Directorate of Distance Education



SRMIST formerly known as SRM University has carved a niche for itself in the realm of higher education with a phenomenal growth over the years. It is accredited with A++ recently by NAAC and it is a Category I institution now and it is our pleasure to welcome you to be part of this institution. Distance education gives you the flexibility to acquire a university degree without needing to visit campus often. As a distance education student you study the program content through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting faculty and receiving all study materials online. Distance education programs al SRMIST can be pursued without time and place constraints.


Chancellor's Message

SRM group of institutions have carved out a niche for themselves in the higher education space of this country through relentless effort to promote qualitative and modern education. India faces a big challenge in providing higher education ta as many people as possible in a short span of time to achieve its growth objectives. It may not be possible to create brick and mortar campuses far all in the near future and alternative modes of education have to play a vital role in enhancing the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER). In this context, the distance education programme of SRM IST gains great relevance as the huge academic infrastructure available already can be utilized to benefit the distance learners also. It also serves a great social purpose by reaching out to those who had left the formal stream far the same reasons and want to pursue further the quality of higher education. Distance education is a cost-effective, convenient and learner-centric model of education and I am sure that the Directorate of Distance Education of SRM IST will make a big stride in reaching out to all those who need.

Student Testimonial

Learning and education has no end. As the world evolves in leaps and bounds across various categories, likewise it is essential for individuals to up-skill themselves in areas of their interest for a better future and career. As a final year student in the last semester of the course and as a working professional with communications based job role, taking up the B.A Journalism and Mass Communication course at SRM via Distance Education was a huge plus as the learnings were relevant and applicable at work. Paced out semesters helped balance my time between studies and work. I would also take this opportunity to appreciate the professors for doing their to connect with students virtual. While for us corporate employees using online tools is a part of our daily work life, its really commendable how professors have adapted to incorporating them into their teaching styles and practices. Sure there were errors made and feedback was given but it definitely is a start of something new. Thanks to the pandemic, I also welcome the idea of conducting exams online. Well organised and easy for us students too. Kudos to all the efforts to make the Distance Education initiative a great success."

Shirley Hepsibah
Reg No : DA1831004010004

Contact Us


Directorate of Distance Education, (9th Floor, University Building, Kattankulathur.

SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur - 603 203

Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu.