What is the Distance Education Council?
The Distance Education Council is a government organization based in New Delhi, India primarily responsible for the promotion and coordination of the distance education system and Open University program, as well as for the determination of its standards in the nation of India.
The Distance Education Council was officially constituted under the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act of 1985. As an organization, the Distance Education Council is consistent with the duty of the University structure, which is responsible for securing and promoting all steps as it may deem appropriate for the promotion of the Open University premise.
In addition to promoting these programs, the Distance Education council is required to coordinate and determine various education standards of India, including evaluation and research in all education systems, teaching facilities, the effectiveness of teachers and in pursuance of the educational objects at the University level, to encourage greater diversity accessibility, mobility, flexibility and innovation in education at the University level.
The Distance Education Council aims to achieve these goals and satisfy these responsibilities by making full use of the most innovative and latest scientific knowledge and new educational technology. By using these innovative and evolved forms of teaching, the Distance Education Council also further coordinates and solidifies relationships between the universities in New Delhi.
What is Distance and Open Education?
Distance education or distance learning, is a distinct area of education that focuses on teaching methods and technology to ultimately deliver educational resources and teaching–most often on an individual basis–to students who are not able to physically attend a traditional classroom.
What is the Indira Gandhi National Open University?
The Indira Gandhi National Open University is a national university headquartered in New Delhi, Delhi, India. Named after a former Prime Minister of India, the Indira Gandhi National Open University was established in 1985, when the Parliament of India passed the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act of 1985. As a school, the Indira Gandhi National Open University is the largest school in the world, with over 3,000,000 students currently enrolled.
The school was founded to impart education through the means of a distance and open education, to offer higher education opportunities to the disadvantaged segments of society and to encourage, as well as coordinate standards for distance and open education in the country.