A significantly ink has been shed to describe the Distance Education Technique. It is known by several names these kinds of as correspondence education and learning, Impartial Study, External examine, Open up learning, Open up Training, Off-campus programme and so forth. In Distance Education Situations the learner and the teacher might be hundreds of miles aside and nevertheless a purposeful education and learning discussion can take position. Understanding, competencies and attitudes can be correctly imparted with out forcing the learner and the teacher to meet in the class area at set hours. The learning resources in print are various from class area texts or lectures notes. Audio-Visual media is to locate their genuine position in the academic fields. The distance learners are not remain loners though but have the options to meet their lecturers and their peer groups some moments. Library and laboratory services are to be prolonged to enable the learners to get the highest out of their learning. The evaluation solutions are to progressed to check, not the rote memory but the genuine learning of the learners.

Open up education and learning is primarily based on Distance Education Technique. ‘Distance’ refers to the manner and ‘openness’ to the philosophy. Distance Education might or might not be open. On the other hand Open up Training is attainable both of those as a result of Distance Education Institutions and the Official Conventional Institutions. ‘Openness’ of the education and learning is measured in phrases of its overall flexibility or deficiency of restriction, in phrases of quantity of seats, attendance, class timing, topic combos and so forth. The Distance Instructing Institution which impart the education and learning primarily based on these rules are commonly known as, Open up Universities.

The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open up College established in 1989, in its look for for imparting top quality education and learning as a result of Distance manner is striving to make a distinctive identity in the Indian Open up Training Technique. The YCMOU is the 5th Open up College in India, and the fourth just one at the Point out amount with its aim of turning into a ‘Mass Varsity’, It emphasises on vocational, technical, experienced as effectively as typical academic programmes and its strategy towards fostering a new do the job society and development linkage. The College has set out to make an identity on the countrywide academic scene. The College is striving to create these kinds of management procedures that will aid it to develop into productive, inexpensive (price-effective) and accountable at each and every amount.

Management OF Distance EDUACATION

Management is to translate ideas into realities. As a result setting up is very critical in any management Distance Education is a elaborate process and will involve elaborate setting up. Management refers to perseverance and divisionalization of functions, allocation of functions as assignable accountability and delegation of authority. Right here the expression ‘management’ is utilised to express these kinds of functions as procedures of setting up, selection-making, management, implementation and evaluation. The management of distance education is various from the management of typical universities. The management of autonomous institutions is various from the management of blended institutions. The wide framework of the management process of autonomous distance education institution is comparable to typical Universities, although it might be various in its orgnisational information.

In distance education, academic substance has to be generated on a huge scale and dispersed to thousand of students scattered in various sections of the nation. Also the technological factor of distance education is very sophisticated. All these make distance education institutions additional elaborate than typical institutions. In some sense, they can be in comparison to industrial procedures involving engineering at generation and distribution phases and incorporating capabilities of regular checking and upgrading.

As a result, it is vital to think of the setting up of distance education, phases of do the job, organizational structure and the functions to be carried out in the Distance Education Technique.


Planning through conceptual phase, setting up through evolutionary and progress phase and setting up through maturity are the three phases of setting up. Immediately after an institution is established specific the setting up concerning the objective, tactics and operational ideas, implementation of ideas, policies and processes for control and evolution require to be spelled out. Dodd. J. as presented in Keegan D., in ‘Distance Education’ has presented the guideline lines for setting up. He believed of the students, programs, educating year media (printed wide-forged and Non wide forged), college help, assessment, assessment, administration, finance management and the date of opening of the programme. In addition to Dodd. J., the goal of all setting up action at institutional amount is to make sure price usefulness at the time of genuine functions.

As it by now talked about, YCMOU is established in 1989, it has its have setting up at its conceptual phase. Now soon after 10 several years of its institution when it is at evolutionary and progress phase, specific strategy pertaining to all its programmes, business structure, its instruction resources, media (print, audio online video and so forth.) and so forth. have been chalked out carefully. It is adopting  the new engineering coming forth and facilitating  its learners.

Phases OF Get the job done

Broadly speaking, there are six phases of do the job of distance education.

1)     Planning of Programmes.

2)     Improvement of educational resources.

3)     Manufacturing of educational resources.

four)     Shipping of resources and solutions (counselling, assessment and so forth.)

five)     Analysis of items, procedures and solutions.

six)     Routine maintenance and Revision of educational programmes.

Whilst setting up of Programmes, distance educationalist has to think which programmes are going to be formulated, prolonged expression programmes or small phrases programmes. At the developmental phase he has to think of examine textual content audio-online video cassettes, kits and so forth. in the generation phase he has to think of the publications multicopying of audio and videocassettes and kits. At the supply phase he has to think of registration of students substance source, counselling, college student evaluation and examine centre management. At the evaluation phase he has to think of items, procedures and solutions. At the upkeep and Revision phase, he has to think of programmes.

YCMOU has believed of all phases of do the job of distance education and tried using to establish the Divisions and Centres and allocate the capabilities to them.


The results of any institution depends on the structure of the institution and the social process progressed. Construction gives pressure on authority, division of labour regulations and laws and impersonality. It demands conclusions to be rational and hierarchical control. Occupation examination, role clarity and position rating are to be regarded as although pondering of structure. The organisational structure also have an affect on the management. As a result, structure of the business would aid to serve a approach with highest performance and usefulness. The structure of an business is decided by the capabilities and objects of the business.

There is no just one-structure structure which would often serve a approach with highest performance and usefulness. The scope of functions of the institution and the geographical protection affects the structure. However, it would be a good idea for an institutional planner to maintain the following aspects in head although choosing about the institutional structure.

i)     It should really encourage innovation on the element of tutorial, workers, students and all the other associations.

ii)   It should serve the institutional targets both of those in the small and prolonged run.

iii) It should facilitate the institutional conversation course of action both of those inside of and outdoors with several curiosity groups.

iv) It should contribute towards organisational local weather by encouraging participation, fairly than isolation, among the several officials and lecturers and among the institution and the outdoors environment.

v)   It really should facilite selection-making and several implementation procedures.

vi) It should fulfil the aspirations for experienced progress of officials and lecturers and

vii)              It should present for process and role clarity for several businesses and best officials concerned in the implementation. The security of best-amount management is also an important necessity of the structuring course of action.

The Y.C.M.O.U. has tried using to evolve a simple, effectively-demarcated organisational structure that provides for operational performance, efficiency, top quality and accountability. The College Act describes a least organisational structure and leaves very good scope for evolving impressive official structure and non-official procedures, suited to an open college process. It is ideal to the capabilities of the College. It lets productive and price-effective selection making, faster implementation and it is a very good mechanism for accountability and change. It is operationally productive and it is greater for efficiency and top quality of the programme.

The Governor of the Point out of Maharashtra is the Chancellor of the College. The Vice-Chancellor capabilities as the chief Govt officer. The Vice-Chancellor is assisted by Directiors of the school, the Registrar and the Finance officer. They togerther variety the core team.’

The Board of Management (BOM) is the principal govt system.  The Academic Council (AC) is the principal tutorial system and the Planning Board (PB) is principal setting up system. All the members on both of those bodies appear by their respective posts or by nominations. Finance Committee (FC) is the principal system to make the money recommendations to the Board of Management, whereas School Councils (SC) are the bodies to make a tutorial and other recommendations in respect of their educational institutions.


Kaye. A. and Rumbled G. in their guide ‘Distance Instructing for Higher and Adult Education’ has considered a process of distance education. They think the Distance Instructional Institutions can be analysed in phrases of an integrated process of operating, logistic and regulatory subsystem. Functioning subsystem, Converts process inputs into output. The most important output of the Distance Finding out process are programs and academic pupils. The function of the logistics subsystem is to procure and replenish inputs as a result of activates these kinds of as purchase and upkeep of equipments. The regulatory subsystem is at the core of the process and services coordination of several functions of the institution and relates business to its setting. Planning Command and evaluation are the underneath line procedures in this subsystem.

In each and every of this subsystem the process would centre about three procedures.

I)    Determination and divisionalization of the functions.

II)   Allocation of the divisionalized functions as some kinds as signal accountability. And

III)     Delegation of Authority commensurate with accountability.

YCMOU is striving to demarcation of its activates and responsibilities. There were 4 most important divisions, The tutorial division like of 7 educational institutions and Students’ Products and services Division like five sections namely Registration, Evaluation, Retail outlet and Despatch, Analysis and Study Centre Management. The Directors of educational institutions avail the full accountability of their educational institutions concerned. It is very complicated to deal with all the functions of distance education process sitting in the most important business office of the College

The results of any management depends on the execution or implementation of the do the job assigned to it. Every single division/ centre has to do the job to carry out the functions assigned to the division/ centre.

Delegation of Authority is very critical aspect in any management. The accountability and the authority go hand in hand. It is very very good to delegate the authority to the middle management also. Officers in the middle management often affects the implementation of all the procedures. Morever non-tutorial workers in the distance education process operates very shut to the tutorial workers. Mobility to the non-tutorial to the tutorial and tutorial to the non-tutorial often reinforce the management of Distance Education.

Conclusion -:

Management refers to perseverance and divisionalization of functions, allocation of functions as assignable accountability and delegation of authority. Management in distance education means the management of the functions to be performed in distance education process, which is the integrated process of operating, logistic and regulatory subsystems. The organisational structure often facilitates the operating of the management. All the Distance Education institutions have to give statutory help to their organisatin structure of the Institutions. The rules adopted in the modern society really should be followed and direct the modern society towards its upliftment.


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Supply by Dr.S.S.Chaugule

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