Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, Tawi, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180006
The Directorate of Distance Education (formerly known as Institute of Correspondence Education) was established on 3rd March 1976 in the University of Jammu (www.jammuuniversity.in). University of Jammu was established in 1969 vide Kashmir and Jammu University Act following bifurcation of University of Jammu and Kashmir (estab. in 1948). With the establishment of Directorate of Distance Education, the University of Jammu within 7 years of its establishment became a dual mode university from a conventional University.
Directorate of Distance Education is located in 118.78 acre of main New Campus of the University, which houses teaching departments, centres, administration block, examination wing, college development council, department of student welfare, information wing, continuing education, information, computer center, computer laboratories, internet facilities, post office, bank, book shop, health care, guest house, central library, auditorium, gymnasium, hostel facility, play grounds, cafeteria, canteens, residential quarters and many more facilities. Directorate of Distance Education is located near the Law School and the famous Gen. Zorawar Singh Auditorium Complex.
The Directorate offers Undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes ranging from a conventional B.A degree to a diploma in Business Management. The enrolment has grown from under 100 students in the year of its establishment to more than 16589 students in 2010-11. This multi-faculty institution has 15 permanent teachers with a strong orientation and experience in distance education. The Directorate also uses the services of visiting and contractual faculty.
In order to augment the delivery of the courses being offered latest and updated Self Learning Material id provided to the distance learners by hand and trough post.. In some courses the Self Learning Material (SLM) has also been put on the website. The Directorate has adequate infrastructure in the form of halls and rooms for Personal Contact Programmes and Counseling sessions. The Directorate has a well stocked library with a collection of over 35,000 books and a computer laboratory with internet and Wi-fi facility.
Directorate of Distance Education has also established a network of study centres at Rajouri, Kathua, Udhampur, Bhaderwah, Poonch, Doda and Kishtwar to ensure effective academic and administrative support for distance learners.
The support services and administrative staff of the Directorate are trained and committed to provide cutting edge services to the satisfaction of distance learners.