DDE :: About DDE :: Profile :: Preamble

Recommendation of Venkaiah Committee constituted by the Vice Chancellor, MANUU for Quality Assurance Measures and Affective Monitoring, Auditing, and Functioning of Learner Study Centres

Directorate for Distance Education (DDE) which has initiated its distance education programmes from the year 1998 by offering B.A. in Urdu medium initially. All the courses of DDE were approved by the then Distance Education Council, New Delhi. The DDE has set up 09 Regional Centers (Delhi, Patna, Bangalore, Bhopal, Darbhanga, Srinagar, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Ranchi) and 05 Sub-Regional Centers (Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jammu, Nuh & Amravati) across the country so as to provide academic and administrative support to the students. The RCs and SRCs take care of student support services; management of Study Centres; and admission process. At present there are 161 Study Centres within the purview of these RCs/SRCs all over the country. Beside this, the University has signed MoUs with Doordarshan for imparting lessons to the students through audio visual media. Further, the DDE is endeavouring to achieve its goal of providing online admission facility; simple process of admission to facilitate the students and providing audio visual material to the students along with the Self Learning Material. Moreover, the distance education programmes are popular with a large number of students across the country and abroad. In coordination with the Consulate General of India, MANUU has started its Examination Centre at Jeddah (KSA) in 2006. The graduation, post-graduation and diploma certificates awarded by the University are at par with the certificates of other Central Universities. Day-by-day the strength of the students is growing and students on roll, as on date are 1,57,000. Thus, the DDE is striving hard to reach the unreached. According to a recent survey by the renowned weekly ‘Outlook’ the University’s distance education programmes are ranked at sixth place in the merit list of top 30 national level institutions in the country.

 At present, Directorate of Distance Education is offering 17 programmes through distance mode including 03 PG (M.A. in Urdu, History, English & Islamic Studies), 04 UG (B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. & B.Ed.), 02 PG Diplomas (PG Diploma in Museology, PG Diploma in Tourism Management), 02 Diplomas (Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication, Diploma in Teach English) and 04 Certificate programmes (Food & Nutrition, Proficiency in Urdu through English, Proficiency in Urdu through Hindi, Functional English for Urdu Speakers) .