Distance Education Centre(DEC) of the University which started in the year 2000 caters to the academic needs of the students who cannot pursue formal higher education. Flexibility in entry qualification, pace of learning at will and the use of appropriate educational technology are generally associated with this type of off-campus studies. The incidence of dropping out from regular courses and not being able to pursue their studies despite their strong interest is more common among women. The DEC fulfils the educational needs of such women.

Later, the nomenclature of DEC has been changed as Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) during 2014-2023; now the nomenclature of DDE has been changed as Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE) from January, 2024. The CDOE provides higher education to women through distance mode making them self-reliant. The courses serve the purpose of extending academic excellence, orientation and motivation to the students for creative interaction with the society.

Prof.M. Aruna