Prof. Rita Arora


Quality Education & Study Material at Your Doorstep

Distance Education is growing fast and becoming popular among students. According to the report of the seven member committee headed by Madhav Menon, the share of distance education has increased from 2.6 percent in 1975-76 to 8.9 Percent in 1985-86and which has increased further to 10.7 Percent in 1990-91 and 20.56 Percent in 2008-09. At present close to 25 Percent of all enrolments are in the distance education system and the enrolments have been growing faster than the conventional system over the last two decades.

The Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is a very good vehicle for motivated people who wish to enhance their qualifications and skills or who wish to re-enter the work force or the education system after a break. The system is providing a great opportunity to the students from all the strata of the society like SC, ST, OBC, employed work force, housewives, dropouts and professionals who could not complete their education for several socio-economic, family, and geographic constraints and now willing to enhance their qualifications.

The demand for quality education is growing, and presently it is met by only a few accredited universities and institutions within the country. It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that the Jaipur National University which has been ranked number one among private universities is also committed to provide quality distance education to its learners. The School of Distance Education and Learning (SODEL) announced the commencement of the first academic session in the year 2008-09 with only a few programmes. It is now a well-recognised distance education provider and is known for its quality study material, flexibility, adaptability and lifelong learning programmes in the country.

The university provides opportunities to do add-on courses while pursuing a regular degree or diploma and enhance skills and qualifications simultaneously to build capabilities for meaningful employment.

Here, I feel proud to announce that the university is committed to hold examinations on time, twice a year, on scheduled dates in December and June and declare results on time. The school has its independent website and has started the system of online enrolment verification. The students can download various application forms, admit card, syllabi, examination timetable, results and other relevant informations. The SODEL offers post graduate programmes, under graduate programmes, All these programmes are duly approved by the UGC-DEB.