Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education (DDCE), Bhubaneswar was established in 1962. It is a constituent institution of the Utkal University established with the objective of providing quality education to the vast majority of working and adult learners and continuing education to all sections of the society through Distance and/or Continuing Education mode. College aspires to create a learning society and fulfill the national objectives of education for all. DDCE has started moving in a new direction with vigour and dynamism. It is now committed to provide need based professional and employment oriented innovative courses along with the traditional ones.
DDCE played an important role in providing higher education to a large section of the State and the Central Government employees. As per UGC guidelines the University Evening College was converted to Directorate of Correspondence Courses (DCC). Since 1997 DDCE is offering courses in Computer Application. In 1999 DDCE forayed into Management education. DDCE has also established Soft Skill Development Cell (SSDC) since 2006 to improve the employability of the students. Presently DDCE has reoriented itself towards industry academia collaboration.
Campus of Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education –
DDCE is located on the National Highway No.-5 near Vanivihar Traffic Square, Bhubaneswar. The college campus is spreaded over 10 Acres of land within the Utkal University Campus. It has its own building with nearly 30,000 sft. of carpet area.
Facilities at Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education –
- Computer Centers
- Conference Halls