Directorate of Distance Education, University of Burdwan, Bardhaman was established in 1994. It is affiliated to University of Burdwan. The college is managed under the advice and guidance of the UGC and the Distance Education Council. The principle objectives of the college is to provide, subject to fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria and other requirements as may be prescribed by the university from time to time, wider access to higher education to persons of all ages and residing in any part of the country particularly to working persons who, for different reasons, cannot undergo the higher courses of studies as regular full-time students of the university. The mission of the college is to ensure, as far as feasible, appropriate value addition to career prospect of the studies in the context of prevailing market opportunities.
The vision of the college is to provide a system of student-centered self-paced learning which will neither be entirely separate from nor wholly independent of the formal, full-time campus system of education as traditionally followed in University departments of studies and also to provide means of improvement/up gradation of professional skills and competence of individuals who enjoy taking education as a life-long activity. At present, nine post graduate courses (general stream) two post graduate professional courses and four under graduate professional courses are being offered through distance mode.
Facilities at Directorate of Distance Education, University of Burdwan –
- Computer Center
- Central Library
- Modern Health Center
- Study Materials
- Instrumentation Centre