Directorate of Distance Education, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal was established in 1988 at Kodaikanal. Its mission is to empower women through education, especially women who for some reason are deprived of studying through the regular mode. The Directorate of Distance Education seeks to break the boundaries which block women from pursuing higher education by taking education to the homes of women who cannot go to regular college. Their goal is higher education for every woman who desires it.
The Directorate of Distance Education is a boon to career women who aspire to enhance their personal and professional competence-to home bound women who wish to profitably use their time and resources to satisfy their deferred academic aspirations-to the rural girls who have no access to the mainline educational system. They aim to extend not only equal but equitable opportunities of education to women who desire the privilege of higher education, to be pursued at their own place and time, simultaneously with the demand of a job or domestic commitments.
The Directorate of Distance Education now functions from Kodaikanal and has also many study centres in major cities and town to reach out to more women and to offer more academic support to them. It has also extended its frontiers by offering Diploma and Certificate courses to those who work among the women at the grass root level in NGO management, Self Help Groups, Community Health Workers, Women Leaders in Political and Civic Administration.
Campus of Directorate of Distance Education, Mother Teresa Women’s University
The Directorate of Distance Education is situated on Mother Teresa Women’s University’s campus Kodaikanal, a hill station set at the edge of a mountain lake, tucked away in the Palani Hills of South India. The university is situated at 2,100 metres above sea level and only ten degrees North of the Equator, Kodaikanal has an ideal climate.
Facilities at Directorate of Distance Education, Mother Teresa Women’s University