The Directorate of Distance Education in L.N.M.U. was established in year 1998 vide University Letter No. P/D 54-139/96, dated 07.02.1998. Dr. Harendra Singh the controller of examination, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga was the First Director in-charge of the Directorate of Distance Education. The task assigned to him was to formulate as prepare the proposal for starting Distance Education from session 1998-99 with the approval of different Bodies of L.N.M.U. However the Directorate becomes functional and operative in 2005 with the launching of B.Ed. Programme in collaboration with IGNOU. The Directorate is now offering U.G., P.G., B.Lis., M.Lis and Professional Programmes like B.Ed. (ODL) as well as B.Ed. in regular mode with the approval of U.G.C.-DEB, N.C.T.E. and State of Bihar Government.
- To offer programmes/courses of the University through the distance mode.
- To make all out efforts to devise ways and means to run integrated Teacher Education Programme.
- To provide guidelines and maintaining co-ordination among various Study Centres.
The Directorate of Distance Education is managed and governed by an Advisory Council