The School of Distance Education (SDE) of Bharathiar University was established
during the Academic Year 1991-92 and Distance Education Council(DEC) as provisionally
recognized all courses conducted by SDE vide its letter “F.No. Dec / 9909 / 2009/
dt. 17.12.2009. The school has limited its operation for the obvious reason of strengthening
its base to provide quality education. Having realized the objective, the school
has started extending its action by identifying and approving Spot Admission cum
Learning / Information Centres through-out the country to help achieve higher enrolment
ratio and higher literacy rate.
The School at present has about 308 Spot Admission cum Learning / Information Centres
CPOP (162) spreading all-over India and the number is steadily increasing as more
and more evince interest in starting Spot Admission cum Learning / Information Centres.
The School directly admits candidates and conducts the Personal Contact Programmes
(PCPs) at specified centres in Coimbatore. Spot Admission cum Learning / Information Centres enroll
candidates and conduct the Personal Contact Programmes in their centres or at specified
Regional Centres. The study materials prepared in the prescribed format of the Distance
Education Council (DEC) viz., SIM format are provided to the students supplemented
with compact discs for hassle free use anywhere at materials.
How to Reach the School of Distance Education From Coimbatore
The Bharathiar University is well connected to various Bus / Train / Air terminus.
Bus (Public Transport) is available frequelty from various terminus of Coimbatore
City to Maruthamalai. Especially, Gandhipuram Bus Stand to Maruthamalai having the
facility at evey 10 minutes and the distance between various terminus of Coimbatore
City to Bharathiar University is given below.
Gandhipuram Bus Stand
Ukkadam Bus Stand
Singanallur Bus Stand
Bus Stop: Bharathiar University Second Gate
Working Hours of the School of Distance Education
- All Working Days (Monday – Friday) : 9.45am to 5.30pm
- All Saturdays : 9.45am to 4.00pm for the purpose of providing information and sale
of Application Form and Prospectus