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Updated on 16 Sep, 2019


STRIDE performs the following activities:

  • To develop human resources in distance education within India, and in Commonwealth and other developing countries through various programmes.
  • Organizes institutional, regional, national and international training programmes for academic, non-academic, and other professionals working in distance and open education institutions.
  • Develops training packages and other resource materials for training of various categories of functionaries working in the distance education system.
  • Conducts and supports research and programme evaluation in distance and open education for improving the quality of distance education and for system development.
  • Provides national and international consultancy services on distance education and training for capacity building and systems development in government, non-government, and private institutions/organizations.
  • Acts as an information resource center for open and distance education in the country and abroad including publication of training resources on open learning.
  • Publishes internationally refereed Indian Journal of Open Learning to disseminate information about theory, practice and research in open and distance education.
  • Offers a professional development programmes for academic capacity building activities of academic counselors of IGNOU and other institutions.