Directorate of Distance Education
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Vice Chancellor Speaks

Prof. Som Nath

I am glad that you are choosing Kurukshetra University, one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the country, for your higher education. In recognition of its commitment to excellence in teaching and research, KU has been awarded ‘A++’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and placed at 8th position amongst the State Universities of the country in Category-I by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and granted academic autonomy.

Established in 1976, the Directorate of Distance Education of KU is one of the oldest institutes in India. It has been facilitating learners from different backgrounds who did not have access to regular studies due to various reasons or who preferred arranging their studies around their work or family. With a strong innovative focus on its pedagogical, curricular, infrastructural and student service policies, the Directorate has been recognized as No. 1 institute of distance learning by Career 360 Survey.

Director’s Speaks

Prof. Manjula Chaudhary

The Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (A++ Grade NAAC accredited) was established in 1976 with one motive, “reaching the unreached” by offering “the quality education at learner’s door step.” The Directorate has been fulfilling the academic aspirations of thousands of higher education seekers who are deprived of formal education due to some constraint or those who wish to upgrade their qualification and competence. The impetus of the Directorate is to digitally (ICT Programmes), reach out to large number of education seekers with quality educational material to address the issues of equity across geographic, social and demographic barriers.

To-day, the Directorate is providing Diploma, under-graduate and post- graduate education in forty programmes having an enrolment over 20000 students. 

Welcome to Directorate of Distance Education

Directorate of Distance Education is the pioneer Institute of Haryana imparting quality education over the last 35 years. It caters the academic pursuits of thousands of education seekers who are either deprived of education due to some constraint or those who wish to upgrade their qualification and competence. Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra has one motive, reaching the unreached for building the knowledge-society by offering the quality education at learner’s door step.

Our Vision

To evolve a seamless system of higher distance education for sustainable life-long learning and up gradation of knowledge and skills by use of innovative approaches,

Our Mission

Striving to bridge the gap in higher education and aiming to produce well informed and learned society and reaching the un reached, Directorate of Distance education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra seeks to meet the current and future demands on the system of education by way of:

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