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Centre for Open and Distance Learning

The Centre for Open and Distance Learning (earlier Directorate of Distance Education) was established in 2011 with the aim of disseminating knowledge and imparting quality education through open and distance learning mode. The Centre offers various post-graduate, undergraduate, diploma and certificate programmes in emerging areas of science & technology, social sciences, management and humanities with flexible system to cater to the needs of the learners who otherwise cannot avail the regular mode of education. The basic focus of the Centre is to prepare human resources of the region and the country by making them skilled and employable.


To grow to be a leading centre for human resource development through distance, open and universal learning system.


To provide quality higher education at door step through barrierless, flexible and open learning mode in conformity with national priority and societal need.


  1. To offer degree, diploma, certificate level programme of study through distance learning in various emerging subjects across the disciplines.
  2. To offer job oriented and vocational programmes in flexible terms in the line of the national and regional level demand of manpower.
  3. To offer various programmes under lifelong learning contributing to the local and regional level requirements and as per the need of the society at large.
  4. To undertake various research and academic activities for furtherance of distance education in the region.
  5. To contribute to conserve and promote cultural heritage, literature, traditional knowledge and environment conducting short programmes, workshops, seminars and research in interdisciplinary field.