Distance Education is an established and recognized mode of education which is in consonance with changing socio-economic needs and emerging demands of the knowledge era. Keeping up with the spirit of Open University system and in the view of long-standing demand of heterogeneous groups of student's community. The Directorate of Distance Education of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, has started a number of courses. Over the years, DDE has expanded tremendously.
Vision & Mission
Distance Education is an established and recognized mode of education the world over in consonance with the changing socio-economic needs and emerging demand of the knowledge era. The Open University System serves a long standing demand of heterogeneous group of the student community. Our Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) has started a wide spectrum of courses. The Directorate is housed in a spacious building and is manned by well experienced staff. Over the years, DDE has expanded tremendously in terms of programmes and enrollment. All the 13 courses run by the Directorate are well received. The new e-governance system supported by an efficient Call Centre is another milestone that has automated and further galvanized the entire administrative set up of the Directorate of Distance Education and for the mutual benefit of the University and the students.
It is our earnest desire and deep commitment to provide the best quality of education to our students. We not only facilitate our students in enhancing their knowledge of the subjects of their choice, but also in fostering other important attributes of a civilized society. Maharshi Dayanand University with ‘A’ Grade accreditation by the NAAC has come up as a Centre of Excellence, with young minds blooming and spreading their branches in all directions.
Out of 13 programmes being offered by DDE, 10 are leading to Postgraduate degree and 03 to Bachelor degree.
Through these 13 programmes, Directorate is imparting education to more than 65,000 students.
Students Support Services in open and distance learning system is quite different from other services. These services are not confined only to interactive counseling or solving the learners problems but also includes the personality development, soft-skills, career counseling, community education, promoting open and distance learning as per the National Education Policy i.e. Education for All. Further, the SSSCs also facilitate learning, counseling and to solve the problems of the distance learners which they face during their self-study from the study material supplied by the Directorate. Through SSSCs, these learners get an opportunity to interact with the counselors as well as with the peer group. Since the learners belong to different parts of the state/country and from different streams, so it is essential, to make the distance education programme not only meaningful and useful for the students pursuing different programmes being offered by the University through its Directorate but also to achieve the national objective of providing education to all and to reach at unreachable places.
Accordingly, the Directorate of Distance Education will organize Students Support Services Camps and solve their problems with the help of well qualified counselors or educators for the programmes being offered by it.
DDE is housed in a spacious building, which is properly ventilated and easily approachable. Enquiry cell and Computer lab are manned by experienced staff. The credit for the present status of the directorate goes to the invaluable participation and co-operation of the University authorities, IGNOU, DEC, NCTE & Statutory Bodies associated with Distance Education Systems.
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