Himachal Pradesh University Distance Education

Updated on: Apr 2, 2013
Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) came into existence in 1970 to cater to the needs of availing higher education to the students of Himachal Pradesh. The University has 28 teaching departments in various fields of humanities, science, commerce and other frontier fields of higher education.

Soon after the establishment of the university, HPU started a Directorate of Correspondence Courses to help those students who are otherwise unable to attend the conventional system of classroom education.

Over the years, the Directorate of Correspondence Courses gradually absorbed the emerging philosophy of distance education and adopted multi-media approach for imparting instruction.

In view of this, the Directorate of Correspondence Course has been rechristened as the International Centre for Distance Educational and Open Learning (ICDEOL). It is located on the Campus of the University at Summer Hill. It has its own independent complex consisting of two buildings having five stories each.

The ICDEOL designs 10 to16-lessons/study materials covering the entire syllabi in a semester and sent the same to the students. Eminent scholars, Professors, Readers and senior lecturers prepare these lessons.

The students are required to submit written responses to each assignment prescribed at the end of the lesson in accordance with the schedule as may be laid down by the ICDEOL.

The Examinations for various courses are conducted at various places within the state as well as in some selected cities of the country.

Admissions to the various courses of study are usually held in the months of June/July, and with late fee up to 1st week of August.

For convenience of the students the ICDEOL has created Spot Admission Centres at various places within and outside the State.

Spot admission centres are located in most of the Govt. colleges of Distt, Headquarters of H.P. and outside the State i.e. Delhi, Chandigarh, Patiala, Amritsar and Ludhiana are the main spot admission centres.

Presently, ICDEOL has 45,000 students on its rolls, and has nearly 15 examination and PCP Centres in Himachal Pradesh and about 20 centers outside the State. Most of the Under-graduate Centres are located within the State.

HPU Distance Education Courses

International Centre For Distance Educational and Open Learning (ICDEOL) HP University offers following courses:

Under Graduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
  • Bahcelor in Computer Application (BCA)

Post Graduate Courses

  • M.Com. (Master of Commerce)
  • M.A. in English
  • M.A. in History
  • M.A. in Economics
  • M.A. in Political Science
  • M.A. in Public Administration
  • M.A. in Hindi
  • M.A. in Sanskrit
  • M.A./M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.A. Sociology
  • M.A. in Music

Professional Courses

  • B.Ed. Two Years Course (Annual System) only for candidates working in a recognized / affiliated educational institution located in Himachal Pradesh
  • M.Ed. Two Years Course (Annual System) only for candidates working in a recognized / affiliated educational institution located in Himachal Pradesh
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • PGDMC (P.G. Diploma in Mass Communication)
  • MMC (Master of Mass Communication)
  • PGDPM & LWPGDCA (P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications)
  • APGDIT (Advance P.G. Diploma in Info. Technology)

Centres For Personal Contact Program

  • B.A./B.Com.
Shimla, Mandi, Dharamshala,  Chamba, Rampur, Hamirpur, Una, Chandigarh and NOIDA.
  • M.A. (Other than Mathematics)
Shimla, Dharamshala, NOIDA, Amritsar, Ludhiana
  • M.A./M.Sc. Mathematics
Shimla, NOIDA, Amritsar /Ludhiana
  • MBA
Shimla and NOIDA
Chandigarh, NOIDA & Dharamshala (subject to number of students enrolled from that area)
  • M.Com./PGDPM & LW.
Shimla, Dharamshala, NOIDA, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Chandigarh
Shimla, Dharamshala, Sundernagar, Bilaspur
  • BCA

HPU Distance Learning Admission Process

International Centerfor Distance Education & Open Learning (ICDEOL) Himachal Pradesh Universityoffers Spot Admission in various courses. For details Click Here

HPU Distance Education Contact Details

International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning
Himachal Pradesh University
Summer Hill,
Shimla - 171005
Email id: [email protected]

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