Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra was established in 1976 under Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra which was established in 1957.
It is a pioneer Institute of Haryana imparting quality education over the last 35 years. It caters the academic pursuits of thousands of education seekers who are either deprived of education due to some constraint or those who wish to upgrade their qualification and competence.
The college is affiliated to Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Deemed University) and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) Act, 1956.
It is also recognized and approved by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Jaipur to offer Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) course. It is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade.
Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University has one motive-reaching the unreached for building the knowledge society by offering the quality education at learner's doorstep.
All the courses offered by the Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University are recognized by the Distance Education Bureau-University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
The courses are recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central/State Government. Today, the Directorate is providing undergraduate and postgraduate education in 35 courses having an enrollment of 24,000 students.
In addition to conventional Bachelor and Master Degree courses, the Directorate offer professional courses like BCA, PGDCA, M.Sc Computer Science (Software), MCA, MBA, MBA (HM), LLM, PGDJMC, MA in Mass Communication, D.Lib & Inf.Sc., B.Lib. & Inf.Sc., M.Lib. & Inf.Sc., and B.Ed. (2-year).
- To evolve a seamless system of higher distance education for sustainable life-long learning and up gradation of knowledge and skills by use of innovative approaches
- Striving to bridge the gap in higher education and aiming to produce well informed and learned society and reaching the unreached, Directorate of Distance education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra seeks to meet the current and future demands on the system of education