Kuvempu University - Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), Shivamogga was established in 2002-03. It is one of the constituent parts of Kuvempu University, Shivamogga which was established 29th June 1987.
It is one of the premier colleges in North Karnataka established to impart & provide in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates and prove to be a milestone in the part of progress.
The college is affiliated with Kuvempu University, Shivamogga and recognized and approved by the Directorate of Distance Council (DEC) - A Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.
The DDE is offering a total number of 40 courses directly in various faculties at the U.G., P.G. and Diploma levels.
Offering higher education through Distance Mode is MBA Block - Another important step taken by Kuvempu University so as to help student community in their zeal for pursuing Post - Graduate studies.
The necessity of this was felt by the University when larger number of students, who wanted seats for P.G. Studies, could not be accommodated in our regular P.G. Programmes.
The University believes that Distance Education is an equally good avenue to be made available to interested students. The Degrees offered by the Directorate of Distance Education are equivalent to that of regular degrees.
In the year 2003 - 04, a total of 5614 and in 2004 - 05, a total of 9800 and in 2005 - 06, a total of 15000 students took admission to the various courses offered through the DDE and have been totally satisfied with the courses, course material, counseling/orientation programmes and practicals conducted in the university and its various study centres.
The DDE is also offering a number of need-based Post Graduate and Diploma courses in collaboration with various reputed institutions whose details are also found on the following pages.
The Distance Education programmes are also a part of the University's outreach programmes to foster University-Society relationship with the motto of "Education for All", to take quality education to the doorsteps of desirous individuals who want to take up higher education, for the discontinued who could not take up regular education, housewives and employees who want to improve and enhance their knowledge.
- Kuvempu University shall strive to become an international centre of excellence in teaching and research to provide high-quality value-based education to all through various modes to meet the global challenges
- To Prepare Academically Sound, Socially Relevant and Market Friendly Manpower, to Meet the National and Global Challenges
- Foster creativity in teaching learning and research to build a knowledge base and promote the quality initiative.