North Orissa University was established with the objectives of providing quality professional education to all section of the students. With the advent of liberalization since 1991, the central and state Government are seriously reviewing and evaluating in the state of Higher Education especially in emerging fields. There is a mark shift in Government ‘s approach from regular campus higher education to Higher Education through distance learning mode. Most important aspect is the introduction of various professional
courses in distance learning mode to generate additional resources keeping in view the recent trends in the Indian industry. In this connection, the Department of Higher Education, Govt.of Orissa and the University Grants commission have advised the University to generate additional resources by offering distance learning courses and self financing courses, etc.
All the courses will be conducted under Off-Campus-Distance Learning (OCDL mode). Under such learning mode, the student will be given education through Study Centers. However, the student s may join the Study Center for acquiring necessary skills and Hence on for practical subjects .Under OCDL system, special emphasis to be given to the following points :
Self Initiated Learning (SIL) : Self Initiated learning requires specially designed study materials where the topic are derived through lessons as per the requirement of particular syllabus. The has to set his own speed and methodology of learning with the help of various teaching/learning aids available.
Assignment : Assignments are submitted by the students to the Counselors, for evaluation of their performances. The verification of assignment not only evaluates the students’ performances but also sets learning path in the right direction.
Personal Contact Program (PCP) : Personal Contact Program are actually interactive learning session and not like regular classroom teaching. The sessions are basically organized to provide a Platform to the students to clarify their doubts which thy are unable to understand after going through the study materials. This is essentially a question answering session.
Practical Sessions : For Papers/Subjects involving practical training, the students can get associated with their Study Centers.
Project Report : Project report form an integral part of this system of education. This helps students to implement their knowledge, acquired during the learning process.
North Orissa University invites application in the prescribed form for admission in the following Courses in distance learning mode for the Academic Session 2005-06.