Centre for Distance and Online Education

About Centre for Distance and Online Education


Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE) formerly known as University School of Open Learning (USOL) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It commenced its journey in year 1971 as Directorate of Correspondence Courses to embrace the lofty mission to take the reach of quality education beyond the four walls of University. From being an undergraduate institute in its initial phase, it grew to become a leading and popular Open and Distance Learning Institute. Today it is fully equipped to cater to the ever evolving needs and expectations of 21st Century learners.

CDOE offers a wide range of courses: Traditional Undergraduate courses and Post graduate courses, Professional courses, Job-oriented courses, Skill-based courses, Market-driven courses and some Value oriented courses. The method of instruction includes printed study material in Self Learning Mode, Personal Contact Programme, Response Sheets, Assignments, Video and Audio content on selected topics, Dissertations/Projects in selected courses and Counselling of students on a one to one basis, organizing Regional and National Seminars / Webinar and Special Lecture Series etc.

CDOE students are taught by highly qualified and experience faculty which is actively engaged in academic research and advancement of knowledge. Through its imposing building located at the beautiful campus of Panjab University it extends its excellent facilities and renders effective support services. These include a well-equipped Library, postal library facilities, an Educational Media Centre, Laboratories, a Computer Lab and subsidized hostel facility for outstation students. The CDOE also involves the students in co-curricular activities and brings them together on a common platform despite their diverse locations.

Having effectively integrated ICT in its curriculum, CDOE is fully equipped to disseminate quality education through online mode beside the traditional face to face mode of teaching. Students of CDOE undertake the same syllabi, in the same duration and appear in the same mode of examination like the regular students of Departments and Colleges affiliated to Panjab University.


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