Distance Education Centre of Kannada University started functioning from 25.8.2001. The decision to this effect was taken as per the resolution taken at the then Executive Committee Meeting held on June 15th 2001 and the Administrative Board Meeting held on June 30th 2001. The 125th meeting of the Executive Committee of the Varsity held on August 7th 2010 has consented to upgrade the Distance Education Centre to Directorate of Distance of Education. This has been recognized by Distance Education Council, New Delhi, wide its order dated on 3.9.2007 and Provisional Recognition has also been given in this regard. Further, it has issued Continuation of Recognition orders in its letter dated 17.12.2009. UGC in its letter UGC/DEB/KU/HAMPI/KTK/2014 Dt.28.05.2014 has given its approval to run distance education course for the year 2014-15. The Directorate of Distance Education is 15 KMs from Hosapete Taluk Centre. The Vidyaranya Campus has sprawling green cover and congenial atmosphere for academical activities. It has administrative wing, academic wing, spacious lecture halls, library and canteen.

Special Features

Free and open learning system is the special feature of the varsity. Distance Education facility of the varsity has offered plethora of employment opportunities to the candidates who have enrolled for various courses. In developing economies like India, Ditance Education can supplement the demand for Higher Education and this system is framed to suit the needs of the following candidates.

* Students who have discontinued their college education owing to financial

and other constraints

* Students who live far away from the vicinity of higher education institutions.

* Students who have not been able to get admissions in colleges.

* Interested employees who are unable to pursue full time studies.

* Students who wish to do courses to expand their knowledge.

* Students who wish to harness their skills

* Students who wish to study only in Kannada Medium.


Vidyaranya – 583 276, Hospet (Taluk) Bellary (Dist.) Karnataka (State). INDIA.