The PGDDE is an abbreviation of the Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education. It is a unique professional development programme designed and developed for the first time in the whole Commonwealth I 1987. Since then it has made significant contribution to development of human resources in the field of Open and Distance Education(ODE) in India and abroad. This programme was made available to students of 19 Commonwealth countries under the Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship Scheme.
The Programme is continuously updated (in 1996) and revised (in 2000) to maintain its international standard. The programme is also available to students in Africa through UNESCOIICBA collaboration, and to students of Sri Lanka through the Distance education Modernization Project(DEMP), Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.
The programme aims at
- Promoting awareness about the concept and utility of open and distance education in India and other developing countries; and
Developing the much-needed human resources for the existing open universities and correspondence/distance education centres, and may more that may come up in the near future.
Basically this programme has been designed for people like you, who have an interest in open and distance education(either by virtue of being an employee in the ODE system or willingness to work in the system). In-service teachers in Correspondence Course Institutes/ Distance Education Centres and Open Universities would highly benefit from the Programme.