CDL was established on a unique day 09-09-2009, recognized by Distance Education Council (DEC) on the recommendation of the Joint Committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC. CDL started offering 13 programs w.e.f the academic year 2009-10 with an enrollment of 1804. Continuation of recognition is sanctioned by Distance Education Bureau (DEB), UGC, New Delhi for the academic years from 2018-19 to 2019-20. CDL’s aim is to offer a wide range of programmes and quality study material to learners, conducting them as efficiently as the regular programmes, that too at a very affordable cost. Our motto is always to offer every programme with a quality on par with that one gets from the best institutes in the country through regular programmes.
All the activities in CDL, starting from admissions to evaluation, are totally computerized. Student portal is accessible in the CDL website i.e., cdl.gitam.edu for lending student support services. A sophisticated studio established for webcasting lectures delivered by the faculty.