About Directorate of Distance Education
As per UGC letter no. F.9.8-3/2011 (CPP-I/PU) dated 26.05.2011, Shri Venkateshwara University, being a State approved private University u/s 2(f) of UGC Act 1956, is empowered to award degree under section 22 of the UGC Act 1956.
In exercise of the powers vested under Statute-9, section 21 (i)) of the Act, Shri Venkateshwara University has to establish the Directorate of Distance Education to help those who want to pursue higher studies, but are unable to do so through regular mode of education due to job constraints, family commitments or remoteness of location.
The Distance Education Council of Government of India has accorded recognition to the University for offering programs through distance education mode also vide letter no. DEC/Recog/2009/3174 dated 09.09.2009, on the recommendation of the Joint Committee of the University Grants Commission, Distance Education Council; the University has to start Distance Education programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels with effect from the academic year 20019-20 in various disciplines.
The programs conducted by the University through distance education are identical in content to the courses offered through the normal mode. Consequently, as per Government of India Gazette Notification No. 44, F.No.18-15/93-TD.V/TS-IV dated 01.03.1995, the degrees awarded by the University through distance education stand automatically recognized for all purposes, including employment to posts and services under the State/Central Government.