In the scenario of distance education, students support activities gains utmost importance. Since this is not a face-to-face programme, the student is based off-campus and is only remotely connected to the Institute for all practical purposes. In this case, our study material, the course ware and pur support staff does the role of mentor – more that just teachers. Precise information about the various programmes offered as well as about how to manage the studies while in professional careers, can give a great impetus to a student's career and potential professional advancements. Keeping all this in mind, IDLhas designed and implemented a students support system. The highlights are as follows :


The programme structure offered at IDLaspires to keep up with the dynamic business environments. Such courses benefit both the industry as well as the student, as it fills in the gap of knowledge felt by the industry with the preparedness of the student.


Curricula at Institute of Distance Learning are neither enormous or shriveled. They are well designed and thought of by experts and academicians to arrive at the perfect blend of academics and practical knowledge to unleash the best in students.


IDL has a mix of both internal and external faculty which provides it with a vital balance of theoretical knowledge with practical exposure. While the internal faculties take care of the nurturing and nourishment of the students, the external faculty quench the students' thirst for knowledge with their enriched experience and wide exposure.


Course Materials provided by Institute of Distance Learning are written by eminent personalities, industry experts, and renowned academicians and are updated regularly. These are presented to students in various formats like Printed Books, VCDs of selected courses, Video Conferencing (plans in progress), Video Downloads (link on You Tube has already been provided), Email Correspondence with faculty for answering of queries.


Regular contact classes are held in the city of Pune with faculty for better comprehension of topics. These lectures are video recorded and made available to students in the form of VCDs in order to benefit those students who have not been able to attend the classes in person.


Institute of Distance Learning, plans on having a high-end multi-point to multi-point video conferencing system with the latest video and audio equipment supported by high speed leased lines. Currently, talks are in progress and this system should be in place soon.


Web support shall be made available to students 24x7. Students can email the Institute for any of their queries, complaints and requests in respect of the courses conducted by Institute of distance learning. Communication with the Institute shall be bilateral and we aim to revert back to students within 48 hours of their query.


Institute of Distance Learning shall conduct various interactive activities like Seminars, Outbound Management Programmes during their Campus visit. These activities lead to a more complete understanding and better implementation by the student in the subject that he/she is undergoing.


Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune offers a large number of academic programmes leading to Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees. All these programmes, have been conceived and developed by the University, keeping in view the requirements of the students personal and professional development and industry needs.

Out of these, need-based are offered through distance learning system. These programmes aim to equip a distance learner with professional qualifications and provide him with the opportunities for self enrichment. The student joining these courses need not relocate or give up his/her job. The learner is granted an opportunity of knowledge up-gradation through these programmes helping him/her enhance his/her employment prospects.