The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) of Bharathidasan University (BDU) was established in the year 1992, originally intended to cater to the students of the University area who could not enter the regular colleges for higher studies. Subsequently, the area of Centre for Distance Education was extended to cover all over India.
To help the Students, our Personal Contact Programme Centres (PCP) are located in 41 Towns / Cities. There are more than 16,000 students on roll, with an annual enrolment of about 7,000 to 8,000 students. The Centre for Distance Education offers as many as 66 programmes including 14 UG, 24 PG, 7 Diploma / PG Diploma MCA and MBA 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, Animation etc. The lab-oriented programmes are meticulously planned and executed with same vigor 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 are strictly monitored by the Centre for Distance Education Staff and the Director through regular visit to the PCP Centres.
The students are requested to give their feedback with regard to the quality of teaching. Remedial steps will be taken to maintain high standard of teaching. There is a grievance register kept at every PCP center. The grievances of the students will be redressed without any delay. The study materials are also given to the students regularly in tune with the every revision in the syllabi.
A significant number of our MCA students have found quite lucrative career abroad.
Some of the special strengths of our CDE are worth mentioning:
Conduct of MCA, MBA and other Professional / Lab oriented programmes under Semester pattern, following the same syllabi and common examinations as per regular programmes. Hence our CDE students are entitled for University Ranks / Medals.
Intensive and regular conduct of practical sessions conducted in the labs of regular colleges and monitored by a duly designed lab co-ordinator.
Results will be declared along with that of the regular students.
Arrangement will be made for Scholarship for students belonging to SC/ST of Tamil Nadu.