About IODE

Education determines the quality of our lives to a great measure, especially professional life. However, for many, in some circumstances, the path to education is ridden with many obstacles, including location, geographical inflexibility, and a lack of time. Fortunately, distance education is changing that scenario by providing an effective alternative platform to learn new skills and acquire a degree, such as a distance education MBA, without having to attend traditional classes.

 We, a UGC/DEB-approved distance university (1 May 2009), offer various undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, along with a number of diplomas, which have benefited many distance learners.

 Our distance learning programmes are the shining light that many have been looking for; they unite conventional teaching approaches, including course materials in the form of books, and modern teaching methodologies, which include online access to the course. Our unique approach has made us the centre of distance education in Chhattisgarh, helping scores of professionals obtain a degree and fly high in their careers.

 With our distance learning programmes, we are bringing people into the skilled workforce, which has changed the lives of many.

What makes us a distinguished Chhattisgarh distance education university?

  • Reaching various far-flung regions of the state through information technology
  • Providing professional education, need- and knowledge-based
  • Setting new national standards in distance education


The universityuniversity offers,offers, through the InstituteInstitute of OpenOpen and DistanceDistance EducationEducation (IODE),(IODE), both short--term and long--term programmes leading to certificatescertificates, diplomas,diplomas, and degreesdegrees thatthat are conventional as well as innovative.

Most of these programmes have been developeddeveloped after aninitial assessment initial assessment of the demand for such programmes in the job market. They are launched with a view to fulfillingfulfilling the learner’s need for skillsskills and employability.

  • Certification ,
  • Improvement of skills,
  • Acquisition of professionalprofessional qualificationsqualifications,
  • Continuing education and professionalprofessional developmentdevelopment at work,
  • Self-enrichment,
  • Diversification and updatingupdating of knowledge, and
  • Empowerment .



  • Diploma in ComputerApplication (DCA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA)
  • Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology (M.Sc. (IT))
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (M.Sc. (CS))
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Hardware and Maintenance(PGDCHME)
  • Certificate in Computer Application (CCA)
  • Certificate in Word Processing/Typewriting (Hindi/English) (CWP)
  • Certificate for Data Entry Operator (CDEO)
  • Certificate in Office Automation & Internet (C.O.A.)


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGGMM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management (PGDIRM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Optional Group: HRGroup: HR, Finance, Marketing, IT & Production,Production, and Production & Operations Operations


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Plain)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Banking)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (CA)
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com.)
  • Diploma in Accountancy Based on Tally (DIA)
  • Certificate in Computerised Financial Accounting (CCFA)


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Journalism (BJ)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B. Lib.)
  • Master of Arts (English Literature)
  • Master of Arts (Hindi Literature)
  • Master of Arts (Political Science)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Master of Arts (Economics)
  • Master of Arts (History)
  • Master of Arts (Sanskrit)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)


  • Bachelor of Science (Biology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS)
  • Master of Science (Physics)
  • Master of Science (Mathematics)
  • Master of Science (Chemistry)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)
  • Post Graduate Diploma inin Yoga andand Naturopathy (PGDYN)


  • Lateral Entry to M.Sc. (IT)-2ndIT)-2nd year-year-PGDCA from any recognised or institute university or institute.
  • Lateral entry to MBA (2nd MBA (2nd year)year) or PGDBM (duration 1duration 1 year) from any recognised university.


AN ISO 9001:20089001:2008 Certified University

  •  The World The World Education Award
  • Largest network for learnings systems.
  • Declaration of term-term-end resultfrom time from time to timetime.
  • Best in Skill Development Award 2015
  • Best University in Open Distance and OnlineOnline Award 2017


The open and distance education at Dr. C.V. Raman University has certain unique features, such as

  • Individual study: flexible in termsterms of place, pace, and duration of study.
  • Use ofthe latest the latest information and communication technologies.
  • Modular approach to programmes.
  • Cost-effective programmes.
  • Socially and academically relevant programmes based on student need
  • Convergence of open and conventional education systems.
  • Take higher education to the unreached section of society through the use of information technology.
  • Provide need and knowledge based professional education.
  • Set the national standards for distance education.

Programme Delivery Mode

The methodology of instruction in the distance learning mode at the university is different from that of the conventional regular courses. The system adopted for this is more learner-oriented, and the learner is an active participant in the pedagogical (teaching and learning) process. Most of the instructions are imparted through distance education methodology and face-to-face mode as per the requirement.

The printed study material will be dispatched periodically to the enrolled students for each paper of study. These materials will be a guide for the students for effective learning. The assignments for internal assessment will also be dispatched along with the study material. Online modules are also available for some of the courses. These are in progress, and as well as being available, they will be available on the website of the students for registered candidates.

The counselling sessions will be of 30 days duration for a programme in a year. The actual schedule and place of contact programme shall be announced and communicated to students in time.

The programme delivery methodology used in the distance learning mode follows multimedia approach instructions, which comprise:

  • Self-Instructional Written Material: the printed study material (written in self-instructional style) for both theory and practical components of the programmes is supplied to the learners in batches for every course.
  • Audio-visual material aids: The learning package contains audio and video CDs that have been produced by the university for better clarification and enhancement of understanding of the course material given to the learners. A video programme is normally 25–30 minutes in duration. The video cassettes are screened at the study centres during specific sessions, which are duly notified for the benefit of the learners.
  • Counselling Sessions: Normally, counselling sessions are held as per the schedule drawn by the Learner Support nters. These are mostly held outside the regular working hours of the Learner Support Centre.
  • Teleconferences: Live teleconferencing sessions are conducted via satellite through an interactive video conferencing facility (available in some places) from the university studios, the schedule of which is made available at the learner support centre.
  • Industrial Training/Practical’s/Project Work: Some programmes have an industrial training/actical/project c component  well. Practicals are held at designated institutions, for which a schedule is provided by the learner support centre. Attendance at practicals is compulsory. For project work, a comprehensive project guide in the form of a booklet is provided to the student along with the study materials.

Evalutation System

The system of evaluation in open and distance learning systems is also different from that of conventional systems. CVRU has a multi-tier system of evaluation.

  • Self-assessment exercises within each unit of study.
  • Continuous evaluation is mainly done through assignments, which are tutor-marked practical assignments, seminars, workshops, and extended contact programmes.
  • The term-end examinations.
  • Project works

Community Radio (90.4)

The university has established a community radio station, 90.4 FM Radio Raman. With due permission from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The plan is to utilise Radio Raman to broadcast necessary information on registration, study materials, and contact classes. Seminars, examination schedules, and examination results of the Institute of Open and Distance Education. The classroom lectures delivered by the professors will also be recorded and broadcast, thus benefiting students in rural and far-flung areas.

Nature of Contact Classes

During the contact sessions, the counsellors are supposed to guide and discuss with the students based on the course material. The learners can solve their difficulties by discussing them with their colleagues as well as with the counsellor during contact sessions. Apart from these contact sessions, students will have to attend practicals as well as various training schedules conducted by the respective learner support centre.

Programme Guide

The Institute of Open and Distance Education has designed programme guides for various courses offered for the information and convenience of students. The students are provided with a programme guide, which gives them comprehensive information on the courses of study they have chosen. The programme guide provides information about the scheme of examination, credit plan, detailed syllabus, counselling and study structure, date schedule, instructions for submitting assignments, and reference books for particular courses or modules, etc.

Self-learning Materials

We provide study materials to learners for the study of the IODE programme. This study material is called self-learning material. In open and distance modes, learners have less opportunity to interact with either the institution or the tutor. In this condition, self-learning materials help them learn effectively and independently without much interaction with the institution or tutor. Our self-learning materials are structured according to the needs of learners. Self-learning materials also arouse interest in learning. SLM keeps all the functions of a teacher, like explaining, motivating, provoking, assessing, providing feedback, etc. IODE CVRU Self-Learning Materials have the characteristics of being self-explanatory, self-contained, self-directed, self-motivating, self-evaluating, and self-learning.

Material Production And Dispatch Division (M.P.D.D.)

The university has established a Material Production and Dispatch Division on the university campus itself to ensure high quality. Study material for its students. The self-study learning material (SLM) for approximately 600 modules of various courses offered has been prepared under the guidance of subject experts from across the country. These modules are dispatched to the registered students normally within a month of registration through post. The self-learning material is provided in Hindi and English, depending on the student's requirements. The students are also provided a programme guide and a copy of the assignment to be submitted.

Learner Support Services

Dr. C. V. Raman University Institute of Open and Distance Education has a fully fledged Learner Support Division (LSD) to provide guidance and help to its students. Necessary information is passed on to the registered student through modern means of communication such as SMS, website, and e-mail. For the convenience of learners, a computer, photocopy machine, internet, WIFI facilities, etc. have also been provided. The learner support division has a web centre, and learners could seek clarifications regarding problems by sending a message at 8827920016. Bulk SMS are sent to learners regarding their registration details, dispatch of study, material time table for contact class, submission of examination forms, examination schedule, etc. from time to time. Important information and necessary material are also sent through e-mail and regular mail. The website of Dr. C.V. Raman University, www.cvru.ac.in, also provides information about various programmemes being offered by the institute of open and distance education, including the syllabus, assignment, programme guide, guidelines for project reports, faculty details, study materials, academic calendar, admission process, exam-related information, and other important information. To assist the learners, a help desk (07753253872, 07753253851, 8359050061, cvrussd@gmail.com) has been established.

Grievance Cell

Institute of Open and Distance Education Dr. C.V. Raman University is committed to providing a safe, fair, and harmonious learning and work environment. Grievance Redressal Cell was set up at Dr. C.V. Raman University in accordance with the University Grants Commission regulations 2012 (The Gazette of India, March 23–29, 2013) for handling day-to-day grievances related to learners and parents.

The Grievance Redressal Cell facilitates the resolution of grievances in a fair and impartial manner, involving the respective department or office (dealing with the substantive function connected with the grievance) and maintaining necessary confidentiality, as the case may be. Any stakeholder with a genuine grievance may approach the Grievance Redressal Cell to submit his or her grievance on our web portal. He or she can also write or send an email to cvrussd@gmail.com. Once a complaint is registered, the complainer will get a solution from the concerned department within 8 working days.

A high-power committee handles the function of remedying grievances. It is guided by the principles of natural justice while redressing grievances. The committee will consider only formal grievances received via our web portal,  e-mail, or direct application and put forth its best efforts in order to arrive at the right decision or amicable solution expeditiously.

Reference Library

The academic block of the institute of open and distance education also houses a reference library for the convenience of the student. The student can either get the required book issued or avail of the facility of sitting and reading in the reference library itself. The reference library boasts over 5000 books for the various courses run under different faculties of study. The reference library has a well-equipped internet browsing centre (e-library) with both LAN and WiFi connectivity, a good number of computers installed, and a computer system dedicated to browsing and multimedia access. The IODE library has an institutional membership in DELNET. DELNET has been actively engaged in the compilation of various union catalogues of the resources available in member libraries. It has already created the union catalogueues of books, the union list of current periodicals, the union catalogue of periodicals, and the and the CD-ROM database. DELNET provides an array of facilities for learners. DELNET's relentless efforts in resource sharing have proved extremely effective for ODL learners. It has contributed a lot towards the modernization of libraries in India.

Placement Cell

ROJGAR MANTRA is the complete placement solution developed by AISECT, the parent organisation of CVRU, especially for distance learners from rural, semi-urban, and unorganised sectors. It has a dedicated team of experienced people working towards providing placement support to learners, establishing contact with employers, identifying their growth plans and manpower requirements, receiving feedback from students, managing the job seeker and employer databases, and maintaining a track record of placement data.

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