VISTAS Open and Distance Learning (ODL) gives you the flexibility to acquire University degree without the need to visit the campus often. VISTAS involves the creation of an educational experience of qualitative value for the learner that is best suited to the needs outside the classroom.

As a learner in distance education, the learners can study the Programme content through a number of means including the use of Study Learning Material (SLM), electronic library resources, by contacting faculty in Personal Contact Programme(PCP) and receiving all supplementary study materials through online. VISTAS holds a great potential in turning itself into a leading source of knowledge acquisition and skill development to enhance learning experience and help in life-long learning.

VISTAS Open and Distance Learning Programme are designed in such manner to help many students to achieve their educational aspirations.


  • To provide Higher education to a vast majority of population with a unique learner-centric model of education.
  • To make distance education socially-relevant, industry- oriented, and inclusive of all respects.
  • To emerge as a World Class hub of knowledge acquisition and skill development outcomes.


  • To achieve the status of Centre of Excellence in Distance learning arena.
  • To be flexible and accessible to a vast majority of aspiring learners.
  • To make social elitism at affordable cost.
  • To be in the forefront in building human resources by fostering freedom, empowerment, creativity and innovations oriented towards career prospects and in enhancing Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER).
  • To make learners accomplish a high degree of academic achievement and cherish their association with the VISTAS forever.

Learning Pedagogy -ODL

Delivery methodology in VISTAS Open and Distance Learning Programme, is unique in many aspects. The distance mode of imparting education at VISTAS relies on technology to take its Academic Programme to the doorsteps of learners far and wide.

The system is more learner-oriented and the learner has to be an active participant in the learning process. It combines the features of conventional wisdom and the benefits of technology – driven techniques.

A multi-channel approach is followed in knowledge acquisition comprising the following support services:

  • Self-learning material
  • Assignments,  Projects and Case studies with real time exposure
  • Digital library resources
  • Supplementary Materials  provided online
  • Week-end  Personnel Contact Programme
  • Social Media groups for exchange of information and peer group interaction

The SLM prepared by well qualified faculties of VISTAS with more than 10 years of teaching experience with adequate knowledge indelivery methodology of  Open Distance Learning.