Saturday, 21 July 2012

MDU Rohtak

Maharshi Dayanand University, ab initio established as Rohtak University, Rohtak, came into existence by an  Act No. 25 of 1975 of the Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1976  with the objective to promote inter-disciplinary higher education and research in the fields of environmental, ecological and life sciences. It was rechristened as Maharshi Dayanand University  in 1977 after the name of a great visionary and social reformer, Maharshi  Dayanand.  It had a unitary and  residential
character in its nascent stage, but became an affiliating  University in November 1978. The University secured the recognition of University  Grants Commission – the higher education regulatory body of India - for central Govt. grants in  Feb. 1983. The University is located at Rohtak in the state of Haryana  - about 75 kms from Delhi on Delhi-Hisar National Highway (NH-10), and  is about 240 kms from Chandigarh,  the State Capital.

Distance Education is an established and recognized mode of education which is in consonance with changing socio-economic needs and emerging demands of the knowledge era. Keeping up with the spirit of Open University system and in the view of long-standing demand of heterogeneous groups of student's community, the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (MDU), has started a wide spectrum of courses. Over the years, DDE has expanded tremendously in terms of programmes, enrolment and study centres. 

Out of 40 programmes being offered by DDE, 21 are leading to Postgraduate degree, 14 courses for Bachelors degree, 5 course is P.G. Diplomas. 

Besides, other courses DDE have Master in Computer Application (MCA), Master in Business Administration courses as well through Distance Mode. 

Through these 40 programmes, DDE is imparting education to more than 1,27,000 students through its study centers.

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