The senate at its meeting held on 2nd March 1997 accorded post facto approval of the scheme of the Academic Council to open Centre for Distance Education in the University for imparting education to desirous candidates by correspondence and distance mode.
The course being imparted by this Centre by correspondence/distance mode are as under:
The Centre for Distance Education will have the status of P.G. College/Institute and may introduce self financing vocational and job oriented courses.
The C.D.E. (Centre for Distance Education) has performed well in all the years since 1995 and succeeded in its mission. Its students have performed well in University Examinations and many times succeeded in achieving highest and high ranks at University Examinations.
The name of the C.D.E. (Centre for Distance Education) has been changed to the new name D.D.E. (Directorate of Distance Education), B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur by the notification of Registrar of the University vide memo number 208/R dated 29/09/2011. The notification is as follows:
The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, in the light of the decision of the decision of the Advisory Board of Centre for Distance Education vide item number 02 of its meeting held on 14/02/2011 which was subsequently approved by the Academic Council of its meeting held on 04/04/2011 vide any other item number 01 and which was further approved by the Syndicate at its meeting held on 09/04/2011, has been pleased to rechristen the name of Centre for Distance Education (CDE), B. R.Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur as Directorate of Distance Education, B. R.Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur.
The D.D.E. is originally housed in a building of plinth area of 378 sq. meter in the campus of University Department of Mathematics since 1995. Recently the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor has been pleased to allot Building No. 06 situated adjacent to P. G. Hostel No. 1 and 3 in a building of plinth area of 1632 sq. meter within a big campus.
The Examinations of students of D.D.E. in general course like B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. and M.A./M.Sc.(Math)/M.Com. are being conducted along with regular students of college and Departments.
The Advisory Board of D.D.E. resolved in its meeting held on 06/09/2011 under Resolution No.(9) to initiate proper steps to evolve separate Examination and Evaluation System as per DEC norms from the session 2012-2013.
The decision of the Advisory Board of the D.D.E. in its meeting held on 14/02/2011 to start professional/technical courses in the D.D.E. such as BCA, B.Sc.(IT), M.Sc.(IT), P.G. Diploma in Financial Management, Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication from session 2011-12, get approval of the Academic Council in its meeting held on 04/04/2011 and subsequently confirmation of the Syndicate of its meeting held on 09/04/2011. As per decision of the Advisory Board in its meeting held on 25/04/2011, D.D.E. is awaiting the assent of the Hon'ble Chancellor to start the above mentioned profession/technical courses.
The Advisory Board of the D.D.E. in its meeting held on 06/09/2011 resolved to start B. LIS. and M. LIS. in the D.D.E. with other professional/technical courses as decided earlier. This decision of the Advisory Board of D.D.E. has got approval of the Academic Council of the University on 07/09/2011.
The D.D.E. has applied for permission/recognition from N.C.T.E.(National Council for Teacher Education) to start B.Ed. Course in Distance Mode from the session 2012-14.