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Council of Distance invites you to the CODL 2007, 18th Annual Conference, to be held at Bengaluru from 17th May to 20th May, 2020.

CODL is the leading national professional body of academicians, policy makers, administrators and all other stake holders of distance and open learning system of education. Member delegates are drawn from Open Universities, Conventional Universities offering courses in dual mode, Agriculture Universities, Extension Education Institutes and other academic institutions. Its annual session provides a congenial platform to academia, professionals, policy makers, distance educators, activists and other interested in Distance and Open Learning to meet, exchange views, share research findings and experiences and debate all aspects of ODL. CODL over the years have attracted international attention and participation. The major theme of the CODL 2007 Conference is “Distance Teaching Learning: India’s Future Vision’’. Besides the CODL 2007 Conference has following other themes:

Emerging Models of Indian ODL system :-

  • Quality Assessment, Accreditation & Assurance in ODL.
  • Emerging Trends and Private Public Cooperation in ODL.
  • ODL in Orissa.

CODL 2007 would work towards strengthening of the Open and Distance Education in the country. Young teachers, scholars and women participants in particular are also invited. To add learners’ perspective we also invite students to attend the conference. Distinguished academicians and policy makers would be invited to deliver keynote address in various Plenary and Theme Specific Sessions. A number of quality papers would be presented. 


The Council of Distance Learning (CODL) was formed in 1988 as a network of management schools in the country at the National Conference of the Heads of Management Education Institutions on "National Education Policy and its Implications for Management Education in the Country" held at Maharashtra.

CODL have since grown into a powerful body for management schools in the country with a membership of about four hundred Institutes. CODL is the second largest network of management schools in the world.

The CODL is governed by its Council which comprises individuals and nominees of stakeholder organizations who are closely involved in maintaining education standards. The Council meets twice each year.

For practical purposes, Council gives delegated authority to two Committees which monitor and implement the CODL work:

The Executive Committee, which has the same responsibilities as the Board of Directors in a commercial company, provides strategic direction for the CODL. The executive committee has full right to withdraw the accreditation at any point of time.

The Inspection Committee, which receives the reports of inspections and takes decisions on the award or withdrawal of accreditation. It also regularly reviews the criteria used by inspectors.

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