The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) of Bharathidasan University (BDU) was established in the
year 1992, mainly to cater to the students of the University area for those who could not enter the regular
colleges for higher studies. Subsequently, the area of Centre for Distance Education was extended to
cover all the four Southern States and Union Territory viz., Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and
Karnataka. Now many study centres of CDE have been established all over India and abroad.
To help the Students, our Personal Contact Programme Centres (PCP) are located in 19 Towns/Cities. There are more than 20,000 students on roll, with an annual enrolment of about 8,000 to 9,000 students. The Centre for Distance Education offers as many as 60 programmes including 18 UG, 21 PG, 13 Diploma programmes and 8 Professional programmes in selected disciplines. MCA, MBA, Diploma and B.Sc Degree in Animation programmes are the most sought after Courses.
Besides the Conventional programmes, the Centre for Distance Education is offering programmes in Computer Science and Applications, Information Technology, E-Commerce, Bank Management, Financial Management, Co-operation, Library and Information Science, etc. The lab-oriented programmes are meticulously planned and executed with the same rigour of regular programmes, with no compromise on the practical requirements.
The Centre for Distance Education conducts the theory and practical classes on Saturdays and Sundays. The conduct of the programmes is strictly monitored by the Director & the staff of the Centre for Distance Education.
A significant number of our MCA students have found quite lucrative career in abroad