Education is a life-long process. It does not stop at any particular age. The conventional system of education was proved inadequate to accommodate the growing needs of the Indian Society. Therefore, the system of distance education has emerged as an effective alternative to the conventional system of education. Distance education system caters to the needs of those who cannot pursue formal college education and those who wish to improve their knowledge and skills.
a. To provide higher educational opportunities to the people who were deprived of the same earlier.
b. To promote professional efficiency for the in-service candidates.
c. To meet the challenges of changing needs of the society in a global era.
d. To provide wider opportunity to the youth who are not able to join in regular colleges due to various reasons.
e. To provide high quality of education with minimum expenditure.
With the above mission, S.V. University introduced correspondence courses in the year 1972 to extend the frontiers of academic excellence beyond its campus. This Institute of Correspondence Courses (ICC) was upgraded as Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) in April 1995 as per the UGC norms. At present, the Directorate of Distance Education is offering B.Sc.(Regular) B.A.(Regular and Open University System), B.Com.(Regular and Open University System), B.L.I.Sc., P.G. Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management.,Guidance and Counselling,.Hospital & Health care Management,.Journalism & Mass Communication,. Dress Designing & Garment Making,. apart from the Post- Graduate Courses (M.A., M.Com., M.Sc., M.B.A. and M.S.W.).