Distance Education

About HM-DEC

HariHar Mardaraj Distance Education Centre

The Distance Education Centre of Berhampur University, named after the late Raja Saheb Harihara Mardaraj of the erstwhile estate of Khallikote in the district of Ganjam, came into existence in the year 1987. The Centre now offers a total number of 28 under-graduate/post-graduate and professional courses. It has made provisions for contact classes for students offering post-graduate, professional and under-graduate courses with minimum students' strength of 25 in a particular subject. It is a matter of great satisfaction that the admission strength in all courses offered by the Centre has gone up to a considerable height. An Advisory Committee headed by the Director acts as a policy-making body of the Centre.

Aims and Objectives

The Centre aims to provide educational facilities, particularly to those who cannot pursue regular courses due to financial or other constraints. It is also proposed to provide a viable alternative mode of education to students who cannot devote whole time required for a student in College owing to some social or other difficulties. Further, the Centre aims at providing higher education to persons of all age and sex, in-service persons, persons otherwise handicapped and persons residing in the remote areas. Students who fail to get a seat in a College can also utilise the opportunity and acquire higher qualification through distance mode.