About the DEI Distance Education Programme
The Distance Education programme of DEI was launched in the year 2004 to extend the benefits of its high quality innovative, and value-based education to all sections of society, especially the weaker sections and women residing in remote, backward and tribal areas. Aimed towards their empowerment and economic development, a number of employment-oriented vocational programmes are offered with very nominal fees.
In addition to these, higher level degree/diploma programmes are also offered. Most of the programmes offered are recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC) of IGNOU. Presently, the distance education programmes are offered at 85 Study Centres in India and 6 abroad. Well-equipped laboratories, workshops and state-of-the-art communication technology including EDUSAT satellite-interactive terminals/Polycom based internet connectivity provide two-way interaction between the DEI and its Study Centres. The Distance Education Programme adopts a Blended Mode of education with a mix of traditional face to face interaction (3 hours per day and 6 days in a week) and e-education. Some of the programmes are taught via the synchronous on-line mode and some are web-based.