About Us

Centre for Distance & Online Education (Erstwhile Directorate of Distance Education) was established in the year 2003 with the financial support from Distance Education council (DEC)/ Distance Education Bureau (DEB) / University Grants Commission (UGC) for preparation of course materials and for students support ever since it has been actually functioning under the aegis of DEC / DEB / UGC.

The Moto of CDOE

Tradition says – it directs, guides and teaches its off springs from a ‘distance’ through sight without its immediate presence

The Teacher in Distance Education is like the fish who directs guides and teaches the students through self learning material. What the student requires is the will to learn and perseverance like that of Ekalavya who in spite of the absence of immediate presence of his guru Drona could master the skill of archery

Objectives of the CDOE :

The main objectives of CDOE is
(i) to facilitate the people to continue the higher education in Sanskrit who could not able to study in regular colleges due to various reasons.
(ii) to facilitate the people with Sanskrit education with minimum expenditure with High Quality.
(iii) to facilitate the people to bring out their potential with respect to Sanskrit Lanauge and Literature to accommodate themselves to meet the challenges in the modern world. With the above objectives, NSU, Tirupati introduced the Distance education in the year 2003 to spread the Sanskrit language and literature beyond its campus and successfully marching towards the completion of the Second Decade.

Recognition :

All the courses offered by the Centre of Distance and Online Education, NSU, Tirupati are recognized by the DEC/IGNOU/DEB/UGC from time to time on the recommendations of the Expert committees Comprising of nominees from UGC,AICTE, DEC/DEB.


Prof. C. Ranganathan
Tel: 0877-2287691, 0877-2287649 Ext. 262
Mobile: 9440919186

Joint - Director

Dr. Bharath Bhusan Rath
Joint - Director
Tel: 0877-2287745, 0877-2287649 Ext. 306
Mobile: 8897426243