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Updated on 20 Jul, 2023

The Material Production and Distribution Division (MPDD) is one of the most important subsystems of the Distance Education and Open Learning System. Material Production & Distribution Division handles the production and distribution of self-instructional material for various programmes and courses of the University. It is responsible for timely printing and dispatch of study materials to the learners as well as to Regional Centres/Study Centres of IGNOU. It also undertakes the activity of synchronization of production of materials, printing the required number of these materials, storing and inventory control of these materials and dispatching them to the individual learners (course-wise and medium-wise), IGNOU’s RCs/SCs through the postal system. By nature the entire task is a complex operation and is compounded by a large number of students changing their addresses, medium of instruction and courses very often.
The University has taken a decision to offer option of e-material to the students. Those students who have opted for e-material will be given discount of 15% on the Programme Fee. This is also a way to encourage the learners towards e-leaning.

Important Functions of MPDD
Planning of SLMs requirement.
Execution of complete reprinting work of IGNOU and Printing work of Schools of studies as per SLM requirement.
Maintenance of inventory of study materials and other related items.
Distribution of study materials to the students.
Distribution of study materials to Regional Centres of IGNOU.
Sale of study materials to the Open University, other Institutions, agents and general public.
Meeting of the SLM printing requirements and special printing jobs like Convocation, Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture, Annual Reports etc. are also responsibility of MPDD.
The Division comprises of seven Units namely, A&F Unit, Computer Unit, Printing Unit, Student Support Cell, Marketing Cell, International Dispatch/Prospectus Unit and Stores.
Tender for Empanelment of Offset Printer for Printing of Study Materials with Text and Cover Paper across India through CPP Portal.
Tender for Laser Typesetter and Graphic Designers through CPP Portal.
Procurement of P-I, P-II and P-III envelopes through GeM.




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[Updated on 18-Jul-2024]