The escalating costs and the stiff competition of the institution based learning excluded a great majority of the potential seekers of higher and professional education.The Community colleges and the Directorates of the Distance Education (DDE) of the universities are the special instruments world over geared to make education accessible, off the compuses for career building.These are the cost effective models for pursuing higher and professional education. These need to be encouraged within the parameters of academic standards and other requirements of the dergees, the students pursue.
It is in the context that the SHIATS DU has been running Distance Education Programmers and strengthened its efforts with system in place in that direction enhancing opportunities for students who dare to be different to make a mark in life. SHIATS DU with its professional base and dedicated teams of faculty is well set through its DDE to reach out to the students who are otherwise unable to pursue on campus studies to shape themselves for a better tomorrow.
It is our wish and prayer that these initiatives would supplement the ongoing efforts of the state making professional education accessible and affordable.
I wish the DDE of our University, God's richest blessing as they endeavor in the same spirit as the university itself to import and enhance the professional competence to the process of nation building.
Dr. Jetti A. Oliver