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PROF. G. RAM RE DDY CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION OSMANIA UN IVERSITY, HYDERABAD – 500

PROF. G. RAM REDDY CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION OSMANIA UNIVERSITY, HYDERABAD – 500 007

(Re-accredited by NAAC with A Grade)

PROSPECTUS – 2009 – 2010

P.G. and P.G. Diploma Courses

(APPROVED BY DISTANCE EDUCATION COUNCIL)

M.A., M.Com., M.Sc. PG Diploma in Mathematics PG Diploma in Business Management PG Diploma in English Language Teaching

I.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preserve this prospectus, and refer the same for Rules and Regulations. Further, to clear your doubts, if any, contact the office of the Director, Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad-7.

2. While obtaining the Demand Draft / Remittance Coupon, Check whether it is signed by the bank authorities and, whether the branch name, date and address are indicated on the draft.

3. No refund of fee will be made once remitted. There are no fee concessions for any category of students. Fee once paid by the candidate will neither be refunded nor adjusted. Note that Remittance Coupon cannot be cancelled. Please check the eligibility before obtaining the Remittance Coupon from the SBH, O.U. Extension Counter.

4. On the back of the Demand Draft / Remittance Coupon, the following particulars should be written:

i) Name :

ii) Enrolment Number :

(If new admission is sought, please mention “New Admission”)

iii) Name of the Course / Subject

iv) Purpose of payment :

(Admission Fee/Tuition fee / Examination fee/any other, specify)

5. It is necessary that every student of the PGRR Centre for Distance Education should quote the Enrolment Number and name of the course and subject in all the correspondence without which no action can be taken. A self-addressed- stamped-envelope should be enclosed for prompt reply. Use e-mail for quick reply.

6. Preserve all the fee receipts till you complete the course and obtain the degree certificate.

7. Subject to availability, the study material will be issued in full on admission and on payment of fee in full.

8. All fee dues, if any, should be paid before the submission of examination form.

9. Preserve the Identity Card with Enrolment Number and Transfer order if any, till the course is completed and produce it on demand at any time. Please note that Enrolment Number and Hall Ticket Number are the same.

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10.

Those who submit the admission form personally can collect the study material from the study material section by showing the fee receipt and Identity Card. Those in Second year, who pay the fee personally, should also collect the study material from the material section by showing the fee receipt.

11. All matters relating to examinations / results / marks / certificates will be dealt with only by the Controller of Examinations, Osmania University.

12. Transactions at counters for all services of students including admissions :

Monday to Saturday

:

10.30 a.m. to 1.00. p.m. 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Second Saturday

:

10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

13. Every candidate once admitted shall have to pay the fee for the whole year. If the candidate desires to discontinue the course and obtain the Transfer Certificate in the middle of the academic year or in subsequent years, has to pay the fee for the whole year.

14. If the last day of any transaction falls on a holiday, students are allowed to transact the same on the following working day only and not beyond.

15. Late fee will be charged after the due date of payment of Tuition fee.

16. Annual examinations normally will be held during June / July for PG Courses and July / August for P.G. Diploma Courses

17. Change in address, if any, should be immediately communicated to the Centre.

18. For all legal matters the jurisdiction is restricted to Hyderabad City only.

19. Candidates are advised to be very clear in their choice of the course at the time of admission. Choice of the course of study once made, will be final and no change of subject will be entertained.

20. According to the norms of the University, a candidate who completes his Degree in Supplementary Examinations will NOT be eligible for admission into P.G. Course and P.G. Diploma course during the same Academic Year.

21. The students of the Centre in distance mode courses are not eligible for bus pass facility.

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22.

Candidates who have studied a part of their course through PGRR Centre for Distance Education will not be permitted to seek admission to the regular college under the jurisdiction of the Osmania University.

23.

An extension counter of State Bank of Hyderabad is operative in the premises of the Centre exclusively for the convenience of the students of PGRRCDE. The working hours of the Bank:

Monday to Friday

 

: 11.00 AM to

2.30 PM. and 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM

Saturday

: 11.00 AM to 1.00 PM.

24.

All enquiries and correspondence relating to the Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education must be addressed to

The Director, Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad- 500 007.

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

1)

Communication Facilities:

Phone Nos.

:

040 - 27091605

 

040

- 27098350

040

- 27682275

 

Fax number

:

040 - 27097687

 

e-mail

:

(For PG courses)

 

compcde@osmania.ac.in (For PG Diploma Courses)

info_cde@osmania.ac.in

(For General)

 

Internet (url)

:

 

2)

The information brochure and application form for admission can be accessed by logging into PGRR Centre for Distance Education’s website at http://www.oucde.ac.in/pg ; http://www.oucde.ac.in/computers

Candidates applying through downloaded application form should pay Rs.100/- through a Demand Draft in addition to the admission fee. Total amount of all the fee can be paid through one Demand Draft in favour of the Director, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, OU, Hyderabad.

3.

DISTANCE EDUCATION COUNCIL has granted recognition for all the courses of Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University offering through Distance mode.

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II.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1) There is no age restriction for admission to any course.

2) Candidates from all over India will be admitted without any Entrance Test provided the candidates fulfil the requisite qualifying conditions mentioned for the course.

3) Candidates from abroad are also eligible for admission to all courses provided.

a) They fulfil the requisite qualifying conditions mentioned in the courses.

b) They furnish an address in INDIA for correspondence and despatch of study material and information.

c) PGRRCDE does not entertain any correspondence on foreign address.

d) They should come to Hyderabad for writing the examinations till they

complete the course.

4) Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination conducted by the Board / University which are under the jurisdictional area of other States shall have to obtain an Eligibility Certificate from the Registrar(Academic), Osmania University to the effect that they are eligible for admission into the university courses

5) In view of the University decision there would be no admission to only P.G. Courses based on Allied Subjects.

III. POST GRADUATE COURSES (M.A., M.Com., M.Sc.), ELIGIBILITY AND FEE DETAILS

M.A. (Arts) :

1) Philosophy

2) English

3) Hindi

4) Telugu

5) Sanskrit

6) Urdu

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M.A. (Social Sciences) :

7) Economics

8) Political Science

9) Public Personnel Management

10) History

11)Sociology

12)Psychology

M.Com. (Commerce) :

13)M.Com.

M.Sc. (Science):

14) M.Sc. (Mathematics)

15) M.Sc. (Statistics)

 

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ELIGIBILIT Y:

[

 

i.

M.A. English / Hindi / Sanskrit / Telugu / Urdu

 

A

candidate should have passed U.G. (3-years duration) Degree examination and

studied the subject concerned at UG level.

 

ii.

M.A. Economics / Political Science / History

 

A

candidate should have passed B.A. (3 years duration) Degree examination and

should have studied the subject concerned at UG level.

 

iii.

M.A. Public Personnel Management / M.A. Philosophy / M.A. Sociology

 

A

candidate should have passed UG (3 years duration) Degree examination.

 

iv.

M.A. Psychology

A candidate should have passed UG (3 years duration) Degree Examination with

Psychology as one of the subjects in B.A. or Bachelor of Mentally Retarded (BMR)

/ Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) / M.Ed. / M.A. (Education) / M.Sc. (Home

Science) / Diploma in Child Psychology / Diploma in Industrial Psychology.

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v.

M.Com. : A candidate should have passed B.Com. (3 years duration)

vi. M.Sc. Mathematics :

A pass in B.Sc. (3 years duration) / B.E./ B.Tech and should have studied the Mathematics as one of the subjects at UG level.

Those who have passed P.G. Diploma in Mathematics are also eligible to M.Sc.(Maths).

AMIE Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering Examination conducted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Bombay are also eligible.

vii. M.Sc. Statistics:

A pass in B.Sc. (3 years duration) and should have studied Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects at UG level.

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DURATION OF THE COURSE :

 

Two academic Years (Year – Wise)

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FEE DETAILS FOR M.A. / M.Sc. (Statistics) (Except M.A. Psychology / M.A. English / M.Com. / M.Sc. (Mathematics)

 

FEE DETAILS

PREVIOUS

FINAL

 

Tuition Fee

Rs.2400/-

Rs.2400/-

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FEE DETAILS FOR M.A. PSYCHOLOGY

 
 

FEE DETAILS

 

PREVIOUS

FINAL

 

Tuition Fee

 

Rs. 6500/-

Rs. 6500/-

Total

Rs. 6500/-

Rs.6500/-

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FEE DETAILS FOR M.Com., M.Sc. (Maths) & M.A. (English)

 

FEE DETAILS

PREVIOUS

FINAL

Tuition Fee

Rs. 2400/-

Rs. 2400/-

Soft Skills

Rs.

500/-

Rs.

500/-

Total

Rs. 2900/-

Rs.2900/-

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enrol

compulsory for Soft Skills in both the First year (one module) and Second year (one module).

M.Com.,

M.Sc.

(Maths)

&

M.A.(English)

students

are

required

to

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LAST DATE FOR PAYMENT OF FEE FOR ADMISSION TO FIRST YEAR M.A. / M.Sc. / M.Com.

Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With a late fee of With a late fee of

Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With
Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With
Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With
Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With

----

Rs. 100/-

Rs. 150/-

Rs. 200/-.

Rs. 250/-

10 th October 25 th October 10 th November 25 th November 10 th December

10 t h October 25 t h October 10 t h November 25 t h November
10 t h October 25 t h October 10 t h November 25 t h November
10 t h October 25 t h October 10 t h November 25 t h November
10 t h October 25 t h October 10 t h November 25 t h November

No forms will be accepted after this date.

(7) LAST DATE FOR PAYMENT OF FEE FOR FINAL YEAR M.A. / M.Sc. / M.Com.

Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With a late fee of With a late fee of

Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With
Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With
Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With
Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With

----

Rs. 100/-

Rs. 150/-

Rs. 200/-.

Rs. 250/-

10 th October 25 th October 10 th November 25 th November 10 th December

10 t h October 25 t h October 10 t h November 25 t h November
10 t h October 25 t h October 10 t h November 25 t h November
10 t h October 25 t h October 10 t h November 25 t h November
10 t h October 25 t h October 10 t h November 25 t h November

Note:

Promotion from Previous to Final year is automatic subject to registration of exam fee for Previous year. Hence, they are required to pay Second year Admission fee without waiting for the results.

No separate information is sent for payment of II year fee. Candidates need not submit any II year Admission Application form. They are required only to pay the prescribed fee through DD in favour of Director, PGRRCDE, OU., Hyderabad-7. The Roll Number, Name, Course and other details should be mentioned on the back side of the DD.

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PAYMENT OF FEE IN INSTALMENTS

There

M.A. / M.Com. / M.Sc. in two instalments as indicated below.

is

a

facility

of

payment

of

first

year

and

second

M.A. / M.Sc. (Statistics)

year

fee

of

Instalment facility availed only before 10 th October

Instalment

Previous Pay before

Final

Pay before

1 st Instalment

Rs.1500/-

10 th Oct

Rs.1500/-

10 th Oct

2 nd Instalment

Rs. 900/- 15 th Nov

Rs. 900/-

15 th Nov

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M.A. PSYCHOLOGY

Instalment facility availed only before 10 th October

Instalment

Previous Pay before

Final

Pay before

1 st Instalment

Rs.3500/-

10 th Oct

Rs.3500/-

10 th Oct

2 nd Instalment

Rs.3000/-

15 th Nov

Rs.3000/-

15 th Nov

M.Com., M.Sc. (Maths) & M.A. (English)

Instalment facility availed only before 10 th October

Instalment

Previous Pay before

Final

Pay before

1 st Instalment

Rs.1800/-

10 th Oct

Rs.1800/-

10 th Oct

2 nd Instalment

Rs.1100/-

15 th Nov

Rs.1100/-

15 th Nov

Note: No separate intimation is sent for payment of second instalment fee every year. It has to be paid on or before 15 th November with out late fee, failing which the examination application form will not be sent.

NOTE: Study material in full will be issued only to those who have paid full fee.

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DIRECT ADMISSION TO SECOND YEAR :

The following categories of P.G. students are only eligible for direct admission to the second year of the two year courses.

i)

A Post Graduate candidate who withdraws from a regular college of the Osmania University after completion of her/his first year can seek admission directly to the second year with the due permission from the Registrar (Academic) O.U.

ii)

Students of the Osmania University with a back-log of subjects in one or two or even all papers (i.e. both promoted and failed students) in the first year will also be admitted directly to the second year with due permission from the Registrar (Academic), OU .

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ENCLOSURES FOR APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION

The following documents must be attached with the Application form. Any lapse in this connection may result in delay in finalization of the Admission and/or rejection of the application:

a) Demand Draft in favour of the Director, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, O.U. for a sum as shown in the Fee Structure and payable at Hyderabad. All the demand drafts should be taken from any Nationalised Banks only.

b) Four Passport size photographs, taken recently.

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c)

S.S.C., Intermediate and B.A. / B.Sc./ B.Com. / B.E./ B.Tech. Degree Certificate Original with One Xerox copy, (Originals will be returned soon after admission).

d) i. Original with One photo stat copy of the Marks Memo of Qualifying examination (B.A./B.Sc /B.Com./B.E./B.Tech Degree Examination). (Originals will be returned soon after admission).

ii. B.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com. 3 years memo of marks.

e) Transfer Certificate in original, from the college last studied. (NOT RETURNABLE)

f) In case of SC/ST enclose a Xerox copy of Caste certificate. In case of Physically Handicapped (PHC) enclose a xerox copy of Certificate.

g) One self addressed-stamped-envelope 14” x 10” (with Rs.50/- affixed) to return the original certificates, (for those applying through post).

(11) ENCLOSURES FOR EXAMINATION APPLICATION FORM

i)

Xerox copies of memo of marks of all Previous Exam.

ii)

A Xerox copy of Student Identity Card.

iii)

Migration Certificate in original (not returnable), in case the candidate has passed the qualifying Examination from Universities in India, other than Osmania University. A candidate who fails to submit Migration Certificate (as some of the Universities are not issuing Migration certificate) will be charged a fee of Rs.400/- in lieu of Migration Certificate.

(iv)

A Demand Draft for the requisite examination fee.

(12) MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION AND STUDY MATERIAL:

Course

Instruction

Study Material

M.A.

   

Philosophy

English

English

English

English

English

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Sanskrit

English

English

Urdu

Urdu

Urdu

Telugu

Telugu

Telugu

M.A. Economics Political Science

English

English English & Telugu English English English English

English

Public Personnel Management

English

History

English

Sociology

English

Psychology

English

M.Com

English

English

M.Sc (Mathematics)

English

English

M.Sc (Statistics)

English

English

 

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(13) METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:

i) Study Material

The study /course material for each paper consists of about 30 lessons. This material is normally despatched to the students in one or two instalments. The students who take admission in person can collect the material in person by showing the fee receipt and Identity card from the material section of the centre, on the same day. In respect of the other students, the material will be sent by post depending on the mode of payment of their tuition fee. If the tuition fee is paid in instalments, the material will also be sent accordingly.

ii) Week-end Programme:

The Centre presently extends the facility of “Week-end Classes” on Second Saturdays and Sundays for M.A.(English), M.A. (Telugu), M.Com., M.Sc (Mathematics) and M.Sc. (Statistics) Students. However, if there is a demand with viable strength, offering weekend classes in other PG Courses will be considered by the Centre. The venue of the classes will be intimated. Those who want to join these classes should pay a fee of Rs.600/- through a separate Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Director, PGRRCDE, Osmania University at the time of admission on or before 25 th October of every year. After assessing the response from the students, if the strength is viable, an announcement will be made by the end of October through the press about the exact date and timings of the commencement of week-end classes in addition to posting a letter to the individual. A separate identity card will be issued for attending the week-end classes. Duplicate identity card for Week-end classes will not be issued in case of loss or damage.

The week-end classes for final year students of M.A. (English), M.A.(Telugu) M.Com., M.Sc., (Mathematics) and M.Sc. (Statistics) will commence in November / December. Those who want to join these classes should pay a fee of Rs.600/- through a separate DD drawn in favour of Director, PGRRCDE, OU. along with Second year admission fee or on or before 25 th October, every year. Submit the DD along with 2 Self-addressed cards which are available in the material section on free of cost.

iii) Contact Programme:

Contact between teachers and the taught will be provided by arranging the Contact-cum-counselling classes for a period of 10 to 15 days at the end of the academic year and prior to the Annual Examinations. Students should produce their identity card for attending these classes. No Hostel / boarding arrangements will be made by the Centre and the students have to make their own arrangements for staying in Hyderabad / District study centres for attending these contact classes.

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iv)

Psychology Practical Classes :

The Practical classes for M.A. Psychology I & II year will be conducted for a period of 4 days prior to the Annual Examinations at PGRRCDE, O.U. Campus, Hyderabad. It is compulsory for all the students to attend these practical classes conducted for 4 days.

COMPULSORY

Attending all Practical classes in a batch in which the candidate is included, is compulsory for taking

Examination.

Practicals

M.A.

Psychology

(Pre)

(Paper

V)

COMPULSORY

Attending all Practical classes in a batch in which the candidate is included, is compulsory for taking M.A. Psychology (Final) (Paper – V) Practicals Examination.

COMPULSORY

Attending theory – cum – experiential learning contact classes of M.A. Psychology (Final) Elective Papers (III A and IV A / (OR) III B and IV B) is compulsory for taking theory exams in the papers concerned.

For further information regarding the schedule of above classes, you may contact on Phone Nos:27098350, 27097177 & 27097178 during the first week of April.

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EXAMINATIONS

1)

Rules of Examination:

There will be University Examinations at the end of each academic year.

The minimum pass marks in each theory examination paper is 36% , 40% in each practical paper and overall aggregate is 40%.

Examination application forms will be sent well in advance by the Centre for all the students eligible to appear for the first time in each academic year during January-February with all the relevant information. However, examination application forms will not be sent to those who wish to write improvement examinations. They have to buy them from the centre by submitting a DD for Rs.20/- drawn in favour of the Director, PGRRCDE,, O.U. payable at Hyderabad.

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The students must fill the examination application form as per the instructions and send it to this office along with a Demand Draft for the stipulated amount either in person or by post so as to reach before the specified date. Examination Hall Tickets will be sent to the students along with schedule well in advance of commencement of the examinations. A press note also will be issued for the information of students.

2)

Scheme of the Examination:

There is no “detention” system in Distance Education. Students who have failed will be allowed to continue the course of study for the next year.

However they have to complete the course in four academic years from the date of joining. Those who could not complete the course within four years, have to re-register by paying Rs.500/- for every year. Those who have paid the examination fee both for previous and final year but failed to appear/appeared and failed only are eligible for “Re-Registration”.

The candidates who have completed four years period from the year of Registration and have registered to M.A., M.Com., M.Sc. (Maths) and M.Sc. (Statistics) Previous examinations but not registered for Final year examinations, have to pay Re-Registration fee of Rs.1000/- for permission to appear for their Final year exams in addition to the normal exam fee.

Candidates who have completed four years period from the year of registration and paid term fee for previous but not registered for examinations will also be permitted to register for Previous examinations, by paying Rs.1000/- towards Re-Registration fee for permission to appear for the previous examinations and they are eligible to write the final year examinations in the next academic year by paying Rs.500/- every year towards Re-Registration fee in addition to the normal examination fee.

Candidates appearing for P.G. Examinations should register for PREVIOUS examinations first. They cannot appear for both Previous and Final Year examination simultaneously unless they register for PREVIOUS examination in the preceding year.

M.A: Philosophy, Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Public Personnel Management*

Previous/Final (4 papers each)

Max. Marks

Duration

Paper – I Paper – II Paper – III Paper - IV

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

*M.A. Public Personnel Management Final Year 5 Papers.

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M.A.: English , Economics, Political Science, Sociology, History, Psychology*, M.Com., and M.Sc. (Mathematics)

Previous/Final (5 papers each)

Max. Marks

Duration

Paper – I Paper – II Paper – III Paper – IV Paper – V

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

* M.A. Psychology Paper V of I & II year consists of Practicals.

M.Sc. (Statistics)

Previous/Final (6 papers each)

Max. Marks

Duration

Paper – I Paper – II Paper – III Paper – IV Paper – V (Practicals) Paper – VI (Practicals)

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

3)

Rules for Improvement:

a) Paper-Wise Improvement:

Paper-Wise improvement is permissible either in the individual paper or in the whole of an examination, only when he /she has passed in the first attempt, conducted by the University for that batch of Regular students admitted to the course along with him/her.

i. Candidates are permitted to appear for paper-wise improvement only once for previous and once for final year examination under year-wise scheme.

ii. Candidate who wishes to improve his / her performance, whether in the Previous or Final year examination is required to do so by appearing in the next immediate regular examination, along with the next batch of regular students, conducted by the University. Even if a student has passed in one or two or three papers in the previous or final years in their first attempt, can appear for paper-wise improvement along with backlogs (i.e., along with failed papers) in the next immediate examination. Paper-wise improvement is not permissible on completion of any backlog papers.

Note: Backlog means those who have registered for the examination but absent in one or more papers, or failed in any paper or not registered for the examination along with his / her batch of students.

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iii. Candidates appearing for paper-wise improvement are permitted to retain the better of the two performances in individual papers, for the purpose of award of division.

b)

Aggregate Improvement :

When the Candidates exhausted the chances of paper-wise improvement of previous / final years, the candidates shall be permitted to appear for aggregate improvement as per the following conditions.

i)

The aggregate improvement is permissible only if he / she appears for the whole examination and not in individual papers. The candidate can appear either for previous or final or for both under year-wise scheme of examination. The candidates have to appear for improvement examinations as per the scheme and syllabus in vogue at the time of taking the examination.

ii)

When the candidate appears for the whole examination either in previous or final year both for aggregate improvement, he / she shall have the OPTION to retain the better of the aggregate marks of the two examinations taken as a whole and not the better performance in individual paper (s).

iii)

Further, the candidate is allowed to appear for aggregate improvement either in previous or final or for both but not exceeding (2) chances in each previous or final years, within a period of (4) years after passing the previous and final year examinations.

iv)

Candidates who appear for improvement of performance under the above two categories are not eligible for the award of Distinction / Prizes / Merit Certificates etc.

Note: These rules for improvement may change from time to time.

4)

AWARD OF DIVISION:

First division with distinction

:

70% of marks and above

First division

:

60% & above and less than 70%

Second division

:

50% & above and less than 60%

Pass division

:

40% & above and less than 50%

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15.

SOFT SKILLS AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR M.Com, M.Sc.(Maths) & M.A. (English)

CD- based Value Addition Modules On the Course on Soft Skills and Professional Skills

PGRRCDE, OU has introduced CD based interactive multimedia modules in

1. Communicating for Success – M.Com, M.Sc. (Maths) & M.A. (English) I year

2. Personal Effectiveness

– M.Com, M.Sc. (Maths) & M.A. (English) II year

These modules are value addition to the existing curriculum. The meaning of value addition is that these certificates are in addition to the M.Com., M.Sc.(Maths) & M.A. (English) Degree.

A candidate has to pay Rs.100/- towards Online examination fee along with the M.C.C. examination application form separately.

About the Course:

In the current scenario of lower employment opportunities, a degree is now the lowest entry level qualification and it has become imperative for individuals to

o

Equip themselves with additional skills,

o

Be better prepared for the job,

o

Prove worthy of a job, in more than one, as

o

Employers now look for Attitude and Aptitude along with regular qualifications.

Duration:

The duration of each module is 15 weeks. You can finish each module earlier or later, at your own pace, place and time.

Study Material:

You will be provided with a CD, a Key Floppy and a Manual for each module. You will also be provided an ID card which has to be filled in.

Mode of Study :

These CD-based modules are self-instructional and there would be no need for a regular teacher. You may use your own computer systems or you can utilize the computer lab facilities at PGRRCDE, OU within its prescribed timings. You will need a computer with a floppy drive and CD-ROM to go through the CD-based material.

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IV.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA COURSES :

ELIGIBILITY AND FEE DETAILS

i. Post Graduate Diploma in Mathematics (PGDM)

ii. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)

iii. Post Graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching (PGDELT)

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ELIGIBILITY: Graduate of any faculty (3 years duration)

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DURATION OF THE COURSE :

One academic Years (Year – Wise)

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FEE DETAILS:

FEE DETAILS

Amount – Rs.

Tuition Fee

2400-00

NOTE: Study material in full will be issued only to those who have paid full fee.

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LAST DATE FOR PAYMENT OF FEE FOR ADMISSION:

Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With a late fee of With a late fee of

Last date without late fee With a late fee of With a late fee of With
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No forms will be accepted after this date.

(5) PAYMENT OF FEE IN INSTALMENTS

Note: i) There is a facility of payment of fee in two instalments also i.e.Rs.1500/- as first instalment (First Term) and Rs.900/- as second instalment (Second Term), if the admission is taken before the last date without late fee i.e. before 10 th October.

ii) No separate intimation is sent for payment second instalment fee. It has to be paid on or before 15 th , November without late fee, failing which examination from will not be sent.

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(6)

ENCLOSURES FOR APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION

The following documents must be attached with the Application form. Any lapse in this connection may result in delay in finalization of the Admission and/or rejection of the application:

a)

Demand Draft in favour of the Director, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, O.U. for a sum as shown in Fee Structure and payable at Hyderabad. All the demand drafts should be taken from Any Nationalised Bank only.

b)

Four Passport size photographs, taken recently.

c)

S.S.C., Intermediate and B.A. / B.Sc./ B.Com./ B.E. / B.Tech. Degree Certificate Original with One Xerox copy, (Originals will be returned soon after admission). Transfer Certificate (T.C) is not required for PG. Diploma Courses.

d)

Original with One Xerox copy of the Marks Memo of Qualifying examination (B.A./ B.Sc. / B.Com. Degree Examination). (Original will be returned soon after admission).

e)

In case of SC /ST enclose a Xerox copy of Caste Certificate. In case of Physically Handicapped (PHC) enclose a Xerox copy of Certificate.

f)

One self addressed stamped envelope 14” x 10” (with Rs.50/- affixed) to return the original certificates, (for those applying through post).

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ENCLOSURES FOR EXAMINATION APPLICATION FORM

i)

Xerox copies of memo of marks of Previous Exam.

ii)

A Xerox copy of Student Identity Card.

iii)

A Demand Draft for the requisite examination fee.

(8)

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION AND STUDY MATERIAL :

The medium of instruction and the Study Material for all the Post Graduate Diploma courses is offered only in English Medium.

(9) Method of Instruction:

i) Study Material

The Study (Course) Material for each paper consists of about 30 lessons. This material is normally despatched to the students in one or two instalments. The students who take admission in person can collect the material in person from the material section of the centre, on the same day. In respect of the other students, the material will be sent by post depending on the mode of payment of their tuition fee. If the tuition fee is paid in instalments the material will also be sent accordingly.

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ii) Contact Programme:

Contact between teachers and the taught will be provided by arranging the Contact-cum-counselling classes for a period of 10 days at the end of the academic year and prior to the Annual Examinations. The venue of the classes, exact dates and timings of the commencement of contact classes will be intimated to the candidates by posting a letter to individual addresses. Students should produce their identity card for attending these classes. No Hostel / boarding arrangements will be made by the Centre and the students have to make their own arrangements for staying in Hyderabad / District study centres for attending these contact classes.

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Examinations

i) Rules of Examination:

There will be University Examinations at the end of each academic year.

The minimum pass marks in each paper is 36% and overall aggregate is

40%.

Examination application forms will be sent well in advance by the Centre for all the students eligible to appear for the examination with all relevant information. However, those who want to buy an application from the Centre, can a send a DD for Rs.20/- drawn in favour of the Director, PGRRCDE, OU, payable at Hyderabad along with the self addressed envelope with Rs.10/- stamped.

The students must fill the examination application form as per the instructions and send it to this office along with a Demand Draft for the stipulated amount either in person or by post so as to reach before the specified date. Examination Hall Tickets will be sent to the students along with schedule well in advance of commencement of the examinations. A press note also will be issued for the information of students.

ii) Scheme of the Examination:

There is no “detention” system in Distance Education.

Students who have

failed will be allowed to continue the course of study for the next year.

a) P. G. Diploma in Maths & P.G. Diploma in English Language Teaching.

Paper – I Paper – II Paper – III Paper - IV

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Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

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b) P.G. Diploma in Business Management

Paper – I Paper – II Paper – III Paper – IV Paper – V Paper - VI

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Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

Hrs

100

Marks

3

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Marks

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V. ENROLMENT NUMBER AND IDENTITY CARD

Every candidate who is admitted to the PGRR Centre for Distance Education will be assigned an Enrolment Number which will hold good during the entire period of the course. In all communications the student must invariably mention this enrolment number in full. Correspondence without enrolment number will cause delays and difficulties both to the Centre and the student and at times the Centre may not be in a position to respond. The Enrolment Number will also be used in the examination as Hall Ticket number.

Every candidate admitted at the centre will also be supplied with an Identity Card by the Centre with the enrolment number. The blank Identity Card sent with the application form must be filled in and got attested at the time of admission. This card must be produced whenever required by the authorities at the time of Contact cum Counselling Session, University Examinations, and at Library. If the Original Card is lost, a duplicate card will be issued on remittance of Rs.20/- through a Demand Draft in favour of the Director, PGRRCDE, OU payable at Hyderabad. At the time of taking Degree Certificate ID Card should be submitted to the Examination Branch.

VI. CERTIFICATES TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE CENTRE

1) Transfer, Bonafide and Migration Certificates:

Candidates have to obtain the prescribed application form from the Director, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad – 7, free of cost, in person or by post. To obtain by post, enclose a self-addressed envelope with Rs.10/- postal stamps or Application form can be downloaded from our website www.oucde.ac.in

These certificates will be issued on remittance of Rs.40/- for Transfer Certificate, Rs.40/- for Bonafide Certificate and Rs.100/- for Migration Certificate through a Demand Draft taken in favour of the Director, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, OU payable at Hyderabad along with the Photo stat Copies of the Memorandum of marks. The Transfer Certificate will be issued only on clearing the dues, if any (The second term tuition fee must be paid for issue of Transfer Certificate). The candidates to obtain these certificates by post are required to enclose a self-addressed-envelope of 11”x5” size and pay Rs.35/- towards Postal charges in addition to the prescribed fee for the certificates in the form of one DD in favour of Director, PGRRCDE, OU payable at Hyderabad.

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VII.

CERTIFICATES TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS, O.U.

(1)

Provisional Certificate :

Procedures for obtaining Provisional certificate of PG Courses (M.A./M.Com./M.Sc.) and P.G. Diploma Courses.

Candidates who have passed in the Examinations have to obtain the prescribed application form from the Director, Department of Publications & Press, O.U., Hyderabad-7 on payment of Rs.10/- in cash in person /by DD drawn in favour of Director, Dept. of Publications and Press, OU, Hyderabad-7 along with a self- addressed -cover with Rs.10/- postal stamp, if it is to be obtained by post or Application form can be downloaded from our website www.oucde.ac.in ; or www.osmania.ac.in. Filled in application form along with a Xerox Copies of Memorandum of Marks of Previous and Final, a DD of Rs.50/- in favour of the Registrar, Osmania University, Exam Fee Fund A/c No.52198262033, Hyderabad (excluding postal charges) should be submitted in person /by post to the Controller of Exams, OU, Hyderabad-500 007. Those who are desirous of receiving the provisional certificate by post, are required to also submit a self-addressed and stamped-envelope. The provisional certificate will be issued only upto six months after passing the exams.

(2)

Degree Certificate:

Procedure for obtaining Degree Certificate of PG courses (M.A./M.Com./M.Sc.) and P.G. Diploma Courses.

A candidate after passing the examination is required to obtain the prescribed application form for obtaining the Degree in Absentia from the Director, Dept. of Publications & Press, OU, Hyderabad-7 by paying Rs.10/- in cash, person or by sending DD for the same amount drawn in favour of Director, Dept. of Publications & Press, OU, Hyderabad – 7 and to obtain by post also, enclose a self-addressed-envelope affixed with Rs.10/- postal stamps. Application form can be down loaded from our Website www.oucde.ac.in ; or www.osmania.ac.in .Filled in application form along with two photographs, the Photo stat copies of Memorandum of Marks, Provisional Certificate of Qualifying examination, (i.e. M.A. / M.Com. / M.Sc. and UG (B.A. / B.Com.) as the case may be) DD for the amount as indicated in the form may be sent to the Controller of Exams, OU, Hyderabad – 7.

VIII.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

1) ORIGIN AND TRADITION OF THE UNIVERSITY

The Osmania University, established in 1918, is the seventh oldest in the country, third oldest in South India and the first to be established in the princely State of Hyderabad. Though the need for a university for the Hyderabad State was felt, both by the intelligentsia and the people for a long time, the initiative came from a civil servant, Sir Akbar Hydari, who was then the Home Secretary to the State Government. Sir Hydari, in a Memorandum to the Education Minister in early

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1917, emphasized the need to establish a University for Hyderabad with ‘Urdu’ as the medium of instruction “as it is the language of the widest currency in India, official language of the State, and it is a language which is understood by a vast majority of the population of the State”. He believed that higher education must have its foundations deep in national consciousness.

The propitious moment, however, came a few months later on 26 th April 1917 when a Firman was issued for the establishment of the University. The Firman also detailed the ‘Mission’ and ‘Objectives’ of the University to be that:

the ancient and modern, the oriental and occidental arts and sciences are synthesized in such a manner that the defects of the present system of education are rectified.

the ancient as well as modern methods of physical, intellectual and spiritual education are to be fully utilised along with an effort for the propagation of knowledge, the moral improvement of the students is regulated on the one hand, and research work of a high order in all branches of knowledge is conducted on the other.

Though the medium of instruction of the University was ‘Urdu’ an Aryan language that has direct Kinship with other languages of the country, instruction of English, as a language, was made compulsory for each student.

One of the basic ideals of Osmania University is to achieve an intellectual synthesis of oriental and occidental learning of the best that has been thought of and said, both in the East and in the West. Further, it aims at a cultural synthesis (as reflected in its architectural variety), the development of a national ethos, and the creation of an academic and social environment in which ‘National Integration’ is not a nebulous idea but a tangible reality.

2. VISION OF THE UNIVERSITY

The Vision of the University is to generate and disseminate knowledge through a harmonious blend of ancient and modern wisdom, and to serve the society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, ethical and humane sensitivities; to foster a scientific temper, and to promote professional and technological expertise. Central to this vision is a commitment to regional and national development in consonance with our culture, heritage and environment.

3. MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY

To achieve excellence in teaching and research

To generate, disseminate and preserve knowledge

To meet the challenges of a complex, and modern society through informed social outreach

To empower through knowledge and information

To develop a responsible and productive citizenry

To develop, enhance and improve the quality of human resources

To cultivate resolute moral and ethical values

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To meet contemporary regional and national needs and anticipate future social and economic development

To preserve and promote cultural heritage, humanistic and spiritual values.

4) BELIEFS OF THE UNIVERSITY

An educated person is one who contributes to society.

Intellectually Through analytical abilities and insightfulness of Knowledge.

Economically Through productive application of skills.

Socially Through an understanding and appreciation of the world, individuals, groups, beliefs and traditions.

Ethically Through sensitivity and faithfulness to spiritual Values.

Politically Through the use of reason in the affairs of the State and Country.

Creatively Through inquisitive procedures, innovation and research.

IX. ABOUT THE PGRR CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION

Ever since the Osmania University established the Centre for Distance Education, the Centre has witnessed phenomenal growth and emerged as a pioneering institution in the field of Distance Education, with Potential for Excellence.

Encouraged by the response and success of UG, PG programmes, responding to local and global demands, and taking advantage of innovations in Information Technologies, introduced CD and Web based Modular Courses. PG Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management, Modular Certificate Courses in Information Systems.

The functions of Centre for Distance Education include:

To provide a system of learner centred self-paced studies;

To provide flexible, diversified and need based courses;

To provide access to all, in order to realize ‘ Higher Education For All (HEFA); and

To facilitate knowledge acquisition through out one’s life and be an active member in a knowledge society.

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At present the student support services at the Centre for Distance Education are essentially based on the supply of reading materials for home study by the learner, supported and supplemented by facilities, like study centres/ Authorised Learning Centres, and Audio-Visual Material etc. This is found to be well received from student target groups. Efforts are afoot to design LCMS based interactive study material. The Distance Education mode with interactive learning system at the core is the need of the day. Today in the process of updating and modernising the system, we have moved a step or two further by preparing learning material in the self instructional mode format, and in support of such material, Video based programmes have been hand picked and used. This process has contributed only marginally in the quality improvement of Distance Education. Thanks to developments in the field of Information Technology because of which today we are in a position to integrate text, graphics, simulation video into a single frame by using Multimedia. The Multimedia based instructional material, Tele conference, Video conference etc. are not only simulating knowledge and information providing facilitators, they also bridge the missing links between the seeker and provider of knowledge and skills. In addition to the present text and sparingly available audio and Video study material, comprehensive study material in CD form is being made available.

X. OUR PROGRAMMES:

The following courses are offered by the CDE:

1.

Under-Graduate Courses :

B.A., B.A.(Mathematics & Statistics), B.A. (Languages) and B.Com.

2.

Post-Graduate Courses:

M.A., M.Com. M.Sc.(Mathematics), M.Sc. (Statistics), MBA, and MCA.

3.

Diploma Courses

PG Diploma in English Language Teaching

PG Diploma in Business Management

PG Diploma in Mathematics

PG Diploma in Bioinformatics

PG Diploma in Computer Applications

4.

Modular Certificate Courses.

(i) Certificate in Internet Programming – CIP (4 modules)

MCC1 :

Fundamentals of Computers

MCC2 :

Software Fundamentals

MCC3 :

Internet Programming

MCC4 :

Platform Independent Programming in Java

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(ii)

Certificate in Advanced Applications Programming (CAAP) (4 modules)

MCC5 :

Problem Solving using C / C++

MCC6 :

Data Management and Information Systems

MCC7 :

Visual Programming – Visual Basic

MCC8 :

Advanced Visual Programming – VC++

(iii)

Certificate in Professional Skills (4 modules)

MCC9

Communicating For Success

MCC1

Fundamentals of Computers

MCC10

Internet and its Impact on Profession

MCC11

Soft Skills – Personal Effectiveness

(iv)

Certificate – Web Analyst (6 modules)

MCC12

Fundamentals of Information Technology

MCC13

Foundations of Information Systems

MCC14

Networking Fundamentals

MCC15

Internet from a Users Perspective

MCC16

Introduction to Electronic Commerce

MCC17

Basics of Web Programming

(v)

Certificate in Soft skills

MCC11

Personal Effectiveness

MCC18

Professional Effectiveness

MCC19

Leadership for Organisational Effectiveness and Growth

The courses of study, the mode of examination and the Degrees/Diplomas awarded to distance learners are the same as those of the regular whole time students of the Osmania University.

XI. INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES

1) MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION:

The medium of instruction for our courses will be either English or Telugu or both depending on the course.

2 ) COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

In the Information age importance of English Language is once again realized to be of greater relevance. Further, there has been a mounting demand for supplemental course, at the level of under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. Similarly graduates and post graduates who are in the work force are also looking for the acquisition of effective communication skills. Keeping in this view, to improve their English, for study and work the Modular courses in the form of certificate in Communicating for Success and Certificate in Soft Skills have been designed. Communicating for Success equips you with good command over English language. Soft Skills empower with Personal, Professional and Leadership effectiveness. The modular courses are not part of the selected under-graduate or post graduate programme. These are offered against payment of course fee only to those who opt for it.

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3) CONTACT-CUM-WEEK-END CLASSES:

You know that you are a student in the Distance Learning System which means that you will learn in a distance learning mode by studying the printed course material provided to you and referring the cited additional resource material pertaining to the course. In order to provide supplemental support both week- end and contact classes are conducted at the study centres conveniently located and within the reach to the students. Please note that week-end and contact classes are not the same as the classes conducted in the formal educational institutions. These are meant to clarify your doubts and seek more information. Therefore, attend such classes with good prior preparation.

4) INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL:

In line with the distance education programmes, the printed study material is made available in the Self-Instructional Mode. As you study through the material, you will find a hidden teacher helping you through the unit, facilitating easy learning reminding you that you are not alone; the teacher is guiding you through. In addition to this Self Instructional Mode (SIM) printed study material, audio-video based enrichment material is being provided to widen the horizons of knowledge of the learner and give deeper insights into the course of study. Further CD based instruction material in the form of Annotated bibliography with hyperlinks to data mines on the net are located at the study centres for the benefit of the learners.

5) ASSESSMENT:

There are two forms of assessment, one is continuous self assessment and the other terminal examination. At the end of the every unit in the Self Instructional Module, provision has been made to “check your progress”. We are sure that you would honestly take this self assessment and note your strengths and weaknesses and accordingly repeat the lesson to dissolve the weak points. At the end of each course you need to take a written examination.

6) LIBRARY AND COMPUTER LAB FACILITIES:

The Centre for Distance Education provides excellent study facilities to assist students’ learning. The CDE library is located at its campus. Course materials, reference books (prescribed, suggested and additional), audio - visual material and journals are available in the library.

The Centre has an excellent Computer Lab, with LAN and is being presently used to offer computer courses. Efforts are being made to make all the courses on-line through multi-media course material.

7) RECOGNITION OF MERIT:

CDE has established gold medals to be awarded to meritorious students of some of the UG and PG courses.

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XII.

ADVICE TO DISTANCE LEARNERS

In distance education, a learning environment, i.e., a complete set of stand- alone, pre-prepared, multi-media, self-instructional course materials mostly in print form, is provided to the learners. Learners may study at any time, in any place and at any pace they choose. This method of learning offers tremendous flexibility to adult learners, since they usually have a full-time job and hence their time for study varies. Distance education differs from conventional classroom teaching in that there are no (or very few) lectures or face-to-face sessions and the teacher is often separated from the students during the learning process. In other words, the distance teacher teaches his or her students ‘at a distance’ through the course materials.

Nevertheless, distance teaching is often supplemented by two-way communication between the teacher and the students, by means of the telephone, correspondence, or pre-arranged face-to-face sessions.

In order to deliver effective education at a distance, the quality of distance- learning course materials therefore has to be comparable to, if not better than, the quality of instruction provided by conventional institutions, i.e. lectures and other face-to-face methods of teaching. It can be difficult to judge the quality of such conventional courses, but you can easily do this for distance learning courses by looking at their materials, such as those produced by the PGRRCDE.

The advantages of distance education have led to the development of a large number of distance learning institutions, or open-learning institutions which adopt the distance learning mode. There are many reasons for this growth. In the age of information, the idea that education received in one’s youth is adequate for a lifetime is no longer valid, and this has led to a growing need for further and continuing education, for both professional and personal development. Another reason is that traditional institutions, especially tertiary institutions, are unable to provide sufficient places to satisfy this increased demand for education. In addition, as society becomes more sophisticated with the development of technology; better educated people and people with new, rather than traditional, manual skills are required. As well, unlike, face-to-face lectures where there is always a limit to the size of the lecture hall, a large number of learners (hundreds or even thousands) can enrol in a single distance-learning course. This characteristic is particularly useful in providing education to a large audience, especially in a relatively short period of time. Distance education, because of its flexibility, its adaptability of adult learner’s needs and its low cost, appears to be a good solution for education planners.

1)

SELF-MOTIVATION

Instead of being ‘placed’ in schools by parents, adult learners are motivated to learn and enrol in courses they choose by their own initiative. This is due to the fact that in modern day society, knowledge and skills quickly become obsolete and people change jobs more frequently. Hence, further education and training is often necessary to allow people to learn the variety of skills that this phenomenon requires. In addition, education for self-enrichment is increasingly regarded as extremely valuable.

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2)

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

Adults, unlike school students, are responsible for their own learning in many aspects of their learning process; their choice to enter into education, their selection of the subject of study, their options for their preferred mode of study and so on. They decide how much effort they put into their study, what their study plans are, and what they want to achieve. Last, but not least, they are also responsible for paying for their studies.

Adult learners also determine their own ways of study, instead of being told one and only one solution to a problem, what views or stands to take or what chapter to read, adults are expected to form their own opinions and decide for themselves what to do. Of course, this book attempts to offer advice on how to study, but you have to weigh up these suggestions, and make up your own mind what to do and how to do it. This is why, both in this book and in your distance learning course materials, you are always encouraged to strive for your own understanding rather than to just memorize what is before you, and to adopt an active role in the learning process, rather than receiving the knowledge in the materials in a passive manner.

The CDE firmly believes in the principles of distance education, and has developed its own practices according to this philosophy.

That course materials will be designed to enable the creation of an effective learning environments.

That course should develop the students’ abilities to become independent learners and must also provide adequate support to allow that development to take place;

That courses should be capable of adaptation by the independent learner to suit individual needs and circumstances by using a modular structure;

That PGRRCDE staff should facilitate the development of student autonomy rather than act as dispensers of knowledge; and

That face-to-face interaction between tutors and students, will be arranged to overcome problems encountered during the study of course materials.

3)

LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING

We start learning as soon as we are born. We learn language and the use of symbols. Later in life we learn to socialise and interact with other children and adults. We learn skills for an occupation and skills which prepare us for adult life. We go to schools and universities to learn further. We also learn on our own in our private studies.

4)

LEARNING AT TERTIARY LEVEL

In universities and tertiary institutions, learning is taken to mean the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, critical thinking, developing theories, research, problem solving and other scholarly activities.

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It may be perceived that learning chiefly involves the memorizing of concepts and rules and so forth, and the reproduction of these at a later time. This is a general misconception and as you read, you will see that memorising is only one part of the learning process. Learning primarily involves the taking in of new ideas, facts, concepts and rules. It is important that one makes sense of and understands the newly learned ideas, that these ideas are not just blindly memorized as if making a recording on an audiotape with the single aim of reproducing of relating these ideas to what you have learned previously, so that you have a new understanding of the subject. You have to think over the ideas, or digest them thoroughly so that they become part of your own knowledge. Then you apply your new learning to situation and problems. Applying your knowledge is not only a test of whether you have learned but also an important part of your learning process.

When you understand what you have learned, you own the knowledge. Memorizing the ideas after you have learned may make the ideas handy when you come to apply them, but you should do this together with your understanding of the ideas.

5)

TYPES OF LEARNING

Research into how students study shows that there are basically two approaches to, or two types of learning. Students engaged in the deep approach tend to understand the big picture, i.e., they relate new ideas presented in the text to their previously learned knowledge, focus on the arguments of the text and make sense of the new knowledge. Students who use the surface approach focus on facts and information with the aim of memorizing or learning by rote, rather than learning with understanding. These latter students believe learning involves only the reproduction of discrete facts and information in examinations.

Good course materials for open learning should attempt to guide students to learn with a deep approach. You will often find, in your course materials, attempts to ask you to think, to relate new concepts to your previous experience, and to apply new knowledge in novel situations.

6)

BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE LEARNER

Here we try to introduce to you a number of study skills so that you can learn effectively. It must be noted, however, that these skills include a wide variety of aspects of learning, such as organising your study environment, planning your study schedule on a yearly and weekly basis, obtaining help from tutors and peers studying the same course, techniques in taking notes from a television programme or a long piece of prose, or strategies for solving a maths problem by reference to your previous learning experience.

It is hoped that you will become an effective learner when you have taken in the ideas expressed here, thought them over and applied them in your learning tasks.

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7)

ORGANISATION : THE KEY TO SUCCESS

Unlike face-to-face learning, distance learning does not bind one’s learning to a classroom environment. You can arrange your learning according to your own pace and you can study whenever and wherever you like. You can have your own learning style. However, although you have all this flexibility, you have to recognise that you are an independent and self-responsible learner. You still need to design for yourself a well-organised pattern of study although proposed schedules of study may be provided by some courses. The experience of most distance learners indicates that good organisation of your study is a crucial factor for success in distance learning.

8)

BE A SELF-STARTER

Most successful distance students are self-starters. They decide to study at a distance, work out how much time they are prepared to devote to it, plan when they are going to put the time in and go ahead and get the work done as they have planned. There are some students, however, who start their courses but never quite find enough time to get into the work. Others do get the work done but have left it until the last minute and as a result have given practically all their spare time to study at the end of the course.

What is the best way for you to start? You may get the answer from successful students. A lot of them will advise that you should first get yourself organised for your study. You will need to answer these questions:

How much time is needed for study each week?

How much time is available in your work?

When can you get your study done?

With carefully worked out answers to these questions you can draw up a study schedule to guide your study.

9)

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU NEED?

As a distance learner, you have no formal classroom work, although in some courses tutorials offered, and some may require compulsory attendance at day sessions or laboratory sessions. Most, if not all, of your work will be completed at home in private study. How much time should be spent on study depends on a number of things: the course you are taking, your ability, your working speed and your previous experience, Nevertheless, some general guidelines can be given.

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The hours you need to spend in private study vary considerably from course to course. Some students take more time to complete a course than others because they do not have the prerequisites of the course (knowledge which you are assumed to have, and knowledge which is required for the course). You should either make sure you are equipped with the required knowledge before enrolling in a course or enrol in a foundation or bridging course first. If possible, try to take a look at the course materials to see if you will be comfortable studying at that level.

For courses which have a laboratory component, laboratory sessions must be attended according to a fixed schedule. Experience of distance learners suggests that every hour of laboratory work requires about a half an hour’s preparation and writing.

10)

FOLLOW YOUR STUDY SCHEDULE

After you have made up your timetable, or your monthly or half yearly plan, you have to stick to it. Many distance-learning students spend hours working on their ideal personal schedule, and then forget it. In order to study on a regular basis, you must follow your own study plan. There are advantages of doing so.

A study plan can overcome inertia and slackness, particularly when used in conjunction with a reward system.

When work is tackled one step at a time in easy-to-handle steps, then it does not tend to become overwhelming.

A study schedule can ensure that you do not waste time and that you have time for your other commitments.

A study schedule can keep track of your progress with study. You know what has to be done and you can compare your performance against what you previously decided to do.

The skills of effective time management take time to develop, but they are well worth the effort. Developing these skills may be an important step towards success, not only in your studies as a distance student, but in your subsequent career as well.

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CONTENTS

I. IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

II. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Page No.

III. POST GRADUATE COURSES ; ELIGIBILITY AND FEE DETAILS

IV. POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA COURSES: ELIGIBILITY AND FEE DETAILS

V. ENROLMENT NUMBER AND IDENTITY CARD

VI. CERTIFICATES TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE CENTRE

VII. CERTIFICATES TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS, OU

VIII. ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

IX. ABOUT THE PGRR CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION

X. OUR PROGRAMMES

XI. INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES

XII. ADVICE TO DISTANCE LEARNERS

CAUTION

The Centre / Osmania University has no agents. Candidates should write to the Director, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad-7 individually for Prospectus and Application Form for Admission. Any application received through tutorials or any other agents will be summarily rejected.

DIRECTOR

A

A PROF. G. RAM REDDY CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION Osmania University : Hyderabad – 500 007

PROF. G. RAM REDDY CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION

Osmania University : Hyderabad – 500 007 ADMISSION – 2009 - 2010 (P.G. & P.G. DIPLOMA COURSES)

Application form for admission to

I. M.A. (Philosophy/English/Hindi/Telugu/Sanskrit/Urdu)

II. M.A. (Economics/Political Science/PPM/History/Sociology/Psychology)
III. M.Com.
IV. M.Sc. (Mathematics)
V. M.Sc. (Statistics)
VI. P.G. Diploma in Mathematics
VII. P.G. Diploma in Business Management
VIII. P.G. Diploma in English Language Teaching

Write Clearly the Course applied for in the box provided:

Course:

Write Clearly the Course applied for in the box provided: Course:

Note. :

1.

Incomplete application will be rejected.

2.

Particulars in the application form should be filled in by the candidate in his / her own hand writing in ENGLISH only.

3.

If you are using a downloaded application form from website pay Rs.100/- D.D. towards the cost of prospectus-cum-application form.

Bank DD No

favour of the Director, PGRRCDE, OU.

Dt.

for

drawn in

Name and Address of the Bank Issuing the DD

Dt. for drawn in Name and Address of the Bank Issuing the DD Affix a recent

Affix a recent passport size photograph

Enrolment No. allotted:

For office use only

094-10-

1. Name of the Candidate

For office use only 094-10- 1. Name of the Candidate (in Block Letters as entered in

(in Block Letters as entered in the Intermediate / Degree B.A. / B.Com. / B.Sc. / B.E. or

2. Father’s Name

equivalent

certificates)

B.Sc. / B.E. or 2. Father’s Name equivalent certificates) (in Block Letters as entered in the

(in Block Letters as entered in the Intermediate / Degree B.A. / B.Com. / B.Sc. / B.E. or

3. Date of Birth and Age

equivalent

certificates)

/ B.E. or 3. Date of Birth and Age equivalent certificates) (in Christian era as entered

(in Christian era as entered in SSC / Matriculation or equivalent certificate)

4. Address for Correspondence

District:
District:
District:

District:

5. Category

a)

b)

Sex:

Pin

Correspondence District: 5. Category a) b) Sex: Pin Email: (For speedy information include District & Pin

Email:

District: 5. Category a) b) Sex: Pin Email: (For speedy information include District & Pin code

(For speedy information include District & Pin code without fail)

Phone No:

include District & Pin code without fail) Phone No: c) Marital Status: d) Nationality: In case
c) Marital Status: d) Nationality:
c) Marital Status:
d) Nationality:

In case of S.C. / S.T / B.C. / Minority / P.H.C. enclose a xerox copy of certificate

7.

Particulars of Examinations passed, commencing from SSC / Matriculation.

Name of

Name of the University / Board

Year and month of Passing

Registration /

Subjects

Max.

Marks

% of Marks in Optional (Part-II)

Exam. Passed

H.T. Number

Passed

Marks

Obtained

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Note:

For the students of M.A. English, M.A. Telugu, M. Com., M.Sc. Mathematics & M.Sc. Statistics I & II year, Week-end Classes will be arrange on extra payment of Rs.600/- through a separate DD.

8. ENCLOSURES TO THE APPLICATION FORM.

The following documents must be attached with the Application form. Any lapse in this connection may result in delay in finalization of the Admission and/or rejection of the application:

a) Demand Draft in favour of the Director, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, O.U. for a sum as shown in the Fee Structure and payable at Hyderabad. All the demand drafts should be taken from any Nationalised Banks only.

b) Four Passport size photographs taken recently. Three Photographs should be affixed to the application form, Student Identification card and Index card and enclose one photograph with the Application Form and write your name on the back side of the photograph which is enclosed.

c) S.S.C., Intermediate and B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./B.E./B.Tech. Degree Certificate Original with One Xerox copy, (Originals will be returned soon after admission).

d) Original with One photo stat copy of the Marks Memo of Qualifying examination (B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./B.E./B.Tech Degree Examination). (Originals will be returned soon after admission).

e) Transfer Certificate in original, from the college last studied. ((NOT RETURNABLE for P.G. Courses). For P.G. Diploma Courses Transfer Certificate is not required.

f) Two self-addressed envelopes and two self-addressed blank cards without postal stamps which are enclosed along with the admission application form.

g) In case of SC /ST enclose a Xerox copy of Caste Certificate. In case of Physically Handicapped (PHC) enclose a Xerox copy of Certificate.

h) One self addressed-stamped-envelope 14” x 10” (with Rs.50/- affixed) to return the original certificates by Registered post for the candidates who are sending the application by post.

Station:

Signature of the Candidate

Date:

UNDERTAKING

by

undertake to abide by the rules, regulations and stipulations of PGRRCDE, OU and I am aware that the legal jurisdiction in respect of all legal matters arising out of my admission for any course examination, such as admission / issue of course material / hall ticket / declaration of result and issue of marks memorandum / provisional certificate / original, degree certificate etc. or any other issues, is restricted to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad only. I further agree that the courts / consumer forums outside of Hyderabad will have no jurisdiction.

I

S/o.

D/o

here

I further, state that I shall abide by the regulations of the Centre / University incorporated in the Prospectus and also those issued from time to time during the course of my study.

I also declare and state that all the particulars furnished in the admission form are true and correct to the best of my

knowledge and if any information is found to be contrary to the rules, my admission shall stand cancelled and I am liable for penal action as the PGRRCDE deems fit. As such I will not have any claims for refund of fees.

Station:

Date:

Signature of the Candidate

Permanent Address

Date: Signature of the Candidate Permanent Address FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Admitted Rejected : Section Incharge

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

Admitted

the Candidate Permanent Address FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Admitted Rejected : Section Incharge Received the Originals

Rejected :

Permanent Address FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Admitted Rejected : Section Incharge Received the Originals Signature of

Section Incharge Received the Originals

Signature of the Candidate and Date.

DIRECTOR