CENTRE FOR ADVANCED LEARNING THROUGH
DISTANCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Open and Distance Learning Systems are very
popular throughout the world for ensuring quality education in a cost effective
manner. The increasing demands for higher education have, over the years, led to
the introduction and growth of the Open learning System.
ODL Systems have the potential to provide low cost quality education to
all those who seek to acquire new knowledge and technical know-how.
Distance Education Institutions have been
established to meet the challenge of large numbers, covering a wide spectrum of
age and employment status to be educated or trained and to enable governments to
fulfill their obligations within the economic constraints without reducing its
sweep of operations.
The pressure of unmet demands, the resource
constraint and the inequitable nature of the existing system have made the
option of distance education very appealing as a new mode of imparting higher
The ‘exciting’ developments of distance
education are mainly due to its two cardinal features namely flexibility
and productivity which answer the demands of equity, cost effectiveness
and opportunities for lifelong education.
The demand for distance courses is
increasing day by day because today it is unrealistic to expect that during the
relatively limited period of formal education people can develop sufficient
knowledge and skill to last a life time in a fast changing social and economic
The Universities which are located in
different parts of
To emphasize the importance of professional
education through distance mode
MESCO CADRE –CENTRE FOR ADVANCED LEARNING THROUGH DISTANCE MODE AND RESEARCH IN EDUCATION was established in 2004 exclusively for the Distance Education Programmes of various Universities to cater to the needs of Students in general and Muslim students in particular.