The Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra was established in 1976 with one motive, “reaching the unreached” by offering “the quality education at learner’s door step.” The Directorate has been fulfilling the academic aspirations of thousands of higher education seekers who are deprived of formal education due to some constraint or those who wish to upgrade their qualification and competence. The impetus of the Directorate is to digitally (ICT Programmes), reach out to large number of education seekers with quality educational material to address the issues of equity across geographic, social and demographic barriers.
To-day, the Directorate is providing under-graduate and post- graduate education in thirty five programmes having an enrolment over 23000 students. In addition to conventional Bachelor and Master degree Programmes, the Directorate offers a number of professional programmes like BIM, BCA, PGDCA, M.Sc Computer Science (Software), MCA, MBA, MBA.(HM), LL.M, PGDJMC, MA in Mass Communication, D.Lib & Inf. Sc., B.Lib & Inf. Sc., M.Lib & Inf. Sc., CCU, PGDT & B.Ed.
All the courses offered by the Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra are recognized by the Distance Education Bureau of UGC, New Delhi. These courses are recognized for the purpose of employment to the posts and services under the Central/State Governments.
B.Ed (2-Year) programme offered by the Directorate (approved by NCTE) is planned to update basic knowledge of the teachers in the subject and sharpening competence and skills for effective teaching at Secondary School level. This programme trains the in-service teachers for class room transactions, management and remedial methods and evolving requirements of the fast and slow learners in modern scenario. Academic inputs in the form of study material, personal contact programmes, assignments etc. are complimented and fortified with ICT. The Directorate is committed to keep the students abreast in the fast changing educational scenario.
I welcome the quality education seekers to the Directorate of Distance Education.
Dr.(Mrs.) Manjula Chaudhary
Directorate of Distance Education,
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.