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VISTAS Online Degree Programme proposed under UGC recognition for the academic year 2023-2024 focuses on an all-rounded individualized learning trajectory to enhance and diversify one’s career growth pathways. Innovative and pedagogic practices provide experiential learning allowing fresher and working professionals anytime access and flexibility with personalized mentorship and interactivity. Our UGC entitled future ready degree programs are offered jointly with Industry experts and well equipped faculty to expose students in addressing real-life applications.

These online programs are designed to be completed entirely online, with no requirement for physical attendance at a campus or other location. They may include E-tutorial-content, pre-recorded lectures, online quizzes, and other interactive, self explanatory materials, as well as opportunities for virtual interaction with instructors and other students. Online Programme at VISTAS are similar to other courses offered by the university in terms of their curriculum and academic requirements. Online courses may allow students to complete coursework at their own pace. VISTAS online programs are delivered through the internet, which may be accessible to students from all over the country and even the world and, students can now gain world-quality education in the comfort of their homes.


  • 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 in all respects.
  • To emerge as a World Class hub of knowledge acquisition and skill development.


  • To achieve the status of Centre of Excellence in Online  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.


Interactive learning content

To enable learners grasp maximum learning through-out their course, every learning content is designed in a manner that creates interest in learners. Complete interactive learning content ensures to keep learners engaged throughout the virtual lectures and help them gain maximum insights throughout.

A continuous performance assessment system

To ensure complete understanding, it is important that learners indulge in solving assignments and managing projects. Live applications allow learners to exercise what they have learned and enhance problem-solving skills. Therefore, each course comes with regular exercises of solving assignments and project work.

Industry-oriented webinars

Regular interactions with industry-experts are important to understand the upcoming trends and demands of the industry in addition to course materials and recorded lectures. Therefore, we hold industry-oriented webinars regularly in association with top industry leaders to probe more knowledge.

Video lectures on demand

Each of us needs a guide to help us sail through, well as we can’t understand everything at once and all by self. In an online course, while a learner cannot be present physically and daily, understanding a topic might seem difficult. It is at this point when learners can demand an online lecture on any module/topic preferred for insightful understanding and obstacle-free learning.

Assignments and project submission facilities

Projects are an integral part of any course curriculum to constantly check one’s progress and understanding of the course. Online submission of project and assignments are a convenient source for students to submit projects and get assessed on growth towards completion.

Recorded Lectures by Eminent Faculty

Live and recorded lectures by eminent faculty, explaining concepts and subjects, to hold virtual class- experience for the learners. Easy video lectures ensure learning anytime, anywhere.



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
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
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 OL Programmes

1Dr.P. ThiyagarajanDirector-CDOE
M.A.,(Distance Education)., DDE.,CIC.,CPDEO
2Dr.P. SujathaDirector-CIQA- CDOEM.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D24
3Dr.R.Priya AnandDirector-Centre for Online Education(COE)M.C.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D22
4Dr.R.PannirukaivadivelanDeputy Director(COE)M.A(Lang),M.A (Linguistics) M.Phil.,Ph.D15
Programme Coordinator for Online Learning
5Dr.P.MuruganProgramme Co-Ordinator – B.B.AM.Com .,M.Phil., MBA, Ph.D.26
Programme Co-Ordinator – B.Com.,M.Com, M.Phil, Ph.D(MKT),Ph.D(HRM).,24
Programme Co-Ordinator - B.A.,English
M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D25


Technical Staff

Technical Team for Development of e-Content as Self-Learning e-Modules
1Dr.B.Senthil KumarTechnical Manager - ProductionM.A(Advt.), M.A.(Mass. Comm.),M.Phil,M.F.A. Ph.D
2Mr.S. Emmanualvel Raja.Technical Associate (Audio-Video Recording and Editing)M.Sc., DAE, PGDVC (Ph.D)
3Mr.S.Manoj Prabhakar.Technical Assistant (Audio-Video Recording)M.Sc.,
4Mr. A. Fazeeha Johara.Technical Assistant (Audio-Video Editing)B.Sc (Vis Com)
For Delivery of Online Programmes
5Mr.R.MaheshTechnical Manager
(LMS & Data Management
6Mr.I.Lalith KumarTechnical Assistant
(LMS & Data Management)
7Ms.Nageswari GaneshTechnical Assistant
(LMS & Data Management)
For Admission and Examination for Online mode
8Ms.A.K.Pushpa.Technical Manager
(Admission, Examination & Result)
9Ms.R.K. ShylajaTechnical Assistant
(Admission, Examination & Result)
10Ms.S.Aravinthavathani Technical Assistant
(Admission, Examination & Result)
M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Phil (Ph.D)