About VISTAS ODL
VISTAS Open and Distance education gives you the flexibility to acquire university degree without the need to visit the campus often. VISTAS involves the creation of an educational experience of qualitative value for the learner that is best suited to the needs outside the classroom.
As a learner in distance education, the learners can study the program content through a number of means including the use of Study Learning Material (SLM), electronic library resources, and by contacting faculty in Personal Contact Programme(PCP) and receiving all supplementary study materials through online. VISTAS holds a great potential in turning itself into a leading source of knowledge acquisition and skill development to enhance learning experience and help in life-long learning.
VISTAS Distance learning programs are designed in such manner to help many students to achieve their educational aspirations.
- To provide Higher education to a vast majority of population with a unique learner-centric model of education.
- To make distance education socially-relevant, industry- oriented, and inclusive of all respects.
- To emerge as a World Class hub of knowledge acquisition and skill development outcomes.
- To achieve the status of Centre of Excellence in Distance learning arena.
- To be flexible and accessible to a vast majority of aspiring learners.
- To make social elitism at affordable cost.
- To be in the forefront in building human resources by fostering freedom, empowerment, creativity and innovations oriented towards career prospects and in enhancing Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER).
- To make learners accomplish a high degree of academic achievement and cherish their association with the VISTAS forever.
Learning Pedagogy -ODL
Delivery methodology in VISTAS Distance learning programs, is unique in many aspects. The distinct mode of imparting education at VISTAS relies on technology to take its academic programs to the doorsteps of learners far and wide.
The system is more learner-oriented and the learner has to be an active participant in the learning process. It combines the features of conventional wisdom and the benefits of technology – driven techniques.
A multi-channel approach is followed in knowledge acquisition comprising the following support services:
- Self-learning material
- Assignments, Projects and Case studies
with real time exposure
- Digital library resources
- Supplementary Materials provided online
- Week-end Personnel Contact Program
- Social Media groups for exchange of
information and peer group interaction
The SLM prepared by well qualified faculties of VISTAS with more than 10 years of teaching experience with adequate knowledge indelivery methodology of Open Distance Learning.
The following Under Graduate & post Graduate programmes are proposed during the academic year 2023-2024 for the approval of UGC-DEB
|Re-constituted Composition of Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA), CDOE-VISTAS as per UGC-DEB-ODL & OL Regulations-2020 with effect from 01.02.2023|
|S.No||Nomination as||Name||Designation||Specialization||Start Date||End Date|
|(a) Vice Chancellor as Chairperson|
|1||Chairperson||Dr.S.Sriman Narayanan||Vice-Chancellor, VISTAS||Chemistry||01.02.2023||31.01.2025|
|(b) Three senior teachers of Higher Educational Institution – Members|
|2||Member||Dr. M. Bhaskaran||Pro-Vice Chancellor, VISTAS||Agriculture|
|3||Member||Dr. M. Chandrasekaran||Dean,|
Academic Courses, VISTAS
|4||Member||Dr. S. Arun||Director, IQAC, VISTAS||Computer Science & Engineering||01.02.2023||31.01.2025|
|(c) Head of Three Departments or School of Studies offering recognized programmes in Open and Distance Learning and Online mode – Members|
|5||Member||Dr. S. Sudha||Professor & Head, School of|
Management Studies and Commerce, CDOE, VISTAS
|Human Resource Management||01.02.2023||31.01.2025|
|6||Member||Dr. P. Jagadeesan||Professor & Head, Department of|
Commerce, CDOE, VISTAS
|7||Member||Dr. T.Senthamarai||Professor & Head, Department of English, CDOE, VISTAS||English||01.02.2023||31.01.2025|
|(d) Two external experts of Open and Distance Learning and/or Online education –Members|
|8||Member||Dr. M. Manivannan||Professor & Director, School of Education, Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai||Education||01.02.2023||31.01.2025|
|9||Member||Dr. K. Ravichandran||Former Director IDE / Advisor IDE, University of Madras, Professor and Head,|
Chemistry, Advisor Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, Chennai.
|(e) Officials from the Administration and Finance departments of the Higher Educational Institution – Members|
|10||Member||Dr. P. Saravanan||Registrar, VISTAS||History||01.02.2023||31.01.2025|
|11||Member||Mr. B. Kalyankumar||Director, Finance, VISTAS||Commerce||01.02.2023||31.01.2025|
|(f) Director, Centre for Internal Quality Assurance|
|12||Member Secretary||Dr. P. Sujatha||Director,|
Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA), CDOE, VISTAS.
Centre for Distance & Online Education(CDOE) Academic Staff for ODL Programmes
|SI.NO||Name||Desingation||Qualification||Experience in Years|
M.A.,(Distance Education)., DDE.,CIC.,CPDEO
|2||Dr.P. Sujatha||Director-CIQA- CDOE||M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D||24|
|3||Dr.G.Madhumita||Director, (In-charge)-ODL||M.B.A., Ph.D., SET||18|
|4||Dr.S. Jayakani||Associate Professor||M.Com., M.Phil., B.Ed.,Ph.D||14|
|5||Dr.R.V.Suganya.||Assistant Professor||M.Com, M.Phil., Ph.D. MBA, B.Ed.,||9|
|6||Dr.V.Jayanthi||Associate Professor||M.Com, M.Phil, MBA, Ph.D||16|
|7||Dr.M.RubyEvangelin||Assistant Professor||MBA, Ph.D||7|
|8||Dr.E.SuganthaEzhil Mary||Associate Professor||M.A.,M.Phil., Ph.D.,||17|
|12||Dr.V.Bala Ruby||Assistant Professor||M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D||9|
|13||Dr.Ashok Kumar Katta||Associate Professor||M.Com., M.B.A., Ph.D.,||16|
|14||Dr.L.Sudha||Assistant Professor||MBA, Ph.D||4|
|15||Dr.C.Saraswathy||Assistant Professor||M.Com., M.B.A.,M.Phil.Ph.D||12|
|6||Ms.S. Kavitha||Computer Operator|