The Directorate of Distance Education was started by the University as Directorate of Correspondence Courses in 1976 to make available the benefit of higher education to the multitude of people who due to various compulsions, and reasons could not continue their studies either due to limited seats available in regular colleges or due to pecuniary and other social reasons. The Directorates endeavour has been to combine the twin objective of reaching the unreached and meeting the rising educational aspirations of the masses. Beginning with the courses of Pre- University and B.A. with about 400 students in 1976, the Directorate now enrols every year around 27,000 students in about 36 undergraduate and postgraduate traditional as well as job-oriented professional courses in the areas of Computer Science, Management, Science, Commerce, Library & Information Science, Journalism, Law, etc. The courses and their curriculum are periodically reviewed and updated to incorporate the recent development in the field. The Directorate has launched two year B.Ed. programme with the approval of NCTE for the benefit of working teachers in schools and other educational institutions. The Directorate has a separate three-storey teaching-block exclusively for the distance education students. It houses well-equipped, centrally air-conditioned Computer Labs and Library, lecture halls, common-rooms, teacher-rooms, canteen, etc. The Directorate has introduced Radio Broadcast lecture series GYAN SANCHAR from AIR, Kurukshetra. These lectures can be heard on 101.4 MHz every Sunday from 9:00 to 9:30 AM. Five minutes are reserved for interaction. Learners may direct their queries at Phone No. 01744-221336 of AIR. The Directorate has also established an audio/video lab and has also set up a Satellite Interactive Terminal for receiving programmes from EDUSAT using IGNOU National Beam. It is hoped that learners, including young and old , men and women, will take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Directorate for upgradation of their knowledge who otherwise are deprived of such opportunities for further advancement in career.