Frequently Asked Questions

Q1  Do I need any academic qualification to study at the GCDL?
Q2  Are there any criteria for entry?
Q3  What programmes are on offer?
Q4  Can I construct a special program of study to suit my particular needs?
Q5  Can I change my intended programme of study ? for example, from a science degree to a Social        degree ? during my study in GCDL?
Q6  How long does a course last?
Q7  How do I know if I am eligible for studying GCDL programmes?
Q8  When will I sit for the course examination?
Q9  Is there a limit on the maximum period of time I have to finish a degree?
Q10  How will I study?
Q11  Will I meet other learners when I study at the GCDL?
Q12  Will my GCDL degree be recognized?
Q13  Whom to contact at GCDL?
Q14  How to know information about academic details like fee, materials, results, etc.

Q1    Do I need any academic qualifications to study at the GCDL?
A1   Yes. There are specific entry requirements for each programme. You should check our Prospectus for new learners for entry requirements for the programme you are interested in.

Q2    Are there any criteria for entry?
A2   Yes. You should have to appear for GITAM Admission Test (GAT) and obtain a rank in that.

Q3    What programmes are on offer?
A3   Please visit this page for the list of Programmes offered.

Q4    Can I construct a special program of study to suit my particular needs?
A5   No.

Q5    Can I change my intended programme of study ? for example, from a science degree to a Social degree ? during my study in GCDL?
A5   No

Q6    How long does a course last?
A6   Please visit this page for the list of Programmes offered and their duration.
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Q7    How do I know if I am eligible of studying GCDL programmes?
A7   Please visit our website at cdl.gitam.edu For admission and eligibility criteria.
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Q8    When will I sit for the course examination?
A8   The year-end examinations will generally be held in the month of December for the candidates admitted in January Session and in May for the candidates admitted in June Session.
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Q9    Is there a limit on the maximum period of time I have to finish a degree?
A9   Yes. The maximum period of time to complete the degree is twice the period of study of the Program.
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Q10   How will I study?
A10   Distance learning students receive self instructional learning material such as written texts, assignment questions and other supplementary materials. The GCDL also makes use of other media such as video and audio programmes, computer software etc.
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Q11   Will I meet other learners when I study at the GCDL?
A11   Yes. GCDL provides face to face interaction which facilitates peer group interaction
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Q12   Will my GCDL degree be recognized?
A12   GCDL has been granted authority by the UGC and Distance Education Bureau (DEB), UGC to validate its own courses on a self accreditation basis. GCDL graduates/post graduates are treated exactly the same as the graduates/post graduates of other institutions by the Government for employment purposes or other universities for purpose of higher education.
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Q13 Whom to contact at GCDL?
A13 Visit footer page our website for contact details.
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Q14 How to know information about academic details like fee, materials, results, etc.
A14 Logon to Student Portal with your ID and click Academic Track to access your information.
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