SRINAGAR: Directorate of Distance Education, University of Kashmir has received record number of 33500 applications this year for its M. Ed, B. Ed and DPTT programs.
According to the statistics provided by DDE, the Directorate has received almost 18000 application for M. Ed, 1450 for B. Ed and 710 for DPPTT programs.
On seeing the overwhelming response of the students for applying in various courses in Directorate of Distance Education, Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad said this huge response by the students shows their trust in the University.
“I am extremely happy to see a large number of students applying for various programs offered by DDE. I am keen to provide all facilities to the Directorate for improving further their operations,” said Prof Talat.
Prof Talat also said the directorate is facing a huge pressure because of the large student turnout in the department. “The directorate staff is doing handwork to handle the rush of students. It is worth appreciation,” he said.
Director DDE, Prof Nilofar Khan said this is a proud moment for the directorate and they are trying their best to provide quality education to the students. “We are always trying to improve our teaching methods, study material and other facilities to the students to provide quality education to them,” Prof Nilofar said.
Prof Nilofar said this huge response by the students rests more responsibility on us and the directorate is ready to bear this responsibility. “Our staff- teaching, non teaching- working with all enthusiasm to make the directorate programmes successful,” she said.
This is for the first time DDE has centralized the admissions for all the three regions (Ladakh, Jammu and Srinagar) of the state through a single notification, which will be followed by a single merit list. Selection list for all the three courses will be announced in the month of April.
Also DDE is also contemplating to start various Post Graduate courses, Post Graduate diploma and certificate courses in near future to expand its operations.
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