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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 Programme 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 Programme are designed in such manner to help many students to achieve their educational aspirations.

Vision

  • 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.

Mission

  • 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 Programme, is unique in many aspects. The distance mode of imparting education at VISTAS relies on technology to take its academic Programme 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 Programme
  • 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.

Programmes Offered

The following Under Graduate & post Graduate programmes are proposed during the academic year 2023-2024 for the approval of UGC-DEB

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Eligibility

Candidates who have passed in the 12th Standard Examinations or its equivalent.

Fees structure

Rs.2,500/- per semester (six semester) plus Registration Charges.

Curriculum & Syllabus

First Year-First Semester

S.
No
Course CodeCourse TitleCategoryNo.of CreditsExam HrsMarks DistributionMax. MarksPass Marks
CIAESE
1DLTAM11Tamil ILanguage I43307010040
2DLENG11English ILanguage II43307010040
3DCBBA11Business ManagementCC43307010040
4DCBBA12Business EnvironmentCC43307010040
5DCBBA13Managerial EconomicsCC43307010040
Total20150350500

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Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM)

Eligibility

Candidates who have passed in the 12th Standard Examinations or its equivalent.

Fee Structure

Rs.2500 /- Per Semester (Six Semesters) plus Registration Charges.

Curriculum & Syllabus

First Year-First Semester

S.
No
Course CodeCourse TitleCategoryNo.of CreditsExam HrsMarks DistributionMax. MarksPass Marks
CIAESE
1DLTAM11Tamil ILanguage I43307010040
2DLENG11English ILanguageII43307010040
3DCBGL11Financial Accounting - ICC43307010040
4DCBGL12Business ManagementCC43307010040
5DCBGL13Managerial EconomicsCC43307010040
Total20150350500

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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)

Eligibility

Any Bachelor Degree from the recognized University / Institutions.

Fees structure

Rs.12,500 per semester (4 semesters) plus Registration charges.

Curriculum & Syllabus

First Year-First Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCreditsMaximum Marks
CIAESETotalPass Marks
DCMBA11Management Principles & Organizational Behaviour4307010050
DCMBA12Business Statistics4307010050
DCMBA13Managerial Economics4307010050
DCMBA14Financial Reporting , Statements & Analysis4307010050
DCMBA15Legal & Business Environment4307010050
DCMBA16Business Communication & Soft Skills4307010050
DCMBA17Computer Applications for Business4307010050
Total28210490700

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Proposed Programme

B.A.,(Hons.) English

Eligibility

Candidates who have passed in the 12th Standard  or its equivalent/ 12th from NIOS, SIOS, RIOS or 3 Years Diploma from DOTE or 2 Years ITI(NCVT)

Fees structure

Rs.2,500/- per semester (six semester) plus Registration Charges.

Curriculum & Syllabus

First Year-First Semester

S.NoCourse CodeCourse TitIeCategoryNo.of.CreditsExam HrsMarks DistributionMax. Marks
CIAESE
1DLTAM-11Tamil-I*Language -I 433070100
2DLENG-11English-ILanguage-II433070100
3DCBEN-11Social History of England-ICC433070100
4DCBEN-12History of English Literature-ICC433070100
5DCBEN-13Literary FormsCC433070100
Total First Semester Credits20

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B.A. (Hons.) Economics

Eligibility

ProgramProgram Duration (Year)EligibilityCriteria for Merit
B.A English3 Years (6 Semesters)Pass in (10+2), or its EquivalentMerit based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination

Fees structure

Tuition Fee 2024 - 2025 (Per Sem)Other Fee (Per Sem)
Total Fee 2024 - 2025 (Per Sem)
16,00013,00029,000

 

Curriculum & Syllabus

First Year-First Semester

S.NoCourse Code
Course TitIeCategoryNo.of.CreditsExam Hrs
Marks DistributionMax.
Marks
CIAESE
1DLTAM-11Tamil-I*Language -I 433070100
2DLENG-11English-ILanguage-II433070100
3DCECN-11Micro Economics-I
CC433070100
4DCECN-12 FFinancial Economics-I
CC433070100
5DCECN-13Business Management
CC433070100
Total First Semester Credits20

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CIQA

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.NoNomination asNameDesignationSpecializationStart DateEnd Date
(a) Vice Chancellor as Chairperson
1ChairpersonDr.S.Sriman NarayananVice-Chancellor, VISTASChemistry01.02.202331.01.2025
(b) Three senior teachers of Higher Educational Institution – Members
2MemberDr. M. BhaskaranPro-Vice Chancellor, VISTASAgriculture
& Education
01.02.202331.01.2025
3MemberDr. M. ChandrasekaranDean,
Academic Courses, VISTAS
Mechanical Engineering01.02.202331.01.2025
4MemberDr. S. ArunDirector, IQAC, VISTASComputer Science & Engineering01.02.202331.01.2025
(c) Head of Three Departments or School of Studies offering recognized programmes in Open and Distance Learning and Online mode – Members
5MemberDr. P. JagadeesanProfessor & Head, Department of
Commerce, CDOE, VISTAS
Commerce01.02.202331.01.2025
6MemberDr. T.SenthamaraiProfessor & Head, Department of English, CDOE, VISTASEnglish01.02.202331.01.2025
(d) Two external experts of Open and Distance Learning and/or Online education –Members
7MemberDr. M. ManivannanProfessor & Director, School of Education, Tamil Nadu Open University, ChennaiEducation01.02.202331.01.2025
8MemberDr. K. RavichandranFormal Director,IDE/Advisor Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, Chennai.Chemistry01.02.202331.01.2025
(e) Officials from the Administration and Finance departments of the Higher Educational Institution – Members
9MemberDr. P. SaravananRegistrar, VISTASHistory01.02.202331.01.2025
10MemberMr. B. KalyankumarDirector, Finance, VISTASCommerce01.02.202331.01.2025
(f) Director, Centre for Internal Quality Assurance
11Member SecretaryDr. P. SujathaDirector,
Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA), CDOE, VISTAS.
Computer Science01.02.202331.01.2025

Centre for Distance & Online Education(CDOE) Academic Staff for ODL Programmes

SI.NONameDesingationQualification
Experience in Years
1Dr.P.ThiyagarajanDirector-CDOE
profile
M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D
M.A.,(Distance Education)., DDE.,CIC.,CPDEO
34
2Dr.P. SujathaDirector-CIQA- CDOEM.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D24
B.Com

3Dr.S. Jayakani
Associate Professor
M.Com., M.Phil., B.Ed.,Ph.D14
B.B.A

B.A.(Hons.) English

4Dr.E.SuganthaEzhil MaryAssociate Professor
M.A.,M.Phil., Ph.D.,17
5Dr.P.Santhosh
Assistant Professor
M.A,Ph.D8
B.A.(Hons.) Economics

6Dr.S.Jansirani
Professor
M.A.,MBA., M.Phil,Ph.D18
7Dr.V.Bala Ruby
Assistant Professor
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D9
MBA

 

Administrative Staff

S.NoNameDesignation
Administrative Staff
1Ms. S.G.Chitra Deputy Registrar
2Ms.S.BhuvaneswariAssistant Registrar
3Mr.V.KumarSection Officer
Assistants
4Ms.S.MeenatchiAssistant
5Ms.M.SwapnaAssistant
Computer Operators
6Ms.S. KavithaComputer Operator
7Ms.B.MalathiComputer Operator
Class-IV/Multi-Tasking Staff
8Mr.K.GopalakrishnanMulti-Tasking Staff
9Mr.E.KannanMulti-Tasking Staff
Technical/Professional
10Mr.V.P.SakthivelTechnical/Proffessional Staff
11Ms.D.LalithaTechnical/Proffessional Staff