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Bombay University

University Of Bombay, Mumbai
Institute Of Distance Education,
M.G. Road, Fort Campus,
Mumbai 400032
Ph: 2652819, 2652825

Distance Education is a distinct approach to impart education to learners who are removed in space and / or time from the teachers or the teaching institution. A need for such an approach was felt by the University of Mumbai and hence it established the Directorate of Correspondence Courses in the year 1971-72 which was designated as Directorate of Distance Education in the year 1985

The post of full time Director was created in the grade of Professor. Consequent upon the upgradation, the jurisdiction of the Directorate of Distance Education was extended. Any Indian citizen residing in India is permitted to register for the available courses with the Directorate. Since the U.G.C. had been , time and again , recommending that the CCIs be upgraded and be allowed to enjoy certain amount of autonomy and flexibility in its functioning, in the year 1993, the Directorate of Distance Education was upgraded as Institute of Distance Education ' It thus acquired a status as a University Institution.

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