There has been a steady increase in the Library collection,
which has increased to more than 500 books. In order
to supplement study space, a reading hall has been established
at the head quarters and a similar self-study centre
at regional level is also in progress. Presently the
lending facility of books to the students and self help
groups is undertaken on first -come first served basis.
In certain selected courses each student is provided
with two library books. The School also continues to
make available course material of other similar institutes
for easy reference by the students.
& Gold Medals
The School continues to promote and popularise open
and distance education throughout this backward region
as there are about 50 Study centres spread over five
districts. Responding to our educational services, some
prominent members of the society has generously donated
funds for the gold medals to be awarded to the toppers
in specific programmes and thus encourage competitive
spirits among the students.
The students coming from similar places and interior regions
are being encouraged to form as peer groups to share their
knowledge and resources- These attempts are aimed to train
them to perform multiple roles as team leaders during
their study period. These groups are assigned with a resource
person to take care of their needs and their activities.
The peer groups meet and interact mostly during contact
periods and share their learning experience, activities
and difficulties and evolve appropriate and suitable learning
strategies among themselves.
Opportunities are being created for the students of different
faculties to voice their views and share news at the students
round table. At every gathering about 20 students and
a few faculty members attend to exchange ideas, express
their suggestions on the aspects of support services besides
debating on the latest events concerning their subjects
and topics relevant to the society.
Three separate cells relating to student guidance, student
grievance and placement cell have started functioning
to establish a better interaction with the student community
and solve individual problems relating to the academic
matters, employment information, career guidance etc.
Maintaining the profiles of successful students in the
professional programmes is being taken up to provide data
for organisations seeking such information for project
work in certain concents. This is in one way laying the
path for institution and industry linkage.
Students News Letter
Distance Education News * a quarterly students News Letter
is being published for providing regular information to
the students relating to various academic programmes,
contact programmes, fee details, examination schedules
Students Grievance Cell
The students grievance and correspondence cell is specially
created to arrange replies to all letters written by the
SDLCE students seeking various information. It will also
guide, advise and counsel for those students who seek
assitance in choosing courses of their study. It will
also attend to the students complaints and other grievances
and strive for their readdassal.
A separate unit has been created to arrange reception
and maintain public relations so as to provide information
relating to SDLCE programmes, courses and other activity
to all those interested.
The School believes in the real and stimulated two-way
communication between the teacher and the learner. It
is made possible through the assignments work with the
distant Learners. Assignments are dispatched to the students
of various courses evaluated and returned to the students
with necessary corrections, remarks, grades and also suggestions
for improvement. These assignments were found to be motivating
the learners to go ahead with inspiration to continue
their studies and were also helpful in checking the dropout.
This division is primarily meant to register on the spot
admissions through a computer fed database. It also assists
the student services unit with matters concerning to admissions,
fee details, nominal rolls for examinations, transfers,
re-admissions, address labels etc. Besides it performs
as information and enquiry desk and for sale and receipts
of admission forms.
The students have opportunities to interact with the faculty
of the university campus besides the faculty available
in the school throughout the weekdays through a telephone
network system. The students can clear their doubts and
solve their problems while being on the telephone line.
Apart from this, those dropouts and who could not be successful
from the regular and external system are allowed to appear
the examinations from the School. The university campus
library which is equipped with more than 5000 reference
books, 160 Journals and the facility of Library automation
network, is also open to our distance learners.
The School has initiated steps to be closer to the society
by participating in social activities like janmabhoomi
programmes, medical aid camps, free legal aid services,
NSS, conducting seminars on annual union budgets, environmental
camps, clean and green programmes, inviting and felicitating
prominent personalities for their contribution to the
society and developing short term training programmes
for leadership empowerment and skill development for governmental
and non-governmental organisations.
The establishment of DEQSTI is itself a provider of quality
strategies towards continuous improvement of programmes
and services. The continued search for effectiveness in
our operations and services is being reflected in every
aspect of the teaching, research, student services, administration
etc. For many institutions the demonstration of quality
is linked to government funding, but for the SDLCE, a
self-financing institution, the link is to its very future.
A quality improvement team is underway to develop a quality
culture throughout by organising seminars related to the
subject. This team aims at helping individual units to
assess their current standards and to find means to improve
them. To this end, it seeks to involve all staff, and
motivate them to adopt a 'customer - centered approach
to their work for students, colleagues and members of
the pub lie. Initially, all the administrative and functionaries
are being trained in computers applications for their
respective units which in turn is expected to speed up
the services in a systamatic manner and ensure student
From the past ten years, the School has been organising
a series of Seminars/ Workshops as well as Orientation
programmes for the benefit of the staff at the school
and also for the entire academic and administrative personnel
engaged at the shady centres. Regarding the publications,
the school has brought out 5 books in the field of distance
education and about 10 volumes relating to the conferences
organised by IDEA.
Journal – KJDE
It is the only Journal being published from South India
and one of the three journals published from India on
Open Learning and Distance Education. It has been widely
acalaimed as one of the prestigious publications with
contributions from eminent scholars. Kakatiya Journal
of Distance Education mainly focusses its attention on
empirical studies and theoritical debates.
A series of surveys, research studies and projects forms
part of the activity of research unit to identify needy
programmes, assess market demands, make available statistical
services, evaluate the programmes in progress, student
attitudes at the entry and exit points etc. The findings
enabled the school to review and redesign through in house
seminars its strategies inorder to meet the students likes
and the emerging educational needs. Some of the studies
include drop-outs, effectiveness of instructional methods
and techniques, students satisfaction, methods of instruction
to slow learners, student profiles etc.
SDLCE has initiated in a moderate way to provide Radio
lessons of 15 minutes to half-an hour per day on all days
especially during the months if October-December and January
to March every year announced advancely by an arrangement
with AIR, Warangal In the days ahead it will be able to
offer regular and daily radio braodcasts to cover majority
of the programmes being offered by the school.
SDLCE took initiates to establish a Yoga Centre not only
for arranging regular evening session for all those interested
but also offer Certificate and Diploma programmes in Yoga.
Musk and Dance Centre
The Music and Dance Centre is a new venture initiated
by the staff members. It will be providing daily evening
practicing sessions and offer Certificate and Diploma
courses in Musk and Dance.
The Staff Club is a recreation and a 'social gathering'
platform which arranges sports, games, literary and cultural
events for the benefit of staff and their family members.
A newly initiated activity arranges film appreciation
debates with critical outlook and exhibits film shows
of creative art to its members.
Distance Education Student Festival popularly known as
DESFEST is organised
every year as an annual student meet each at every study
centre and at the head quarter level The Sports, games,
literary and cultural activities will take place and the
students will participate in large numbers and prizes
are presented to the winners.
Apart from the above, our dream project is to establish
a Media Production Unit, by utilising the funds granted
by DEC and from our own funds. This shall be a prestigious
venture of SDLCE in the years to come. It will in the
longrun grow into a fulfledged Unit of Production of Educational
Audio, Video and CDs. It is expected to start its production
in a moderate way within three months period. The Media
Production Unit comprise of a Mini Studio with all modem
lighting and environment management arrangements, Betacom
and Digital Audio-Vedio Edit Unit, dubbing facilities,
MPEG converters, production of multiple copies of Audio,
Vedio and CDs. In the course of time it will have tie-ups
with various AIR, DD and Private Channels including Cable
TV for regularly broadcasting its programmes. The Production
Unit will be able to supply its own share of required
software for the proposed 'Educational Channel' to be
announced shortly by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.