The PGDDE is an abbreviation of the Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education. It is a unique professional development programme designed and developed for the first time in the whole Commonwealth I 1987. Since then it has made significant contribution to development of human resources in the field of Open and Distance Education(ODE) in India and abroad. This programme was made available to students of 19 Commonwealth countries under the Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship Scheme.


  • The Programme is continuously updated (in 1996) and revised (in 2000) to maintain its international standard. The programme is also available to students in Africa through UNESCOIICBA collaboration, and to students of Sri Lanka through the Distance education Modernization Project(DEMP), Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.

    The programme aims at
    • Promoting awareness about the concept and utility of open and distance education in India and other developing countries; and
      Developing the much-needed human resources for the existing open universities and correspondence/distance education centres, and may more that may come up in the near future.
    Target Group
    Basically this programme has been designed for people like you, who have an interest in open and distance education(either by virtue of being an employee in the ODE system or willingness to work in the system). In-service teachers in Correspondence Course Institutes/ Distance Education Centres and Open Universities would highly benefit from the Programme.
  • Minimum Duration: 1 Years
    Maximum Duration: 2 Years
    Course Fee: Rs. 12000/-
    Minimum Age: No bar
    Maximum Age: No bar

    Bachelors degree in any discipline,with or without a degree in education from a recognised University.

    • Growth and Philosophy of Distance Education
    • Design and Development of Self-Learning Print Materials Learner Support Services
    • Management of Distance Education
    • Communication Technology of Distance Education
  • Admission is open to all aspiring candidates. Aspirants need to fill up the application form. Application form can be downloaded from our website. Complete application form along with an enclosed bank draft for the course fee made in favour of “SNVP College of Professional Education”, payable at Meerut, U.P.- India or Pay Online through Buy Now Button, should be sent to our postal address through registered post or courier. On envelope you are required to mark the type of program you wish to undergo. It should be distinctly marked as “PG DIPLOMA IN DISTANCE EDUCATION”.

    Postal/Correspondence Address:
    SNVP College of Professional Education
    381 W.K Road Below HDFC Bank
    Meerut-250001 U.P. – India

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