About CDE


Ever since the Osmania University established the Centre for Distance Education in the year 1977, the Centre has witnessed phenomenal growth and emerged as a pioneering institution in the field of Distance Education, with Potential for Excellence.

Encouraged by the response and success of UG, PG programmes, responding to local and global demands, and taking advantage of innovations in Information Technologies, introduced CD and Web based Modular Courses. PG Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management, Modular Certificate Courses in Information Systems. 

The functions of Centre for Distance Education include:

  • To provide a system of learner centred self-paced studies;
  • To provide flexible, diversified and need based courses;
  • To provide access to all, in order to realize’ Higher Education For All (HEFA); and
  • To facilitate knowledge acquisition through out one’s life and be an active member in a knowledge society.

At present the student support services at the Centre for Distance Education are essentially based on the supply of reading materials for home study by the learner, supported and supplemented by facilities, like study centres/ Authorised Learning Centres, and Audio-Visual Material etc. This is found to be well received from student target groups. Efforts are afoot to design LCMS based interactive study material. The Distance Education mode with interactive learning system at the core is the need of the day. Today in the process of updating and modernising the system, we have moved a step or two further by preparing learning material in the self instructional mode format, and in support of such material, Video based programmes have been hand picked and used. This process has contributed only marginally in the quality improvement of Distance Education. Thanks to developments in the field of Information Technology because of which today we are in a position to integrate text, graphics, simulation video into a single frame by using Multimedia. The Multimedia based instructional material, Tele conference, Video conference etc. are not only simulating knowledge and information providing facilitators, they also bridge the missing links between the seeker and provider of knowledge and skills. In addition to the present text and sparingly available audio and Video study material, comprehensive study material in CD form is being made available.

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