OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION CENTRE IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Open and Distance Education Centre (ODEC, TU) established in 2015 by a decision of Executive Council of Tribhuvan University, is a constituent independent academic organization of Tribhuvan University. The aim of ODEC is to provide access of quality higher education to mass people in Nepal through open and distance learning mode. It provides opportunity of gaining higher education in all subjects offered by Tribhuvan University in conventional mode of education. Adults who are interested and compelled to upgrade academic qualification without quitting jobs/profession and are unable due to different reasons to come to conventional programme for higher education are the target group of this programme. It also can work as outreach program to address the learning needs of the potential students. Moreover, ODEC will provide technical and pedagogical support to integrate e-learning components in conventional mode programme of TU to make a hybridized system to increase learning opportunity of higher education.
ODEC has the following organizational structure: