DISTANCE EDUCATION COUNCIL (DEC)
Distance Education Council (DEC) is one of the authorities of the IGNOU, which was established to fulfill the second objective of the premier institution, which is to promote the Open and Distance Learning Systems and coordination of standard of such systems in the country.
The DEC provides technical and financial support to the Open and Distance Education Institutes in the country.
The technical help includes development of technological infrastructure, institutional reform, professional development and training, student support services, computerization and networking of improvement of quality of education.
The DEC’s financial help includes financial assistance to State Open Universities (SOUs) and other institutions of open and distance learning like CCIs, research grant on topics of contemporary relevance, travel grants to individuals to attend international conferences and funds for organizing seminar to institutions.
For a detailed information on DEC, visit www.dec.ac.in.