In exercise of the powers vested under section 7 (b) of the Act, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University has established the Directorate of Distance Education to help those who want to pursue higher studies, but are unable to do so through regular mode of education due to job constraints, family commitments or remoteness of location. The Distance Education Council of Government of India has accorded recognition to the University for offering programmes through distance education mode also vide letter no. DEC/Recog/2009/3174 dated 09.09.2009, on the recommendation of the Joint Committee of the University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education and Distance Education Council. Accordingly, the University has started Distance Education programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate levels with effect from the academic year 2009-10 in various disciplines. As per UGC letter no. F.9.37/2008(CPP-1) dated 06.02.2009, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, being a State approved private University u/s 2(f) of UGC Act 1956, is competent to award degrees specified in section 22 of the UGC Act 1956. The programmes conducted by the University through distance education are identical in content to the courses offered through the normal mode. Consequently, as per Government of India Gazette Notification No. 44, F.No.18-15/93-TD.V/TS-IV dated 01.03.1995, the degrees awarded by the University through distance education stand automatically recognized for all purposes, including employment to posts and services under the Central Government.