Centre of Distance Education

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To build the knowledge-based economy, the key pillar of focus is the growth of Higher education. To achieve a significant impact on the same, the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) needs to be doubled from the present levels. This need has been well documented and solicited by many policy planners, commissions and thoughtful educationists. The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) has brought out various policies related to education, research institutes and reforms needed to make India competitive in the knowledge economy and knowledge-intensive service sectors. In this context, the role of Open and Distance Learning System (ODL) becomes significant and unique.

In this framework, the role of Open and Distance Learning System (ODL) becomes highly significant in realizing the goals. ODL has been able to make a global impact as an effective tool for educational empowerment of different learners deprived of the formal ‘face-to-face’ education due to various reasons. ODL has the potential to offer education to everyone and at every place by use of advance technology. This is a boon for the people living in terrains difficult to reach for the teachers to teach.

With the aim to offer programs in health sciences, The JSS AHER ODL was launched in 2017 with a program on M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and 2 PG Diploma programs and one certificate course. The aim of JSS AHER ODL is to offer programs in health sciences to cater to the needs of the individuals oriented towards environment and healthcare. JSS AHER ODL uses various modes of technology for effective delivery of the curriculum and efficient learning of the learners. It has established two study centers, one in Bengaluru and another at Ooty, to facilitate enhanced learning and provided additional support to the students. It has also having collaborations with other partners whose aim is also to empower the students by distance learning.

Courses Offered

ICT Facilities

JSS AHER has a well-equipped Media centre with facilities for making vedios, editing and publishing. In this centre prerecorded videos are made as additional learning materials to facilitate the ODL students. In addition, Media centre is being used to conduct online interactive classes, Webinars for the students. Student portal (JSSU Online) is also available on the website where in the e- learning materials such as notes and Videos are uploaded into the portal for the benefit of the students. Information such as admission notifications, exam notifications, Contact programs and other academic activities are being communicated to students through e-mail and SMS.


ODL stands for Open Distance Learning- The concept of open learning and distance education system focuses on open access to education and training to make the learners free from the constraints of time and place and offering flexible learning opportunities to individuals and groups of learners.

  • M.Sc. in Environmental Science
  • PG Diploma in Environment, Health & Safety Management
  • PG Diploma in Tissue Culture
  • Certificate Program in Statistical Methods & Research Methodology

No. Only scan copy of original documents are to be Submitted to the University during admission. However, the officials of the University may verify the original documents during the period of study.

Admission to various programmes of the University are open as per the Academic Calendar. The admission announcements are widely publicised through print and social media and JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research Web Site:- www.jssuni.edu.in

Learner Support Centers


Contact us

Accommodation Facilities

Dr. Lingaraju HG

Hostel Warden
E-mail: lingarajuhg@jssuni.edu.in
Phone : +91 9844883471

Bangalore Center

Mrs. Sowmya K N

ISE Department
E-mail: sowmyakn@jssateb.ac.in
Phone : +91 9945505336

Ooty Center

MJN Chandrashekar

E-mail: ncsekar@jssuni.edu.in
Phone : +91 9486559781

Working Hours

10:00am to 5:00pm

counselling Hours

10:00am to 3:00pm