as stated in Point 2).
- 4) On clicking the link you will be filling the "Admission Form"; provide all details as suggested in the Form.
- 5) On submission of the Admission Form you will be prompted for "Fee Payment". You can pay the fee by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net banking/ UPI / Wallet. For Offline Application - Fees to be paid by Demand Draft. Demand Draft (DD) to be drawn in favour of "Institute of Distance Education Kalinga University" payable at Raipur.
- 6) Next you will be prompted to provide your copies of eligibility documents for admission/verification. For Undergraduate Programs, You need to upload Photograph, Class X Mark sheet, XII Passing Certificate & Copy of ID Proof (Anyone - Aadhar/Passport/DL/Voter Id Card)
- 7) On verification of your documents and receipt of the fee, your admission will be confirmed. This process can take 7-10 working days. You will receive an admission letter and confirmation email. In the same email Student Login details will also be mentioned.
- 8) You will be able to login with the details and can access the Program Details, Syllabus, Study Learning Material, Video Lectures etc.
Q15. What is the eligibility for a programme under IDE Kalinga University?
Eligibility criteria for programmes:
|1||PGDCA||Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.|
|2||B.Com||Candidates should have passed higher secondary examination (XII) from a recognized board or equivalent.|
|3||BBA||Candidates should have passed higher secondary examination (XII) from a recognized board or equivalent.|
|4||BBA||Candidates should have passed higher secondary examination (XII) from a recognized board or equivalent.|
Q16. What are the various Disciplines offered by IDE Kalinga University?
IDE Kalinga University is offering various programmes in the following disciplines:
Computer Applications (CA)
- • PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications) - After Graduation
- • DCA (Diploma in Computer Applications) - After 12th
- • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) - After 12th
- • B.Com - After 12th
- • BA (Bachelor of Arts) - After 12th
Q17. What is the maximum duration of the programmes offered by IDE Kalinga University?
- • Programmes of 1 year duration (2 Semesters)
- • Programmes of 3 years duration (6 Semesters)
Q18. What is the Fee Structure for the programmes offered?
Q19. What are the features of Study Material?
High-quality Self Learning Material (SLM) is made available to students in the form of online digital format and printed books. Online digital SLM is included in the Course fee, hence student need not pay anything extra for the online digital SLM as it is uploaded in students login, so that they can log in anytime and from anywhere without any hassle.
Q20. Apart from SLM what other resources are available for the students?
Along with Self Learning Materials (SLM) the students will have access to the largest Online/Digital Library in Central India including National Digital Library (NDL), Developing Library Network (DELNET) and NPTEL.
Students will also be provided with Online Academic Assistance.
The National Digital library of India (NDLI) is a project under Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. The objective is to collect and collate metadata and provide full text index from several national and international digital libraries, as well as other relevant sources. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media. The NDLI provides access to many books in English and various Indian languages.
DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development. DELNET maintains an online union catalogue of books available in its member-libraries. This union catalogue is continuously updated and is growing in size. It has created union lists of current periodicals in science and technology, social sciences and humanities. DELNET maintains a union catalogue of periodicals, which contains full holdings data of the libraries. The database has details of articles which can be searched under the title, author, compiler, name of the periodical and subject. A database of thesis and dissertations submitted to Indian Universities has been started, which covers various subjects. The database has 70 records and contains information about the newspapers including title, name of the editor, published from, E-mail address and also the Web address of the INTERNET edition if available on the WWW, the database of E-books has nearly 1613 records.
The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology. The main goal of NPTEL Phase II was to build on the engineering and core science courses launched previously in NPTEL Phase I. An additional 600 web and video courses were created in all major branches of engineering, physical sciences at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and management courses at the postgraduate level. Several improvements such as indexing of all video and web courses and keyword search were implemented.
- • Largest online repository in the world of courses in engineering, basic sciences and selected humanities and social sciences subjects
- • Online web portal http://nptel.ac.in – more than 471 million+ views
- • YouTube channel for NPTEL – most subscribed educational channel, 1.5 million+ channel subscribers, 404 million+ views
- • More than 56000 hours of video content
- • Most accessed library of peer-reviewed educational content in the world
- • 52000+ hours of transcribed content; 51000+ hours of subtitled videos
Q21. Do I have to pay an extra fee to collect the Study Material?
Study Material is available online on the website / ERP for free. However, Printed books (SLM) can be ordered by paying INR 1000/- per semester.
Q22. Can I download and save the Study Material available on website?
Yes, you can download and save the study material from website.
Personal Contact Programme - PCP
Q23. What are the details of PCP?
PCP stands for Personal Contact Programme. IDE Kalinga University conducts PCP in following two modes
- • 15 days per semester
- • All Sundays in every semester
PCP will be conducted at Kalinga University Campus, Raipur. It is advisable for all students to attend PCP.
Q24. What are the details of Important Dates regarding Admission/PCP/Examinations?
Examination Related Queries
Q25. What are the Examination details?
Institute of Distance Education, Kalinga University conducts semester-wise examinations as prescribed by the UGC. The Semester-end Examinations for students will be conducted as per University Ordinance.
Q26. What document(s) do I have to carry for the Examination?
You need to carry your Admit Card provided by the University for the Examination.
Q27. How will I get my Admit Card?
Electronically-generated admit cards are issued to all eligible students appearing for the examination.
Q28. What is the scheme of Examination?
Both for theory and practical papers 70% weightage is given to Term End Examinations and 30% weightage is given to Internal Assessment.
Minimum Passing Percentage: The student must obtain at least 33% marks inclusive of Term End Examinations and Internal Assessment in each paper overall aggregate 36% Minimum is required.
Q29. What is the process of Internal Assessments?
Assignments are given to students on a regular basis for continuous assessment and feedback.
Institute of Distance Education, Kalinga University is committed to improving the quality of our distance education programs. Our main focus is to evaluate the students’ performance through a robust system. Students are expected to complete and submit internal assessments on a regular basis, which aids in a better understanding of subject modules.
Internal Assessment is for 30 Marks.
The assignments form a part of continuous evaluation and internal assessment. Marks will be awarded based on the assignments assessed by the University. The assignments are designed to motivate the students to develop the habit of continuous study of all the subjects throughout the semester.
Q30. What is the Evaluation Procedure?
The University conducts examinations at the end of each semester in a year.
Students can appear in the examinations either for specific subjects or for whole programs provided, that the maximum period of study prescribed for the relevant program has not elapsed.
Q31. Why is the University conducting Examinations semester-wise? Why the annual mode pattern is not followed?
Institute of Distance Education, Kalinga University conducts semester-wise examinations as prescribed by the UGC.
Q32. What are the steps to be followed in case of loss of Examination-related document(s) like Admit Card, etc?
No student is permitted to enter the Examination Centre without the Admit Card. In case of any last minute loss of Admit Card, students can request the Examination Centre to re-print the same.
Q33. What are the consequences of appearing in the Examination without the Admit Card?
Students are not permitted to appear in the Examination without the valid Admit Card. If it is found that the student has appeared in the examination without the Admit Card, then his/ her Result will be declared as NULL and VOID.
Q34. What is the duration for passing and improvement of scores of a programme?
Maximum duration for passing and improvement of scores of a programme shall be "Duration of the course + three years".
For example, for three year Bachelor’s Degree course, maximum duration shall be six years and for two years Master’s courses the maximum duration shall be five years.
Q35. What is Re-appear?
Re-appear means re-appearing in the failed/backlog paper(s). If the student is unable to clear the paper(s) in first attempt, he/she is required to fill up the re-sitting application in order to appear for the exams and clear the paper(s).
Q36. What if I fail to register for Re-appear in particular Exam Session?
In case you miss a chance to register for Re-appear in a particular Exam Session, the same can be done during the next Exam Session. However, this is applicable only for Exam Sessions during the maximum duration of your Programme.
Q37. Can reappear for a subject to improve my marks if I have already passed in it?
Q38. What is Readmission?
A student is required to apply for Readmission when he/she is not in a position to complete the course within the maximum stipulated period.
Q39. What is Distance Education?
Distance Education refers to the education imparted to distantly placed students with the help of modern technology and communication facilities including home assignments, tutorials, web-based instruction and online learning.
Distance Education has emerged as the most remarkable technology based innovation in education. It is bringing education to the very doorstep of the learner and is opening new paths of progression for all.
Distance Education endows unmatched flexibility to its students as even working professionals, entrepreneurs or housewives can look forward to pursuing higher education and upgrade their knowledge and skills while continuing doing whatever they are doing at the places they are set.
Q40. What is the difference between Regular Education, Distance Education and Correspondence Education programmes?
In Regular Education, the regular classes are compulsory; the students have to attend the classes during their course durations. The students usually get internal marks on the basis of their class attendance. In regular education, the students can get help from the mentor if they have any problem. The classes are conducted on regular basis usually six days a week. Regular education is expensive than the other modes of education programmes. In case of regular education sometimes students need to invest their time and energy in the classroom to understand the concepts of their course.
In Distance Education, while the learners can have most of the advantages of campus mode interactive multimedia rich course content/online discussions/online support services/personal contact programme, yet they can plan their studies as per their own convenience and comfort. In distance education students need not spend much time and energy. In fact, students can clear the study concept with the tech–enabled model for teaching and learning. Distance education is popular for its flexibility as students can study at any place and at any time, they can continue their job and study as well. Distance education is more affordable than regular education.
In the Correspondence Mode of Education, the learners are deprived of the technology vehicle to access the interactive multimedia rich course content/online discussions/webinars/online support services. The learner in correspondence mode is fully dependent on Self-learning material.
Q41. What are the benefits/advantages of Distance Education?
Listed are a few benefits of Distance Learning and Continuing Education:
- • To provide Lifetime continuing education.
- • Career Growth.
- • Flexibility.
- • Quality Education to the masses at an Affordable fee.
- • Improve the skills of the unskilled personnel through job-oriented courses.
- • Tech–enabled model for teaching and learning.
- • Anytime-anywhere learning - 24x7 access.
- • Learning on - desktop, laptop or mobile.
- • Interactive learning through Online Platform.
- • Goal-oriented learning.
Q42. Where is Naya Raipur (New Raipur)? Can you give me some details about it?
Raipur is the Capital of Chhattisgarh and New Raipur is the New Capital of Chhattisgarh in the making. New Raipur is the fourth planned city of India with wide roads and miles of greenery and is pollution-free. It is the first Integrated and smart city of the country.
On the industrial prospects, it has seen an exponential growth over the years. With a strong presence of international brands and prominent global automobile companies, Raipur has emerged as a major business hub in the central India.
Raipur has a tropical wet and dry climate; temperatures remain moderate throughout the year, except from March to June, which can be warm.
About half of the total land in New Raipur is being used for public facilities; 23% of the land would be reserved for government and educational institutions; and 30% of the land will be used for residential and economical purposes.
A cosmopolitan city, it forms the hub of educational institutions in the state of Chhattisgarh hosting IIM, IIT, IIIT, National Law University, CIPET, NIT and AIIMS.
The objectives of Naya Raipur also include:
- • Becoming a servicing hub, from manufacturing to information technology and bio-technology sectors.
- • Becoming the financial centre of the region.
- • Becoming a hub for trade and hospitality sectors.
- • To supplement the local economy, more focus on cultural services.
- • Becoming a place for affordable and high-quality medical services.
It is a well-connected city with transportation modes via Road, Railways and Air. It boasts of The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium or Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium, which is the 2nd largest cricket stadium after Eden Garden cricket stadium (Kolkata) and 4th largest cricket stadium in the world.
Raipur has good shopping malls, parks, nature & wildlife and in addition, it also hosts most National and International brands of Food and Retail Outlets catering to everyone's needs.
To know more about Naya Raipur click here.
Q43. What is Kalinga University Student ERP & Mobile App?
Kalinga University App, an exceptional and user friendly online platform of Kalinga University, offers ANY TIME ANY WHERE strong and secure online connection that links its students with the university.
Based on enterprising web portal technology, it truly automates various administrative and academic processes of Distance Education and minimizes the shortcomings of physical distances by providing 24X7 accessibility through its various useful features.
Q44. How is Student ERP & Mobile App useful for me?
IDE, Kalinga has created a tech–enabled model for teaching and learning. Distance Learning at Kalinga comes with flexibility and convenience for students. We are a learner-centric University and put the student at First.
- • Anytime-anywhere learning - 24x7 access
- • Learning on - desktop, laptop or mobile
- • Interactive learning thru Online Platform
- • Goal-oriented and flexible learning
Q45. How can I access my Student ERP & Mobile App?
You can login to your Student ERP & Mobile App using your username and password and can have access to all the resources/ information provided to students.
Q46. How will I get my username and password for Student ERP & Mobile App?
You will receive the Login Detail on your registered email id and mobile number from the University after your registration/admission to the University.
Q47. When will I get my username and password for Student ERP & Mobile App?
You will be provided your username and password once you are registered and admitted in the programme.
Q48. Can I get username and password of Student ERP & Mobile App without taking admission?
No, you need to take admission to get username and password.
Q49. Do I have to pay extra charges for using Student ERP & Mobile App?
No, you do not have to pay extra charges for using Student ERP & Mobile App.
Q50. Is there any specific time to access Student ERP & Mobile App?
You can access it at any time at any place as per your convenience, 24X7.
Q51. What are the mobile applications through which Mobile App can be accessed?
The Mobile App can be accessed through the following mobile applications:
Q52. What is the Fee Refund Policy?
Fee Refund Policy - We follow the fee Refund Policy Guidelines laid by UGC. For more information
Q53. Will the University provide me with accommodation when I come to the University to appear for PCP/Examinations? If yes, is it free?
Yes, the University provides with accommodation when you come to the University to appear for PCP/Examinations on payment. The charges are:
- • Accommodation at Hostel – INR 500/- per day
- • Accommodation at Guest House – INR 1000/- per day
The above include charges for 3 meals a day.
Q54. After passing from Kalinga University, will my degree be valid for Government Jobs?
Yes, degree is recognised for Government Jobs (State/Central) across the country.
Q55. After passing from a Distance Education programme, can I apply for a Regular Education programme at Kalinga University or any other University?
Q56. If I have any doubts/queries about my subjects, how do I clarify them?
Enrolled students are provided with a login having the facility of feedback/queries and students can raise their queries which will be answered promptly.
Students who have yet not enrolled and have any query can raise their queries by sending it on our email id: firstname.lastname@example.org.