The School of Distance Education (SDE) of Bharathiar University was established during the Academic Year 1991-92 and Distance Education Council(DEC) as provisionally recognized all courses conducted by SDE vide its letter “F.No. Dec / 9909 / 2009/ dt. 17.12.2009. The school has limited its operation for the obvious reason of strengthening its base to provide quality education. Having realized the objective, the school has started extending its action by identifying and approving Spot Admission cum Learning / Information Centres through-out the country to help achieve higher enrolment ratio and higher literacy rate.
The School at present has about 308 Spot Admission cum Learning / Information Centres CPOP (162) spreading all-over India and the number is steadily increasing as more and more evince interest in starting Spot Admission cum Learning / Information Centres.
The School directly admits candidates and conducts the Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) at specified centres in Coimbatore. Spot Admission cum Learning / Information Centres enroll candidates and conduct the Personal Contact Programmes in their centres or at specified Regional Centres. The study materials prepared in the prescribed format of the Distance Education Council (DEC) viz., SIM format are provided to the students supplemented with compact discs for hassle free use anywhere at materials.